The 2019 Biennial Hazardous Waste Report (also known as EPA Form 8700-13 A/B) is due on March 1, 2020 for any facility that qualifies as a RCRA Large Quantity Generator for the 2019 reporting year. A recent change has been made to the reporting process: California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is requiring all Biennial Report filers use the RCRAInfo Biennial Reporting System to file the 2019 Biennial Report. The former reporting software, the Waste Reporting System (WRS), will be available for prior-year information access only. Due to processing time, it is recommended that facilities have two “Site Managers” in the RCRA Info Biennial Reporting System, and set up accounts as soon as possible, because the processing will take time.
Data that must be reported in the Biennial Report include each generated hazardous waste, hazardous waste-generating activity, hazardous waste quantity, and hazardous waste management method. For businesses that consider their hazardous waste data to be confidential, a claim of confidentiality can be made to prevent the EPA from disclosing reported information to the public. Helpful documents to have when filing the Biennial Report include hazardous waste manifests, previously-submitted Biennial Reports, records of quantities of hazardous waste generated or accumulated on-site, hazardous waste laboratory analysis results, contracts or agreements with off-site facilities managing the reporter's waste, and copies of permits for on-site waste management systems. The EPA's detailed guide on how to complete the Biennial Report (along with other Biennial Report forms) can be found on pages 48-51 here.
If you have questions or need further assistance, please call the Trinity Bakersfield office at (661) 282-2200.