EPA ID Number Information

How to Obtain an EPA Identification Number

Handlers engaged in regulated waste activities are required to submit a Notification of Regulated Waste Activity Form (EPA Form 8700-12) to obtain an EPA Identification Number.  The instruction booklet is provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and is designed to help you determine if you are subject to requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

Types of EPA Identification Numbers 

Emergency EPA Identification Number - An EPA ID Number for emergency situations are obtained directly for the U.S. EPA.  Contact the U.S.EPA at (800) 300-2193

Permanent EPA Identification Number — A permanent (RCRA) EPA ID Number is obtained by submitting a Notification of Regulated Waste Activity (EPA Form 8700-12) to the NDEP.

Temporary EPA Identification Number – Temporary EPA ID Numbers are not assigned to facilities in Nevada.  A handler may obtain a permanent EPA ID Number and request deactivation upon completion of handler activities.  

Notification of Regulated Waste Activity (EPA Form 8700-12)

There are two options for submitting an initial or subsequent notification in Nevada:

1. Paper (with an original ink signature)
Complete the EPA Form 8700-12.  All paper forms require an ink signature.  Submit completed forms to:

     Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
​     Bureau of Sustainable Materials Management
     Attn: Notification Program
​     901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001
​     Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249​

2. Electronic Online
The U.S. EPA has an online tool called myRCRAid, a module within the RCRAInfo Industry Application, which allows handlers to submit initial and/or subsequent notifications.  You must first register to obtain an Industry User account through the RCRAInfo Industry User Application.  Once you have registered, you may log into the RCRAInfo Sign In page with your newly established user name and password to submit the EPA Form 8700-12 online to the NDEP.

How to Deactivate an EPA Identification Number

Detailed Instructions are available at the following link: How to Deactivate your EPA Identification Number.

Free Technical Assistance

Should you have any questions or require assistance with determining your hazardous waste status and/or with filling out the application, please contact the Nevada Small Business Development Center- Business Environmental Program at (800) 882-3233​.

For  additional information, contact: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City E-mail: IDnumber [at] ndep.nv.gov.

NOTE: Applications lacking required information or an original signature will be returned. Issuance of the EPA Identification Number may take up to 15 days from the date that the original, signed and completed form is received by NDEP. Handlers may view information regarding their site online at Envirofacts (go to RCRAInfo and search by Facility Name, State, etc.). 

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