Biennial Reporting Requirements
Who must report?
You are required to complete and electronically file a Biennial Hazardous Waste Report, if during 2021:
- You generated, in any single calendar month, 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs) or more of RCRA non-acute hazardous waste; or
- You generated, in any single calendar month, or accumulated at any time, more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of RCRA acute hazardous waste; or
- You generated, in any single calendar month, more than 100 kg (220 lbs) of spill cleanup material contaminated with RCRA acute hazardous waste; or
- You treated, stored or disposed of RCRA hazardous waste on-site in a waste management unit subject to RCRA permitting requirements.
*** Effective OCTOBER 26, 2011, Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs) of RCRA hazardous waste in Nevada are no longer required to file a Biennial Hazardous Waste Report.
If your site did not generate hazardous waste during the 2021 calendar year and you wish to deactivate your EPA Identification Number, follow the instructions at EPA ID Number Deactivation Request
What is the purpose of the report?
The purpose of the report is to inform the public, local government, state and federal officials about the on-site management of hazardous waste and to provide verification of the "cradle-to-grave" disposition of hazardous waste.
What to report?
Site Identification Information
Site identification information must be reported on the first four pages of the EPA 8700-13 A/B form. You will report your current hazardous waste generator status as of the date you submit the 2021 Biennial Hazardous Waste Report on the Site ID Form in Item 10.A.1- Generator of Hazardous Waste. Your current status may be different from the status during the report year that requires you to file the Hazardous Waste Report.
Type and Quantity of Hazardous Waste Generation
The remaining pages in the report detail the type and amount of hazardous waste that was generated on-site, shipped off-site and/or received from off-site during the 2021 report year. The report also includes the EPA Identification Number of the site that hazardous waste was shipped to and from. Biennial Reports are filed for odd numbered calendar years only, such as 2013, 2015, etc.
How do you report?
*** All hazardous waste generators MUST use electronic reporting through RCRAinfo.
STEPS TO COMPLETE
1. Register for a user account. To register for an account, go to https://rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoprod, click “Register” and select “Industry User.” See “Where to get help” below.
- You will need to be able to access your e-mail account to complete the registration process.
- The app allows for different people to prepare and certify (sign) the report, but each user must register for a separate account.
- If you have credentials for EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) or have already created an account for the RCRAInfo Industry Application, you can sign in and you do not need to create a separate user account.
2. Request permissions for your site(s). When you are signed in your home page should say My Sites at the top. Click on “select existing site” and search using your site ID (EPA ID number).
- If you have multiple sites with the same company name you can search using the common part of the name and request permissions for multiple sites at the same time.
- Select the site(s) by clicking the check box in the left column of the search results.
- Select the permissions you need: Biennial Report preparer, Biennial Report certifier, or Site Manager. Site Manager permission gives you permission to certify for myRCRAid (notification form), Biennial Report, and e-manifest, and also makes you responsible for granting permissions to other users for your site. See “Where to get help” below.
3. Learn how to complete the Biennial Report form and gather your site’s information.
- See “Instructions, forms, and codes” below.
- Attend a workshop provided by the Nevada Business Environmental Program if this is your first time completing the report [to be scheduled January 2022]. If you are not sure whether your site is on the LQG/TSDF list or whether you are the listed contact person for your site, e-mail Mandy Hood (mhood[at]ndep.nv.gov) to make sure you receive workshop information.
4. Complete your report. Click on the site name on your My Sites list, click on “Biennial Report,” then click on “Create New Submission” and “continue to data entry.” You can begin entering GM and WR forms for your report now, but you will not be able to complete the SI (Site ID or notification) form or submit the report.
- Advanced users have the option to upload the GM and WR forms as flat files by selecting “upload a file.” See Flat file specifications for industry users.
5. Certify and submit your report. This step cannot be completed until 2022.
INSTRUCTIONS, FORMS, AND CODES
Special instructions Topics included in special instructions:
- Asbestos, PCBs, waste oils
- Groundwater contaminated by hazardous waste
- Lab packs
- RCRA-Radioactive mixed wastes
- Subpart K laboratory waste clean out – Note: Not applicable, since Hawaii has not adopted the Academic labs subpart K rule.
- Wastes received from very small quantity generators (VSQGs)
- Wastes received from foreign countries
- Wastes shipped to foreign countries
Notification form instructions (Site ID form, with no addenda) – Note: Form will be pre-filled for you with the site’s existing information.
Note: You will actually need to complete the forms ONLINE in the RCRAInfo Industry Application. The pages below are for your own use in preparing to complete your online report.
GM form (Generation and Management)
WR form (Waste Received) – You only need this form if you received waste from off-site.
Site ID form (no addenda) – Note: Form will be pre-filled for you with the site’s existing information.
Biennial Report codes (source, form, management method, waste minimization, unit of measure)
Foreign site codes for exported waste – You only need this if you exported waste.
WHERE TO GET HELP
1. Learning Zen. First, go to Learning Zen to register for an account. Complete the requested information and use the authorization code “rcrainfo”. Then, log in and click on “course catalog” and “all courses.” The following courses are available:
- Industry User Registration
- Site Manager Roles and Responsibilities
- Industry Biennial Report Module
- Industry myRCRAid Module (notification form)
- Introduction to e-Manifest
2. To obtain free and confidential assistance or to sign up for a FREE Biennial Hazardous Waste Report training seminar in January 2022, please contact:
Nevada Small Business Development Center
Business Environmental Program
(800) 882-3233 (toll-free)
When is the Biennial Hazardous Waste Report due?
The 2021 Biennial Report must be submitted to the NDEP by March 1, 2022.
Does Nevada impose a report fee? No!