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What's New with the Hazardous Waste Annual Report Instructions and Forms

What's new for 2017

The Site Identification (SI) form has changed significantly due to the revised RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulations. The SI form is similar to U.S. EPA's RCRA Subtitle C Activities form.

Changes include:

Item 1, Reason for Submittal (Select only one): this is pre-marked as 'Submitting as a component of the Hazardous Waste Report for 2017.'

Item 6, Site Land Type: moved from the fourth item (4) to the sixth item (6).

Item 10, Type of Regulated Waste Activity (at your site), A. Hazardous Waste Activities: If generating waste as a result of a one-time, non-reoccurring, temporary event not related to normal production processes, then number 2 (Short-Term Generator) should have the 'Y' box checked.

Item 11, Additional Regulated Waste Activities, A. Other Waste Activities: Specifically number 4, Recognized Trader, and number 5, Importer/Exporter of Spent Lead-Acid Batteries (SLABs).

Item 15, Notification of LQG Site Closure for a Central Accumulation Area (CAA) (optional) OR Entire Facility (required): Notification is required for: generators storing liquid hazardous waste over sole source aquifers; and if a facility as a whole is closing.

Item 17, Electronic Manifest Broker: Stipulations(s) in place to allow for certain circumstances.

Waste Minimization Codes

The waste minimization codes were revised to assist filers with reporting their waste minimization activities. New waste minimization codes identify when waste minimization activities occurred (whether initiated prior to the reporting year or during the reporting year) and also provide examples of the types of waste minimization activities.

Language for Some Source Code Descriptions

Editorial changes were made to the description of some source codes in order to improve clarity for filers. For example, G25 was changed from "hazardous waste management" to "treatment, disposal, or recycling of hazardous waste" to better communicate the meaning of this code.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes

The Annual Hazardous Waste Report should be completed using the 2017 NAICS codes established by the U.S. Census Bureau as significant changes were made to the NAICS codes in 2017. All filers should confirm that they are referencing the 2017 NAICS codes in their annual report. The 2017 NAICS Code Table can be found on the U.S. Census Bureau website at http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/ (link leaves DEC's website).