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Notice for New York State Hazardous Waste Large Quantity Generators and Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and/or Disposal Facilities

Information About Hazardous Waste Annual Report Instructions and Forms

General Information About the Hazardous Waste Annual Report

Please see link on the right to "Hazardous Waste Annual Reporting Training Material."

What's New for 2018

Site Identification Form

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 2018.'

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 (link leaves DEC's website).

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Filing Your Hazardous Waste Annual Reports

A Hazardous Waste Report (Report), for each calendar year, is required and must be submitted by large quantity generators and treatment, storage and/or disposal facilities in New York State. The Report must be submitted to and received by the DEC by March 1 of each year.

A separate Report is required for each United States Environmental Protection Agency registered location (site). Generators and facilities are required to submit a Report if, any one of the following criteria applies:

  1. The site generated in any single calendar month 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs) or more of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) or New York State hazardous waste; or
  2. The site generated in any single calendar month, or accumulated at any time more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of RCRA acute hazardous waste; or
  3. The site generated in any single calendar month, or accumulated at any time, more than 100 kg (220 lbs) of spill cleanup material contaminated with RCRA acute hazardous waste; or
  4. The facility, during the calendar year, treated, stored and/or disposed of RCRA or New York State hazardous waste on-site in units subject to hazardous waste permitting requirements (Part 373); or
  5. The site generated 15 tons or greater of hazardous waste or hazardous wastewater. Only universal waste is exempt from counting with regard to this requirement. Other exemptions or exclusions to annual hazardous waste reporting do not apply if 15 tons or greater are generated.

Instructions and forms to be completed for the Report can be found below. DEC encourages all parties to submit the forms on-line at (See the link on the right to "Submitting Report Forms On-Line"). Below is a link with instructions for filing electronically:

File your Hazardous Waste Annual Reports electronically

If on-line submission is not an option, the forms can be submitted in paper form. If completed on-line, the Declaration of Electronic Filing must be mailed and received by the deadline. The originator of the Report is required to maintain a copy of the Report submitted for three years. For questions regarding the filing criteria or completion of the Report, please e-mail your questions to the Resource Management Section or call 518-402-8730 if, e-mailing is not an option.

Where paper forms are being submitted, they must be submitted to the address below and received by March 1.

Division of Materials Management
Waste Transport and State Assistance Section
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7252

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