Biennial Reports Information


  1. The 2013 Biennial Report must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2014 covering activities conducted the previous year. It is the responsibility of all facilities to obtain current forms and reporting information. Furthermore, it is the facilities responsibility to submit reports and manage reporting deadlines.
  2. Due to California Regulations, DTSC is not authorized to grant extensions.
  3. California does NOT accept reports from the American Resource Management (ARM) Waste Reporting Management Software.
  4. DO NOT fax or e-mail completed Biennial Reports. They must be mailed with the original signatures. Copies are not allowed.
  5. No fees are required for completing the Biennial Report. However, failure to comply with Federal and State regulations regulations regarding Biennial Reports may result in fines and penalties.
  6. If you are a Treatment, Storage, and/or Disposal Facilities (TSDF) please go to the Annual Facility Report Page for reporting information.


The DTSC and U.S. EPA have a common mission to protect human health and the environment, which they carry out by enforcing strict management standards for hazardous wastes, and gathering information about the generation, transportation and final disposition of hazardous waste in the state.

The Federal and State hazardous waste regulations require certain RCRA hazardous waste generators, as well as, facilities that treat, store or dispose of RCRA hazardous waste, to report their hazardous waste activities biennially on odd-numbered calendar years.  The information collected will: 

  • Provide the U.S. EPA and California with a view of current hazardous waste generation and waste management in the United States,
  • Show trends and changes in waste management and quantity when compared to past years' reports, and 
  • Be summarized and provided to the public, primarily through publication of the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report.
This year, as in past years, DTSC is only collecting Biennial Reports from Large Quantity Generators of RCRA (Federally-regulated) hazardous wastes. 


You are required by Federal statute (mandatory reporting) to complete and file the 2013 Hazardous Waste Report (also known as the “Biennial Report”) if your site:
  • Met the definition (see below) of a RCRA Large Quantity Generator (LQG) during 2013; or
  • Treated, stored, or disposed of RCRA hazardous wastes on-site during 2013.


A site is a RCRA Large Quantity Generator (LQG) for 2013 if the site met any of the following criteria:

  • The site generated, in any single calendar month, 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs.) or more of RCRA non-acute hazardous waste; or
  • The site generated, in any single calendar month, or accumulated at any time, more than 1kg (2.2 lbs.) of RCRA acute hazardous waste;or
  • 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.
Note: You will report your current Hazardous Waste Generator status as of the date of submitting your 2013 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.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open many of the files, including the report itself.


California recommends that LQG's use Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection Software:   
2013 BRState Software
2013 BRState User Manual

BRState Software Webinar Training - New

Session 1 - Software Set Up, Set Up User and Report Options   
Session 2 - RCRA Subtitle C Site Identification Forms (Site ID)
Session 3 - Waste Generation and Management Forms (GM)
Session 4 - Waste Received from Off-Site Forms (WR) - TSDF's Only
Session 5 - Error Checking, How to Print, and How to Create a Submission File/ Zip file

Information on the HS Waste Reporting Software: 

As of June 1, 2011, the Waste Reporter software is no longer available for distribution or support. Consequently, the software will not be available for preparation of Biennial Hazardous Waste reports for the 2011 or subsequent reporting years.