Hazardous Waste Summary Report (Tanner Report): Downloadable Files
In 1986, Assemblywoman Sally Tanner sponsored AB 2948, County Hazardous Waste Management Plans, which authorized a county, in lieu of preparing the hazardous waste portion of a county solid waste management plan, to adopt a county hazardous waste management plan. The then Department of Health Services, Hazardous Waste Management Unit (now the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)) was required to provide generator information to assist the Counties in preparing these management plans. This became known as the Tanner Report. This report consisted of summary information of hazardous waste generators.
Other reports were also available from hazardous waste manifest data that provided more specific information. In 1995, the two reports were blended and the TanGen paper report was created, which met the requirements of the original legislation and provided complete generator and receiving facility information. The TanGen report was converted to CD several years ago and is now called the Hazardous Waste (HW) Summary Report. It is provided today on the DTSC Web site and on CD. The HW Summary Report is prepared from data extracted from the copies of hazardous waste manifests received each year by DTSC. The volume of manifests is typically 900,000 - 1,000,000 annually, representing approximately 450,000 - 500,000 shipments. Data from non-California manifests and continuation sheets, which represent just a few percent of the total volume, are not fully included at the present time. Please see the readme and disclaimer documents included in each download for more complete information.
The HW Summary Report is available in a compressed (zipped) text format for downloading. To keep the file sizes as small as possible for downloading, each calendar year is a separate download. For those who wish the entire data summary, it is available on CD for $25 by e-mailing your request to HWTSadmn@dtsc.ca.gov and using "HW Summary" in the subject line. Each downloadable file typically contains over 65,000 records and because of this, is not readable by many software programs. Users will typically want to use a data management application, such as Microsoft Access, File Maker Pro, SQLlite, OpenOffice, to mention just a few.
Instructions for Downloading the Files
The tables below contain links to self-extracting Zip files in comma-delimited text format. You can extract or "unzip" the files to your computer without running a separate unzip program. To download one or more of the files, follow these steps:
Microsoft® Internet Explorer
1. Click on the File Name. You will be given the choice to either "Run" or "Save" the file. Either option will next ask if you are sure you want to run the program.
1. Click on the file Name.
1. Click on the file Name.