Permanent Hazardous Waste ID Numbers
Permanent ID numbers are issued to people or businesses who routinely generate or handle hazardous wastes. There are two categories of ID numbers. These are State ID Numbers and (federal) EPA ID numbers.
DTSC issues permanent State ID numbers to handlers for the purpose of tracking hazardous wastes. Permanent State ID numbers are issued to a person or business that routinely handle hazardous wastes, but do not need to obtain an EPA ID number (If you need an EPA ID number, we have information below).State ID numbers are site-specific and owner-specific. If the business changes owners OR changes location, a new State ID number must be obtained.
DO YOU NEED A FEDERAL EPA ID NUMBER?
DTSC also issues permanent EPA ID numbers for handlers of RCRA hazardous waste. If you or your business generates more than 100 kg of RCRA hazardous waste and/or more than one kg of acutely hazardous waste, then you need to obtain an EPA ID number. Do not click on the button above. Instead,you must fill out a US EPA Form 8700-12. The form includes instructions on each section of the form. Original signatures (also called "wet" signatures) are required on the Form 8700-12. Photocopies are not accepted. Please mail the Form 8700-12 to:It generally takes 10-15 WORKING DAYS from the date we verify your US EPA Form 8700-12 is complete for you to be issued an EPA ID number.
TO INACTIVATE A PERMANENT EPA ID NUMBER
To inactivate/cancel a Federal EPA ID number, you only need to send in a "Letter of Inactivation". The letter should contain the EPA ID number to be inactivated, the location address to which it is registered, a date, an original "wet signature", and a current contact address and phone number. There is no application form to complete.
Please send your inactivation letter to the following address:
California Department of Toxic Substances Control