Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Toxic Substances Control

Annual Facility Reporting Information

2016 Forms and Instructions are available. Please scroll down to the 2016 section.

NOTE: The Annual Facility Report (AFR) must be postmarked no later than March 1st of every year covering activities conducted the previous year. Please, DO NOT fax completed reports.

Attention: Hazardous Waste Generators are NOT required to file the Annual Facility Report. If you are not a Treatment, Storage, and/or Disposal Facility, please click here to go to the Biennial Hazardous Waste Report page.

The Department of Toxic Substances Control holds facilities that handle hazardous wastes to high standards of operation. TSDFs are required to report all RCRA and State hazardous waste activities in order to maintain regulatory compliance in accordance with the AFR.

DTSC collects and maintains information via the Annual Facility Report to analyze hazardous waste management activities in the State. DTSC uses the data to identify trends in hazardous waste management and to monitor hazardous waste facilities in California.

A Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facility (TSDF) is required to file the Annual Facility Report (AFR) pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4.5:

2016 Forms and Instructions

EPA 2015 AFR Instructions and Forms

Required Forms:

  • Site Identification Forms (4 pages) - Do not include Addendum page
  • Waste Generation and Management (GM) form(s)
  • Waste Received from Off Site (WR) form(s)

2016 AFR CC & CO Instructions

This year, the instructions and forms are combined into a single document for download simplicity. NOTE: Off-Site Identification (OI) forms are not included, as they are not required.

2015 Hazardous Waste File Specification Guide

(The 2015 guide is the same guide for 2016)

PRIOR YEARS: If you are looking for forms from prior years (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012), click here.


DTSC is not using an electronic version of filing for the reporting year of 2016. Please send a copy, CD, or USB drive (Win 32 FAT) to:

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Attn: Annual Facility Reports


P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806

Via UPS/FedEx:

1001 I Street, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Please also print and retain a copy for your files.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there a fee to file the Annual Facility Report?

No. There are no fees required. However, failure to comply with State regulations regarding Annual Facility Reports may result in fines and penalties.

Do you mail courtesy notices?

DTSC is not sending a courtesy reminder notice to TSDFs this year.

Do I need to file an Off-Site Identification Form with my Annual Facility Report?

No. California does not require the Off-Site Identification Form.

Links to Other Sites

USEPA's National Biennial Report Page

How to Contact Us

Phone: (800) 618-6942 (Between 10 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-3 PM Pacific time)

US Postal Service Mailing Address:

DTSC / Annual Facility Report Attn:
HWTS Business Operations Unit
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812

For Fedex or UPS Only:

DTSC / Annual Facility Reports
Attn: HWTS Business Operations Unit (formerly GISS)
8800 California Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826-3200


California recommends that TSDF's use Florida's Department of Environmental Protection Software
Note: The software is 2015 version, and is being used for 2016 reporting.

Training Resources and Other Links

AFR Public Workshop Slides (Updated 02/13/15)

BRState Software Webinar Training

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

Links to Other Sites

USEPA's National Biennial Report Page