Hazardous Waste ID Number Verification Questionnaire

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who generates, transports, offers for transport, treats, stores, or disposes of hazardous waste must have a hazardous waste identification (ID) number, which is used to identify the hazardous waste handler and track the hazardous waste from the point of origin to its final disposal ("cradle to grave").

Hazardous waste handlers are required to verify their hazardous waste ID number information per Health & Safety Code section 25205.16.  In addition, hazardous waste handlers who have 50 or more employees are required to pay an annual ID number verification fee levied on a sliding scale based on the number of employees.  Hazardous waste generators are also required to pay a fee of $7.50 for each hazardous waste manifest they use (Health and Safety Code section 25205.15), except that, for those generators with less than 100 employees, the first four manifests used in the calendar year are free.  Manifests used solely for recycled waste are exempt.  The fee for manifests used solely for hazardous waste derived from air compliant solvents is $3.50.

Any generator, transporter, or facility operator who fails to provide information required by the department to verify the accuracy of hazardous waste activity data shall be subject to suspension of any and all identification numbers assigned and to any other enforcement action (Health & Safety Code section 25205.16(c)).

ID Number Verification Questionnaire

No more paper returns!  DTSC has transitioned to an online reporting system for the annual Verification Questionnaire and hazardous waste manifest fees assessment.  The electronic Verification Questionnaire (eVQ) offers a fast and convenient process for verifying your ID number information and calculating your ID verification and hazardous waste manifest fees.

Access to the 2017 Verification Questionnaire will be available on July 6th, 2017.  We will send an email notification to the email address listed in the eVQ account when access in available. If you do not have an electronic Verification Questionnaire (eVQ) account, please visit the eVQ Home Page  to request a new eVQ account.