Permanent Hazardous Waste ID Numbers
Do You Need a State or Federal EPA ID Number?
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.
Do You Need a State ID Number?
DTSC issues permanent state ID numbers to handlers for the purpose of tracking hazardous wastes.
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?
If you or your business generates more than 100 kg of RCRA (federal) hazardous waste and/or 1 kg of acute RCRA hazardous waste, you need to obtain a federal EPA ID number.
To Inactivate a Permanent Federal 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
Attn: RCRA Notifications MS 11-27
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806