Is your facility a Large Quantity Generator (LQG)? A LQG facility generates at least 2,200 lbs of non-acute hazardous waste, or more than 2.2 lbs of acute hazardous waste in a month. If this status applies to your facility, then a Biennial Hazardous Waste Report must be filed with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection by March 1, 2022.
Who must file a Biennial Hazardous Waste Report? Any facility that generated at the LQG levels for at least one month in 2021 or is permitted as a Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF). Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) and Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) that had approved Episodic Generation events in 2021 do not need to submit a Biennial Report.
What is needed to file a Biennial Hazardous Waste Report? For the State of Nevada, you will need to have a RCRA Info Industry Account to submit the report. The Biennial Report consists of several forms including a Site ID form, RCRA Waste Generation and Management form(s) (GM form), and for TSDFs, the RCRA Waste Received off-site and managed on-site form (WR form).
What information is useful to have on hand when compiling the report? Hazardous waste manifest forms, hazardous waste report forms submitted in previous years, records of the quantities of hazardous waste generated or accumulated on-site, results of laboratory analyses of your waste, contracts or agreements with off-site facilities managing your wastes, and copies of permits for on-site waste management systems will be important to have on hand when filling out your Biennial Report.
Overwhelmed? Give BEP a call and we can help you prepare for the upcoming Biennial Report. Organizing records now will help you to be prepared for a smooth reporting cycle. Look out for upcoming announcements of January workshops in Reno and Las Vegas to help you understand your reporting requirements and help with completing your reports. We hold the workshops in computer labs so you can log in and enter your data on the spot with our assistance.