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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Site Identification Number

(RCRA Site ID)

What is the Purpose of this Requirement?
The required Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Site ID Number is an identifying number used for tracking wastes from their point of generation to final disposal. The Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest system (EPA Form 8700-22) is the primary mechanism to ensure that wastes reach their intended destination. The transporter and the receiving facility signatures on the manifest you have prepared and sent with the shipment provide some assurance that the waste has been properly handled.
Who Issues this Requirement?
Department of Ecology
What Activities Require this Requirement?
You need a RCRA Site ID Number if you generate, transport, transfer, recycle, treat, store, or dispose of regulated amounts of dangerous waste.
How Much Will this Requirement Cost?
There are no fees for a RCRA Site ID Number.
Where Can I Get the Application for this Requirement?
The application which is called 'Dangerous Waste Site Identification Form' is online and can be accessed at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/ECY070133.html.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
Complete Dangerous Waste Site Identification Form
Is the Decision on my Requirement Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
You will need a RCRA Site ID Number if you generate over 220 pounds or accumulate more than 2200 pounds of dangerous waste at any one time (for waste with a 220 pound quantity exclusion limit) or generate over 2.2 pounds (for a dangerous waste with at 2.2 pound quantity exclusion limit). This ID number is also required for those who transport, transfer, recycle, treat, store, or dispose of regulated quantities of hazardous waste.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
It can take up to two weeks to obtain a RCRA Site ID Number.
Where do I Submit my Application?
Please provide Ecology with all necessary data and information required in the Online Application referred to above.
Schematic:
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How Long is my Requirement Valid?
Once an RCRA Site ID Number is assigned to a site it stays active until it is withdrawn or cancelled by the generator.
Notes / Comments:
A dangerous waste is solid or liquid material with certain properties that could pose dangers to human health or the environment.

Owners and operators of facilities with active RCRA Site ID numbers must report each year on their waste management activities. Dangerous waste generators must comply with more stringent requirements if they generate or accumulate larger amounts of dangerous waste.

Dangerous waste includes substances defined as hazardous by federal statue and other wastes regulated only under state laws and rules. For specific questions regarding waste, contact a Hazardous Waste Specialist in the Ecology Office in your area. Northwest Regional Office (425) 649-7000, Southwest Regional Office (360) 407-6300, Central Regional Office (509) 575-2490 and Eastern Regional Office (509) 329-3400.

Owners and operators of facilities with an active RCRA Site ID Number must file an annual report each year on their waste management activities.

Dangerous wastes are defined as hazardous by federal and state laws and rules. For questions about waste, call the Department of Ecology Hazardous Waste Specialist in your area.
Statewide Contact:
Department of Ecology
Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program
Headquarters
300 Desmond Drive
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
Telephone: (360) 407-6700
Fax: (360) 407-6715
Website: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Our-Programs/Hazardous-Waste-Toxics-Reduction
* Permit information last updated 1/18/2017
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