If a site was a Large Quantity Generator in one or more calendar months of an odd-numbered year they are required to file a Hazardous Waste Report (HWR). A Large Quantity Generator is a site that generates 2200 or more pounds of hazardous waste in a calendar month (or 2.2 pounds or more of acute hazardous waste). The HWR is due no later than March 1 of the following even-numbered year and covers all hazardous waste activities conducted in the previous calendar year. Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities are also required to submit an HWR. The data in the reports is reviewed by Ohio EPA and forwarded to U.S. EPA in fulfillment of the Biennial Report requirement.
Electronic filers use the eDRUMS web-based Hazardous Waste Report Service through Ohio EPA's eBusiness Center. Filing electronically saves time and prevents common errors. Edit checks help the user submit a higher quality report than if it is completed on paper. This helps to cut down on errors which may result in violations that can cause a facility to fall out of compliance. For more information on filing using the eBusiness Center website please consult the “Filing Electronic” link under the “Resources” tab below.
A Hazardous Waste Report is not required for calendar year 2016. The next report will be for calendar year 2017, due March 1, 2018. To receive reminders, sign up to receive report-related emails on the Ohio EPA Information Subscription Page.
For the 2015 report cycle there are no changes to the forms or the codes which must be used when filing the 2015 HWR. For the 2013 report cycle there were a number of changes to the Management Method and Waste Minimization Codes. If your facility was not required to file a report during the 2013 cycle, please refer to pages 2 and 3 of the 2015 Instruction Booklet to see these changes.