As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946

Hazardous Waste Reporting

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 electronic filing using the eBusiness Center website go to the Training Resources section at the bottom of the Resources tab on this page.

A Hazardous Waste Report is required for calendar year 2019. The report will be for calendar year 2019, and is due March 1, 2020. 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.

Rules and Laws


Treatment, Storage or Disposal Facilities

Guidance Documents, Fact Sheets, Forms and Reports

2019 Instruction Booklet and Forms

Ground Water Monitoring Report Instructions and Forms

Ohio EPA requests that Ground Water Monitoring Report information be submitted electronically using the eBusiness Center’s Generic File Upload service. Download a copy of the instructions.

Related Webpages

  • Ohio EPA Frequently Asked Questions — Enables users to search frequently asked questions, or submit their own question/comment on a variety of Ohio EPA issues and topics. This link is filtered to provide responses specific to hazardous waste reporting.
  • Publication Catalog — Enables users to search for forms, guidance documents, publications, newsletters, checklists etc. on a variety of Ohio EPA issues and topics. This link is filtered to provide publications specific to hazardous waste reporting.
  • Ohio EPA Information Subscription Page

Training Resources

DMWM has recorded three training sessions to orient report filers to the procedures and functions of eDRUMS. These sessions are free to view and can reviewed as many times as you like.

Click the links below to access training for the Hazardous Waste Report:

  • Session #1- eBiz and eDRUMS- Getting Started
    This session provides a brief overview of eBusiness Center basics such as: setting up an account; requesting, viewing; and activating a PIN; how to request the eDRUMS Service; and the roles of the Responsible Official (RO) and Delegated Responsible Official (DRO). View the presentation slides. The recording of the presentation is available on Ohio EPA’s YouTube Channel.

  • Session #2 – How to Create a Hazardous Waste Report Using eDRUMS
    This session includes a hands-on demo on how to complete a hazardous waste report using the eDRUMS service in Ohio EPA’s eBusiness Center. The presentation covers how to create a new report, how to create a report from a partial copy, how to do direct entry, and where to access help. You can view a .pdf of the presentation slides or watch the recording of the presentation on Ohio EPA’s YouTube Channel.


Who files a report?

Generators who have shipped hazardous waste off-site are required to submit an HWR (OAC Rule 3745-52-41). If they generated less than 1000 kg (2200 lbs) of non-acutely hazardous waste in each month of the calendar year, then the generator is exempt from reporting (OAC Rule 3745-52-44). In other words, if the site was a Large Quantity Generator (LQG) in any one month during the calendar year, they must file an HWR and list all the wastes they generated and/or shipped during the entire year. A LQG is defined as a site that generates 1000 kg (2200 lbs) or more of non-acutely hazardous waste or 1 kg (2.2 lb) or more of acute hazardous waste in one calendar month. There is no exemption from reporting for one-time or short-term LQG activities.

Facilities that have a permit to treat, store, or dispose (TSD) of hazardous waste must also file an HWR (OAC Rules 3745-54-75 or 3745-65-75). Commercial or limited commercial facilities that receive hazardous waste from off-site must identify their customers, what was received, and how it was managed. Facilities that conduct on-site management of their own wastes in permitted units report the quantity and the method(s) used.

How often do I need to file a report?

In early June of 2012 Senate Bill 294 was signed by the Governor and became effective on September 5 of the same year. One component of that bill allowed the Director of Ohio EPA to report certain hazardous waste management data to the Governor biennially now instead of annually. Ohio EPA changed certain annual reporting requirements to biennial reporting requirements to correspond with the federal program.

Under that rule change the “Annual Hazardous Waste Report” simply became the “Hazardous Waste Report.” The first of those biennially due Hazardous Waste Reports was due March 1, 2014 and encompassed all of a facility’s hazardous waste activities for the 2013 reporting year.

For 2015, this report was due Tuesday, March 1 and included information on wastes generated, stored, treated or shipped during the 2015 calendar year.

If you normally submit other reports/data with your annual report that are not part of that report (for example, the ground water monitoring annual report required by OAC 3745-65-94) those other reports/data will maintain an annual reporting requirement.

How do I file electronically?

eDRUMS is an electronic reporting service available to users through the agency’s eBusiness Center (“eBiz”). You may already be familiar with eBiz from filing reports with the air and water programs. To obtain general information about eBiz, go to and click on the words “Click here for online help”. eBiz Fact Sheets are available there as well as a link to the Answer Place. There is no charge for establishing an eBiz account. 

For an overview on how to get started in eBiz, go to the Training Resources tab of this web page to listen to recorded webinars or view a PDF of the slides. Webinar training and slides are also available for applying for the eDRUMS service and delegating access to other users as well as how to prepare a report using eDRUMS.

To get started with eBiz, the facility's Responsible Official (RO) or their duly authorized representative (i.e. Delegated Responsible Official, or DRO) must apply to use eDRUMS. The RO or DRO are the individuals who can sign a report, either electronically or on paper. The definition of who can be an RO or DRO for the RCRA program is in Ohio Administrative Code rule 3745-50-42. Once the RO or DRO has a PIN, they will submit an eDRUMS service request to associate them with a specific facility. Once the service request is approved the RO or DRO can start working on a report or may delegate report preparation duties for a facility to another eBiz user. 

Only the RO or DRO needs a PIN; report preparers simply need an eBiz account and the delegation of the preparer role. Consultants can be designated as preparers. The eBiz PIN uniquely identifies the individual it is assigned to and can be used for all regulatory programs that use eBiz for electronic submissions. If the RO or DRO already has a PIN for water or air data submissions, there is no need to obtain another. The PIN cannot be shared with other people and must be kept confidential.

If the RO wants to delegate annual report signatory authority to someone else pursuant to OAC rule 3745-50-42, this can be done in two ways:

    • On paper: A letter or form authorizing a specific individual or a specific position of responsibility to sign the report can be sent to Ohio EPA, DERR, PO Box 1049, Columbus, OH, 43216-1049. This option can be used if the Responsible Official doesn't want to establish their own account in eBiz or obtain a PIN. The process is as follows:
      • The duly authorized representative (DRO) would obtain an eBiz account and PIN and then apply for the eDRUMS service by clicking the "Delegated Submitter" box in the HWAR Service Request screen.

      • After clicking Submit, the user must print the partially populated Delegation of Authority document that appears in PDF format on the acknowledgment screen.

      • The Responsible Official authorizing the user to electronically sign reports must complete the remainder of the form and send it to DERR via US mail.

      • Once the mailed form is received by DERR, the DRO's service request will be approved.

    • Electronically: If the RO has a PIN, they can delegate the certify/submit role to the duly authorized representative (DRO) after the RO's eDRUMS service request has been approved. The DRO must have a PIN before they can certify/submit a report. Sending an authorization letter/form to DERR is not necessary for electronic delegations.

      From reporting cycle to reporting cycle, there may be a need to change who prepares the report or who certifies it as the RO. Ohio EPA has posted a file which details how to manage a Change in Roles within the eBusiness Center.

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