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Generation and Management (GM) form

Who needs to complete the GM form?

If you are a MQG, LQG, or TSDR with an active RCRA Site ID Number at any time during a reporting year you must complete a GM form for each of your waste streams.

What is the purpose of the GM form?

A GM form contains information about your generated waste streams and how you manage them. The GM form collects information about:

  • your generated waste streams,
  • how much waste you generated,
  • how you managed your waste, and
  • where (on or off-site) you managed your waste.
  • Non-recurrent/Recurrent waste.

What information do I need to complete the GM form?

Do I need to report waste I did not manage or ship off-site?

If you accumulated waste that was not managed or shipped off site in a reporting year you do not need to report this waste until the next reporting cycle.

How do I describe my waste stream?

  • Review your dangerous waste designation test results or profile sheets for the appropriate codes. The MSDS sheets may have federal waste codes for products that became wastes. Federal and state waste codes are also listed on the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests for shipments.
  • If you shipped multiple individual wastes in a "lab pack" see lab packsfor help.

How do I describe my waste management activities?

  • Use your on-site logs or records of dangerous waste quantities generated, accumulated, or managed on-site. If you managed your own waste on-site, refer to Annual Reporting Management method codes.
  • Date shipped, manifest document number, designated facility (TSDR), and quantity shipped are found on the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests for shipments.
    • A TSDR is called a "designated facility" on the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest.
    • The Transporter RCRA Site ID number and name are also on the Manifest. Do not enter Transporter RCRA Site ID numbers on the GM form.
  • If the waste was sent off-site, contact the first TSDR that received the waste to find out the Management code for the waste. If the waste stream received consecutive treatment by more than one type of management, only report the first activity on this form. TSDR disposal or treatment certifications will tell how a waste was managed off-site. See Management method codes.
  • Recycling percentages are given by each TSDR that recycles a waste. Contact the TSDR for the recyling percentage for each waste stream that was recycled.
  • The Internal Tracking Code is optional. It was provided so generators could use their own waste tracking numbers to cross reference with the manifest information.

What if I generate a new waste stream when I treat my waste?

If you generate a new waste stream when you treat a waste you must report the new waste stream on a separate GM Form. For example, if you recycle on-site spent solvents in a still for solvent recovery, the waste still bottoms are a new dangerous waste stream. In this case, two GM Forms are required to report the management of the spent solvent and the still bottoms.

If you hold a RCRA storage permit, please review Extended storage.

What special reporting requirements are there for the GM Form?

In TurboWaste.Net you can click the blue question mark boxes on the GM Form for more information about what to enter.

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