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Line-by-Line Instructions for Completing New or Reactivating Site ID Forms

For new notifications (i.e., initial notifications, new/changed ownership) and re-activation where ownership has changed you must submit a paper copy of the Site ID Form. Reactivations where the ownership did not change and other Site Id Form updates and annual reports can be submitted electronically using TurboWaste.Net.

Need Help?
Call Iris Aguilera at 360-407-6734 or email her at Iris.Aguilera@ecy.wa.gov.

If you have questions about the hazardous waste regulations, contact your nearest Ecology regional office.

Please read all instructions before you complete the Site ID Form and use your most current information.

General Instructions

  • Please use blue or black ink.
  • Complete Sections 1 through 9.
  • In Section 10 check only the items that apply to your company.
  • Complete Section 11.
  • Don’t forget to sign and date the Site ID Form in Section 13.
  • Mail your Site ID Form to Ecology at the address at the top of the form and include any other required forms.


Section 1: Reason for Submittal

To Provide New Notification of Regulated Waste Activity
Check this box if you do not already have a RCRA Site ID Number and you will generate or manage regulated amounts of dangerous waste at your site location. Continue to Section 3.

To Reactivate a Previously Withdrawn RCRA Site ID Number
Check this box if you want to reactivate a previously withdrawn RCRA Site ID Number. Enter the date the reactivation will occur. Continue to Section 2.

Section 2: RCRA Site ID Number

Request a new RCRA Site ID Number:
If you are applying for a new Site ID Number please leave this section blank. Ecology will fill out this section when they issue your number and send it to you in the mail.

Request to reactivate your old RCRA Site ID Number:
If you are applying to reactivate a previously withdrawn Site ID Number, please enter the inactive Site ID Number in this section.

Section 3: Site Location Information

WA State UBI Number: The Washington State Department of Revenue Registration (Tax) Number assigned to your business is required. It is also known as the Unified Business Identifier (UBI). Do not use your Federal Tax Number here. If you do not have a WA State UBI Number contact Ecology for assistance.

NAICS Code:  Enter your North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code. The NAICS code has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System. Make corrections and add missing information. For a list of NAICS codes, go to http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics.

Type of Business: Provide a brief description of the type of activity that takes place at your site location. For example, "Gas station with store."

Section 4: Company Name and Mailing Address

Please provide the company name and mailing address.

Section 5: Legal Owner

A legal owner is the individual, company, corporation, or agency who owns the business at the site.
Owner since: Indicate the day, month, and year the above entity became owner of the business at the site is on.
Please mark the box that best describes the legal status of the owner of this business. If you choose “Other”, specify the owner type in Section 12 under the comments.

Section 6: Legal Land Owner

A legal land owner is the individual, company, corporation or agency who owns the property where the business is located.
Owner since: Indicate the day, month, and year the above entity became owner of the land the site is on.
Please mark the box that best describes the legal status of the land where the business is located. If you choose “Other”, please specify the legal land owner type in Section 12 under the comments..

Section 7: Site Operator

The site operator is the person responsible for the operation of the site.
Owner since: Indicate the day, month, and year the person bacome responsible for the operation at this site.
Please mark the box that best describes the legal status of the operator of this site. If you choose “Other”, please specify the operator type in Section 12 under the comments.

Section 8: Site Contact

The site contact is the person, within your company, Ecology can contact for questions that relate to a site visit.

Section 9: Form Contact

The form contact is the person, within your company, Ecology can contact about your Site ID Form and future annual reporting requirements. Ecology will send all future notification and report mailings to this person. Please note this cannot be a contracted consultant.

Section 10: Types of Regulated Waste Activity

All companies must answer questions 1 and 2 in Part A.

For the remaining questions check the boxes that ONLY apply to your waste activities.

Section 10, Part A – Hazardous Waste Activities

1. Generator of Hazardous Waste
Check the box on the Site ID Form that best describes your generator status. Determining your generator status can be difficult. Please contact your Regional office for any questions about your generator status.

  • LQG - Large Quantity Generator: Monthly waste generation is 2,200 pounds or more of dangerous waste, or 2.2 pounds or more of WT01 Extremely Hazardous waste or acutely hazardous waste.

  • MQG - Medium Quantity Generator: Monthly waste generation is 220 pounds or more but less than 2,200 pounds of dangerous waste. An MQG's accumulation (at any time) is not more than 2,200 pounds for waste with a Quantity Exclusion Limit (QEL) of 2.2 pounds.

  • SQG - Small Quantity Generator:  Monthly waste generation is less than the QEL (220 pounds for most common wastes or 2.2 pounds for WT01 Extremely hazardous waste or acutely hazardous waste) and whose accumulation (at any time) is not more than 2,200 pounds for waste with a QEL of 220, or 2.2 pounds for a waste with a QEL of 2.2 pounds.

  • XQG - No Regulated Waste Generator: Dangerous waste was not generated during the reporting year, but the site's RCRA Site ID Number remains active. This applies to businesses that transport and/or transfer waste but do not generate waste.

Generator Status

Amount of Dangerous Waste

220-pound QEL waste
Generate less than 220 pounds per month.
Accumulate less than 2,200 pounds at any time.
2.2-pound QEL waste
Generate or accumulate less than 2.2 pounds of waste with these codes:
all P codes* | WT01 | F020 | F021 | F022 | F023 | F026 | F027
220-pound QEL wastes
Generate between 220 and 2,200 pounds per month.
Accumulate less than 2,200 pounds at any time.
2.2-pound QEL waste
There is no MQG status for waste with a 2.2 quantity exclusion limit.
If you have more than 2.2 pounds in any month, you are large quantity generator
220-pound QEL wastes
Generate 2,200 or more pounds per month.
Accumulate more than 2,200 pounds at any time.
2.2-pound QEL wastes
Generate or accumulate 2.2 or more pounds of waste in these codes:
all P codes* | WT01 | F020 | F021 | F022 | F023 | F026 | F027
* Residues, contaminated soil, water, or other debris from the cleanup of a spill of any chemical
designated on the "P" discarded chemical products list have a 220-pound limit.


2. Frequency of Generation
Check the box that best describes how often you generate dangerous waste.

  1. Monthly: Generate waste at least once each month.
  2. Batch: Generate waste less frequently than once a month.
  3. One-time only: Waste disposal is a one-time only occurrence. Mark the box that applies:
    1. Spill: Spills and accidental releases OR
    2. Cleanup: Remediation of past contamination

3. Transporter of Hazardous Waste
Transporters physically move waste off-site from one site to another by air, rail, highway, or water.  If you transport dangerous waste, check the appropriate box(es) to indicate whether you transport your own waste (SQG’s only) or transport for commercial purposes.

Mark both boxes if both classifications apply. To register as a transfer facility, mark Section 10.A.5.

The Federal Highway Administration at 360-753-9875 has U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) information. Call the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) at 360-753-6423 for motor carrier safety regulations.

4. Recycler of On-site Waste
On-site recycling means to use, reuse, or reclaim a material after it has been generated.

  • Do not check this box if you send your waste off-site to a Treatment, Storage, Disposal, or Recycling (TSDR) facility for recycling.
  • Check this box if you:
  1. Have waste that is recycled without prior accumulation, (i.e., "hard-piped" in a closed loop system). You must get a Site ID Number (notify) for this activity, but do not count the amounts toward your generator status and do not report it in your future annual reports.
  2. Accumulated waste on-site before recycling. You must get a Site ID Number (notify) for this activity, count the amounts toward your generator status, and report it in your future annual reports.

5. Transfer Facility of Hazardous Waste
A transfer facility is any transportation-related facility where shipments of dangerous waste are held, consolidated, or transferred within a period of ten days or less during the normal course of transportation, including:

  • loading docks
  • parking areas
  • storage areas
  • buildings
  • piers
  • other similar areas

6. Permit-by-Rule (PBR)
Please refer to the Dangerous Waste Regulations (WAC 173-303-802) for a list and description of Permit-by-Rule facilities, activities, and conditions.

Check this box if the description applies to your site location.

7. Treatment-by-Generator (TBG)
Check this box if you are a generator who treats your own waste on site, and use accumulation tanks or containers according to standards established by Technical Information Memorandum (TIM) 96-412  Treatment by Generator (revised February 20114).  Note the type of treatment in the comment section such as neutralization, filtration, solidification and stabilization, carbon adsorption, evaporation, separation, aldehyde deactivation, polymerization, or pharmaceutical waste.

8. Generator of Mixed Radioactive Waste
Check this box if you generate, accumulate, or manage mixed radioactive waste.  Mixed radioactive waste means  a dangerous waste, extremely hazardous waste, or acutely hazardous waste that contains both a non-radioactive hazardous component and, as defined by 10 CFR 20.1003, source, special nuclear, or by-product material subject to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 United States Code 2011 et seq.)

9. Importer of Hazardous Waste
Check this box if you receive any dangerous waste from a foreign country.  An importer brings dangerous waste into Washington State from a foreign country.  This waste is regulated according to WAC 173-303-230(1&2), but it may not be regulated in the country of origin. DO NOT check this box if you import waste from another state in the United States.  

10. Treatment, Storage, or Disposal (TSD) Facility
Check this box if you are a TSD. (This does not apply to most generators.)
Check this box if you have an Ecology Dangerous Waste permit to treat, store, and/or dispose of dangerous waste at your site. A Dangerous Waste permit is often referred to as a “Part A” or “Part B” Permit. The permit can be from Ecology’s Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction, Nuclear Waste, Waste 2 Resources programs, or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The waste can be generated at your site or shipped to your facility from a different site. “Permitted storage of waste” is not the same as generator waste accumulation. Do not check this box if you accumulate or treat your own waste on-site without a Dangerous Waste permit.

11. Recycler of Dangerous Waste Received from Off-Site
Check this box only if you receive dangerous wastes from off site and then recycle it. (Does not apply to most generators.) The recycling activity must be regulated under WAC 173-303-120 of the state dangerous waste regulations.

12. Dangerous Waste Fuel Activity
Used oil fuels are not dangerous waste fuels. See Section 10, Part C. If you generate, market, blend, or burn dangerous waste fuel, check the appropriate box(es) to indicate your waste fuel activities.

  1. Generator of dangerous waste fuel: A person who generates dangerous waste fuel or any fuel that contains dangerous waste burned for energy recovery in a boiler or industrial furnace, as long as the boiler or industrial furnace is not regulated as a hazardous waste incinerator.
  2. Generator who markets to a burner: A person who sends their waste fuel directly to a burner.
  3. Other marketers:
    • Distributors: A person who distributes but does not process or blend dangerous waste fuel. Distributors may broker fuel by arranging for the final disposition of the fuel.
    • Blenders: A person who produces, processes, or blends fuel from dangerous wastes.
  4. Burner:
    If you burn dangerous waste fuel on-site, check the appropriate box to indicate the type(s) of combustion devices in which dangerous waste fuel is burned.
    1. Utility boiler: A boiler used to produce electricity, steam, or heated or cooled air for sale.
    2. Industrial boiler: A boiler located on the site of a facility that is engaged in a mechanical or chemical manufacturing process to transform substances into new products, including the component parts of products.
    3. Industrial furnace: Any of the following enclosed devices that are integral components of manufacturing processes and that use controlled-flame combustion to recover materials or energy:
      • Cement kilns
      • Lime kilns
      • Aggregate kilns, including asphalt kilns
      • Phosphate furnaces
      • Refining furnaces
      • Titanium dioxide chloride process oxidation reactors
      • Methane-reforming furnaces
      • Other devices as specified by Ecology
  5. Deferrals/Exemptions (in federal register only):
  1. Smelter deferral: You process hazardous waste in a smelting, melting, or refining furnace solely for metals recovery, as described in 40 CFR 266.100 (d), or to recover economically significant amounts of precious metals as described in 40CFR 266.100(g), or process hazardous wastes in a lead recovery furnace to recover lead, as described in 40 CFR 266.100(h).
  2. Small quantity exemption: You burn small quantities of hazardous waste in an on-site boiler or industrial furnace as described in 40 CFR 266.108.
  3. Other exemptions: List the exemption in the space provided.

Section 10, Part B - Universal Waste Activities

1. Large Quantity Handler of Universal Waste (LQHUW)
LQHUW accumulates 11,000 pounds or more total of universal waste (batteries, thermostats, mercury-containing equipment, and lamps calculated collectively) and/or accumulates more than 2,200 pounds of lamps at any time. If you accumulate universal waste check the appropriate box(es) for the wastes below:

  1. Batteries as described in WAC 173-303-573(2);
  2. Mercury-containing equipment (including thermostats) as described in WAC 173-303-573(3);
  3. Lamps as described in WAC 173-303-573(5).

This designation as a large quantity handler of universal waste is retained through the end of the calendar year in which 11,000 pounds or more total of universal waste and/or 2,200 pounds of lamps are accumulated.

2. Destination Facility for Universal Waste
Destination facility for universal waste is a facility that treats, disposes of, or recycles a particular category of universal waste, except as described in WAC 173-303-573 (2), (3), and (5). Check this box if this applies to you and you have a DW Permit. Do not check this box if you are a facility where universal waste is only accumulated and/or you are a small quantity handler of universal waste batteries, mercury-containing equipment, thermostats, and/or lamps.

For more information about universal wastes refer to the following Ecology publications:

Section 10, Part C - Used Oil Activities

Do not check these box(es) unless they apply to your facility. See WAC 173-303-515 for more information.

Used Oil: Any oil that has been refined from crude oil, or any synthetic oil, that has been used and as a result of such use is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities.

Off-Specification: Used oil fuel that exceeds any specification level in the table found in the Dangerous Waste Regulations, WAC 173-303-515.

Off-Specification Used Oil Burner: If you burn off-specification used oil fuel on-site, mark the box(es) to indicate the type(s) of combustion device(s) in which you burn off-specification fuel. See Section 10, Part A-12 for descriptions of the following devices.

  1. Utility boiler
  2. Industrial boiler
  3. Industrial furnace

Used Oil Transporter: If you transport used oil and/or own/operate a used oil transfer facility mark the box(es) that indicate your used oil activity.

"Transporter" A person who transports used oil, any person who collects used oil from more than one generator and transports the collected oil, and owners and operators of used oil transfer facilities. Used oil transporters may consolidate or aggregate loads of used oil for purposes of transportation.


"Transfer facility" Any transportation-related facility including loading docks, parking areas, storage areas, and other areas where shipments of used oil are held for more than 24 hours during the normal course of transportation and not longer than 35 days. Transfer facilities that store used oil for more than 35 days are subject to regulation as Used Oil Processors or Re-refiners.

Used Oil Processor/Re-refiner: If you process and/or re-refine used oil, mark the box(es) that indicate your used oil activity.

"Processing" The chemical or physical operations designed to produce from used oil, or to make used oil more amenable for production of, fuel oils, lubricants, or other used oil-derived product. Processing includes, but is not limited to: blending used oil with virgin petroleum products, blending used oils to meet the fuel specification, filtration, simple distillation, chemical or physical separation, and re-refining.

"Re-refine" To produce lubricating oils and greases, industrial fuel, asphalt extender, gasoline, and other products from on- or off-specification used oil.

Used Oil Fuel Marketer – If you market off-specification used oil to a burner or you are the first to claim that the used oil meets the used oil specifications in WAC 173-303-515, mark the box that indicates your used oil activity.

Section 10, Part D (1 and 2) - Eligible Academic Entities with Laboratories

Notification to participate in or withdraw from the State Academic Laboratory Rule (Subpart K rule) for managing laboratory dangerous waste under WAC 173-303-235.

An “Eligible Academic Entity” as a college or university, or a nonprofit research institute that is owned by or has a formal written affiliation agreement with a college or university, or a teaching hospital that is owned by or has a formal written affiliation agreement with a college or university. (WAC 173-303-235(1)(d)).

To participate in this rule you must notify Ecology of your intent to participate. You must also fulfill the other requirements of the rule to participate. Please refer to WAC 173-303-235 for more information. You must report your participation in this rule as part of your Annual Dangerous Waste report. You may withdraw from this rule and return to the full regulation at any time. You must notify Ecology of your decision to withdraw by submitting a Revised Notification.

Check the appropriate boxes if your site is participating in or withdrawing from the State Academic Laboratory Rule. Do not check boxes in this section if your site is not an eligible academic entity.

1. If you are managing your waste under this rule, check all of the selections below that apply. You may check more than one box.
2. Check this box is your site no longer wishes to participate in this rule.

Section 11: Description of Dangerous Waste

Federal or state waste codes reporting requirement: If your Site ID reports your generator status as either SQG, MQG, or LQG, you must enter your federal and/or state waste codes in this section. This information is now required by EPA on the Site ID Form.

DO NOT fill out these two sections if you checked a generator status of XQG.
If your waste has not been designated you may estimate your waste codes until a proper designation has been completed.  Find waste codes online at: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/waste-report/index.html.

11-A. Waste Codes for Federally Regulated Hazardous Wastes
Enter any federal waste codes that apply to your waste. Federal regulated dangerous waste codes begin with "D," "F," "K," "P," or "U."  For example: D001, F003, K041. 

11-B.  Waste Codes for State Regulated Dangerous Wastes
Enter any state waste codes that apply to your waste.  State regulated dangerous waste codes begin with "W." For example: WT02, WP02, WSC2.

For help identifying the dangerous waste codes that apply to your waste, contact Ecology’s nearest Regional office or your hazardous waste service provider. You may also reference WAC 173-303-082, -090, -100, -104, -180, and -9903 of the dangerous waste regulations.

Section 12: Comments

Use this section to explain any information you provided on your application. Please reference the section number of the form that your comment applies to.

Section 13: Certification

An authorized representative for your site must sign the “Site ID Form.” After the form is signed, send it to Ecology. Ecology will return all forms that do not have a signature.

  • An authorized representative is defined by EPA in the Code of Federal Regulations, 40 CFR 260.10 as the person responsible for the overall operation of a facility or an operational unit (i.e., part of a facility), e.g., the plant manager, superintendent, or person of equivalent responsibility.
  • Permitted Treatment, Storage, Disposal, or Recycling (TSDR) facilities should refer to WAC 173-303-810(12) for guidance on how to designate an appropriate representative.
  • A contracted consultant does not qualify as an authorized representative of your facility in this context.

Note: Ecology will only accept originals of the Site ID Form with a wet-ink signature. Copies, faxes or emails are not acceptable.



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