Large Quantity Generators are required to report hazardous waste (HW) activity by March 1st of each even numbered year (every two years) for the preceding calendar year. Reports are to be sent to the facility’s state authority (in Massachusetts, MassDEP).
Previously, there was an independent software used to prepare these reports. This year (reports to be submitted in March 2018) HW Biennial Reports have to be prepared and submitted using the EPA RCRAInfo Industry Application (RIA) software.
Here’s what’s new:
The Biennial Reporting software is a part of the EPA RCRAInfo Industry Application (RIA) which is also a part of the EPA CDX system – so everyone who prepares and submits a HW biennial report needs a CDX account and to register in the RIA system.
MassDEP noted to be sure you understand that there are a number of roles for RIA and whoever signs up as the Site Management Role will have control not only of the HW Biennial Report roles and content but also any roles related to the eManifest (expected this summer), and Generator Notification form (expected in the near future), etc. (Basically anyone with a waste role on CDX related to the client’s facility). So CAPACCIO is advising clients to be careful who they assign to that role. Once roles are assigned, you need to make sure that those people have CDX accounts. If they don’t have accounts, one of the first things you need to do is set a up CDX account and then register on RCRAInfo.
Having trouble submitting your Hazardous Waste Biennial Report?
That’s because EPA has not loaded the SI form template (form with your site information) into the RCRAInfo Biennial Report site and you cannot submit the report without completing an SI form. The form will likely be available in mid-January.