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Hazardous Waste Notification and Reporting

Small quantity and large quantity generators of hazardous waste must notify the state of Delaware of their activities. Large quantity generators are required to submit annual reports to the state.

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Compliance and Permitting Section
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Fax: 302-739-5060

Melissa Ferree

Alee Gonzalez

Hazardous Waste Activity Notification

Businesses or government agencies that generate, transport, treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste must obtain an EPA Identification Number from DNREC’s Compliance and Permitting Section (CAPS), unless they are a conditionally exempt small quantity generator. Once having obtained an EPA Identification Number, facilities must re-notify when, for example, the generator category or the site contact information changes.

Notification and re-notification are accomplished in one of two ways, either by submitting a completed Notification of Regulated Waste Activity form to the Compliance and Permitting Section, or electronically through EPA’s RCRAInfo application. For more information see the instructions on creating an industry user account and using the RCRAInfo application.

Notification of Regulated Waste Activity forms (EPA Form 8700-12) can be submitted to the attention of Melissa Ferree by email (, fax (302-739-5060), or mail/courier (DNREC, Compliance and Permitting Section, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901).

Hazardous Waste Reporting

Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (7 DE Admin Code 1302) are more stringent than the federal requirements (40 CFR Section 262.41). Delaware’s regulations require hazardous waste reports to be submitted to the state annually.

Facilities that generate or handle large amounts of hazardous waste must submit an annual hazardous waste report to DNREC’s CAPS by March 1 of each calendar year.

The report covers hazardous waste activities from the preceding calendar year, the types of hazardous waste generated, how much of these wastes are generated, and how the waste are managed.

Facilities are subject to reporting if any of the following conditions apply:

  1. They generate greater than or equal to 1,000 kg (≈2,200 lbs) of non‐acute hazardous waste in any one month during a calendar year;
  2. They generate or accumulate greater than 1 kg (≈2.2 lbs) of any acute hazardous waste in any one month during a calendar year;
  3. They generate greater than 100 kg (≈220 lbs) of residue or contaminated soil, waste, or other debris resulting from the cleanup of a spill, into or on any land or water, of any acute hazardous waste; and/or
  4. They treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste on‐site.


If you  believe your site may be exempt from filing the Hazardous Waste Report, you may file an exemption request using the Hazardous Waste Report Exemption Request Form. Note: This is a request only. CAPS will contact you if your request is denied.

Hazardous Waste Report Exemption Request forms can be submitted to the attention of Alee Gonzalez by email (, fax (302-739-5060), or mail/courier (DNREC, Compliance and Permitting Section, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901).

Submitting Hazardous Waste Reports

Hazardous waste reports may be submitted:

  • In hardcopy, if the report is generated with software that has incorporated the latest EPA forms
  • In hardcopy using the most current RCRA Subtitle C Reporting Instructions and Forms
  • Electronically using EPA’s Biennial Reporting Module, accessed through EPA’s RCRAInfo application (for reports covering odd numbered calendar years).
  • Electronically using EPA’s Annual Reporting Module, accessed through EPA’s RCRAInfo application (for reports covering even numbered calendar years)

Instructional Materials for Electronic Reporting

To use electronic reporting, first create a RCRAInfo account (Instructions).

Once logged-in to RCRAInfo, a complete user’s guide is available within the application by clicking Documentation from the main navigation bar and selecting Help. On the Help page, click on User’s Guide, then Site Dashboard, and finally Biennial Report. The user guide is also helpful for the Annual Report Module.

A RCRAInfo Industry User Registration e-learning course is available to assist with the registration process. Users will need to establish a free account within LearningZen to access this course and other courses associated with the RCRAInfo Industry Application.

The State of California has created an instructional video. While this video demonstrates the processes of submitting a report through the Biennial Reporting Module, it can also be used as a guide to submit a report through the Annual Reporting Module or to complete the hard copy version of the forms.

Disclaimer: These instructional materials were not developed by the State of Delaware and are not meant to supersede Delaware’s regulations. For hazardous waste report regulations specific to the State of Delaware please consult Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (7 DE Admin Code 1302).