Why do I need a Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage or Disposal Facility (TSDF) Permit?

This permit is required for any facility that treats, stores or disposes of hazardous waste (known as TSDFs). The permit is valid for 10 years, at which time the application process must be repeated, as required by federal rules.

Exemptions

A hazardous waste permit is not required for generators who store hazardous waste or treat waste in on-site tanks or containers for less than specified time periods. For large quantity generators, the allowed storage period is usually 90 days without a permit, and 180 days for small quantity generators. The following may also be exempt from hazardous waste permit requirements:
  • Farmers who dispose of pesticides for their own use, as long as they do so in compliance with certain conditions
  • Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs)
  • Operators who add absorbent material to the waste when it is first placed in a container
  • Owners and operators who take immediate action to contain and treat a spill

EPA Form 8700-23 (Part A): Hazardous Waste Permit | Download Application >

EPA Form 8700-12: Notification of RCRA Subtitle C Activity | Download Application >