Be Sure To Or Your EPA ID Number Will Be Inactivated
The DTSC annual verification questionnaire cycle is now open. If your hazardous waste ID number was active anytime during the 2018 fiscal year (from July 1, 2018 -June 30, 2019) or your company manifested hazardous waste using an assigned hazardous waste ID number during the 2018 calendar year (from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018), your company needs to complete the 2019 eVQ. If you do not complete the eVQ, the DTSC will inactivate your EPA ID number and you will not be able to ship your hazardous waste.
In the past, the DTSC would mail hard copies of the questionnaire to generators. In an effort to reduce paper use, the DTSC created an online system called “eVQ”. All verifications are done through this online system and the DTSC no longer mails hard copies of the Verification Questionnaires. Click HERE to access the system
The DTSC notifies generators via email, when it is time to complete these questionnaires. This year, initial notification emails were sent the second week in August. These notification emails are sent to the email address associated with the ID number. If that person is no longer with your company, you will need update the contact information in order to access your site’s eVQ. See Appendix A of the DTSC eVQ User Guide for instructions for updating the contact information. Click HERE to access the User Guide.
It is very important that your facility complete these questionnaires. Failure to complete the 2019 eVQ by the deadline date constitutes as failure to comply with the California Health and Safety Code sections 25205.15 and 25205.16; as a result, the DTSC will inactivate your ID number and you will not be able to ship your hazardous waste without an active EPA ID number.