Definition of Hazardous Waste Generator: A generator is a person and or business/corporate entity whose actions or processes produce hazardous waste identified or listed in 40 CFR Part 261. This section is for those facilities who have been determined by EPA to be a generator of hazardous waste. Every site that generates hazardous waste is required to have an EPA ID number. If a generator stores hazardous waste on site for more than 90 days, they become an “operator” of a hazardous waste storage facility (see Section 2 below). The hazardous waste generator fees are broken down into three categories listed below.
- Small Quantity Generators - $25.00 (facilities generating between 220 and 2200 pounds in any calendar month)
- Large Quantity Generators - $250.00 (facilities generating greater than 2200 pounds in any calendar month)
- Very Small Quantity Generators - not required to report activities or pay a generator fee (facilities generating less than 220 pounds in all months in a calendar year).
In Section one (fields 1a, 1b, and 1c), the tonnage fees are assessed and determined by the amount of the hazardous waste that was generated. If no tonnage fees are recorded in fields 1a, 1b, or 1c, you must identify have the qualifying exemption(s) marked in Section 4 to have those tonnage fees waived for the facility.