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An EPA hazardous waste generator identification number is a unique number that is assigned to facilities that generate specified amounts of hazardous waste or engage in other hazardous waste activities. It is used by states and EPA to track hazardous waste.
The number is 12 characters long. The first two characters are the postal code for the state ("ID" for Idaho). The third character can be a letter or a number. The next 9 characters are numbers.
A complete identification number looks similar to the following: IDR000123456
If you generate more than 220 lbs (100 kg) of hazardous waste or 2.2 lbs (1 kg) of acutely hazardous waste in any calendar month, you need an EPA identification number. Also, if you accumulate more than 2200 lbs (1000 kg) of hazardous waste at any one time, you must obtain an EPA identification number.
In addition to generators, companies that transport hazardous waste and facilities that store, treat, or dispose of regulated quantities of hazardous waste generated by facilities must also have EPA identification numbers. Typically, the requirement applies to entities engaged in the following types of activities:
Hazardous waste transportation entities based in another state that already have an EPA ID number do not need to apply for an EPA ID number in Idaho. However, out-of-state transporters should contact the Idaho Transportation Department at (208) 334-8688 for Port of Entry or trip permit information.
Your business may have been previously assigned an EPA identification number. If so, the number may still be valid or it may need to be updated before using. To find out if you already have a valid number or if it needs to be updated, contact DEQ's Hazardous Waste Management Program at (208) 373-0502.
You must fill out an application form and submit it to DEQ. Complete one copy of the form for each facility that generates or handles hazardous waste. There is no fee associated with filling out this form. Each site or location will receive its own unique EPA identification number. Make sure you fill the form out completely and correctly and sign the certification.
Submit the orginally signed form to:
Rene AndersonDEQ State OfficeWaste Management & Remediation Division1410 N. HiltonBoise, ID 83706
The following information is required on the application form:
Normally, it takes two to three weeks to obtain an EPA identification number in Idaho. In emergency situations, the process can be faster.
Your EPA identification number must be included on:
You also may be asked for your number by other businesses.
Hazardous Waste AnalystRene AndersonDEQ State OfficeWaste Management & Remediation Division1410 N. HiltonBoise, ID 83706(208) firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Guide to Obtaining an EPA Identification Number in Idaho (May 2012)
How to Determine Your Generator Status