How do I get an EPA ID number?
There are several different types of EPA ID numbers. Some ID numbers are issued when a permit is granted. Many EPA permit programs are administered by the states. In many cases they are the first point of contact for obtaining permits and ID numbers.
You can locate the various state agencies in the Directory of State Environmental Agencies at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/state.htm.
You may also want to inquire with your state agency about any state permits, regulations, etc. that may pertain to your business or activities.
For information about air permits, please see EPA's Air Permits: Basic Facts Web page, http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/permits/
You may also want to view the Frequently Asked Questions About Air Permits, at http://www.epa.gov/region09/air/permit/pmfaq.html.
Wastewater discharge permits are handled under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The NPDES permit program "controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. Point sources are discrete conveyances such as pipes or man-made ditches. Individual homes that are connected to a municipal system, use a septic system, or do not have a surface discharge do not need an NPDES permit; however, industrial, municipal, and other facilities must obtain permits if their discharges go directly to surface waters. In most cases, the NPDES permit program is administered by authorized states."
This information is taken from the NPDES Program home page at http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/index.cfm.
For more information, please see the NPDES Permit Program Basics Frequently Asked Questions at: http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/faqs.cfm?program_id=45
All persons who generate, transport, recycle, treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste are required to notify EPA of their hazardous waste activities. EPA ID numbers are obtained by filing EPA Form 8700-12, Notification of Regulated Waste Activity (PDF), (46 pp, 240K, About PDF) with the appropriate EPA Regional or authorized state RCRA office (Sections 262.12, 263.12, and 264.11).
This information is from the Office of Waste's Frequent Question at:
EPA issues Pesticide-Producing Establishment numbers for facilities where pesticides or pesticide devices are produced. These facilities include foreign establishments that import pesticides and/or devices to the United States.
The EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) has responsibility for this regulatory activity. Go to the Compliance Monitoring: Pesticide Establishment Registration and Reporting Web site for reporting forms and additional information.
For information on registering pesticide products, please see the following FAQs:
Title: How can I register a pesticide? Where can I locate information about pesticide reregistration?
Title: What is a pesticide registration or establishment number? Where can I look up information about a pesticide if all I have is the registration number? Where can I locate information about a pesticide label?
Companies or people who have PCB transformers must register them with the EPA using form 7720-12 (PDF) (1 pp, 13.K, About PDF). Any company or person conducting business involving the disposal of PCBs or conducting research and development involving PCBs must notify the EPA using form 7710-53 (PDF) (1 pp, 14.5K, About PDF) and receive an ID number.
For more information on registering PCB activity, please see the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) home page:
Looking for information about certification? See How do I get Certified?
Links referred to above:
Authorized States, http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/statestats.cfm
EPA Form 8700-12, Notification of Regulated Waste Activity (PDF),
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/inforesources/data/form8700/8700-12.pdf (46 pp, 240K, About PDF)
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