Illinois Hazardous Waste Annual Report

Illinois Hazardous Waste Annual Report

Beginning in calendar year 2020, Illinois EPA is electing to utilize U.S. EPA’s federal Biennial Report System for entities that are required to report hazardous waste generation or management information. U.S. EPA has enhanced the Biennial Reporting System to accommodate states, like Illinois, that require annual hazardous waste reporting. This means, individuals that submit reports to Illinois EPA on behalf of the regulated companies will need to be registered through RCRAInfo to enter data or submit the report. Transitioning the reporting to RCRAInfo will be easier for most Illinois companies because of the centralized online reporting structure. 

Hard copies of reports may still be submitted but should not be necessary for most companies. Forms are located at https://rcrapublic.epa.gov/rcrainfoweb/documents/rcra_subtitleC_forms_and_instructions.pdf
and will need to be printed and mailed to Hope Wright at the address shown below.

Illinois EPA highly recommends for each company that is required to complete the Illinois Annual Hazardous Waste Report to have one company officer or manager sign up for Site Manager role in RCRAInfo. The Site Manager needs to be someone with a company email account, not a personal email, as only company employees will be granted this right without additional information (see below, “If you have no company email”).

Once a Site Manager is approved to manipulate company data in RCRAInfo, that company employee may approve other employees or contractors (see “contractor” below) as Site Manager or to work on and review the report (Preparer, Viewer, or Certifier). Companies that have an employee with a Site Manager role do not need to apply again for that role. We recommend, but do not require, that each company have two people with the Site Manager role, in case one is out of the office. 

To Register:  Go to  https://rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoprod/action/secured/login and click on Register. Then click on “Continue to Industry User Registration” and complete the forms. Once you have received approval, you can begin to work on the report.

If you have no company email, send a letter on company letterhead requesting that someone be granted Site Manager rights. Include your company’s U.S. EPA ID number, the requested person’s name, e-mail, and the ID they plan to use. Send the request to:

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Attn:  Hope Wright #24
PO Box 19276
Springfield IL 62794

In order for a contractor to work on your report, you will need to have an officer or manager signed up for Site Manager role and they can approve the contractor for annual report work.  This is for your company’s protection, we have in the past had contractors request e-manifest rights for companies where the generator had never heard of the contractor.  


There are several roles in the Biennial Report system: a Viewer can only view what someone else prepared and a Preparer can prepare but not Certify/Submit. Therefore, we are not approving someone as a Viewer or Preparer, so if you want a consultant to Prepare your report, then have an officer or manager sign up for Site Manager, as they will be able to Certify and can also approve the consultant.

The Generator fee of $500 remains in effect for anyone that was a Large Quantity Generator in one or more months during the year. When your payment is submitted, please ensure a cover letter or the check memo includes “Large Quantity Generator Fee” and has your company identification number, in order for us to properly credit your account. Submit your payment to:
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Attn:  Fiscal #2 HAR
PO Box 19276
Springfield IL 62794