A provisional generator is any site currently generating hazardous waste only as the result of a one-time, non-recurring, temporary event that is not related to normal production processes. In other words, it’s a short-term generator that produces hazardous waste from a particular activity for a limited time and then ceases conducting that activity.
Provisional generators are subject to the same regulations as permanent generators found in North Carolina’s Hazardous Waste Management Rules promulgated under 15A NCAC 13A. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in compliance orders and penalties.
What is Provisional ID number used for?
Provisional ID numbers are used to track hazardous wastes generated at sites that do not have a permanent EPA ID# and that do not ordinarily generate any hazardous waste. The numbers are for one time use and automatically expire after 90 days. An extension may be granted if you notify the Hazardous Waste Section prior to the expiration of 90 days.
Is there a Fee associated with Provisional ID numbers?
The same fees apply to provisional generators that apply to permanent generators of hazardous waste. For instance:
• Small Quantity Generators pay $175.00 for 100 kg up to 1,000 kg (220 up to 2,200 lbs)
• Large Quantity Generators pay $1,400.00 for 1,000 kg or more (2,200 lbs. or more)
No provisional ID numbers will be issued until the fee has been paid. The application for the provisional ID number must be legible and all items completed. Provisional EPA ID numbers will be sent to the contact mailing address followed by an email.
The provisional EPA ID number application and the appropriate fee, payable by check or money order should be mailed to:
Division of Waste Management
Hazardous Waste Section
1646 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1646