RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit Application Forms and Instructions
This information is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality  
to assist the public and regulated community .

Form #:  WAS036
Applications and Forms
Revised: 10/25/17
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1,446 KB Part A.pdf
880 KB Instructions.pdf

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) establishes permitting requirements applicable to hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facilities (TSDFs). The owner and operator of a TSDF must submit an application and obtain a permit as required under Title 128 - Nebraska Hazardous Waste Regulations to treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste. Specifically, applicants must submit the information required on the RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit Application [EPA Form 8700-23] for a first permit application or for a revised permit application.

Owners and operators of the following four types of TSDF’s are subject to the requirements: new facilities not yet constructed; newly regulated existing facilities subject to RCRA permitting requirements for the first time; permitted facilities with newly regulated units; and interim status facilities. New facilities must submit both a Part A and Part B Application at least 180 days before commencing physical construction of the facility. A permit must be issued before construction begins. Existing facilities must submit a Part A Permit Application no later than six months following publication of regulations that subject the facility to the requirement to have a RCRA hazardous waste permit. Please note, in accordance with Nebraska Legislative Bill 114, any person who desires a permit for a commercial hazardous waste management facility must comply with applicable statutory requirements regarding siting a commercial hazardous waste management facility prior to making application.

The instructions in the booklet will assist you in starting the permit process by completing and submitting a RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit Application, or in modifying your hazardous waste permit by submitting a revised application. There are two parts to a RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit Application, Part A and Part B. The Part A consists of EPA Form 8700-23 (includes both the RCRA Subtitle C Site Identification Form and the Hazardous Waste Permit Information Form) along with maps, drawings and photographs. Part B of the RCRA hazardous waste permit application contains detailed site specific information. There is no form for the Part B Permit Application; rather, the Part B must be submitted in narrative form describing, in part, the processes to be used for treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes and the design capacity of such processes. You need only submit one RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit Application (Part A and Part B) per facility.

The Site Identification and Hazardous Waste Permit Information Forms are screen-fillable. To complete the forms on-screen, you must have either the full Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher. Use the tab key to move between entries. If you only have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can only fill-out and print the forms within your web browser. You cannot save the forms. If you have the full Adobe Acrobat, however, you can both fill-out and save the forms.

There are differences between EPA and NDEQ regulations and therefore some sections of the Site ID Form do not require completion. These sections include:
  • Section 10.C. – Waste Codes for State Regulated (non-Federal) Hazardous Wastes
  • Section 11.C. - Used Oil Activities
    1. Used Oil Transporter
    2. Used Oil Processor and/or Re-refiner
  • Section 12. – Eligible Academic Entities with Laboratories
  • Section 13. – Episodic Generation
  • Section 14. – LQG Consolidation of VSQG Waste
  • Section 15. – Notification of LQG Site Closure for a Central Accumulation (CAA) OR Entire Facility
When filling out the forms type or print an “X” in all items that apply (if “Yes” type or print an “X” in the “Y” box; if “No”, type or print a “X” in the “N” box). Enter your site’s DEQ/EPA Identification Number in the top left hand corner on all pages of the forms for a revised permit application. For a first permit application, leave the DEQ/EPA Identification Number blank. Comments to clarify or provide additional information for entries should be entered in Item 18. Comments and Item 11. Comments of the Site Identification and Hazardous Waste Permit Information Forms, respectively. When entering information in a comment section, enter the number and box letter to which the comment refers.

In Item 19, of the Site Identification Form, provide the required ink signatures. The signatures must be original. Stamped or photocopied signatures are not acceptable. The person who signs the form is responsible for certifying the information is true, accurate and is complete. If you are a consultant and/or other representative completing the form on behalf of a client, the NDEQ requires submittal of written verification from the client delegating responsibility as an authorized representative for purposes of certification.

When you are finished, simply print and mail a completed signed copy of the Part A forms along with the Part B to:

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Waste Management Section
1200 N Street
Suite #400, The Atrium
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the booklet/forms you may contact us at (402) 471-4210 or via email at ndeq.wastecompl@nebraska.gov