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Permit Number vs. Solid Waste Registration Number

Information providing guidance as to whether you need an IHW registration number or IHW permit number through TCEQ.

Don't mistake a permit number with a solid waste registration number. Your facility only needs a permit number if your operation intends to store, treat, or dispose of hazardous or industrial waste on site. Since most operations do not need to go through the permitting process, they do not get "permit" numbers. However, industrial generators and hazardous waste generators do receive solid waste registration numbers when they notify the TCEQ of their waste activities. This number is sometimes referred to as a "registration number" or "state I.D. number."

Unlike a company, a solid waste registration number does not move. It is permanently associated with a physical location and one specific street address. Therefore, if your company moves to a location that already has a number, you will then use that location's solid waste registration number after notifying the TCEQ using the Notification for Hazardous or Industrial Waste Management Form (TCEQ-0002) and the Core Data Form (TCEQ-10400). If your new location does not have a solid waste registration number, then a new initial notification package and the Core Data Form(TCEQ-10400) must be submitted. To take care of notification requirements for a new ownership or company name change, complete the Core Data Form (TCEQ-10400).

To acquire a stand-alone EPA identification number (ID) when a Texas solid waste registration number is not necessary, fill out the Notification of Regulated Waste Activity Form (8700-12) Exit Site and send it to the TCEQ for processing. If you are required to have both an EPA ID number and a Texas solid waste registration number, please use the Core Data Form (TCEQ-10400), Notification for Hazardous or Industrial Waste Management Form (TCEQ-00002) and the Notification of Regulated Waste Activity Form (8700-12) Exit Site.

Mail any of the above referenced forms that you are required to fill out to:

TCEQ
Registration and Reporting Section, MC 129
PO Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

Phone 512/239-6413
FAX 512/239-6410