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One-Time Waste Shipment Program

Information on how to register for a temporary Texas registration number, temporary EPA ID number and temporary Texas waste code for a one-time shipment of waste.

The One-Time Shipment (OTS) Program is for generators who do not have an active solid waste registration (SWR) and normally would not require an SWR. TCEQ will issue a temporary Texas registration number, temporary Texas waste codes, and, if necessary, a temporary EPA ID number in response to a one-time shipment request. (See the following for details and exceptions.)

To obtain a temporary registration complete the application/pdfOne-Time Shipment Request for Texas Waste Code for Shipment of Industrial Class 1 and EPA Hazardous Waste Form (TCEQ-0757).

The OTS Waste Code is valid for only the specified waste, only for that occurrence, and only within one year of the OTS request submission.

Nonindustrial conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs) and industrial CESQGs that generate less than 220 pounds of Class 1 waste do not need a OTS Texas waste code. Per 30 Texas Administrative Code 335.503(b)(6)Exit the TCEQ, those facilities should assign their own numbers using "CESQ" as the four-digit sequence number of the Texas waste code and "CESQG" as the generator ID number. If the waste is hazardous, "TXCESQG" should be used as the EPA ID number.

Normal processing time for a one-time shipment code request is 2-3 working days. Requests may be expedited on an individual basis if one or more of the following criteria applies (documentation must be provided):

  1. Financial duress for the generating company. For example, if results are not received within a specific time, the company will suffer temporary/permanent close of business, bankruptcy, or layoff of personnel.
  2. Endangerment to human health or the environment.
  3. Waste removal is mandated under governmental order, for example, a local, state, or federal government enforcement action.

The completed OTS form must be faxed to 512-239-6410.

Registered generators assign their own sequence numbers to their "one-time" wastes by using State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS) or by completing Parts F & G of the application/pdfNotification for Hazardous or Industrial Waste Management Form (TCEQ-00002) (application/pdfinstructions also available). You must indicate that the waste was generated on a one-time basis in the description of the waste and should inactivate the waste code when the waste is no longer generated.

"One-time" wastes managed for registered generators are:

  • included when determining your generator status (i.e., CESQG, SQG, LQG) during the month when the waste is generated, and
  • included in determining your annual hazardous and Class 1 Industrial waste generation fee.