Registration of Hazardous Waste Generators and Facilities
The Hazardous Waste Regulation has recently been amended and Form 1A and Form 1B in Schedule 5 have been replaced with Form 1, Registration Form.
For assistance in filling out the form please see the Generator Registration (BCG) Application Guidance Document. (PDF/418 KB) NEW: January 2013
Registration Applications Form should be submitted to the Regional Operations Branch office in which area the generation or management site is located. A map and list of the regional offices can be found here. Choose the applicable region and click on the “contact us” link (usually on the left column) to obtain that region’s contact information.
Section 43 of the Regulation requires that any person, partnership or company in British Columbia that produces, stores, treats, recycles or discharges more than a prescribed quantity of hazardous waste register with the ministry director within 30 days by completing a registration form and applying for a Provincial Identification Number. The prescribed quantities for different types of hazardous waste are listed in Schedule 6 of the Regulation
The Schedule 6 quantities of hazardous waste are quantities that are:
- generated within a 30-day period at a facility,
- stored at any time at a facility, or
- treated, recycled or disposed of within a one-day period at a facility.
BCG numbers are issued to hazardous waste generators; RS numbers are issued to hazardous waste management facilities.
Registration information for hazardous waste generators and management facilities must be kept up-to-date by submitting the registration form with updated information within 30-days of any changes.
Provincial Identification numbers, either prefixed by BCG or RS, must be entered on manifest forms as “Provincial ID No.” when transporting hazardous waste in a quantity where a manifest is required. If a facility is shipping hazardous waste in quantities that require a manifest for transport, but the facility does not require registration (a Provincial Identification number is not issued), Section A, Provincial ID No. on the manifest is to be completed by entering N/A in lieu of the number. Do not leave this section blank.
Facilities that are required to register may also be required to submit operational plans and various other plans to the director for approval. Please refer to the Hazardous Waste Regulation Information Note for further information.
The following instructions are supplementary to the instructions printed on the Registration Form to help clarify some aspects of the form:
- Registration No./ Provincial ID No. refers to the existing BCG number for the facility, whereas the RS number is the RS number associated with a facility's operational plan. In the initial registration, these spaces should be left blank and the ministry will assign a number based on the information provided. In the table in section B, the “quantity in storage” is the maximum quantity of hazardous waste to be stored at any time.
- In the table in Section C, the “quantity capacity” is the maximum quantity of hazardous waste to be stored at any time.