Call or write your state hazardous waste management agency or the hazardous waste division of your EPA Regional office (locate phone numbers HERE)
and ask for a copy of EPA Form 8700-12, "Notification of Hazardous Waste Activity." (State
offices can be found using the State Agency Locator). You will be sent a booklet that contains a form with instructions and those portions of the regulations that will help you identify your waste. (Note: A few states use a form that is different from the federal form. Your state agency will send you the appropriate form to complete.)
Fill in the form. To complete Item IX of the form, you will need to identify your hazardous waste by its EPA Hazardous Waste Code. For a complete list of waste codes, you should consult 40 CFR Part 261, or call your state or regional EPA office or the RCRA Hotline (800-424-9346 or in the Washington DC area call 703-412-9810). The form you receive from your state might contain an additional sheet that provides more space for waste codes. Complete one copy of the form for each business site where you generate or handle hazardous waste. Each site will receive its own EPA Identification Number. Make sure you sign the certification in Item X.
Send the completed form to your state hazardous waste contact. This address is listed in the information booklet that you will receive with the form.