Registration of Hazardous Waste Generators and Facilities

Any person, partnership or company in B.C. that produces, stores, treats, recycles or discharges more than a prescribed quantity of hazardous waste must register with the Ministry Director within 30 days by completing a registration form and applying for a Provincial Identification Number (see Section 43 of the Hazardous Waste Regulation).

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.

Prescribed quantities for different types of hazardous waste are listed in Schedule 6 of the Hazardous Waste Regulation (HWR). This includes any hazardous waste that has been:

  • Generated within a 30-day period at a facility
  • Stored at any time at a facility
  • Treated, recycled or disposed of within a one-day period at a facility

For a facility storing, treating, recycling or discharging the quantity of hazardous waste requiring registration, the following plans and posting of financial security may be required for approval by the director:

  • Plans and specifications of the facility (HWR Section 4),
  • Operational plan (HWR Section 4),
  • Contingency plan (HWR Section 11), and
  • Closure plan (HWR Section 14)

Note: guidance documents are available for the plans and financial security.

Please note that treatment of hazardous waste requires approval of a demonstration trial, reporting of the trial results and inclusion of the treatment process in the operational plan. The delisting of solid residue from treatment also requires the approval of the delisting protocol or method (HWR section 53) by the director.

As instructed in the guidance documents, certification by a qualified professional may be a requirement in specific plans and submission documents. Certification will include a statement signed by a qualified professional licensed to practice in British Columbia indicating that each of the plans fully complies with the Hazardous Waste Regulation

Generator Registration Form

To register as a generator of hazardous waste, use this Registration Form (PDF).

Please read the guidance document before completing this form:

  1. Generators that store waste generated at a different site, or treat, recycle or dispose of hazardous waste, must also register as a facility and obtain a Registered Site (RS) number. See Registered Site Registration below.
  2. Facilities that are required to register may also be required to submit operational plans and various other plans to the director for approval as part of the registration process. Please refer to the guidance documents on the Guidance, Forms & Fees page of the Waste Discharge Authorization section.
  3. Note that the Hazardous Waste Regulation contains a provision for the owner of a hazardous waste storage facility to provide financial security at the discretion of the director.
  4. A generator, whose primary business is not waste management and who is only passively storing hazardous waste on the site it was generated, is exempt from the need submit plans for approval unless required by the director. However, these generators do need to prepare the Section 4 (design) plans and specifications for the facility as per the Plans and Specifications Guidance, and keep the plans at the facility.
  5. Return collection facilities require facility registration; please use the generator registration form.

Completed Generator Registration forms

All Completed Generator registration forms should be submitted to:

**The Ministry encourages and prefers electronic submissions for applications.

E-mail: BCGregistrations@gov.bc.ca**
Fax: BCG Registration (250) 356-0299

 

Mail to:

BCG Registrations
Ministry of Environment
PO BOX 9377 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9M1

 

By courier to:

BCG Registrations
Ministry of Environment
3rd Floor, 2975 Jutland Rd
Victoria BC V8T 5J9

For more information or questions on Generator registrations please email BCGregistrations@gov.bc.ca

 


Registered Site Registration Form

To apply for this type of registration, follow the Routine Application Process for a Waste Discharge Authorization. It is very important to review the information provided in the Waste Discharge Authorization section before applying to ensure all the required information is submitted for review. An application can be tracked through the Search Status and Documents page.

To register, use the Registered Sites Form EPD-HWR-01.1 (PDF) 

Registered site registration also requires the submission of the following documents: plans and specifications, operational plan, contingency plan and closure plan, and if applicable, demonstration trial and delisting protocol approval. Posting of financial security is also a requirement.

The Ministry of Environment has prepared guidance documents to assist you in preparing the documents required for submission. The guidance documents also support transparent, fair and consistent review of the submissions by Ministry staff. Visit the Guidance, Forms & Fees page to view the Hazardous Waste Regulation guidance on Registered Site registration.

Where a substitution from a requirement of the regulation is required, use Change in Requirements (HWR s. 51) - Form EPD-HWR-03.1 (PDF).

Completed Registered Site Registration forms

All Completed Registered Site registration forms and supporting documents should be submitted to:

E-mail: PermitAdministration.VictoriaEPD@gov.bc.ca
**The Ministry encourages and prefers electronic submissions for applications.

 

Mail to:

Victoria Permit Administration
Business Services Section
Ministry of Environment
PO BOX 9377 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9M1

 

By courier to:

Victoria Permit Administration
Business Services Section
Ministry of Environment
3rd Floor, 2975 Jutland Rd
Victoria BC V8T 5J9

For more information or questions on Registered Site registration please email PermitAdministration.VictoriaEPD@gov.bc.ca

 


Provincial Identification Numbers

BCG numbers are issued to hazardous waste generators; RS numbers are issued to hazardous waste management facilities.

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. In the case where a facility is shipping hazardous waste in quantities that require a manifest but the facility does not require registration (i.e. a Provincial Identification number is not issued), then “N/A” can be entered as the Provincial ID No. on the manifest. Do not leave this section blank.