Your DEQ Online is an important and exciting upgrade to the way we do business, both internally and with the public. Over the next two years, 23 of DEQ’s regulatory programs will move online, including permit submittal, fee submittal and other payments, reporting, inspections, enforcement, complaints, and public records. Our goals are to streamline our processes, make them even more accessible to our stakeholders and the public and, ultimately, make it easier to work with DEQ.
For the Hazardous Waste Program, this will mean annual reporting will be changing from HazWaste.net to Your DEQ Online. Eventually, as we move away from paper forms, the added benefit of this change will be electronic payment options! Your DEQ Online is going live in phases, with Hazardous Waste registration beginning July 6, 2021 and full access to system expected Fall 2021.
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Purpose of HazWaste.net
HazWaste.net is DEQ’s online system for submitting the annual hazardous waste report. All small and large quantity hazardous waste generators are required to submit an annual report to DEQ. The report is due March 1st of every year and provides information on activities of the previous calendar year. In late December of every year a letter is mailed to remind small and large quantity generators of this reporting requirement.
We encourage you to use HazWaste.net as a management tool to track waste shipments and to compare to your prior year’s shipments. You’ll find helpful hints plus validation checks to help identify and correct errors before your data is submitted to DEQ.
Registered Conditionally Exempt Generators will not receive an annual reminder letter because CEGs are not required to submit an annual report unless there has been a change in generator status or site information. If your company’s generator status goes above the CEG limit in any one month an annual report is due for that calendar year.
All registered generators can use HazWaste.net throughout the year to report business closures, to update site contact information, or to report a change in generator status.
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Additional reporting information
DEQ is aligning its hazardous waste fees to better support program needs. The fees will ensure DEQ continues to implement the state’s federally delegated hazardous waste management program while providing technical assistance to many more business. These fees will affect approximately 500 sites generating hazardous waste and two businesses operating permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.
On July 18, 2019, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission approved a fee increase that will be phased in over six years. For those fees, DEQ will invoice generators and permitted facilities at the new rate starting July 21, 2019. The invoice will be based on waste generated from January 2018 to December 2018 as reported to DEQ in 2019. Each subsequent phase of the fee increase will take effect on January 1 of each year.
Fact Sheet: Adopted 2019 Hazardous Waste Fee Increase