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RCRAInfo Search User Guide

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The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo) is used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to track entities regulated under RCRAInfo subtitle C (hazardous waste handlers). RCRAInfo includes data on general handler information, permit or closure status, compliance with federal and state regulations, and cleanup activities.

This is a brief user's guide to the RCRAInfo Search. Select between a variety of different search options and output options detailed below. Contact us if you have any suggestions for improvements to these pages.

Facility Identification Search Option

Facility Name

Enter the complete or partial facility name to retrieve all facilities with that name. Select the "Containing" option when entering a partial name for a better retrieval the first time you access the data. When an "Exact Match" option is specified for a facility name, only facilities that exactly match the name as entered will be retrieved.

Handler ID

Enter the complete or partial Handler ID to retrieve all facilities with that ID. Select the "Containing" option when entering a partial ID for a better retrieval the first time you access the data. When an "Exact Match" option is specified for a Handler ID, only facilities that exactly match the ID as entered will be retrieved.

Geography Search Option

Select from the following geographical search options: ZIP Code, Address, City, County, State, and EPA Region.

ZIP Code

The entry can be one or more digits. It allows you to enter the zip plus-4 extension as well.

Address

Enter a complete or partial street address.

City

Enter a complete or partial city name. Entering the two-character state postal abbreviation will help to narrow the search.

County

Enter a complete or partial county name and a two-character state postal abbreviation. Entering the two-character state postal abbreviation will help to narrow the search

State

Enter a two-character state postal abbreviation. A list of the postal abbreviations and the state names is provided below:

AK = Alaska AL = Alabama AR = Arkansas
AS = American Samoa AZ = Arizona CA = California
CN = Canada CO = Colorado CT = Connecticut
DC = District of Columbia DE = Delaware FL = Florida
FM = Federated States of Micronesia GA = Georgia GU = Guam
HI = Hawaii IA = Iowa ID = Idaho
IL = Illinois IN = Indiana KS = Kansas
KY = Kentucky LA = Louisiana MA = Massachusetts
MD = Maryland ME = Maine MH = Marshall Island
MI = Michigan MN = Minnesota MO = Missouri
MP = Northern Mariana Islands MS = Mississippi MT = Montana
NC = North Carolina ND = North Dakota NE = Nebraska
NH = New Hampshire NJ = New Jersey NM = New Mexico
NV = Nevada NY = New York OH = Ohio
OK = Oklahoma OR = Oregon PA = Pennsylvania
PR = Puerto Rico PW = Palau, Republic of RI = Rhode Island
SC = South Carolina SD = South Dakota TN = Tennessee
TX = Texas UT = Utah VA = Virginia
VI = Virgin Islands VT = Vermont WA = Washington
WI = Wisconsin WV = West Virginia WY = Wyoming

Note: We strongly recommend that you enter a small geographical area to begin the search since Envirofacts contains a large number of facilities.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Search Option

You may enter a partial or complete NAICS Code as search criteria for your search. You do not need to enter any other search criteria in conjunction with the NAICS Code.

The individual digits within the NAICS code indicate different levels of granularity in identifying a business. Here is an example of the granularity the individual digits provide:

No. Example
Digits NAICS Definition / Granularity
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Two 31xxxx Manufacturing
Three 311xxx Food Manufacturing
Four 3115xx Food Manufacturing, Diary Products
Five 31151x Food Manufacturing, Diary Products, (Not Frozen)
Six 311511 Food Manufacturing, Diary Products, (Not Frozen), Fluid Milk

Select a search option from the drop down menu. For the "Equal to" option enter a 4 to 6-digit NAICS code. For "Beginning with" or "Containing" enter up to 6 digits.

Handler Type Search Option

Select All Handler Universes or select one from either Transport,Storage,Disposal Facilities or Other Universes.

Transport, Storage, Disposal Facilities:

  • Full Enforcement Universe
  • Closure Workload Universe
  • Permit Progress Universe
  • Permit Workload Universe
  • Post-Closure Workload Universe
  • TSDFs Corrective Action Workload
  • TSDFs Potentially Subject to Corrective Action Under 30004 (u)/(v)
  • TSDFs Subject to Corrective Action Under Discretionary Authority
  • TSDFs Subject to Corrective Action Workload

Other Universes:

  • Large Quantity Generator
  • Small Quantity Generator
  • Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator
  • Transporter
  • Used Oil Universe

Process Search Option

Select which handling process or processes to include in the search. Select as many processes as are appropriate. The default is "All Processes."

Search Values Option

Click on "Use Multisystem facility information to perform facility search" to identify facilities, using facility information from all program systems. Click on "Use RCRAInfo facility information to perform facility search" to identify facilities, using only RCRAInfo facility information.

Output Selection Search Option

The output, organized by facility, shows the facility information first in a tabular format, with additional information available by clicking the View Facility Information link.

Basic Facility Information

The Basic Facility Information that you will receive with this search consists of the following variables:

Additional Tabular Output:

Handler/Facility Classification

The output, organized by facility, is shown first in a label format, followed by a tabular listing of the additional information.

Facility Information:

Additional Tabular Output:

Process Information

The output, organized by facility, is shown first in a label format, followed by a tabular listing of the additional information.

Facility Information:

The Additional Tabular Output is Process Unit Information by Group (units having the same process code, unit of measure, and activity track at the same facility):

Usage Constraints

Information in the RCRAInfo database can be freely accessed through the use of this search. The complexity of the search is up to the user. Searches that return a large volume of data may terminate prematurely due to system limitations. Develop searches that return small batches of data and terminate the session as soon as the searches have been executed, so that others can access the database.

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