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Hazardous Waste - Waste Management Program

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The Hazardous Waste Section is responsible for regulating the storage, treatment, transport, and disposal of hazardous waste in the state of South Dakota.  The hazardous waste section also provides technical assistance, conducts inspections, conducts complaint investigations, and assigns generator identification numbers.

From left to right: Water treatment chemicals.  Temporary storage of used oil.

2019 Hazardous Waste Rule

Found under the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) Chapter 74:28, the state's updated hazardous waste rules became effective September 3, 2019. The updated rules reflect federal hazardous waste regulations adopted by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40 Parts 260 through 265 and parts 266 through 279 revised through June 30, 2018. In addition, the state rule update includes two final federal regulations published in the Federal Register: November 30, 2018 (airbags) and February 22, 2019 (hazardous waste pharmaceuticals).

For a copy of the state’s rules, click here: Questions regarding the rules may be directed to Carrie Jacobson by email at or to hazardous waste program staff by calling 605-773-3153.

Dakota Digital Network Presentation on Proposed Rule Updates

On June 18, 2019, staff from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) hazardous waste section provided an overview of proposed updates to the state’s hazardous waste regulations. The event took place via the Dakota Digital Network (DDN) at locations across the state. A copy of the slide presentation used during the DDN presentation can be viewed at the following link:

June 18, 2019 Proposed Rule Update Presentation Slides.


If you have any questions about the DDN presentation or the proposed rules, please contact: Anthony Wagner or Dale Healey at 605-773-3153.

e-Manifest National Tracking System

EPA has established a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically.  This system, known as "e-Manifest", modernized the nation's cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process.  EPA launched the e-Manifest system nation-wide on June 30, 2018.  Until the SDDENR incorporates the e-Manifest rule into the state's hazardous waste rules, EPA will continue to implement the system; however, South Dakota is responsible for providing access to the system for South Dakota hazaroudous waste generators.

For more information/fact sheets, please see EPA's e-Manifest fact sheet website at:

Specifically, the Hazardous Waste Generators Fact Sheet can be found at:

Contact Tony Wagner or Dale Healey at (605) 773-3153 to access the e-Manifest system or if you have any additional questions.

Determining If Your Business Is a Hazardous Waste Generator

To determine whether your business generates hazardous waste, the following regulatory summary is a good starting point:


After reviewing the information, if you have any questions or if your situation does not appear to be addressed, contact the South Dakota Hazardous Waste section by e-mail or by calling (605) 773-3153.  If you wish to read the South Dakota statutes and regulations pertaining to generators of hazardous waste, visit the South Dakota Environmental Permitting and Regulation Guide or read the following: South Dakota Codified Law 34A-11, Administrative Rules of South Dakota 74:28, and 40 CFR Parts 260-279.

Obtaining a Hazardous Waste ID Number


To obtain a hazardous waste ID Number:

Hazardous Waste Biennial Report

Please click on the Hazardous Waste Biennial Report for information about submitting a report.

Links to Additional Information


Hazardous Waste Generator Lists/Maps

For EPA information about hazardous waste generators and locations go to:

Instructions to populate a list/map using the above website:

  • Scroll down to the "RCRAInfo" section under the "Waste" tab to enter the point of interest in the text box and click on the magnify/search tool.
  • On the new webpage, click on "List and Map Facilities Reporting in This View" box located to the left of the map on this page.
  • This show a map of the hazardous waste generators at the specified location as well as show a list of those generators located below the map.
  • For additional information about these specific hazardous waste generators, click on the orange box on the map that represents a generator or scroll down the list to find the generator of interest and click on "Detailed Report".


Inspections and Enforcement Lists/Maps

For EPA information about hazardous waste inspections and enforcement lists/maps go to:


Meth Labs

For information pertaining to the cleanup of meth labs click on Clandestine Meth Labs.


Lead Paint

General Paint Removal Guidance for Water Towers, Electrical Towers and Bridges

Lead-Based Paint Removal and Disposal

Lead Paint Testing and Removal Services in South Dakota - EPA database to locate certified inspection, risk assessment, and abatement firms



For EPA information about cleanup of Mercury in Schools go to:

For EPA information about disposal and cleanup of Mercury spills go to:


Presentation on Handling Hazardous Waste Generated in South Dakota Agricultural Implements

For more information about handling hazardous waste generated in South Dakota Agricultural Implements, please view DENR's 2016 Agricultural Implement Hazardous Waste Presentation



For more information on RCRAInfo, go to:


School Lab Chemical Cleanup

For an electronic copy of the School Chemical Cleanout Toolkit for Region 8 states go to:


Universal Waste

An overview of the Universal Waste Rule: Universal Waste Rule overview


Electronic Waste

A Guide for Businesses in South Dakota:  E-Waste Management

Regulation of Cathode Ray Tubes:

Links to Hazardous Waste Handlers or Recyclers Servicing South Dakota:

Hazardous Waste Contractors
Antifreeze Recyclers
Battery Recyclers
Electronics Recyclers
Mercury and Bulb Recyclers
Transporters/Marketers of Used Oil and Oil Filters

PCB Services


If you have additional questions pertaining to hazardous waste, contact Carrie Jacobson by e-mail or by calling (605) 773-3153.


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