July 1, 2018
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EPA Launched e-Manifest. Now What?

The EPA has launched e-Manifest, a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically, on June 30, 2018. Since launch, data from all RCRA hazardous waste shipments must be transferred to EPA’s e-Manifest system. US Ecology is committed to providing our customers with unequaled service excellence as we navigate through this new process.

What Should You Do Now?

  • Register as a Site Manager.
  • You may start ordering 5-part manifests, now accepted with the new implementation. US Ecology will continue to accept the 6-part manifest until your stocks have been depleted. https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/hazardous-waste-manifest-system#uniform
  • Please check for individual state requirements.
  • Attend the EPA and State Webinars and Informational Meetings.
  • Please visit our website www.usecology.com for continued updates as we work diligently to serve our customers.

US Ecology representatives have been involved in technical discussions with the EPA since the initial e-Manifest proposal in 2001. As EPA released the specifications of their system, we have integrated our Customer Online Resource (COR) and our internal systems to meet EPA’s requirements for the e-Manifest. US Ecology TSDFs upload the required information and image into the EPA’s system and assess $20.00 per manifest to our customers.

The e-Manifest Act authorizes the EPA to implement an electronic manifest system with the costs to be recovered by the application of user fees. EPA is continuing to allow paper manifests despite the launch of the e-Manifest system. However, EPA and US Ecology strongly encourage the use of electronic manifests which will be the least expensive and easiest way to comply with the regulations.

US Ecology will continue to send out additional information as the system evolves. Please contact your Customer Service Representative, the National Customer Service Team (800-592-5489) with any qustions you may have. Additionally, please visit the EPA website for more information: https://www.epa.gov/e-manifest

Associated Links:

EPA e-Manifest main page: https://www.epa.gov/e-manifest  EPA FAQs: https://www.epa.gov/e-manifest/frequent-questions-about-e-manifest EPA Webinars: https://www.epa.gov/e-manifest/monthly-webinars-about-hazardous-waste-electronic-manifest-e-manifest#upcoming EPA fee schedule: https://www.epa.gov/e-manifest/e-manifest-user-fees-and-payment-information  RCRA Info link: https://rcrainfopreprod.epa.gov/rcrainfo/action/secured/login EPA’s Webinar- “How to Register as a User in the e-Manifest System:” http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/p4r7p009pni/