EPA Begins E-Manifest to Ease Hazardous Waste Shipment Reporting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched “eManifest,” an electronic tracking system for hazardous waste. Marinas and boatyards that generate and ship out hazardous materials and view, create and/or sign manifests electronically or make corrections to manifests can now submit manifests electronically. Each facility will need to have an EPA identification number, which can be obtained by submitting EPA form 8700-12. The form can be found on RCRAInfo Web . To register for eManifest and to find out more information click here.

Paper manifests can still be used but electronic reporting in encouraged. Also existing copy manifest forms have been replaced by a shorter 5-copy form.

E-Manifest affects any regulated waste shipped on a manifest, including: RCRA federal hazardous waste, regulated PCB waste, state-regulated hazardous waste (if manifest is required by origination or destination state), very small quantity generator waste (if manifest required by state), and imported hazardous waste.

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