EPA Electronic Manifest

The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest, colloquially called e-Manifest, is a national database for electronic cradle-to-grave tracking of all hazardous waste shipments intended to replace the current paper-based system. 

The centralized and digital platform, operated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will record and track all hazardous waste manifest activities in the United States.  Upon launching, data from all RCRA hazardous waste shipments must be transferred to EPA’s e-Manifest National Database system. The database is expected to go live June 30, 2018.

 

ARE YOU READY FOR E-MANIFEST? 

   Tradebe is interested in partnering with our generators and customers on this important change. 

   We will reach out to establish the appropriate agreements to act as an e-Manifest agent for our customers.  

   Please take our e-Manifest Survey now so that we may better understand and serve your needs.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email our e-Manifest Team at  e-manifest.faq@tradebe.com.

What is e-Manifest?

WHAT IS E-MANIFEST?

The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest, colloquially called e-Manifest, is a national database for electronic cradle-to-grave tracking of all hazardous waste shipments intended to replace the current paper-based system. 

The centralized and digital platform, operated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will record and track all hazardous waste manifest activities in the United States.  Upon launching, data from all RCRA hazardous waste shipments must be transferred to EPA’s e-Manifest National Database system. The database is expected to go live June 30, 2018.


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Designed to modernize the EPA national tracking of hazardous waste shipments into a single hub while improving accuracy, processing and correction of hazardous waste manifests;
  • Increase the effectiveness of compliance monitoring for Regulators while providing potential for RCRA biennial reporting integration and other federal/state systems;
  • Not a mandatory program, although the incentives (fees) are established by the EPA with the intent to “end” paper copy shipments in three to five years;
  • States that require Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) to use a Hazardous Waste Manifest can also elect to ship on electronic manifest;
  • Manifest information will be available to the public 90-Days after receipt at the Receiving Facility; 
  • EPA will replace the current 6-part manifest with a new 5-Part Manifest; however, the EPA will allow Handlers to use any old inventory of the current manifest. 

HOW AM I AFFECTED?

  • To participate and view e-Manifest data, all Handlers (e.g., Generator, Transporter and Brokers) will need to register in the e-Manifest program. Tradebe will follow up with tools to assist customers in this registration process.
  • All corrections to the e-manifest and paper manifest data must be done electronically. A Handler making the correction must certify and send an electronic notification to all Handlers identified on the manifest.
  • To support e-Manifest operations, the EPA will impose a fee for every manifest, whether paper or electronic. This manifest fee is assessed to the receiving TSDF by EPA. The current draft fee schedule from EPA is below, however, the final fee schedule has not been published yet and Tradebe will incur, as of now unknown, additional costs to administer the e-manifest program for generators, such as hardware and software costs for compliant signatures.  Tradebe will share our fee schedule associated with e-manifests, paper or electronic, once EPA further defines their final program.

EPA DRAFT FEE SCHEDULE:

Full Electronic:                    $     4.00

Data file upload:                       7.00 

Image file upload:                  13.00

Mailed paper forms:              20.00

WHAT IS TRADEBE DOING?

  • Implementing the necessary technology and processes changes to support the new requirements; 
  • Focusing on managing the costs of the new e-Manifest program so as to minimize its effect on customers;
  • In the upcoming months, working closely with customers and partners during the e-Manifest rollout; 
  • Planning to provide the following services to Customers:
    • Monthly email updates on e-Manifest rollout and related changes;
    • Webinar training for all interested customers for implementing the e-Manifest process as the go live date approaches;
    • RCRAinfo account creation demonstration for customers in need of assistance; and
    • Dedicated customer service representatives for questions and assistance during transition.

IMPLEMENTATION

To minimize customer disruptions, Tradebe will implement changes in phases. During Phase I:

  • Tradebe will continue to accept paper manifests for all shipments and submit the manifest in a data file upload to USEPA’s National Database;
  • Tradebe will begin to submit manifest information to the EPA electronically on June 30, 2018 for manifests dated by the Generator on or after June 30, 2018; and
  • Tradebe, as a transporter, initially will not equip drivers with electronic signing devices until after the required CROMERR signatures process is fully established by the EPA. 

 

Tradebe is interested in partnering with our Generators and Customers on this important change and will be reaching out to establish the appropriate agreements to act as an e-Manifest agent for our Customers. 

Please view EPA’s e-Manifest FAQ, link on Tradebe’s website.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email our e-Manifest Team at e-manifest.faq@tradebe.com

ARE YOU READY FOR E-MANIFEST? 

Tradebe is interested in partnering with our Generators and Customers on this important change and will be reaching out to establish the appropriate agreements to act as an e-Manifest agent for our Customers. 

Please take our e-Manifest Survey now so that we may better understand and serve your needs regarding this new program.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email our e-Manifest Team at e-manifest.faq@tradebe.com.

EPA UPCOMING WEBINARS:

The EPA has released plans for their e-Manifest webinars -  EPA Headquarters’ e-Manifest Team will be providing a series of educational webinars in preparation for the June 30, 2018 launch of e-Manifest:

Please visit the EPA site for more information on these webinars: 

June e-Manifest Webinar Educational Blitz Series: “Getting You Ready for e-Manifest”

Archive Links to these EPA Webinars:

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TRADEBE UPCOMING WEBINARS:

June 21, 2018 at 11:00amEST

June 28, 2018 at 11:00amEST

Tradebe e-Manifest Webinars - Register Now!

The EPA has released a series of e-Manifest Fact Sheets.  These Fact Sheets provide information on e-Manifest and how it will affect all involved.