&EPA	e-Manifest
Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery | www.EPA.Gov/e-MANiFEST | May 2018
e-Manifest Fact Sheet
Top Five Things to Know
EPA is establishing a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system known as "e-
Manifest," will modernize the nation's cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time,
resources, and dollars for industry and states. EPA is establishing e-Manifest per the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest
Establishment Act, which Congress enacted into law on October 5, 2012. e-Manifest is a multi-faceted program that
includes system development; regulation and policy; implementation and communication; and consultation with the
e-Manifest federal advisory committee.
EPA will implement the e-Manifest regulations until
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
authorized states adopt and become authorized for the
e-Manifest regulations. (Note: some parts of the e-
Manifest regulations, such as collection of user fees, will
only be implemented by EPA.)
As electronic manifest use is optional, the system is
offering a range of alternatives to a fully electronic
manifest. These include submission of paper manifests,
submission of image and data files, and a hybrid
electronic/paper option all of which will enable EPA to
establish a national database of all manifest data.
e-Manifest launches nationwide on June 30, 2018.
e-Manifest has been and will be available for testing,
prior to launch, through Spring 2018.
All receiving facilities, e.g. facilities that receive waste
that must be manifested under federal law or receive
state-only hazardous waste that must be manifested
as required by either the state in which the waste
was generated or received, must submit those
manifests to EPA either in paper or electronically.
EPA will charge receiving facilities an associated fee
for each manifest.
Handlers will be required to register for e-Manifest
to submit manifests electronically and to make
Once the system launches, e-Manifest data will be
generally available to the public 90 days post-receipt
of the manifest.
Scope of e-Manifest
e-Manifest will facilitate the electronic transmission of
the uniform manifest form, which accompanies
shipments of hazardous waste. e-Manifest affects any
regulated waste shipped on a manifest, including:
	RCRA federal hazardous waste,
	Regulated PCB waste shipped on a manifest,
	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.
e-Manifest will be linked to the existing RCRA
Information System (RCRAInfo) and will have the ability
to validate information entered on an electronic manifest
against information in RCRAInfo. RCRAInfo is a separate
EPA information system that collects information on
hazardous waste sites, publicly available here:

Benefits of e-Manifest
e-Manifest will improve access to higher quality arid
timely data while saving time and resources for industry
and states. Benefits include:
Cost savings,
Accurate and more timely information on waste
Rapid notification of discrepancies or other
problems related to a shipment,
One-stop reporting of data to EPA and the states
through a single hub,
Increased effectiveness of monitoring of waste
shipments by regulators, and
Potential for integrating manifest reporting with
other federal and state information systems.
Federal Links and Contacts
	For more information on EPA's e-Manifest Program
and frequently asked questions go to
	Submit input/questions to eManifest(g)epa.gov or
	To subscribe to the general program Listserv send a
blank message to: eManifest-
	To subscribe to the developers only Listserv send a
blank message to: e-rnanifestdev-
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