Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery | www.EPA.Gov/e-MANiFEST | June 2018
e-Manifest Fact Sheet: Tribes
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.
What Tribes Need to Know
•	e-Manifest launches nationwide on June 30, 2018.
•	Once the system launches, e-Manifest data will be
generally available to the public 90 days post-receipt
of the manifest.
•	Once available, tribes can access e-Manifest data
•	e-Manifest includes information about which sites
ship hazardous waste off-site, the types of hazardous
waste generated and shipped, and where the
hazardous wastes are ultimately received for final
management. Although e-Manifest will show
origination and destination points for individual
hazardous waste shipments, the system does not
include information about specific transportation
•	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 via paper or electronically. EPA will
charge receiving facilities an associated fee for each
•	Many tribes are also generators of hazardous waste.
As generators, tribes have the option to create and
submit manifests electronically in e-Manifest. If your
tribe generates hazardous waste, you may only use
electronic manifests if/when both the transporter and
receiving facility are also using electronic manifests.
•	If generators would like to submit electronically, they
must register for e-Manifest and will need an EPA
Identification Number (EPA ID).
•	Generators may continue to use paper manifests after
June 30, 2018; however, EPA encourages the use of
electronic manifests.
•	The existing 6-copy manifest form is being replaced
with a new 5-copy form. The new form will be
effective starting on June 30, 2018.
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:
•	Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (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
•	Imported hazardous waste.
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.)

Obtain/Update EPA ID Number
Generators located on tribal land may submit EPA form
8700-12 to obtain an EPA ID number from their EPA
Region. The form can be found on RCRAInfo Web at
https://rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoweb. For generators who
already have an EPA ID number, previously submitted
information (e.g., contact information) on the RCRAInfo
website needs to be up-to-date.
Register with e-Man if est
e-Manifest will be linked to EPA's existing RCRA
Information System (RCRAInfo). e-Manifest registration
and instructions are available at: www.epa.gov/e-Manifest.
Generators can register with e-Manifest at any point;
registering with e Manifest allows generators to view,
create, and/or sign manifests electronically or make
corrections to manifests. Generators may only use
electronic manifests if transporters and receiving facilities
listed on the manifest are also registered for e Manifest.
(See also the Generator Fact Sheet.)
Benefits of e-Manifest
•	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
•	EPA Tribal Waste Management
•	For information on how to register for e-Manifest and
to view frequently asked questions on e-Manifest, go
to http://www.epa.gov/e-manifest
•	Submit input/questions to eManifest@epa.gov
•	To subscribe to the general program Listserv send a
blank message to: eManifest-subscribe@lists.epa.gov
e-Manifest will improve access to higher quality and
timely data while saving time and resources for industry
and other stakeholders. Benefits include:
•	Cost savings,
•	Accurate and more timely information on waste
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