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Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery | www.EPA.Gov/e-MANiFEST | May 2018
e-Manifest Fact Sheet: Transporters
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 Transporters Need to Know
	e-Manifest launches nationwide on June 30, 2018.
	Transporters may prepare manifests electronically in
e-Manifest for their generator clients.
	Transporters may continue to use paper manifests
after June 30, 2018; however, use of e-Manifest is
highly encouraged by EPA.
	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:
	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.
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.)
How Transporters Will Be Impacted
	The broad adoption of electronic manifesting will
depend upon transporters obtaining portable
devices (e.g., smart phone or tablet) for their
transport vehicles and making the electronic
manifest capability available to their generator
customers in the field.
	Transporters with portable devices and network
connectivity can involve their generator customers in
two ways: (1) fully electronic manifests with the
generator and all handlers signing manifests
electronically; and (2) a hybrid electronic manifest,
where a generator, not able to sign electronically,
can sign and retain a printed copy of the manifest,
while the transporter and other handlers sign and
transmit the manifest electronically.
	For transporters lacking portable devices,
transporters can continue to use paper manifests.
	Transporters will not be subject to e-Manifest user
fees. Fees will be paid by the designated receiving
facilities when they submit their manifests to the
system.
	Per Department of Transportation's hazardous
materials regulations, transporters will still need to
carry one paper copy of a manifest on their transport
vehicles, to be accessible to emergency responders
in the event of an incident during transport.
Transporters using electronic manifests can simply
print a copy of the manifest for use as the shipping
paper.
	e-Manifest will allow for multiple transporters.

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What Transporters Need to Do
Work with Customers to Select
Manifest Creation Option
The e-Manifest system allows for three types of
hazardous waste manifest creation options:
	Paper (generator, transporter, and receiving facility
all sign on paper)
	Hybrid (starts as paper manifest signed by the
generator and then is signed electronically by the
transporter and receiving facility)
	Electronic (created in e-Manifest and electronically
signed by all entities listed on the manifest)
Beginning on June 30, 2018, all receiving facilities must
submit manifests to EPA. Electronic and hybrid manifests
are submitted to EPA instantaneously, as they are signed
electronically in the system. EPA's Cross-Media Electronic
Reporting Rule (CROMERR) provides the legal framework
for electronic reporting under EPA's regulatory
programs. Those signing electronically need to go
through identity proofing plus sign using a CROMERR-
compliant electronic signature (e.g., password plus
personal challenge question). If a paper manifest is used,
the receiving facility must submit the manifest to EPA
within 30 days of receipt. Receiving facilities have several
options for submitting paper manifests to EPA, including
mailing in paper manifests, sending a scanned image of
a paper manifest or submission of image and data files
via e-Manifest.
Transporters can utilize the EPA's e-Manifest website to
create electronic manifests for their clients or they can
utilize the e-Manifest API (Advanced Programming
Interface) to add e-Manifesting capabilities to their
existing manifesting system.
Obtain/Update EPA ID Number
Transporters must have an ID number to use e-Manifest.
Transporters may submit EPA form 8700-12 to obtain an
EPA ID Number from their RCRA-authorized state or EPA
Region. The form can be found on RCRAInfo Web at
https://rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoweb. In some states,
transporters may submit this form electronically. Check
here to see if you can submit the form electronically
through your state:
https://rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoweb/modules/main/stat
e contacts.html.
For transporters who already have an EPA ID Number,
your previously submitted information (e.g., contact
information) needs to be up-to-date. You can check your
information on RCRAInfo Web
https://rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoweb.
Register with e-Manifest
e-Manifest registration and instructions will be available
at: www.epa.gov/e-Manifest. Each driver who will sign
electronically will need to register with e-Manifest. Users
can register for different permissions related to whether
they want to view, create, and/or sign manifests
electronically. Additionally, EPA encourages transporters
to register at least two "Site Managers" per EPA ID who,
in addition to all the permissions above, can also
approve other users in their company for e-Manifest
access.
Stay Updated
Subscribe to the e-Manifest Listservs for the latest news
and monthly webinar announcements:
	To subscribe to the general program Listserv, send a
blank message to:eManifest-subscribe@lists.epa.gov
	To subscribe to the developers only Listserv, send a
blank message to:
e-manifestdev-subscribe(a>lists.epa.gov
For more information on EPA's e-Manifest Program and
frequently asked questions:
	Go to www.epa.gov/e-Manifest
Direct your questions to the contact(s) listed below.
State Contacts
Carrie Jackson, JacksonC(a>adeq.state.ar.us, (501) 682-
0863
Rita Spakes, Spakes@adeq.state.ar.us, (501) 682-0595
Link to Notification
https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/hazwaste/prog rams/pdfs/e
pa-form-8700-12.pdf
or
via MyRCRAID at: https://rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoprod
Regional Contacts	
Matthew Loesel, US EPA Region 6,
Loesel.Matthew(a>epa.gov. (214) 665-8544
Melissa Smith, US EPA Region 6, Smith.Melissa(a>epa.gov,
(214) 665-7357

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