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e-Manifest
Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery | www.EPA.Gov/e-MANiFEST | May 2018
e-Manifest Fact Sheet: Receiving Facilities
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 Receiving Facilities Need to
Know
	e-Manifest launches nationwide on June 30, 2018.
	Receiving facilities will have the option to create and
submit manifests electronically in e-Manifest.
	Receiving facilities may continue to use paper manifests
after June 30, 2018; however, use of e-Manifest is highly
encouraged by EPA.
	Receiving facilities must submit all manifests, both paper
and electronic, to EPA.
	EPA will charge receiving facilities a fee for each manifest
submitted. Fees are differentiated based on how the
manifest is submitted.
	Receiving facilities must obtain an EPA Identification
number for billing purposes. To obtain an EPA ID
number, receivers can submit EPA's Site Identification
form (EPA form 8700-12).
	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 Receiving Facilities Will Be
Impacted	
	The e-Manifest Act mandates that the system must
cover waste shipments for which either federal or state
law require a RCRA manifest for their tracking.
Shipments of state-regulated wastes that are not federal
RCRA wastes, but that are subject to the manifest under
state law, by either the origination state or the
destination state, must be included in the system.
Conversely, if a shipment is voluntarily shipped on a
manifest (i.e., not required to be manifested under either
state or federal law), these manifests are not required to
be submitted to EPA.
	Use of the e-Manifest system is optional; however, EPA
encourages receiving facilities to register with e-
Manifest to view electronic copies of completed
manifests, electronically make corrections, and minimize
costs of submitting manifests to EPA.

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What Receiving Facilities Need to Do
Obtain EPA ID Number
State-regulated waste receiving facilities must obtain an EPA
ID number (e.g. "VAD123456789") to register with e-
Manifest to ensure that their site information is available in
RCRAInfo. To obtain an EPA ID Number:
	Submit an EPA form 8700-12 to your RCRA-authorized
state or EPA Region. The form can be found on RCRAInfo
Web at https://rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoweb.
	Sign up electronically through myRCRAid (this option is
only available for states that have opted in this
application). Check here to see if you can submit the form
electronically through your state:
https://rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoweb/modules/main/state
contacts.html.
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 by the receiving facility 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 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.
Select Manifest Submission Options and
Associated Fee
Receiving facilities have several options for submitting
manifests to EPA. EPA will impose a fee for every manifest
submitted to the system based on the manifest type and
mode of submission. Each manifest submission option has a
different associated fee:
	Mailed paper forms incur the highest fees.
	Scanned image file and data + scanned image file
uploads will incur moderate fees.
	Electronic manifest, including hybrid manifest, will incur
the lowest fees.
EPA will publish user fees on the e-Manifest website.
Register with e-Manifest
e-Manifest registration and instructions will be available at:
www.epa.gov/e-Manifest. Users can register for different
permissions related to whether they want to view, create,
and/or sign manifests electronically. Each user must register
separately. Additionally, EPA encourages receiving facilities
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.
Register with pay.gov
Payments for the e-Manifest system will be handled by the
U.S. Department of Treasury through the pav.gov website
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.

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State Contacts
Carrie Jackson, JacksonC(a>adeq.state.ar.us, (501) 682-0863
Rita Spakes, Spakes(a>adeq.state.ar.us, (501) 682-0595
Link to Notification
https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/hazwaste/programs/pdfs/epa-
form-8700-12.pdf
or
via MyRCRAID at: https://rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoprod
Regional Contacts	
Matthew Loesel, US EPA Region 6,
Loesel.Matthew@epa.gov, (214) 665-8544
Melissa Smith, US EPA Region 6, Smith.Melissa(a>epa.gov,
(214) 665-7357

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