Keeping you updated: Countdown to EPA’s New Manifest System

EPA’s New e-manifest
Effective July 1, 2018, EPA’s new e-manifesting system will go into effect streamlining data entry and minimizing errors.  Initially, this new electronic system will primarily be an interface between our partnering TSDFs and the EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) system.  Eventually all generators with a valid EPA Identification number will be welcomed to use the system.  EPA is also implementing an administrative fee on the TSDFs for use of the system.  Our facilities have no choice other than to pass these fees down to the generators.
As a result, effective July 1, 2018, AET will be implementing a $15 per manifest fee to your invoice to cover the costs associated with this program. Once generators start accessing the CDX system directly, facilities will no longer be sending signed copies of returned manifests, as generators will have access to this information electronically.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the e-manifest system or the (CDX) please contact your local Account Executive.


About the Hazardous Waste Manifest System
EPA’s hazardous waste manifest system is designed to track hazardous waste from the time it leaves the generator facility where it was produced, until it reaches the off-site waste management facility that will store, treat or dispose of the hazardous waste.
The key component of this tracking system is the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest, a form required by EPA and the Department of Transportation for all generators who transport, or offer for transport, hazardous waste for off-site treatment, recycling, storage or disposal. Currently, the manifest is a paper document containing multiple copies of a single form. When completed, the form contains information on the type and quantity of the waste being transported, instructions for handling the waste, and signature lines for all parties involved in the disposal process. Each party that handles the waste signs the manifest and retains a copy for themselves. This ensures critical accountability in the transportation and disposal processes. Once the waste reaches its destination, the receiving facility returns a signed copy of the manifest to the generator, confirming that the waste has been received by the designated facility.
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