As per the EPA, the EPA e-manifest is “a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically.” For wastes that must be manifested (according to federal and state laws), this can now be done electronically. In the future, the e-Manifest system will be mandatory, as it is a more efficient method of tracking shipments of hazardous waste. This tracking system may also combine with the manifest reporting under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

Although paper manifests are still accepted, as of June 30, 2018, companies can no longer use the old 6-copy manifest forms. They must instead use the new 5-copy manifest form

Within the e-Manifest system, the EPA will only be collecting manifests and continuation sheets related to the waste shipments that are federally- and state-required to have them. Other non-manifest documents will not be processed.

For more information and resources regarding the EPA’s new E-Manifest requirement, visit the EPA’s FAQ page or contact us at (866) 909-6483.