The new Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) system is set to launch on June 30, 2018 and as a fellow manufacturer and user of the system, we want to share our knowledge with you so you can be prepared for the changes. The changes that go into effect on June 30, 2018, will mostly impact the receivers of hazardous waste, but there are a few things you may notice right away and steps you can take now to prepare for the complete implementation of the system.
If the e-Manifest system is something completely new to you, here is a brief description from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website:
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.
A complete explanation of the system is available, here.
While the process of fully implementing the system will take some time, here are changes that may directly impact you on and after June 30, 2018, and steps that you can take to make the rollout process easier:
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These fees could be passed on to you, so check with your receiver to see how the documents will be submitted. Be aware that they may not yet be set up to send the documents electronically, so your fee may be higher in the short term, but should eventually drop, depending on your receiver’s transition timetable.