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Hazardous Waste Manifesting in Indiana

About the Hazardous Waste Manifest

The manifest is a document required by state and federal regulations that tracks hazardous waste from the point of generation through the transportation process to the final destination of the waste. This ensures that the waste is not tampered with, dumped, or otherwise illegally disposed of along the way. A manifest must accompany every regulated shipment of hazardous waste originating or terminating in Indiana unless use of the manifest is specifically exempted by 329 IAC 3.1.

The manifest requires information about the quantities and characteristics of hazardous waste generated and disposed of in Indiana. It is important that it is filled out completely and accurately. Deliberate falsification of information on a manifest is a criminal violation of State and Federal regulations. Enforcement measures may be taken against those improperly using manifests.

Regulatory Citations

  • Indiana regulations 329 IAC 3.1 Rules 7,8,9,10
  • Federal regulations 40 CFR Subparts B, 263 Subpart C, 264 Subpart E, 265 Subpart E

The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (E-Manifest) System

U.S. EPA established 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. U.S. EPA launched e-Manifest on June 30, 2018.

U.S. EPA established the e-Manifest system according to the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, enacted into law on October 5, 2012. The “e-Manifest Act” authorizes the U.S. EPA to implement a national electronic manifest system and required that the costs of developing and operating the new e-Manifest system be recovered from user fees charged to those who use hazardous waste manifests to track off-site shipments of their wastes. In January 2018, U.S. EPA published its final methodology for setting user fees based on the costs of processing manifests.

By enabling the transition from a paper-intensive process to an electronic system, the U.S. EPA estimates e-Manifest will ultimately reduce the burden associated with preparing shipping manifests by between 300,000 and 700,000 hours, saving state and industry users $75-$90M annually.

Using e-Manifest

Who Must Register for e-Manifest?

All of the following must register in e-Manifest:

  • All receiving facility sites that receive manifested waste under either federal or state law of either the generation state or the destination state are required to register for e-Manifest. Registration is required for user fee invoicing, to submit manifests electronically, and to submit post-receipt data corrections to manifests.
  • Generators and transporters must register for e-Manifest if they wish to electronically create and sign manifests in the system. Registration is also required to view manifest records in the system or to submit post-receipt data corrections to manifests, regardless of the type of manifest (i.e., paper versus electronics).
  • Brokers must register for e-Manifest if they wish to create manifests electronically for their clients.
How to Register for e-Manifest:

e-Manifest is a component within myRCRAid. To access e-Manifest, first register as an Industry User, then assign your U.S. EPA site ID to your user account. Instructions for registering as an Industry User, assigning a U.S. EPA ID number, and obtaining a U.S. EPA ID if your site does not have one, are provided.

We strongly encourage e-Manifest users to view the e-Manifest training module within Learning Zen.

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