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Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (e-Manifest) Advisory Board

 The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (e-Manifest) Advisory Board was established in accordance with the provisions of the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, 42 USC § 6939g, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2. The Board is in the public interest and supports the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in performing its duties and responsibilities. The e-Manifest Board will provide recommendations on matters related to the operational activities, functions, policies, and regulations for the system. As required by the e-Manifest Act, the e-Manifest Advisory Board will be composed of nine (9) members. One (1) member will be the EPA Administrator (or a designee), who will serve as Chairperson of the Board. The rest of the committee will be composed of:

  • At least two (2) members who have expertise in information technology;
  • At least three (3) members who have experience in using or represent users of the manifest system to track the transportation of hazardous waste under the e-Manifest Act;
  • At least three (3) members who will be State representatives responsible for processing e-Manifests.

All members of the e-Manifest Advisory Board, with the exception of the EPA Administrator, will be appointed as Special Government Employees or representatives.    

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Current Advisory Board Members

The e-Manifest Advisory Board will provide critical support and input to the development and operation of the e-Manifest system. The appointed Advisory Board members reflect a wide array of valuable expertise that includes:

  •  decades of experience managing hazardous waste at generator, transporter, and hazardous waste management facilities;
  •  vast information technology systems development knowledge,
  • many years of experience managing state hazardous waste programs.

Each board member accepted an appointment to the Advisory Board for a period of three years. In September of 2017, EPA announced a new member to the Advisory Board, Mr. Jonathan Alboum. To read more about Mr. Alboum, please read our September monthly update.

Board Member Name Organization Appointed Role on the e-Manifest Advisory Board
Joshua Burman Minnesota Pollution Control Agency State Government Representative Member
Michael M. Hurley Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection State Government Representative Member
John Ridgway Washington State Department of Ecology State Government Representative Member
Thomas Baker Veolia North America, Industrial Business

Business and Industry Representative Member

Cynthia Walczak MPS Group

Business and Industry Representative Member

Justin Wilson Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Business and Industry Representative Member

Raj Paul Lochbridge Expert in Information Technology Member
Jonathan Alboum United States Department of Agriculture Expert in Information Technology Member

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Advisory Board Meetings

The e-Manifest Board will meet at least annually as required by the e-Manifest Act. However, additional meetings may occur approximately once every six months or as needed and approved by the Designated Federal Officer.

The table below contains links to available e-Manifest Advisory Board meeting materials from January 2017 to present and information about upcoming Advisory board meetings

Year Date Topic 
2017 September 26-28

“Implementing e-Manifest User Registration and Account Activation”

2017 January 10-12

Inaugural e-Manifest Advisory Board Meeting - "System Launch: Day 1 e-Manifest"

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