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Monthly Update: The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (e-Manifest)

November 2017 Update

Every month, EPA publishes updated information on progress made toward the development of the e-Manifest system. The most current update is posted below. To keep up-to-date with information as EPA releases it, subscribe to our ListServ or check this page each month.

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e-Manifest User Fee Rule

EPA anticipates completing the e-Manifest User Fee Final Rule in December 2017. The draft rule is currently with the Office of Management and Budget undergoing interagency review in accordance with Executive Order 12866.

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e-Manifest Implementation

The EPA Regional e-Manifest Work Group met in November to discuss procedures for ID assignment and user account activation in the e-Manifest system for receiving facilities that currently collect state-only regulated wastes. These facilities will have new obligations under the federal e-Manifest program, which include registering and obtaining an account in the e-Manifest system, submitting manifests to the system, and incurring user fees for those submissions.

e-Manifest Stakeholder Workshops

The EPA e-Manifest Team conducted two e-Manifest Application Programing Interface (API) Workshops at the Environmental Protection Agency building in Arlington, VA. Workshop I was a half-day workshop held on November 13, 2017, and Workshop II was a full-day workshop held on November 30, 2017. Both workshops had a large number of in-person and online participants consisting of various industry stakeholders. Both workshops, provided an opportunity for interested companies to learn how to successfully integrate their hazardous waste electronic systems with EPA’s e-Manifest system when it launches in June 2018.

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e-Manifest Stakeholder Meetings

On November 30, EPA conducted a Regional Roadshow training at the Region 10 all-states meeting to prepare Region 10 and the states within that region (i.e., AK, ID, OR, and WA) for the arrival of e-Manifest in June 2018.

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e-Manifest System Development

EPA anticipates completing e-Manifest Release 2.0 in January 2018. This version will also incorporate input from extensive user testing of the system. Key features of Release 2.0 include the capability to:
• Save and search for manifests
• Evaluate electronic signature options
• Integrate with Pay.gov for billing/invoicing services
• Work with state users to develop and enhance web application functionality
• Incorporate additional changes and enhancements based on user feedback and needs

The EPA e-Manifest team recently released a “Save API” feature on its production environment.
For more information about this release and to participate in our user testing and to provide us feedback, please visit our Github site.Exit

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e-Manifest Communications

For more information about e-Manifest:

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