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

April 2018 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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System Development Update

The e-Manifest development team has released a significant amount of new functionality related to discrepancies, PCBs, residues, and uploading paper manifests with data to the system. The team also made updates to the JSON schema based on user feedback. Industry developers are already integrating e-Manifest with their systems and providing the team feedback via the Listserv. The e-Manifest development team is also collecting very valuable feedback from potential users of the system via “User Experience” testing. In addition, with regards to services, we have released the Search functionality and State Services functions. For more information on our services updates, please visit the e-Manifest github website. Exit

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e-Manifest Implementation Activities

EPA has made available over 80 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on e-Manifest, including responses to questions on e-Manifest policy, system development, and user registration. EPA is working to post these on the e-Manifest website.

e-Manifest Webinars and Workshop Training Events

On February 21, 2018, EPA’s e-Manifest team conducted a technically oriented public webinar. During this webinar session, the e-Manifest team demonstrated and explained some technical aspects of e-Manifest user registration. This session also provided the most recent updates on the e-Manifest Application Programming Interface (API) Services (i.e., how to obtain an API Identification number and key, and how to use the authentication process). This technically-focused webinar was of particular interest to hazardous waste information technology experts. To access the recording of the live technical webinar session, please go here.

On February 28, 2018, the e-Manifest Team conducted its general monthly e-Manifest public webinar. The topic of this webinar was “Preparing to Register for e-Manifest and Demonstration of State-Specific Screens.” You may access a recording of this monthly e-Manifest webinar session here.

On March 19, 2018, the EPA e-Manifest Team conducted an all-day e-Manifest Application Programing Interface (API) workshop for hazardous waste receiving facilities in Arlington, VA. This technically-oriented workshop provided an opportunity for interested companies in the hazardous waste industry to learn how to successfully interface their hazardous waste electronic systems with EPA’s e-Manifest system when it launches on June 30, 2018. This workshop was an extension of the all-day EPA e-Manifest API workshops previously conducted in November of 2017.

On March 28, 2018, the e-Manifest team conducted a general e-Manifest webinar. This webinar session provided the latest e-Manifest updates in preparation for the June 30, 2018 system launch. The theme for this webinar was “90 Days to Launch.” Please click here to access the presentation materials.

On April 25, 2018, the EPA e-Manifest Team conducted an e-Manifest webinar. This webinar session provided the latest e-Manifest updates including:

• The Site Managers role
• Helpful instructional videos (to access videos please register here)
• Updates on e-Manifest System Functionality
• System demo: “How to sign manifest”

You may access the recording of this live webinar session here.

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Additional Public Outreach and Stakeholder Events

EPA’s e-Manifest Initiative was featured on the ABC7/News Channel 8 television show “Government Matters” on February 26, 2018. The theme of this Government Matters interview session was “Innovation that Works.” To view the recording of this session, please visit our e-Manifest webpage.

On February 5, 2018, the EPA e-Manifest team conducted a presentation session at the 20th Annual California Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA) Training Conference. The presentation focused on helping conference participants prepare for the June 2018 launch of the e-Manifest system.

On February 27-28, 2018, EPA conducted an e-Manifest Regional Roadshow Training for EPA Region 9 and states hosted by EPA Region 9 at California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Headquarters. The EPA e-Manifest team also provided a similar training event on March 6, 2018, for Region 4 and states in Chattanooga, TN. Additionally, on April 12, 2018, the team provided a Regional Roadshow for Region 1 and states in Chelmsford, MA. The EPA e-Manifest HQ team is conducting these Regional Roadshow trainings for each of the Regions and their respective states. The trainings are in support of EPA HQ’s efforts to work collaboratively with EPA Regions and their respective states so that they are prepared to implement e-Manifest when it launches on June 30, 2018.

On March 15, 2018, the e-Manifest Team provided a “Tribal e-Manifest Webinar.” The purpose of this webinar was to provide an e-Manifest overview and its relevance to Tribes.

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e-Manifest Communications

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