Monthly Update: The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (e-Manifest)
January 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.
On this page:
- System Development Update
- e-Manifest User Fee Final Rule
- Availability of e-Manifest Advisory Board September 26-28, 2017, Meeting Minutes
- e-Manifest Webinar Events
- e-Manifest Stakeholder Meetings
- e-Manifest Communications
EPA completed and published e-Manifest Release 2.0 in January 2018. This version incorporates input from extensive user testing of the system. Key features of Release 2.0 include:
- Ability to save, update, and retrieve a manifest via website and through a system-to-system interface
- Capability for Generators, transporters, and receiving facilities to sign manifests electronically
- State user functionality in the web application
EPA completed the User Fee Final rule in December 2017 and published it on January 3, 2018 (83 FR 420). The final rule establishes the methodology that EPA will use in setting and revising user fees in order to recover the full costs of the electronic manifest system. For further information about the user fee final rule, please refer to the User Fee Final Rule web page.
On January 4, 2018, the official minutes from the September 26-28, 2017, e-Manifest Advisory Board meeting were published in public docket (Docket no. EPAHQ-OLEM-2017-0368) at regulations.gov. This was the second public meeting of the e-Manifest Advisory Board. The meeting was held at the Environmental Protection Agency Conference Center in Arlington, VA. The meeting theme was “Implementing eManifest: User Registration and Account Activation.” The purpose of the meeting was for the Advisory Board to advise the EPA on critical e-Manifest user registration and account activation issues that need resolution prior to the launch of the e-Manifest system. The Official meeting minutes consist of the Advisory Board’s advice to the EPA. The EPA is currently reviewing the Advisory Board recommendations and will be issuing an official response to the Advisory Board’s recommendations.
For further information about the e-Manifest Advisory Board please contact, Fred Jenkins, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of the e-Manifest Advisory Board, via phone at 703-308-7049 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On January 31, 2018, EPA conducted a “Special e-Manifest Double Webinar Day”. This consisted of a technically-focused webinar session held in the morning, and a general information webinar session held in the afternoon. The technically focused AM webinar session provided an update on the e-Manifest’s Application Programming Interface (API) Services. The general information session provided an update on the e-Manifest program. This session also provided a live demonstration of the e-Manifest system to help stakeholders become familiar with the system and to learn about latest developments including the newly issued “Release 2” of e-Manifest.
Release 2 of the e-Manifest system incorporates input from extensive and early user testing of the system and includes key functionalities, such as the ability for generators to sign manifests electronically; for states to access data; and for users to correct manifests. Release 2 also provides an opportunity to participate in ourr user testing. The presentation slides for both webinars will be available soon on our web page.
On February 21, 2018, at 2:00 (EST) PM, there will be a technically-oriented webinar to provide the most recent updates on the e-Manifest’s Application Programming Interface (API) Services. This API webinar will be of particular interest to hazardous waste information technology (IT) experts. To access this live Technical Webinar Session on February 21 at 2:00 PM, please click here.
On February 28, 2018 at 2:00 (EST) PM, there will be a General e-Manifest Webinar. This general webinar session will provide the latest e-Manifest updates in preparation for the June 30, 2018 launch of e-Manifest. You may access the live February 28 General Webinar Session at 2:00 PM by clicking here.
For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please send an email to eManifest@epa.gov seven days prior to the either of these webinars to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
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 anticipated June 2018 launch of the e-Manifest system.
During the month of February, the EPA e-Manifest Team will be providing a “Regional Roadshow” e-Manifest training event for Region 3 and its states. The e-Manifest Team will continue to conduct these training events to enhance collaboration among the EPA Regions and their respective states to aid in the effective implementation of e-Manifest once it launches in June 2018.
For more information about e-Manifest:
- Submit input/questions to eManifest@epa.gov
- Subscribe to the general interest e-Manifest ListServ by sending a blank message to: eManifestemail@example.com.
- Subscribe to the development-focused e-Manifest ListServ by sending a blank email to: e-ManifestDevfirstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit EPA’s e-Manifest Program webpage
- Track the progress of e-Manifest at the e-Manifest github website.Exit