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07/02/2008HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFESTING REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO RAIL TRANSPORTERSMemo
 Description: A generator could satisfy its regulatory obligations with a faxed or scanned image file of a signed manifest delivered to the generator by a rail transporter, if the image file is either printed and stored with the generator's other paper files or retained electronically. There are three conditions for this allowance: (1) there must be a system that ensures a file transmitted electronically is received, (2) the faxed or scanned image files are legible and clearly identifies the signatory, and (3) the remaining signed original manifest copies must be promptly forwarded to the next non-rail transporter or to the designated facility, so that the paper manifest copies art available to these subsequent waste handlers before the hazardous waste arrives at their facilities.
 
05/14/2007HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST PROVISION FOR REJECTED SHIPMENTS AND RESIDUESMemo
 Description: When a designated facility needs to return rejected wastes or residues to the generator and prepare a new manifest, the designated facility should put its own information in Item 5 of the manifest since it originates the shipment of rejected waste, and provide the generator’s information in Item 8 (Designated Facility Name and Address).
 
01/01/2006Instructions for Preparing Application Materials for Submittal to EPA’s Manifest RegistryPublication
 Description: This document is intended to assist organizations - including states, waste management companies, industrial facilities, and printing companies - in applying to EPA under 40 CFR 262.21 to print the uniform hazardous waste manifest. This document discusses the application requirements and EPA’s general recommendations on how to satisfy them. As a general matter, registrants will increase their likelihood of approval by considering the recommendations in this document. However, EPA encourages registrants to use their best judgment in proposing controls and procedures appropriate for their particular printing operations in order to satisfy the requirements.
 
10/01/2005Instructions for Completing the Hazardous Waste ManifestPublication
 Description: This document provides instructions to generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities for completing the revised uniform hazardous waste manifest that must accompany hazardous waste shipments after September 5, 2006.
 
04/15/2005USE OF THE HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST FOR IMPORT SHIPMENTS OF MAQUILADORA HAZARDOUS WASTESMemo
 Description: Importers are allowed to physically consolidate hazardous waste shipments before they enter the US as long as the manifest accurately reflects the consolidated shipment. The manifest must identify the individual foreign sources (i.e., the generators) that contributed wastes to the consolidated shipment and the hazardous waste types and quantities that each source contributed to the consolidated load. Service companies or TSDFs importing maquiladora hazardous wastes are not themselves generators. Instead, it is the individual maquiladora plants that are generators and, therefore, must be shown on the manifest. Provides examples of adequate manifesting options.
 
02/01/2005Environmental Fact Sheet: Hazardous Waste Manifest System StreamlinedPublication
 Description: This fact sheet discusses the modifications to the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest. EPA is improving and modernizing the hazardous waste tracking system by standardizing the manifest form. Standardizing the form streamlines the waste handling process, helps interstate commerce, and reduces regulatory paperwork. A streamlined process will save waste handlers and regulators time and money, while guaranteeing the continued, safe management of hazardous waste.
 
12/01/2003OFF-SITE SHIPMENTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TO DESIGNATED FACILITIESMemo
 Description: A generator cannot accept shipments of hazardous waste from another company location, unless the receiving generator is a designated facility. A designated facility is defined as any hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility that has received a permit or interim status or a recycling facility that is regulated under 261.6(c)(2) or Part 266, Subpart F. A generator that is subject to the requirements in Part 262 must prepare a hazardous waste manifest for any off-site shipment of hazardous waste. On the manifest, the generator must designate a facility permitted to handle the generator's hazardous waste. Once the generator sends the hazardous waste off site, it must be destined for a designated facility.
 
11/19/2003TRAINING AND MANIFEST SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERATORSMemo
 Description: Training requirements depend on generator status. Conditionally exempt small quantity generators do not have training requirements. Generators who ship hazardous waste are subject to both RCRA and DOT regulations and need to comply with both EPA and DOT training requirements. The generator certification language on the manifest is essentially the same as the DOT shipper certification. Generators or representatives signing the certification on their behalf certify that materials being shipped are properly classified, described, packaged, marked and labeled, and in proper condition for transport. DOT regulations assume and EPA interprets its regulations to mean that the person signing the certification has personal knowledge of the facts regarding a waste and its proper preparation for transport. Appropriate knowledge at a minimum would require the successful completion of DOT training requirements. The shipper certification language does not extend to the waste minimization statement on manifest. The company represented by the signor and the individual signor may be liable for regulatory compliance.
 
12/04/2001CRUISE SHIP IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS AND STATE REQUIRED ANNUAL REPORTING COMPONENTSMemo
 Description: Individual cruise ships should be assigned only one EPA hazardous waste identification number as a generator of hazardous waste for the purposes of RCRA. A cruise ship should determine its American-based home port state, which is the state in which it has corporate offices or its main port of call. The cruise ship should notify the selected state or appropriate EPA regional office of its hazardous waste activities and determine its generator size in accordance with 261.5(c). The home port state or region will issue a hazardous waste identification number. EPA recommends issuing ID numbers based on a ship's International Maritime Organization (IMO) number. Assigned ID numbers will remain with the ship and should be used on all hazardous waste manifests. State assigned numbers will not impact the applicability of state-specific RCRA requirements in other states.
 
01/01/2001Environmental Fact Sheet: Hazardous Waste Manifest System to be StreamlinedPublication
 Description: This factsheet describes how EPA proposes to improve the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest system by automating procedures and standardizing the manifest form. Waste handlers could realize savings between $24-37 million a year, and states could save 25% in manifest-related costs while ensuring the continuous, safe management of hazardous waste.
 
10/01/1999MANIFESTING HAZARDOUS WASTE SHIPMENTS BETWEEN TREATMENT, STORAGE, AND DISPOSAL FACILITIESQuestion & Answer
 Description: Owner and operator of TSDF that sends waste off site for continued treatment must prepare new manifest. Receiving TSDF which will conduct further treatment must send signed copy of manifest to original TSDF.
 
04/01/1999Hazardous Waste Transport Between Contiguous PropertiesQuestion & Answer
 Description: Manifesting and pre-transport marking requirements do not apply to the transport of hazardous waste along the border of contiguous property under the control of the same person, even if such property is divided by a public or private right-of-way. The requirements for hazardous waste discharges continue to apply to this situation.
 
08/07/1998INTERPRETATION REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF DRUMS AMONG TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES AT TRANSFER FACILITIESMemo
 Description: If a shipment of hazardous waste appearing on a single manifest must be divided by the transporter and split between outbound shipments, the transporter must obtain consent from the generator to amend the original manifest to show the correct information (i.e., number of drums and waste descriptions) for the first truck and complete a second manifest to indicate the correct information for the second truck. The transporter should note on the first manifest the manifest number for the second manifest. Additional requirements may apply if the transporter combines waste from different containers.
 
02/01/1998DEFINITION OF TRANSPORTER AND TRANSPORTER SIGNATURE ON MANIFESTQuestion & Answer
 Description: When waste shipments are exchanged among drivers of the same transport company, the generator is not required to identify those individuals as multiple transporters on the manifest. The signature and EPA ID number of a second transporter is required only when a second transport company, with its own EPA ID number, takes possession of the waste.
 
01/20/1998DEFINITION OF SOLID WASTE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONSMemo
 Description: The Definition of Solid Waste Task Force recommendation for a new recyclable materials manifest may be addressed in the hazardous waste manifest regulations now under development. The Task Force recommendation is not a formal Agency position and does not necessarily reflect all the perspectives that would determine an EPA position. EPA has decided that further data will be needed to proceed with the redefinition of solid waste rulemaking.
 
07/14/1997MANIFEST EXEMPTION FOR SHIPMENTS BETWEEN SITES ON CERTAIN CONTIGUOUS PROPERTIESMemo
 Description: The manifest exemption for shipments between sites on certain contiguous properties contained in the February 12, 1997, Federal Register (62 FR 6622) does not relieve generators in these locations from the DOT shipping paper, packaging, labeling, marking, or placarding requirements. Shipments consisting solely of DOT Class 9 hazardous materials in amounts less than their reportable quantity would be exempt from these requirements.
 
05/30/1997TRANSPORTATION OF LEAD-ACID BATTERY COMPONENTS THAT ARE SHIPPED OFF-SITE FOR RECLAMATIONMemo
 Description: A facility shipping lead-acid battery plates would not be exempt from preparing a manifest under Part 266, Subpart G. Only the management of intact spent batteries prior to reclamation is exempt. Unmanifested waste reports (UWR) are not intended to be routinely submitted as an alternative to compliance with the manifest system. UWRs are designed to detect suspicious patterns of unusually high incidences of unmanifested wastes.
 
11/12/1996USE OF AUTOMATED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST SYSTEMMemo
 Description: An electronic record system may comply with current requirements for the use and retention of the manifest. The system should include manifest image files with original handwritten signatures, controls to ensure record accuracy, integrity and security, and retrieval features that allow for reasonable access during inspections. The company must verify that their automated system complies with applicable state manifest retention regulations.
 
09/26/1996FINAL RESPONSE FROM OSWER TO OIG AUDIT REPORT ON GENERATOR REQUIREMENTSMemo
 Description: Provides final response from the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) to Office of Inspector General audit report on generator requirements for manifesting, notification, and hazardous waste determination using process knowledge.
 
05/24/1996Hazardous Waste Requirements for Large Quantity GeneratorsPublication
 Description: Summarizes information on identifying hazardous wastes generated, determining generator categories, obtaining EPA identification numbers, preparing waste for shipment off site, obtaining manifests, managing hazardous waste on site, reporting, record keeping, complying with LDR, and following export/import requirements.
 
04/08/1996DEFINITION OF TRANSPORTERMemo
 Description: When one company owns or operates the means of locomotion of a vehicle and a different company owns or operates the cargo-containing transport vehicle (e.g., railroad car or truck trailer), both parties are potentially subject to transporter requirements (i.e., both meet the definition of transporter). EPA recommends identifying on the manifest only the transporter company that is primarily responsible for the movement of waste during that transportation segment. The company primarily responsible will be the one performing the transporter functions, such as signing and dating the manifest received from the generator.
 
03/06/1996NAMemo
 Description: Proivdes background on the stakeholders meetings for revising the current manifest system. EPA's goal is to reduce regulatory paperwork burden by 25 percent. EPA envisions a tracking form that will be significantly reduced from the current manifest in required data elements and copy requirements. EPA also will examine the role of automated systems for tracking forms.
 
07/15/1994Environmental Fact Sheet: Options Proposed for Managing Discarded Fluorescent and Other Lights That Contain MercuryPublication
 Description: This fact sheet discusses the proposed two options for managing spent mercury-containing lights, such as fluorescent bulbs and high intensity discharge lamps: (1) exclusion of mercury-containing lamps from regulation as hazardous waste if disposed of in certain municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs) or mercury-reclamation facilities (prohibits incineration in municipal waste combustors); (2) addition of mercury-containing lamps to the proposed universal waste system for certain widely generated hazardous wastes (primarily nickel-cadmium batteries and canceled pesticides), allowing generators to ship their lamps without a hazardous waste manifest and store lamps for a longer time.
 
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