On June 30, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its new e-Manifest system. Clean Harbors is in compliance, initially using the paper manifest option.
The EPA is still developing many areas of the E-manifest system which limit our ability to manage manifests electronically. Fully electronic and hybrid options will be made available by Clean Harbors at a later date when the EPA has finalized its programming requirements.
It is business as usual, as generators ink sign a new five-page manifest (replacing the six-page manifest). Clean Harbors uploads all required manifest data and manifest scans to the EPA to comply with the e-Manifest rules. Total cost for the paper manifest option is $20 per manifest. Generators still need to mail copies to states still requiring a copy and comply with the three-year document retention period for paper manifests.
The Company is actively working on supporting the fully electronic and ‘hybrid’ or mixed paper/electronic manifest processes, which are expected to be available in approximately six months. With the hybrid approach, Clean Harbors will generate the manifest in the EPA’s system but print a paper copy for generators to sign and retain on-site as their initial manifest copy. Clean Harbors will complete the remainder of the shipment tracking electronically in e-Manifest with electronic signatures and electronic transmissions to the CDX system. Given the complexities of this approach, the Company may be forced to reassess the cost per manifest. Should that occur, customers will be advised accordingly.
Clean Harbors is committed to delivering superior service and risk management. Should customers have questions, they are asked to contact their sales or customer service representative.
Download e-Manifest letter to customers
The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act authorizes EPA to establish a national e-Manifest system to track hazardous waste shipments. Read the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act
The final rule, signed on December 20, 2017, established the user fees and other actions necessary to establish the system. Download the final fee rule
The final rule, published on February 7, 2014, known as the “One Year Rule” established the legal and policy framework for the use of electronic manifests. View the One Year Rule