Software-Based Solutions for EPA E-Manifest Compliance
On June 30, 2018 the EPA is establishing a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as “e-Manifest,” will modernize the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources, and dollars for industry and states.
What was formerly a paper-based system is now turning digital, and the benefits are numerous:
EPA’s initial proposal to transition from paper-based to electronic-based reporting occurred in May 2001. After receiving numerous comments, conducting several national stakeholder meetings, and proposing supplemental notices on the subject, the Agency was persuaded that electronic manifesting would produce numerous benefits.
In its current form, the e-Manifest system will still allow submitting a paper manifest by mail, where they will digitize the information for you, albeit with a fee. At launch, the fee schedule for submitting a manifest will be:
EPA plans to revise the fee schedule every 2 years, which will include higher fees for paper manifests if electronic manifest use does not reach 75% in 4 years. The new fee schedules will not require rulemaking.
With the EPA’s goal is to eliminate paper manifests after 5 years, Wastebits is prepared to assist companies to prepare and submit e-Manifests in a cost-effective manner. Through a variety of software-based solutions, we can reduce the fees necessary to submit your e-Manifests to the EPA. Contact us today to hear more about these solutions, and how Wastebits can reduce your costs and simplify your submission process.