What You Need to Know about EPA’s New e-Manifest System

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Advances in technology are meant to simplify lives and make jobs easier. When it comes to hazardous waste, many business leaders are largely unfamiliar with the industry – which can make it difficult to comply with the ever-changing regulations of generated waste. That’s why the EPA recently established the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, or e-Manifest, a system that tracks hazardous waste shipments electronically in an effort to improve visibility to manifest data and minimize environmental impact.

The e-Manifest system will benefit businesses in many ways, including cost savings, accuracy, more timely information on waste shipments and rapid notification of discrepancies or other problems related to a particular shipment. Plus, the EPA estimates the transition from a paper-intensive process to an electronic system will reduce the burden associated with preparing shipping manifests by between 300,000 and 700,000 hours, saving state and industry leaders more than $75 to $95 million annually.

With this transition comes new logistical challenges, changes in pre-established processes and added regulations. Discover what all business leaders must know about this new system and how they remain compliant.

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