October 15, 2021

E-manifest updates

When the e-manifest system went live a few years ago, EPA expected that it would take some time for the regulated community to move to the new system. However, the agency didn’t count on the migration being this slow. For the past year, EPA has worked to improve adoption of the e-manifest, and that work continues.

Two meetings will be held virtually on October 27, 2021 and November 3, 2021, both from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm EST. The agency has provided information on the meeting via Docket No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2021-0608. The purpose of the meeting is to engage stakeholders in a discussion on how to increase industry adoption of electronic manifests by focusing on three main points.

  1. Current electronic manifest functionality and workflow;
  2. Potential option to allow receiving facilities to upload electronic signatures to EPA; and
  3. Other potential options, including options that may require policy or regulatory change.

EPA can accommodate up to 100 attendees at each meeting. Those wishing to attend must register on the e-manifest website. Oral comments will be accepted throughout each of the public meetings. Written comments will be accepted prior to and after the public meetings and should be submitted to the public docket EPA-HQ-OLEM-2021-0608.

For additional information on e-manifests you can view EPA’s quarterly newsletters here.


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