The EPA has assessed approximately $84 million in hazardous waste material violations in the last 5 years, according to the Agency’s ECHO database. Risk managers are tasked with understanding and ensuring compliance with numerous EPA regulations. Failure to adhere to these regulations can result in expensive penalties and, in some cases, prison time.
Waste management can be a tricky business for hazardous waste generators and transporters and owners or operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs).
Effective October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2021, the EPA will apply new user fees in its hazardous waste (hazwaste) e-Manifest Program. Publication of the Agency’s fee memo provides an opportunity to review the different types of manifests regulated parties may use to meet their legal obligations.
The EPA has announced the user fees that will be in effect from June 30, 2018 (the launch date of the new e-Manifest system) through September 30, 2019.
Many handlers of hazardous waste manifests have been struggling to get up to speed to be in compliance with the new requirements for e-manifests by its June 30th launch date. This has been especially true for receiving facilities, many of whom have not yet completed the steps necessary to modify their software systems and to […]
June 30, 2018, marks the launch date of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national e-Manifest system in all 50 states. Revised regulations are in place, the new system has been tested by users, and countless questions have been asked of the EPA, primarily regarding the mechanics of how to register for and navigate through […]
June 30, 2018, marks the launch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) national electronic manifest (e-manifest) system. It seems as though much of the focus by the EPA and those who write about the new system has been on how the system will affect hazardous waste generators and “receiving facilities” (i.e., hazardous waste treatment, […]
The EPA has moved one step closer to implementing an electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system intended to replace the existing paper manifest system used for cradle-to-grave tracking of hazardous waste. Specifically, the Agency is proposing a methodology for imposing fees on users of the e-Manifest system. The fee would cover the use of either e-manifests or […]