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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AG20 Publication ID: Spring 2010 
Title: Hazardous Waste Manifest Revisions--Standards and Procedures for Electronic Manifests 
Abstract: This action is aimed at finalizing the development of EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulatory standards and procedures that will govern the initiation, signing, transmittal, and retention of hazardous waste manifests using electronic documents and systems. There are a total of 5.1 million manifests processed each year, including State-defined hazardous waste paper manifests. EPA proposed electronic manifest standards in May 2001 as part of a more general manifest revision action that also addressed standardizing the paper manifest form's data elements and procedures (EPA Form 8700-22). The manifest form revisions were decoupled from action on the electronic manifest, and the Final Form Revisions Rule was published in the Federal Register on June 16, 2005. The May 2001 electronic manifest proposed rule was a standards-based decentralized approach under which EPA would establish and maintain the standards that would guide the development of electronic manifest systems by private sector entities that chose to participate in the system. However, since publication of the May 2001 proposed rule, EPA found that there is a broad consensus in favor of a single national "eManifest" system sponsored by EPA, rather than assorted de-centralized commercial systems. Subsequently, in May 2004, EPA conducted a manifest stakeholder meeting to collect additional stakeholder views on the future direction of eManifest. Based on public comment on the 2001 proposed electronic standards and stakeholder feedback at the May 2004 meeting, EPA published a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) on April 18, 2006, announcing EPA's preferred approach to develop a centralized Web-based eManifest system to be hosted on EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) computer hub. However, EPA's ability to publish a final rule in 2010 that will recognize eManifests as a compliant voluntary alternative to the current paper manifest form, and to pursue this centralized eManifest design and funding solution, will depend on the passing of authorizing legislation for eManifest. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 263; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 271 
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 6923; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6926; PL 105-277 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM Original  05/22/2001  66 FR 28240 
NPRM Comment Period End  08/20/2001   
Notice of Public Meeting  04/01/2004  69 FR 17145 
NODA  04/18/2006  71 FR 19842 
NODA 2  02/26/2008  73 FR 10204 
Final Action  To Be Determined   
Additional Information: SAN No. 3147.1; EPA publication information: NPRM Original - http://www.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/fr-cont.html; Split from RIN 2050-AE21; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2001-0032.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/gener/manifest  
Sectors Affected: 2111 Oil and Gas Extraction; 2122 Metal Ore Mining; 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills; 323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 482 Rail Transportation; 483 Water Transportation; 484 Truck Transportation; 5621 Waste Collection; 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Rich LaShier
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8796
Fax:703 308-0514
Email: LaShier.Rich@epa.gov

Bryan Groce
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8750
Fax:703 308-0514
Email: Groce.Bryan@epa.gov

 
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