Manifests regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Manifests : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA): 42 USC 6922

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Very small quantity generator (VSQG) exemption: 40 CFR 262.14(a)

Small quantity generator (SQG) recycling exemption: 40 CFR 262.20(e) and 40 CFR 263.20(h)

Contiguous property exemption: 40 CFR 262.20(f)

Waste nonchemical military munitions exemption: 40 CFR 266.203(a)(1)

Distribution of copies:

Paper manifests: 40 CFR 262.21(f)(6)

Electronic manifests (e-Manifests): 40 CFR 262.24, 40 CFR 263.20(a)(4)(ii), and 40 CFR 264.71(f)(2)

Record retention:

Paper manifests: 40 CFR 262.23(f)(4), 40 CFR 263.22, and 40 CFR 264.71(a)(2)(vi)

e-Manifests: 40 CFR 262.24(a)(3), 40 CFR 263.20(a)(4)(iv), and 40 CFR 264.71(f)(4)

Post-receipt e-Manifest data corrections: 40 CFR 262.24(h), 40 CFR 263.20(a)(9), and 40 CFR 264.71(l)

Generator responsibilities:

General rules: 40 CFR 262.20(a) and 40 CFR 262.24(a)

Paper manifest: 40 CFR 262.21(g)(1)

e-Manifests: 40 CFR 262.20(a)(3)

Accessing the e-Manifest system: 40 CFR 262.24(b) and 40 CFR 262.24(c)

Facility designation: 40 CFR 262.20

Signing and distributing the copies: 40 CFR 262.23 and 40 CFR 262.25

Additional responsibilities: 40 CFR 262.21(g)(2)

Exception report: 40 CFR 262.42

Rejected generator shipments: 40 CFR 262.16(e), 40 CFR 262.17(g), and 40 CFR 262.23(f)

Generator recordkeeping: 40 CFR 262.40

Potential generator e-Manifest problems:

When the e-Manifest system is unavailable: 40 CFR 262.24

When electronic signature methods undergo tests: 40 CFR 262.24(f)

Transporter Responsibilities:

General rules: 40 CFR 263.20(a) and 40 CFR 263.20(b)

Accessing the e-Manifest system: 40 CFR 263.20(a)(5)

Rules during transit: 40 CFR 263.20(a)(4)(iii), 40 CFR 263.20(c), and 40 CFR 263.20(d)

Waste delivery rules: 40 CFR 263.21


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Governing Law and Regulations
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Manifests Overview
Who's Covered and Exemptions
General Information
Completing the Manifest Form
Generator Responsibilities
Transporter Responsibilities
Receiving Facility Responsibilities
Water and Rail Shipments
Exports and Imports of Hazardous Waste
Guidance Documents