Frequent Questions

When will waste handlers and states need to begin using the revised manifest form?

Waste handlers and state governments will have 18 months from the date of promulgation of this final rule to prepare their operations for the use of the revised manifest form. Under both RCRA and Department of Transportation (DOT) statutory authorities, the use of the revised form will be nationally mandatory upon the expiration of the 18-month delayed compliance period. As was the case with EPA's 1984 Uniform Manifest Rule, the revised manifest will be effective in all states on the compliance date under DOT's hazardous materials laws, regardless of whether the states are fully authorized for the manifest revisions under RCRA state authorization requirements.

Additional information on the manifest may be found at the following URL:
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/transportation/manifest/index.htm

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