Beginning on September 5, 2006, the EPA will require all waste-handling organizations to use the new version of the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest. This form is used to track hazardous waste from a generator’s site to the site of its disposition. According to the EPA, the changes have two main objectives:
- To establish a single form that can be used nationwide, thereby reducing the burden on transporters who operate in more than one state, and
- To improve the tracking of “problem wastes”, which include those wastes that facilities have rejected, waste residues from containers not completely emptied, or wastes entering or leaving the United States.
Complete information regarding these changes, including information on completing the new manifest and where to obtain copies, can be found by clicking here.
For help on how these changes will apply to your organization, please contact Jessica Roger.