New Hazardous Waste Manifest Rules
Jane Showalter Thomas, P.E., CPEA
This course uses
material posted on the EPA website and is organized in the following sections:
1. New Hazardous Waste Manifest System
2. Acquiring Manifest Forms
3. Manifest Completion Instructions
4. Link to State-Specific Requirements
5. Course Summary
Adobe Flash Player and access to the Internet are required to complete this course. Flash Player can be downloaded for no cost from http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash
This course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end that is designed to enhance the understanding
of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this one-hour course, the student will understand:
This course is intended for the following:
Benefit to Attendees
Attendees of this
course will be able to ensure that operations under their responsibility comply
with the new hazardous waste manifest rule, avoiding potential non-compliance
On March 4, 2005,
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published new regulations that
significantly changed the hazardous waste manifest system. Central to the rule
change was a new hazardous waste manifest form, a standardized form that is
to be used nation-wide in all states and territories, replacing approximately
24 state-specific variations of the old form. The rule change allowed an 18-month
transition period, which ended on September 4, 2006. Since September 5, 2006,
only the new standardized manifest form and the new manifest completion instructions
are valid for use.
This one-hour course summarizes the new hazardous waste manifest rule, shows you where you can obtain the new standardized manifest, and provides instructions for completion of the new manifests. This course is not intended to provide instructions on other aspects of hazardous waste management regulations.
The course content is in a PDF file (5 MB) New Hazardous Waste Manifest Rules. You need to open or download this document to study this course.
One aspect of the
United States hazardous waste regulations - manifest use - has been made simpler,
less confusing, and more streamlined. Since September 5, 2006, hazardous waste
generators, transporters, and receiving facilities must comply with the streamlined
hazardous waste manifest requirements for each shipment. Using the new standardized
hazardous waste manifest form and completing manifests according to the new
instructions will help to ensure that your hazardous waste shipment documentation
is in compliance with the current regulations.
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.