Hazardous Waste Manifest Information
A hazardous waste manifest must accompany most hazardous waste that is shipped off site. The Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest is the shipping document that travels with hazardous waste from the point of generation, through transportation, to the final treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF). Each party in the chain of shipping, including the generator, signs and keeps one of the manifest copies, creating a "cradle-to-grave" tracking of the hazardous waste. EPA ID numbers are needed by all parties on the manifest. Hazardous waste transporters in California must be registered with the Department of Toxic Substances Control.
In 2005, U.S. EPA published regulations that significantly change the manifest form and procedures. They mandate national use of a new Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest that goes into effect on September 5, 2006.
This page contains information to help businesses understand and comply with these changes.
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Questions about hazardous waste? Call the Regulatory Assistance Officer Hotline to reach the Regional Regulatory Assistance Officers at (800) 728-6942 or (800) 72TOXIC.