EPA's E-Manifest User Fees are Changing


EPA's E-Manifest User Fees are Changing

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The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest, colloquially called e-Manifest, is a national database for electronic cradle-to-grave tracking of all hazardous waste shipments intended to replace the current paper-based system. 

The centralized and digital platform, operated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), records and tracks all hazardous waste manifest activities in the United States. 

Data from all RCRA hazardous waste shipments must be transferred to EPA’s e-Manifest National Database system. The database launched on June 30, 2018.

The EPA has announced that the user fees associated with the e-Manifest are changing as of October 1, 2019.

To support e-Manifest operations, the EPA imposes a user fee for every manifest, whether paper or electronic. This manifest fee is assessed to the receiving TSDF by EPA and is subject to change.


In a statement released by The EPA announcing the fee changes: "For FY2020/2021, the user fees are changing due to various factors, including changes in projected manifest usage rates as well as program costs during this period. These new user fees will be in effect from October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2021."


Please visit the EPA website for more information regarding EPA e-Manifest User Fee Schedules

As a result, Tradebe will also increase our manifest fee structure that will cover the EPA increase as well as other costs Tradebe incurrs in order to comply with EPA's e-Manifest program requirements.  These costs include developing, operating, maintaining and upgrades to infrastructure necessary to support the e-Manifest system.






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