Can I Use State Waste Codes on the e-Manifest?

Posted on 5/23/2018 by Roger Marks

On June 30, EPA’s Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest System will be up and running. This gives hazardous waste generators, TSDFs, and other regulated facilities about 40 days to prepare. 

One major concern surrounding the adoption of electronic hazardous waste Manifests is how one uniform system will work for professionals in different US states. Many US states oversee unique hazardous waste programs that include additional restrictions—and unique waste codes that must be entered on the Manifest to comply with RCRA.

Where to Add State Waste Codes on the e-Manifest

Unique State waste codes will be available in Box 13 of EPA’s E-Manifest creator program. After choosing a site location, generators and TSDFs have the option to add applicable Federal and/or State waste codes to the “Waste Line” on any e-Manifest.

Join a full-time Lion instructor and RCRA expert and learn what you need to know to ensure a transition to electronic Manifests at the EPA’s New E-Manifest System Webinar. Be confident you understand the new system, how it will be used, and how it will impact your off-site shipments.

Here at Lion, we tested the State code tool recently, and we believe that it is nearing completion. While testing the new system, we found that New York facilities can now add New York waste codes like B001 to B007. California facilities can select from California Waste Codes 311, 321, 322, 331, and so on.

What About Texas Waste Codes on the e-Manifest?

For Texas facilities, which utilize unique eight-digit Texas Waste Codes (TWCs), it appears that EPA is still working to put the State code tool in place. During our test of the system, we found that for “Texas Waste Codes,” EPA lists codes that are neither in the proper eight-digit format, nor unique to Texas.

Here’s what we saw:

EPA has assured the regulated community that State codes will be a functioning part of the new e-Manifest system. Here’s an excerpt from EPA’s FAQ on the subject:

EPA has stated that all applicable State codes will be available for inclusion on the e-Manifest by June 30. Regulated facilities and EHS professionals should be ready to start using the new system—or at least understand their options and the potential costs—before it’s too late.

Check out the test site yourself!
See instructions for testing the EPA's new e-Manifest System. 

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