Any generator that offers hazardous wastes for transportation for off-site treatment, storage, or disposal must prepare a manifest using a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (federal Form 8700-22). Regulations regarding hazardous waste manifests are found at 40 CFR 262 Subpart B. Training is necessary to ensure compliance. Anyone responsible for signing a manifest or for completing any part of this specialized shipping paper should receive training in completion of the manifest. This training session will show you how to properly complete a manifest and will explain how the parts of the manifest are distributed.
Why “Hazardous Waste Manifests” Matters:
- The Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (Form 8700-22) is the shipping document that travels with hazardous waste from the point of generation, through transportation, to the final treatment, storage, or disposal facility (TSDF).
- Each party in the chain of shipping, including the generator, signs and keeps a designated part of the waste manifest.
- It is essential to fill out all the numbered sections of the manifest and do so correctly.Filling out a continuation sheet, Form 8700-22A, is required if more than two transporters are to be used to transport the waste or if more space is required for the DOT description of hazardous materials and any related information.Many other documents may be attached to a Hazardous Waste Manifest, including land disposal restriction forms, hazardous waste determinations, copies of analytical results, such as TCLP (Toxic Characteristics Leaching Procedure) tests, and emergency response information.
- It is vital to know what to do if this system for transparent tracking breaks down, and how to fill out exception reports.
- Hazardous Waste Manifests are straightforward documents that are essential pieces of the compliance puzzle for a hazardous waste generator, transporter, or receiving facility.
- It is important that the waste manifest be completed in full and that all appropriate items are completed correctly.
- Manifests have designated parts for generators, transporters, and receiving facilities. It is essential that all parties involved retain their copies for at least 3 years.
- And copies are also sent to state environmental agencies in both the generator and the destination states. This allows state agencies to track where wastes go and how long they take to get there.