Hazardous Waste Manifests

Course Description:

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.

Course Duration: 29 minutes

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.

Key Points:

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Recall the purpose and use of manifests for generators, transporters, receiving facilities, and regulators
  • Complete a paper or electronic manifest, including filling in the information needed on the manifest and using the correct Department of Transportation, or DOT, shipping names and terminology
  • Summarize the tracking systems for hazardous wastes
  • Choose the appropriate documents to provide in these special situations:
    • A shipment is rejected by the receiving facility.
    • A shipment is delivered without an accompanying manifest.
    • The generator does not receive confirmation that the shipment was delivered