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New Hazardous Waste Manifest Rules

Jane Showalter Thomas, P.E., CPEA

Course Outline

This course uses material posted on the EPA website and is organized in the following sections:

1. New Hazardous Waste Manifest System
2. Acquiring Manifest Forms
3. Manifest Completion Instructions
4. Link to State-Specific Requirements
5. Course Summary

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This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end that is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this one-hour course, the student will understand:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for the following:

Benefit to Attendees

Attendees of this course will be able to ensure that operations under their responsibility comply with the new hazardous waste manifest rule, avoiding potential non-compliance situations.

Course Introduction

On March 4, 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published new regulations that significantly changed the hazardous waste manifest system. Central to the rule change was a new hazardous waste manifest form, a standardized form that is to be used nation-wide in all states and territories, replacing approximately 24 state-specific variations of the old form. The rule change allowed an 18-month transition period, which ended on September 4, 2006. Since September 5, 2006, only the new standardized manifest form and the new manifest completion instructions are valid for use.

This one-hour course summarizes the new hazardous waste manifest rule, shows you where you can obtain the new standardized manifest, and provides instructions for completion of the new manifests. This course is not intended to provide instructions on other aspects of hazardous waste management regulations.

Course Content

The course content is in a PDF file (5 MB) New Hazardous Waste Manifest Rules. You need to open or download this document to study this course.

Course Summary

One aspect of the United States hazardous waste regulations - manifest use - has been made simpler, less confusing, and more streamlined. Since September 5, 2006, hazardous waste generators, transporters, and receiving facilities must comply with the streamlined hazardous waste manifest requirements for each shipment. Using the new standardized hazardous waste manifest form and completing manifests according to the new instructions will help to ensure that your hazardous waste shipment documentation is in compliance with the current regulations.


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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