Agmet to Help Customers Implement New EPA Tracking Program

Agmet is preparing to help its customers comply with a new program for tracking hazardous waste shipments that it expected to be implemented by the U.S. EPA this summer.

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Agmet is preparing to help its customers comply with a new program for tracking hazardous waste shipments that it expected to be implemented by the U.S. EPA this summer.

The EPA has developed this national system, known as “e-Manifest,” to move the current paper-intensive process for hazardous waste tracking toward an electronic system. Its benefits will include creating a single hub for reporting manifest data to both the national and state EPAs; notification of shipment discrepancies; timely data on waste shipments; and cost savings from electronically generating and certifying manifests.

Another potential cost-savings benefit is proposed tiered fees based on the level of e-Manifest usage. In other words, use of the system to create and submit electronic manifests will result in lower fees when compared to using paper manifests, Agmet explains.

Agmet has participated in various e-Manifest training seminars through the EPA and says it is prepared to implement the new electronic system and assist its customers should they choose to use it. The system is anticipated to launch in June, and the company says it will continue to track its status and communicate updates.