On June 30, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its new e-Manifest system. Clean Harbors and its subsidiaries, including Safety-Kleen, will be in compliance, initially using the paper manifest option.
The EPA is still developing many areas of the E-manifest system which, upon launch, will limit our ability to manage manifests electronically. Fully electronic and hybrid options will be made available by Clean Harbors at a later date when the EPA has finalized its programming requirements.
It will be business as usual, as generators will ink sign a new five-page manifest (replacing the six-page manifest). Clean Harbors will upload all required manifest data and manifest scans to the EPA to comply with the e-Manifest rules. Total cost for the paper manifest option will be $10 per manifest. Generators will still need to mail copies to states still requiring a copy and comply with the three-year document retention period for paper manifests.
The Company is actively working on supporting the fully electronic and ‘hybrid’ or mixed paper/electronic manifest processes, which are expected to be available in approximately six months. With the hybrid approach, Clean Harbors will generate the manifest in the EPA’s system but print a paper copy for generators to sign and retain on-site as their initial manifest copy. Clean Harbors will complete the remainder of the shipment tracking electronically in e-Manifest with electronic signatures and electronic transmissions to the CDX system. Given the complexities of this approach, the Company may be forced to reassess the cost per manifest. Should that occur, customers will be advised accordingly.
We are committed to delivering superior service and risk management. Should customers have questions, they are asked to contact their sales or customer service representative.