New Whitepaper! E-Manifest Ruling

For over a decade, the US EPA, states, industry and related stakeholders have had a mutual interest in developing a national electronic manifest system that would facilitate the electronic transmission of the uniform manifest form and make the use of the uniform manifest much more cost-effective and convenient for users [source].

In our newest whitepaper, Heritage Corporate Compliance Program Manager, Terry Ferrill, will walk you through several topics relating to the new system. These topics include the cost of implementation, the centralized system, regulations concerning paper vs. electronic, e-signatures, data security and accessibility, and mail elimination, among others.

If you would like to receive a copy of this new Whitepaper simply click this link E-Manifest Final Rule Whitepaper and you’ll be taken to the download form. Also, if there are any other regulatory issues you would like us to write about please let us know in the comments section!

E Manifest Final Rule Whitepaper

About the Author

Terry Ferrill has been in the environmental and hazardous waste business at Heritage for nearly 30 years. Mr. Ferrill has held positions within Heritage as a consultant, business analyst, and hazardous waste facility compliance manager. He currently works in Heritage’s corporate compliance department, where he specializes in regulatory research to support internal business development and assist customers with thorny compliance issues.

EPA’s Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Rule: Free Whitepaper!

Did you know that the EPA has a new rule that will exclude reusable and disposable wipes, rags and absorbents that are contaminated with F001 through F005 solvents from the hazardous waste regulations? The federal rule goes into effect January 31, 2014 in states where EPA runs the RCRA program. Other states will need to adopt the new rule before it is effective in their state.

Under the new rules generators may store contaminated wipes on-site up to 180 days in leak proof containers labeled “Excluded Solvent-Contaminated Wipes.” When it’s time to ship the wipes off-site for disposal or cleaning at an approved facility, generators must follow EPA-approved methods to make sure there are no free liquids in the containers. Although shipment with a hazardous waste manifest is not required, shipment of contaminated wipes must meet all DOT requirements and records of shipments must be retained by the generator.

Solvent-contaminated wipes that will be disposed must be sent to approved landfills or combustion facilities that meet EPA or state specifications. Wipes that will be cleaned and reused must be sent to industrial laundries or dry cleaners that are in compliance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act.

To help explain what these new regulations mean a team of Heritage experts put together an informative whitepaper. This whitepaper lays out pertinent information about this new regulation including:

  • Applicable Wipes,
  • Issues to Consider,
  • Generator Requirements for Solvent-Contaminated Wipes that will be Disposed, and
  • Generator Requirements for Solvent-Contaminated Wipes that will be Cleaned and Reused.