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New Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest

EPA revised the Hazardous Waste Manifest Forms used to track hazardous waste from a generator's site to the site of its disposition.

 
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  • What manifest copies should I receive from my transporter and facility?
    Before your waste is shipped, you and your transporter must sign the manifest. Once the hazardous waste manifest is signed, you will receive copy #6 of the hazardous waste manifest and you will need to make at least one photocopy of the manifest.

    One of the photocopies is required to be mailed, within five days of shipment, to the state where the waste was generated: New Hampshire.

    If the state where your waste is being disposed of requires you to send a copy of the manifest, you must make an additional photocopy and mail that copy to the receiving state.

    Once the waste is received at the facility, you will receive a manifest copy back from that facility. This manifest should be signed in box 20, stating the waste was actually received by that facility. This will be manifest copy #3.

    You are required to retain manifest copy #3 and #6 in your files for three years from ship date.

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  • Does New Hampshire require more than the standard six-copy manifest?
    Yes, the new manifest will be six pages, but New Hampshire will require the NH generator to make a photocopy of page 6 of the manifest and submit it to: NH Dept. of Environmental Services
    Waste Management Division – RIMS
    PO Box 3900
    Concord NH 03302-3900

    If the destination state where your waste is being disposed of requires a copy of the manifest, you, as the New Hampshire generator, will be required to make a photocopy of page 6 of the manifest and submit that to the destination state.

    Please refer to the following EPA link for a detailed list for distribution of the copies of the manifests

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  • Where do I submit my manifest copies to?
    NH Dept. of Environmental Services
    Waste Management Division – RIMS
    PO Box 3900
    Concord, NH 03302-3900
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  • Does New Hampshire have specific codes to be used on the new manifest?
    Yes. New Hampshire has specific waste codes to be used on the new manifests to classify exemptions.
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  • What are New Hampshire specific codes?
    1. NHX1 – Instead of Recycling Exempt
    2. NHX2 – Instead of Household Hazardous Waste Exempt
    3. NHX3 – Instead of Remediation
    4. NHX4 – Instead of Sludge Exempt
    5. NHX5 – Instead of MSW Ash Exempt
    6. NHX6 – Instead of Shooting Range Exempt
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  • Where can I order the new Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests?
    You must order the new manifest forms from a printer that is registered with EPA.

    A list of registered printers can be found on the EPA's Web site

    EPA oversees the printers to ensure they are following the printing guidelines, but EPA does not issue the manifests.

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  • Why is the manifest changing?
    According to the EPA these changes have two main purposes:
    • Establish a single form that can be used nationwide. This will reduce the burden on transporters who operate in more than one state.
    • Improve the tracking of "problem wastes"-for example, hazardous wastes that destination facilities reject waste residues from hazardous waste containers that were not completely empty, or wastes entering or leaving the United States.
    For a more detailed description of the transition to the new manifest, please visit the EPA's Web site.
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