The EPA wants to modernize and streamline the waste manifest filing process, by allowing firms to store and submit the forms electronically. This will give the EPA a powerful low-cost tool for tracking waste shipments.
Once implemented, the e-Manifest system will allow the EPA and various stakeholders (Generators, Transporters, and TSDRFs) to track waste stream information in real time. This system will be similar to how commercial package shipments can be tracked by the recipient.
E-Manifest data will be available to the general public on a several-week delay. This will help communities and individuals make better informed decisions regarding this previously opaque policy area.