Hazardous Waste Manifests
A manifest is a multi-page shipping paper that must accompany off-site shipments of hazardous waste. A manifest tracks hazardous waste movement from your site to the proper destination - often referred to as “cradle” (the point of waste generation) to “grave” (the final destination). Your receipt of the final (facility-signed) page of the manifest assures that the waste you shipped arrived at its intended destination. You, the waste generator, are responsible for the consequences of any mismanagement of your waste. So it is in your best interest to carefully choose the waste destination facility and to actively track your manifests until the waste reaches its destination.
EPA’s Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest. Beginning September 5, 2006, all generators of hazardous waste must use the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA form 8700-22). The manifest forms are only available from companies registered with EPA. A list of these approved companies is available on the EPA Web site.
For more information on the new manifest requirements see, see EPA’s Web site or refer to the following MPCA fact sheet: Manifest Shipments of Hazardous Waste.
Hazardous wastes usually must also meet the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MN/DOT) hazardous materials (HAZMAT) definitions and, therefore, have additional DOT regulations. For more information, see the MN/DOT Web site or the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Web site.
A Manifest Report is one of many tools used by the MPCA to evaluate compliance of hazardous waste generators in the state of Minnesota. A manifest is a shipping document that accompanies a hazardous waste shipment. The Manifest Report displays data from manifests that have been submitted for the specified ID# and date range (of the Generator Ship Date). Note: Since January 1, 2001, only manifests for shipments from a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) or Large Quantity Generator (LQG) are entered into the database. Data from other manifests submitted to the MPCA is no longer being maintained. Please note, however, that the seven metropolitan counties (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington) require Very Small Quantity (VSQG) manifest submittal. For more information on where to send the 2-signature and 3-signature copies of each manifest, refer to the MPCA factsheet referenced above.
If you have any questions about the MPCA’s Manifest Program, contact Tara Mercil at 218-846-0467. For more information about manifests, contact your metropolitan county hazardous waste office or the MPCA office closest to your county.
Metro County Hazardous Waste Offices
Anoka County: 763-422-7093
Carver County: 952-361-1800
Dakota County: 952-891-7557
Hennepin County: 612-348-3777
Ramsey County: 651-266-1199
Scott County: 952-496-8475
Washington County: 651-430-6655
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Toll free: 800-657-3864
Detroit Lakes:. 218-847-1519
St. Paul: 651-296-6300
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency