OMB approves e-manifest user fee proposal for hazardous waste

Agency expected to request public feedback on methodology of service charge

Posted June 8, 2016

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved EPA’s proposed rule titled, “User Fee Schedule for Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest.” That means the proposal is ready for publication in the Federal Register any day. The action is prompted by the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act.

The proposed regulation would cover the agency’s costs to develop, operate, maintain, and upgrade the electronic manifest system. These include the costs of collecting and processing data from any paper manifest submitted to the system after the date on which the electronic system enters operation. Initial fees would be set to cover not only operation and maintenance costs, but also the costs of developing the system. In the proposed rule, EPA is expected to request comment on the methodology it would use to establish the electronic and paper manifest service fees.


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