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Committee NameHazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory BoardAgency NameEnvironmental Protection Agency
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number2555
Original Establishment Date8/28/2015Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*9
Current Charter Date8/28/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter8/28/2019Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Fred
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Jenkins
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixJr., Ph.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 USC § 6939gDesignated Federal Officer Phone*703-308-7049
Effective Date Of Authority*10/5/2012Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board (e-Manifest Board) will provide recommendations on matters related to the operational activities, functions, policies, and regulations of the EPA under the e-Manifest Act, including: The effectiveness of the e-Manifest IT system and associated user fees and processes; Matters and policies related to the e-Manifest program; Issues in the e-Manifest area, including issues identified in EPA's E-Enterprise strategy that intersect with e-Manifest, such as: Business to business communications, Performance standards for mobile devices, and EPA's Cross Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) compliant e-signatures; Regulations and guidance as required by the e-Manifest Act; Actions to encourage the use of the electronic (paperless) system; and Changes to the user fees as described in Section 3024(c)(3)(B)(i).
How is membership balanced?*As required by the e-Manifest Act, the e-Manifest Board is composed of nine (9) members. One (1) member will be the EPA Administrator (or a designee), serves as Chairperson of the Board. The rest of the committee is composed of: At least two (2) members who have expertise in information technology; At least three (3) members who have experience in using or represent users of the manifest system to track the transportation of hazardous waste under the e-Manifest Act; At least three (3) members who will be State representatives responsible for processing e-Manifests. All members of the e-Manifest Board, with the exception of the EPA Administrator, will be appointed as Special Government Employees or representatives.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Agency did not convene an e-Manifest Advisory Board meeting in 2018 due to unanticipated membership vacancies which occured during 2018. Additionally, the e-Manifest System launched on June 30, 2018, in accordance with the scheduled launch date announced in the January 2, 2018 e-Manifest User Fee Rule. Thus, the Agency plans to convene the next e-Manifest Advisory Board meeting in early 2019 in order: 1) to allow sufficient time to fill the unanticipated vacancies on the Board and 2) to allow for an adequate time-period of performance of the e-Manifest System since its June 2018 launch for which the Board can evaluate the System and provide meaningful recommendations to the Agency about the System’s effectiveness.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, 42 USC § 6939g (e-Manifest Act) directs the EPA Administrator to establish the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board (e-Manifest Board) to assess the effectiveness of the electronic manifest system and make recommendations to the EPA Administrator for improving the system.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksAll members are Tier 1 (parent committee members). There are no Tier 2 (subcommittee) members serving.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentCompliance with the e-Manifest Act of 2012Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*More Than $10,000,001Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe EPA estimates e-Manifest will ultimately reduce the burden associated with preparing shipping manifests between 300,000 and 700,000 hours, saving state and industry users, on average, an annualized $65 million per year over the first six years of system operation, and more than $90 million once electronic manifests have been widely adopted. The e-Manifest Advisory board's function is to support EPA's successful implementation of the e-Manifest project.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*2Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment-e-Manifest Advisory Board website: ListServ
Agency Feedback CommentThe Agency's response to the Board's recommendations are posted in the public docket at: under docket no. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2016-0695. The Agency's response to the e-Manifest Advisory Board recommendations from the September 26-28, 2017 meeting are published in, public docket, EPA-HQ-OLEM-2017-0368.Narrative Description*The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, 42 USC § 6939g (e-Manifest Act) directs the EPA Administrator to establish the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board (e-Manifest Board) to assess the effectiveness of the electronic manifest system and make recommendations to the EPA Administrator for improving the system.
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032759Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board2018
 COM-001775Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board2017
 COM-002611Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board2016
 COM-003877Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board2015