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Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest

Information about the EPA's uniform hazardous waste manifest system.

Handlers of waste can obtain manifest forms from any source that has registered with EPA to print and distribute the form. 

How do I submit manifest copies to Texas?

The TCEQ does not currently require that a copy of the manifest be sent to the state. The generator originates the manifest, keeping a copy for his records. The manifest remains with the waste throughout transit to the final destination. The manifest is signed and the copy is returned to the generator.

What are Texas specific waste codes?

Texas has its own 8-digit waste code that identifies each waste stream. The Texas waste code goes on the manifest - whether the waste is hazardous or not. Use two of the 6 waste code blocks in Item 13 for the Texas Waste Code. For hazardous waste, up to 4 applicable EPA codes (e.g., D001, F001, etc) will go in the remaining waste code boxes. The formula for the Texas waste code is:

The 4-digit sequence number + the 3-digit form code + the 1-digit classification code.

The rules corresponding to this formula can be found in 30 TAC Section 335.501 - .521 (Subchapter R). The regulatory guidance RG-022, Guidelines for the Classification and Coding of Industrial and Hazardous Wastes is the best resource for Texas Waste Code information. If you are shipping only non-hazardous waste, enter either the 5-digit Texas Registration numbers or the EPA ID numbers for generator, transporter and receiver.

Who is the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s contact regarding manifest requirements?

The Registration & Reporting Section can be contacted by phone at 512-239-6413 or by email at wasteval@tceq.texas.gov.

Do I use the Texas Registration Numbers OR EPA ID numbers?

If one or more hazardous wastes are being shipped, enter EPA ID numbers the generator, transporter and receiver. If no hazardous waste is being shipped on the manifest, use either the 5 digit Texas registration numbers or, if available, the EPA ID numbers.

How can manifest forms be acquired?

  • Distributors (printers) of the manifest must be registered with the EPA.
  • Registered printers—not the EPA—will distribute copies of the new manifest.
  • If you wish to print your own manifests, you must become a registered printer with the EPAExit the TCEQ.
  • The EPA will oversee the printing requirements and ensure that registered printers follow them.
  • The TCEQ purchased a small quantity of manifests for distribution to only active Texas Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs). To order manifest forms, please complete form TCEQ-20060. We ask that you order only the amount you believe you will actually use in a year - a maximum of 25. When TCEQ runs out of manifests, SQGs or CESQGs will need to contact a registered printer for manifests Exit the TCEQ.
  • All other users of the manifest system, Large Quantity Generators, Transporters, Consulting/Remediation firms, etc., should contact EPA for a list of approved manifest providers or register with EPA to become an approved registrant to print manifests. (Click here Exit the TCEQ for the EPA manifest website.)