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Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (e-Manifest) Advisory Board

The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (e-Manifest) Advisory Board was established in accordance with the provisions of the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, 42 USC § 6939g, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2. The Board is in the public interest and supports the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in performing its duties and responsibilities. The e-Manifest Board will provide recommendations on matters related to the operational activities, functions, policies, and regulations for the system. As required by the e-Manifest Act, the e-Manifest Advisory Board will be composed of nine (9) members. One (1) member will be the EPA Administrator (or a designee), who will serve as Chairperson of the Board. The rest of the committee will be 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 Advisory Board, with the exception of the EPA Administrator, will be appointed as Special Government Employees or representatives.

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Current Advisory Board Members

The e-Manifest Advisory Board will provide critical support and input to the development and operation of the e-Manifest system. The appointed Advisory Board members reflect a wide array of valuable expertise that includes:

  • decades of experience managing hazardous waste at generator, transporter, and hazardous waste management facilities;
  • vast information technology systems development knowledge,
  • many years of experience managing state hazardous waste programs.

For more information about the e-Manifest Advisory Board Members, please read their bios.

Board Member Name Organization Appointed Role on the e-Manifest Advisory Board
Joshua Burman Minnesota Pollution Control Agency State Government Representative Member
Michael M. Hurley Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection State Government Representative Member

Terry Baer

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality State Government Representative Member
Thomas Baker Veolia North America, Industrial Business

Business and Industry Representative Member

Cynthia Walczak MPS Group

Business and Industry Representative Member

Jill Macioch Xcel Energy

Business and Industry Representative Member

Syed Hafeez U.S. Department of Labor Expert in Information Technology Member
Tevfik Kosar, PhD State University of New York at Buffalo Expert in Information Technology Member

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Advisory Board Meetings

The e-Manifest Board will meet at least annually as required by the e-Manifest Act. However, additional meetings may occur approximately once every six months or as needed and approved by the Designated Federal Officer.

The table below contains links to available e-Manifest Advisory Board meeting materials from January 2017 to present and information about upcoming Advisory board meetings

Year Date Topic 
2021 March 2-4, 2021

“Looking Ahead: Setting e-Manifest Program Priorities and User Fees for FY2022 and FY2023”

2020 April 14-16, 2020

"Reengineering Electronic Signatures for Generators and Transporters to Increase Adoption of Electronic Manifests"

2019 June 18-20, 2019

“Increasing Adoption of the e-Manifest System”

2017 September 26-28

“Implementing e-Manifest User Registration and Account Activation”

2017 January 10-12

Inaugural e-Manifest Advisory Board Meeting - "System Launch: Day 1 e-Manifest"

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