Arkansas Hazardous Waste Manifests

The Hazardous Waste Management program is designed to manage hazardous waste from "cradle-to-grave," by tracking waste from its point of generation to its ultimate disposal.

EPA established a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as "e-Manifest," has modernized the nation's cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources, and dollars for industry and states. EPA launched e-Manifest on June 30, 2018. For more information on EPA's e-manifest system go to:

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Arkansas requires the use of a Hazardous Waste Manifest for all hazardous waste shipments into, within, and out of the state.

  • Arkansas does not have state-specific waste codes.
  • Transporters must obtain a permit through the Arkansas Transportation Department of Transportation. The permit number does not have to be recorded on the manifest.
  • CESQGs are required to use a Hazardous Waste Manifest for all shipments of hazardous waste into, within, or out of Arkansas. 

If 35 days pass from the date on which the waste was initially shipped and you have not received a copy of the manifest from the designated facility, you must contact the transporter and/or the designated facility to determine the whereabouts of the waste. If 45 days pass and the manifest still has not been received, you must submit an exception report to DEQ as described below.

Generators who transport waste off-site must submit an exception report to the DEQ director if they do not receive a copy of the manifest signed and dated by the operator of the designated facility within 45 days from the date on which the waste was initially shipped (Reg. 23 § 262.42). The exception report must describe efforts made to locate the waste, and the results of those efforts. Small quantity generators who do not receive a copy of the signed manifest from the designated facility within 60 days must explain the exception on a copy of the original manifest and send it to this Department. 

When a manifest shows a weight difference of more than 10% between the initial weight shown by the generator and the final weight as received by the TSDF, you must attach documentation (a transmittal letter or other memorandum) to your record copy. In many cases such discrepancies are due to the generator estimating the weight of his shipment, and the TSDF actually weighing it upon receipt. If you are unable to resolve the discrepancy with your TSDF, you should forward a copy of the manifest to the DEQ with an explanation of the discrepancy in Block 18a of the manifest, with an attached letter explaining the discrepancy.