As of September 5, 2006, all Massachusetts generators and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities initiating shipments of hazardous waste and waste oil must use the new national six-part manifest form required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

OLD MASSACHUSETTS 2-, 4- OR 8-PART FORMS CAN NO LONGER BE USED FOR ANY SHIPMENTS.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) adopted new regulations regarding the use of this form. These regulations went into effect on June 29, 2007, and are posted at: Waste & Recycling Regulations & Standards

Manifest Forms

Forms can be ordered from EPA-approved and registered printers. See the vendor list on EPA's website.

Complete and distribute forms according to the instructions on the new manifest and continue to use the appropriate waste codes, including those for wastes that are regulated only by Massachusetts (e.g. MA01 for waste oil).

Commonly Asked Questions

Do Massachusetts Generators Have to Send a Manifest Copy to MassDEP?

If the hazardous waste shipment goes directly to a Massachusetts hazardous waste facility, the generator does not have to submit a copy to MassDEP. If the shipment goes directly to an out-of-state hazardous waste facility, the generator must submit a fully executed photocopy of Copy 3 to MassDEP within 30 days of receiving it from the designated facility. Send to:

MassDEP, Bureau of Waste Prevention
Attention: MANIFEST
One Winter Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

How many copies of the manifest must a generator use for intrastate shipments of waste oil?

Only five of the six copies need to be distributed, as required by 310 CMR 30.315.

How many copies of the manifest must a Very Small Quantity Generator use for intrastate shipments?

Only five of the six copies need to be distributed, as required by 310 CMR 30.315.

What manifest copy distribution requirements apply to generators of hazardous wastes that are subject to a contractual agreement (e.g. spent solvent from a parts cleaner)?

Only two copies of the six-part manifest need to be distributed: one copy retained by generator and one by facility. See 310 CMR 30.314.

Electronic Monthly Operating Reports (EMORs)

The rules requiring transporters to submit EMORs (310 CMR 30.407) have not changed. See the web page below to learn more.

Instructions and Examples for EMORS Bulk Data Upload

Includes information about the electronic file format, field validation rules and file templates.

Additional Information

Learn More About the New National Manifest Form

U.S. EPA Hazardous Waste Manifest System

MassDEP Contact: James Paterson, 617-556-1096 or james.paterson@state.ma.us

This page was last updated on February 12, 2010.