Data Exchange Description
Partners can use the Exchange Network to submit data to or extract data from EPA’s RCRAInfo system, the national program management and inventory system for hazardous waste handlers. The EPA CDX test and production endpoints for RCRAInfo are available here.
EPA has established a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as “e-Manifest,” will modernize the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources, and dollars for industry and states. e-Manifest data is stored in the RCRAInfo system. The current version of the RCRAInfo data flow allows partners to access manifest data for their state.
RCRAInfo v5.13 Available in Test
**Note: On 10/30/2023, the XML schema for version 5.13 of the RCRAInfo data flow was updated to make the max length of the “NotesDataType” field in the schema (4000 characters) consistent with the max length of the corresponding database field (2000 characters). If you downloaded a copy of the schema prior to October 30, 2023, you should download this updated version.
Version 5.13 of the RCRAInfo data exchange is available in the TEST environment. Version 5.13 focuses on the Handler module and the new, optional fields for Additional Contacts. It also includes a Contact Preferred Language field. The schema is backwards compatible with v5.12 and translator states may choose to update to 5.13 or stay with 5.12 if they don’t need these additional fields. EPA expects v5.13 to be available in production on January 12, 2024. You may direct questions or comments on v5.13 to EPA’s Jimmy Yin at yin.jianchu [at] epa.gov.
RCRAInfo News and Conference Calls
Subscribe to the RCRAInfo mailing list to stay up on the latest RCRAInfo news and information by logging into RCRAInfo and clicking “Newsletter Subscribe/Unsubscribe” under “Links”. You will receive information on calls convened by state and EPA representatives on the third Thursday of each month to discuss topics related to RCRAInfo and the data exchange.
You may also subscribe to the RCRAInfo Translator mailing list by logging into RCRAInfo and clicking “Newsletter Subscribe/Unsubscribe” under “Links”. This list is specifically for agencies that exchange data with RCRAInfo via the Exchange Network. You will receive information on calls convened by state and EPA representatives on the last Tuesday of each quarter to discuss topics related to the RCRAInfo data exchange.
The RCRAInfo schema and documentation have been approved for use on the Exchange Network. Implementation resources for the most recent version follow.