In recent years, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has subjected waste generators in California to stricter rules, particularly regarding hazardous waste manifests. Yet, every year the DTSC finds approximately 500,000 mistakes on the manifests it receives, making it difficult for them to verify the proper and safe disposal of hazardous waste.
Some generators who fill out waste manifest forms themselves receive a Manifest Correction Letter from the DTSC stating that they are being fined due to errors found on their manifest. Initially, some of these fines do not seem significant, since they are typically around $20 per mistake, however making enough of these errors can add up quite quickly. Here are 6 frequently reported waste manifest mistakes that could result in fines;