Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifests

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    The Environmental Protection Agency is working on a legislative proposal for Congress that would provide funding for a program to track electronically the movement of hazardous waste, according to comments made by EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. The proposal would ask Congress to provide EPA with the legislative authority to collect user fees to fund the electronic manifest system, although Jackson did not specify what those fees would be or when the proposal would be submitted. EPA requested $2 million in the fiscal year 2012 budget to begin developing the e-manifest system. Jackson said at the March 11 hearing that the e-manifest system is intended to reduce the burden of the current paper manifest. The system will save firms regulated under the hazardous waste provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act an estimated $200 million to $400 million per year in reporting costs, the agency said in its fiscal 2012 budget request. The Senate passed the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act (S. 3109) by unanimous consent in September 2008, but the bill was not taken up in the House.
-- Read more…in Waste Management Guide on hazardous waste manifests

Did you know…?
    In addition to hazardous waste manifest requirements, which are mandated by EPA, shipments of hazardous materials, including hazardous waste, also are subject to shipping paper requirements imposed the Department of Transportation. Shipping paper requirements may be satisfied by a bill of lading, manifest, shipping order, or other shipping document containing certain required information.
-- You can find more on shipping paper requirements in Waste Management Guide

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