"EPA Issues Hazardous Waste-Tracking Regs"

"The Environmental Protection Agency issued regulations Wednesday creating a national electronic system to track hazardous waste."

"The rule is designed to transition the country away from an antiquated paper-based system, saving companies and states hundreds of thousands of hours worth of paperwork and tens of millions of dollars in annual compliance costs.

The regulation paves the way for a new e-Manifest system envisioned in legislation approved in 2012. Beyond lowering costs, the rule is meant to help authorities when spills occur."

Ben Goad reports for The Hill's E2 Wire blog January 15, 2015.

Source: Hill/E2 Wire, 01/16/2014