The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently named the new advisory board members for the hazardous waste electronic manifest system. They selected experts from state agencies, regulated industries, and the information technology sector. The board will work with the EPA on the development and operation of this new system which will digitize the tracking of hazardous waste in our country. This will happen with the development of an electronic manifest or e-manifest. The board will advise on system performance, user fees, and regulations and guidance associated with this system. They will also help to evaluate the effectiveness of the system once it is implemented and recommend ways to help increase usage.
The Advisory Board will include: Michael M. Hurley from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Washington Department of Ecology Program Manager John Ridgway, Joshua Burman from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Veolia North America Environment and Transportation Department Senior Director Thomas Baker, Wastebits Co-founder Raymond Lewis, Lochbridge Automotive & Emerging Technologies Vice President Raj Paul, MPS Group Environmental Project Manager Cynthia Walczak and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Senior Manager Justin Wilson.