The Department of Transportation is working with Transport Canada (TC) on TC’s 3-year sandbox electronic shipping papers program. During this time, various applications and devices will be used to replace the paper shipping documents required to travel with hazardous waste in transit. “Sandbox” is a term used to describe a safe space to experiment in a controlled environment outside of the scrutiny of current regulations. In the case of TC, a sample of companies will use various devices and applications to test digital shipping paper options. Currently, e-manifests are required in the U.S. but physical shipping papers must still travel with hazardous waste in transit for emergency responders. The E-manifest program’s goal is to modernize the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources, and dollars for industry and states. We look forward to these upcoming innovations as the management of Hazardous Waste is still an important factor to consider when changing, adding, or terminating a manufacturing process.
About Stephen Kovatch
Senior Client Manager
Stephen J. Kovatch focuses on assisting clients in establishing corporate regulatory compliance programs in the areas of air, water, and waste management. Mr. Kovatch also provides direction to industrial facility owners who are active in the transaction of contaminated property by defining objectives, coordinating soil and water sampling protocols, risk assessment, and remedial / cleanup activities. He frequently represents clients in property sales negotiations and regulatory agency and insurance proceedings.