Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of S. 710, the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act.
As the Ranking Member of the House Environment and Economy Subcommittee, I have long advocated for the establishment of an e-manifest system.
I am pleased that not only our subcommittee produced legislation to create this important system but that we did so in a bipartisan manner.
It's not very often that we in the House not only agree on a product but that it also has support from both industry and the environmental groups.
That is why it is so important to that my colleagues support this bill today.
The benefits of an electronic manifest are obvious--ranging from reduced paperwork and administrative burdens to the millions of dollars that such a system could save.
More importantly, though, with this e-manifest system we will ensure that hazardous wastes is successfully tracked and managed from generation to its final destination.
This is a good bill and I look forward to passing it and urge my colleagues to support it.