MMA’s effort to cut down your company costs and abolish the liquid industrial waste (LIW) manifest was signed into law on Thursday, 12/7/15.
The MMA-led, legislative package includes Public Act 224 (Senator Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City), Public Act 225 (Senator Jim Stamas, R-Midland) and Public Act 226 (Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton). The legislation drops the LIW manifest and replaces it with the bill of lading already prepared by manufacturers for the transport of these materials.
“The manifest was a duplication of the documents already used by manufacturers and shippers,” said Andy Such, MMA director of environmental and regulatory policy. “Eliminating this paperwork cuts costs and helps make our companies more competitive.”
The elimination of the manifest was recommended in a report by the Office of Regulatory Reinvention on improvements to the regulations in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Contact Andy Such, at 517-487-8543 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss this bill or other areas of environmental and regulatory policy.