Terrorism pact require new hazardous waste reports

The Associated Press
Saturday April 13, 2002

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Toxic Substances Control issued emergency regulations Friday designed to make sure hazardous waste isn’t used by terrorists. 

The new regulations increase reporting requirements whenever there is a discrepancy on shipping manifests for explosive or poisonous wastes. 

The measures apply to hazardous waste facilities that receive shipments of explosive or poisonous wastes from other locations. 

The facilities must report the discrepancies to the department within 24 hours by calling a toll-free number. They have five days to follow with a written report.