EPA Alerts Proposed Rules

September 24, 2015: (NPRM) Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a proposed rule that would revise the import-export of hazardous waste regulations both to and from the United States. The goal of the proposed revisions is to provide more protection for the environment and human health as well as to create more efficient compliance monitoring for international shipments.
This rule will also improve tracking of import-export shipments, create one consolidated set of requirements for all imports and exports, create mandatory electronic reporting to the EPA, and link the consent to export and the exporter declaration that is submitted to U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection.

Docket Number EPA-HQ-RCRA-2015-0147