The Border Center, which is maintained by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), is one of the Compliance Assistance Centers developed with support from EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance (OECA). For more information, contact the Border Center Director, Bill Chenevert.

What's New!

Changes to the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act went into effect January, 2014. Importers must comply with the new standards if you introduce into commerce any pipe or plumbing product providing water for human consumption. For more information, review EPA's:

New rule effects exports of used cathode ray tubes (CRTs). On June 18, 2014, EPA finalized revisions to the export provisions of the 2006 CRT final rule. The revisions (see fact sheet) are effective on December 26, 2014. More ...

Exports of spent lead-acid batteries (SLABs) from the United States for recovery will be prohibited on or after July 7, 2010, unless the exporter has submitted a notification and obtained consent from EPA and the receiving country. More ...

The information contained in this site is provided for your review and convenience. It is not intended to provide legal advice with respect to any federal, state, or local regulation. You should consult with legal counsel and appropriate authorities before interpreting any regulations or undertaking any specific course of action.

Please note that many of the regulatory discussions on Border Center refer to federal regulations. In many cases, states or local governments have promulgated relevant rules and standards that are different and/or more stringent than the federal regulations. Therefore, to assure full compliance, you should investigate and comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

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