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US Customs Port Information

    Address:
    US Customs Office
    797 S. Zaragosa Road
    El Paso, 79907
    Phone: 915-872-3407    Fax: 915-872-3412
Hazmat Information
    The Hazardous Material Team, located at the Ysleta Cargo Import Lot, is responsible for the overall review and approval of paperwork submitted for hazardous waste entries.

    Hazmat Port of Entry: Ysleta Bridge
    Contact(s): SI Ruben Femat or SI John Fleming
    Phone: 915-872-3439    Fax: 915-872-3440
    Hours of Operation: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, no holidays.


Latest Wait Time Reported at Ysleta Bridge

Instructions for Transporters of Hazardous Waste:

  1. The El Paso customs yard does not have the facilities for transferring waste, and therefore shipments entering the US at this port must be delivered directly to a broker's warehouse, transfer facility or to TSD facilities. Therefore, all drivers and vehicles entering the US at El Paso must meet all applicable state and federal standards.
  2. Initial entry packets for shipments containing hazardous waste must be submitted to the El Paso Customs Office Hazardous Material Team (see above) a minimum of 72 hours in advance. This is necessary to allow sufficient time for proper document review, commodity analysis, and arrival/examination scheduling. HAZMAT shipments arriving without prior 72 hours notification will be returned to Mexico.
  3. All waste containers must be properly labeled.
  4. Drivers and vehicles must meet certain requirements and qualifications.
  5. At El Paso, all hazardous waste shipments must enter the US from the Ysleta Bridge (right lane). When reaching the booth, hand the manifest (CF-7533) to the Primary Officer. Note: Line release (BRASS) is prohibited for hazardous waste entries.
  6. The Primary Officer will direct the driver to the Ysleta Cargo Import Lot.
  7. The Hazardous Material Team (see above), located at the Ysleta Cargo Import Lot, will review the paperwork and inspect the load.
  8. Sample of HAZMAT shipments may be coordinated at the importer’s premises and at the importer or shipper’s expense.
  9. Upon approval, the transporter may proceed to the broker's facility (see list of registered brokers).

Instructions for Transporters-Hazardous Material:

  1. Initial entry packets for shipments containing hazardous materials must be submitted to the El Paso Customs Office Hazardous Material Team (see above) a minimum of 72 hours in advance. This is necessary to allow sufficient time for proper document review, commodity analysis, and arrival/examination scheduling. HAZMAT shipments arriving without prior 72 hours notification will be returned to Mexico.
  2. All hazardous material containers must be properly labeled.
  3. Drivers and vehicles must meet certain requirements and qualifications.
  4. At El Paso, all hazardous materials shipments must enter the US from the Ysleta Bridge (right lane). When reaching the booth, hand the manifest (CF-7533) to the Primary Officer.
  5. The Primary Officer will direct the driver to the Ysleta Cargo Import Lot.
  6. The Hazardous Material Team (see above), located at the Ysleta Cargo Import Lot, will review the paperwork and inspect the load.
  7. Sample of HAZMAT shipments may be coordinated at the importer’s premises and at the importer or shipper’s expense.
  8. Upon approval, the transporter may proceed to the broker's facility (see list of registered brokers).

Instructions for Transporters-Exporting Hazardous Material/Waste to Mexico
Before an export occurs, the basic requirements as outlined below must be followed:

  • Comply with 40 CFR 262; (Section 3017, RCRA)
  • Comply with 40 CFR 262.53
  • Paperwork submitted to Customs 72 hours prior to export

 

 

 

 

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