Mexican provisions apply to hazardous waste exports to the United States,
including laws, regulations, and standards issued by various government
entities involved in this process.
Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection Act (Ley General del Equilibrio Ecológico y Protección al Ambiente)
provisions for hazardous waste exporting and importing. Article 153 sets
out general requirements for those wishing to export hazardous wastes.
Waste Prevention and Management Act (Ley General para la Prevención
y Gestión Integral de Residuos Peligrosos)
V, "Hazardous Waste Management," ch. VII, "Importing and Exporting of
Hazardous Wastes," sets out the requirements for hazardous waste import
or export authorizations (Articles 85–94).
Foreign Trade Act (Ley de Comercio Exterior)
sets out the general requirements for exporting any type of goods, whether
wastes or new materials. Under LGEEPA Article 153, waste exportation is
subject to the Foreign Trade Act.
Act (Ley Aduanera)
108–112 establish rules for the temporary import of goods by the maquiladora
industry and subsequent return of the goods to the country of origin along
with any wastes generated by the processes.
to the General Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection Act Respecting
43–57 of this regulation set out the specific requirements for importing
and exporting hazardous wastes, including permitting and grounds for authorization
or denial of export or import permits.
Transportation of Hazardous Materials and Wastes Regulation
regulation of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation sets out
the requirements for ground and rail waste transportation units as well
as the characteristics of containers and packaging to be used in transporting
of hazardous wastes and the list thereof as well as the threshold above
which a waste is considered hazardous due to its toxicity in the environment.
053-SEMARNAT-1993. Extractive testing procedure for determining
the constituents making a waste hazardous due to its toxicity in the environment.
NOM-002-SCT/2003 List of most frequently transported hazardous substances and materials.
of labels of containers and packaging used in the transportation of hazardous
substances, materials, and wastes.
system for units intended for transportation of hazardous substances,
materials and wastes.
preparedness information for transportation of hazardous substances, materials
NOM-006-SCT2/2000 Basic aspects for daily visual inspection
of units intended for trucking of hazardous materials and wastes.
NOM-007-SCT2/2002 Marking of containers and packaging
intended for transportation of hazardous substances and wastes.
NOM-010-SCT2/2003 Compatibility and segregation provisions
for storage and transportation of hazardous substances, materials and
NOM-011-SCT2/2003 Conditions for transportation of hazardous substances and materials
in limited quantities.
NOM-012-SCT-2-1995 Maximum weight and dimensions of trucks
and other vehicles traveling on roads and bridges under federal jurisdiction.
NOM-020-SCT-2-1995 General requirements for design and construction of tank trucks intended
for transportation of hazardous materials and wastes.
of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Describes the wastes subject to control of transboundary movement
in accordance with the OECD, required filings of forms and documentation,
and the notification procedure.
Article 6 of the Basel Convention on the Control
of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal as well as the instruction manual or control system guide
published by the Basel Convention Secretariat. – These documents describe
the wastes subject to control of transboundary movement under the Basel
Convention, the required forms and other requirements, and the notification
III of the Agreement between the United States of America and the United
Mexican States for the Protection and Improvement of the Environment in
the Border Area.
the notification procedure for hazardous waste exports between Mexico
and the United States.
establishing categories for services of ground transportation of hazardous
materials and waste (Diario Oficial de la Federación, 5 November
announcing the administrative procedure for return of hazardous waste
as well as the official form and instructions for completion (Diario
Oficial de la Federación, 4 November 1998).
of decision announcing the administrative procedure for return of hazardous
waste as well as the official form and instructions for completion published
in the DOF on 4 November 1998 (Diario Oficial de la Federación del 26 de marzo de 1999).
announcing the filings recorded in the Federal Registry of Company Filings
(Registro Federal de Trámites Empresariales) applied by
the Ministry of the Environment, Natural Resources, and Fisheries and
its decentralized administrative bodies and establishing various regulatory
improvement measures (Diario Oficial de la Federation, 21 February
establishing the classification and codification of goods whose import
and export are subject to regulation by the Ministry of the Environment
and Natural Resources (Diario
Oficial de la Federación, 29