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). The Border Center Director is Lisa Stobierski (NCMS) and the EPA Program Manager is Matthew Cooke (EPA Compliance Policy Staff).

What's New!

EPA finalized changes to existing regulations regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States. The final rule will provide greater protection to human health and the environment by providing for increased transparency, data sharing and more efficient compliance monitoring for international shipments. More information.

Regulatory Alert! EPA published a final rule under TSCA Section 8(a)(7): Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for  Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). For more information, see EPA's website

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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Selected News

38% of Childhood Lead Poisoning Cases are Linked to Consumer Products2024-07-18

Imported consumer products contribute to blood lead levels. [ full text ]

Bug Zapper Importer Fined under FIFRA2024-07-16

Bug zappers are regulated as "devices" under FIFRA because they are instruments that use physical mechanisms (in this case, electricity) to trap, destroy, repel, or mitigate a pest. [ full text ]

Final Rule - Integrating e-Manifest with Exports2024-07-10

The final rule incorporates hazardous waste export manifests into the e-Manifest system, which includes designating the exporter as the entity responsible for submitting the manifest and paying the requisite user fee. [ full text ]

EPA Continues to Enforce Regulations Pertaining to Illegal Import of HFCs 2024-06-17

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Resonac America Inc. to address the company’s illegal import of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) at the Port of Los Angeles on four occasions in 2023 and 2024. [ full text ]