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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, Lisa Stobierski.

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 proposed rule under TSCA Section 8(a)(7): Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for  Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). For more information, see EPA's website. (Note: this rule is in the proposal stage. This alert is included here for awareness only.)

Disclaimer
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

New Resource: Import and Export of Plastic Recyclables and Waste2022-11-21

In May 2019, 187 countries decided to significantly restrict international trade in plastic scrap (recyclables) and waste to help address the improper disposal of plastic waste and reduce its leakage into the environment. [ full text ]