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 or 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 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.)

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

How to Launch a Freight Sustainability Strategy, EPA SmartWay March 2023 e-update2023-04-06

This guide will help you educate your colleagues and leadership team about developing or improving a freight sustainability strategy, and the tips, templates, and resources provided will help you get support and commitment from your team. [ full text ]

Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TDS) Facility Locator Launched by NCMS.2023-03-13

The new tool contains data that were extracted from an EPA database. There are 125 facilities in the database. Additionally, the websites for each of these facilities were located and are now displayed in the search results (allows users to quickly contact a TDS facility). Users can search by state, EPA Region, waste code and facility name. [ full text ]