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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

Hazardous Waste Import/Export Tracking System2022-01-18

EPA transitioned to a new system for processing hazardous waste export and import notices on January 18th, 2022 called RCRAInfo WIETS (Waste Import Export Tracking System). [ full text ]

District Court Upholds EPA Right to Enforce Against Illegal Imports from Chinese Vehicle Makers2022-04-11

On Thursday, March 31, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a challenge to EPA’s successful litigation of significant Clean Air Act vehicle importation violations, upholding the agency’s right to enforce the law and protect the public from dangerous air pollution. [ full text ]

Proposed Rule: Integrating e-Manifest with Exports and Other Manifest-Related Reports, PCB Manifest Amendments, and Technical Corrections (Third Rule)2022-03-11

The EPA Administrator signed the proposed Third Rule on March 1, 2022. this rule proposes to amend certain aspects of the hazardous waste manifest regulations. [ full text ]