Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air emissions:

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Greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

Hazardous wastes: 40 CFR 262.50 to 262.60

Hazardous chemicals: 19 CFR 12.118 to 12.128 and 40 CFR 707

Import and export notification: 40 CFR 707

Mercury: Mercury Export Ban Act (MEBA) of 2008, 15 USC 2601, 15 USC 2605(f), 15 USC 2611, and 42 USC 6939f

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): 40 CFR 761.91 to 761.97

Pesticides: 40 CFR 168.65 to 168.85 and 40 CFR 169.2(h)

Hazardous materials: Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 USC 5101, 49 CFR 171 to 180

Hazardous materials transportation: 49 CFR 172

Security plans: 49 CFR 172.800 to 172.804

Training: 49 CFR 172.704

North American shipments: 49 CFR 171.12

International shipments: 49 CFR 171.22

Electronic equipment:

Restriction of use of hazardous substances (RoHS) Directive: European Commission (EC) Directive 2002/95/EC

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive: EC Directive 2002/96/EC

Globally Harmonized System (GHS):

Hazardous Materials Harmonization: 49 CFR 172 to 176

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.



Importers and exporters of chemicals may often be subject to more than one set of federal rules. The appropriate rules depend on the substance being imported or exported. In addition, no one agency regulates all aspects of imports and exports of hazardous substances.

For example, an exporter of hazardous material may ...

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State Requirements

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Chemicals Resources

Chemicals Products

The Book of Chemical Lists on CD-ROM
Need to know if one of your chemicals is on an OSHA, DOT, SARA, CERCLA, RCRA or state list of regulated chemicals? This unique CD-ROM database of over 75,000 chemicals will tell you in a flash how it is regulated - just look it up by chemical name, CAS #, ID # or regulation. "
Enviro.BLR.com is the online tool that makes state environmental compliance management a whole lot easier. Get plain-English state and federal regulatory analysis, 1000's of compliance checklists, forms and other tools, plus daily regulatory updates. "
Environmental Compliance in [Your State]
Avoid difficult state compliance problems. Here is all the plain-English help you need to stay in compliance with the environmental laws in your state. Arranged by topic, this easy to use resource explains how to comply with state regulations, and highlights any differences from federal. Includes regular updates and monthly newsletter."
Care of Supplies, Chemicals, and Equipment—Spanish Training Video
Aimed at training janitors/custodians in proper care and treatment of expensive equipment, and how to conserve supplies and chemicals. Savings can be realized and work accomplished in a productive manner when employees are properly trained and motivated to take care of equipment and materials. -Spanish Edition"
Audio Click 'n Train Spanish/English Edition: Hazard Communication
This Spanish/English movie-like version of the powerpoint presentation with audio makes it easy to deliver hazard communication training in Spanish and English. This ready-to-deliver meeting gives you effective toolbox training - no preparation required! Includes meeting outlines, customizable PowerPoint® slides, handouts, quiz, trainer's guide and more!"
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