Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports of hazardous waste: 42 USC 6938 and regulations at 40 CFR 262.50 to 262.57

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Definitions: 40 CFR 262.51

General requirements: 40 CFR 262.52

Notification of intent to export: 40 CFR 262.53

Manifest requirements: 40 CFR 262.20 to 262.27, 40 CFR 262.54, and 40 CFR 263.20 to 263.22

Exception reports: 40 CFR 262.42 and 40 CFR 262.55

Annual reports: 40 CFR 262.56

Recordkeeping: 40 CFR 262.57

Imports of hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.60

Manifest requirements: 40 CFR 262.60, 40 CFR 264.71(a)(3), and 40 CFR 265.71(a)(3)

Notification of intent to import: 40 CFR 264.12(a)

Dangerous goods: 49 CFR 171 to 180

Definitions: 49 CFR 171 to 180

Labels: 49 CFR 171.8

Shipping papers: 49 CFR 172.204

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) requirements: 40 CFR 262.80 to 262.89

Overview: 40 CFR 262.58 and 40 CFR 262.80

Definitions: 40 CFR 262.81

Waste lists: 40 CFR 262.82

Waste reexport and return: 40 CFR 262.82

R12 and R13 recovery facilities: 40 CFR 262.82(f)

Laboratory analysis exemption: 40 CFR 262.82(g)

Specific hazardous wastes: 40 CFR 266.80 (lead-acid batteries); 40 CFR 261.39, and 40 CFR 261.41 (cathode-ray tubes (CRTs))

Contracts: 40 CFR 262.85

Notification of intent to export: 40 CFR 262.83

Certificate of recovery: 40 CFR 262.83(e)

Manifest requirements: 40 CFR 262.84

Recordkeeping: 40 CFR 262.87

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Office of Federal Activities International Compliance Assurance Division

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

U.S. Department of Commerce

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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State Requirements

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