Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports and imports of hazardous waste: 42 USC 6938 and regulations at 40 CFR 262.80 to 262.84

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Applicability: 40 CFR 262.80

Definitions: 40 CFR 260.10 and 40 CFR 262.81

General export and import conditions:

General requirements: 40 CFR 262.82

Green and amber wastes: 40 CFR 262.82(a)

Unassigned wastes: 40 CFR 262.82(a)(4)

Laboratory analysis exemption: 40 CFR 262.82(d)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) addresses for submittals: 40 CFR 262.82(e)

Exports of hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.83

General export requirements: 40 CFR 262.83(a)

Notification requirements: 40 CFR 262.83(b)

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) export management instructions: 40 CFR 262.83(c)

Export movement document requirements: 40 CFR 262.83(d)

Duty to return or reexport hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.83(e)

Export contract requirements: 40 CFR 262.83(f)

Records and reports 40 CFR 262.83(g)

Export prohibition: 40 CFR 262.83(b)(7)

Imports of hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.84

General import requirements: 40 CFR 262.84(a)\

Notification requirements 40 CFR 262.84(b)

RCRA import management instructions: 40 CFR 262.84(c)

Import movement document requirements 40 CFR 262.84(d)

Duty to return or reexport hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.84(e)

Import contract requirements: 40 CFR 262.84(f)

Confirmation of recovery or disposal: 40 CFR 262.84(g)

Recordkeeping: 40 CFR 262.84(h)

Export prohibition: 40 CFR 262.84(b)(6)

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

Exports and Imports of Hazardous Waste Overview


Effective December 31, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised its regulations for the export-import of hazardous waste with the publication of its final Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule (Export-Import Rule). The effective date, however, is slightly misleading, as not all provisions of the Export-Import Rule went into effect on that date. Several requirements, especially those related to electronic report filings, will be phased in. See the

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