California Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

22 California Code of Regulations: (CCR) 66262.50

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Exports of hazardous waste: 22 CCR 66262.52

Notification: 22 CCR 66262.53

Manifest standards: 22 CCR 66262.54

Notice of receipts: 22 CCR 66262.54(f)

Undeliverable shipments: 22 CCR 66262.54(g)

Exception reporting: 22 CCR 66262.55

Annual Reports: 22 CCR 66262.56

Recordkeeping: 22 CCR 66262.57

Imports of hazardous waste:

Manifest standards: 22 CCR 66262.60

Regulatory Agencies

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California follows the federal requirements for exports and imports of hazardous waste. The state also requires notice of export activity to Cal/EPA 60 days before the initial international shipment, and then once a year. Specific regulations and forms apply to exports and imports with Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. See the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE for OECD requirements. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has participated in numerous meetings between representatives of border states, the Mexican Federal Environmental Enforcement Agency, and EPA. DTSC offers training and workshops to provide information regarding Mexican, U.S., and California regulations and requirements for import and export of hazardous waste. Contact DTSC for more information.

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