Internet Posting of and Confidentiality Determinations for Hazardous Waste Export and Import Documents (Draft)
Nov. 28, 2016
EPA is amending existing regulations regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States. Proposed revisions will require exporters of hazardous waste and receiving facilities recycling or disposing hazardous waste from foreign sources to maintain a single publicly accessible Web site to which documents can be posted regarding the confirmation of receipt and confirmation of completed recovery or disposal of individual hazardous waste import and export shipments. The proposed internet posting requirements are planned for the interim period prior to the electronic import-export reporting compliance date when electronic submittal to EPA of confirmations of receipt and completed recovery or disposal for hazardous waste shipments will be required. EPA also proposes a confidentiality determination to exclude documents related to the export, import, and transit of hazardous waste and export of excluded CRTs from confidential business information (CBI) claims. Comments must be received on or before 27 January 2017. POC is Laura Coughlan, Materials Recovery and Waste Management Division, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (5304P), EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; tel: (703) 308-0005; email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Federal Register; 28 November 2016 [Proposed Rules], pages 85459-85471).