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Confidentiality Determinations for Hazardous Waste Export and Import Documents (Final)
Jan. 2, 2018
The EPA is amending existing regulations regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States. Specifically, this rule applies a confidentiality determination such that no person can assert confidential business information (CBI) claims for documents related to the export, import, and transit of hazardous waste and export of excluded cathode ray tubes (CRTs). EPA is making these changes to apply a consistent approach in addressing confidentiality claims for export and import documentation. The rule will result in cost-savings and greater efficiency for EPA and the regulated community as well as facilitate transparency with respect to the documents that are within the scope of this rulemaking. However, EPA is not finalizing the proposed internet posting requirement in the proposed rule. The final rule is effective on 26 June 2018. POC is Lia Yohannes, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery; tel: 703-308-8413; email: yohannes.lia@epa.gov (Federal Register; 26 December 2017 [Rules and Regulations], pages 60894-60901).

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Last Updated: January 22, 2018