"EPA Proposes New Rules for Hazardous Waste Imports, Exports"

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with new rules to ensure that shipments of hazardous waste are safely imported and exported.

The proposed rule would consolidate and streamline the current regulations into one set of requirements that apply to all imports and exports. When finalized, EPA said the rule would affect the approximately 3,000 hazardous waste import shipments and 49,000 hazardous waste export shipments that largely occur within North America.

The rule would also require all shipments to be reported electronically to the EPA and include a link to the consent to export with the exporter declaration submitted to U.S. Customs and Border Protection."

Lydia Wheeler reports for The Hill September 25, 2015.

Source: The Hill, 09/28/2015