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09/10/2014USE OF CATHODE RAY TUBE (CRT) GLASS AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEAD OXIDE IN THE MANUFACTURING OF CERAMIC TILESMemo
 Description: Based on the information provided for a scenario of processing cathode ray tube (CRT) funnel glass and exporting the glass to be used as a substitute for lead oxide in the production of ceramic tiles, EPA finds the legitimate recycling factors set forth in EPA policy appear to have been met. Specifically, the CRT funnel glass provides a useful contribution both to the recycling process and to the product of the recycling; the recycling process produces a valuable product, the ceramic tiles; the hazardous secondary material, the CRT funnel glass, is managed as a valuable commodity; and the product of the recycling process, the ceramic tiles, is comparable to a legitimate product. Therefore, EPA finds that the CRT funnel glass legitimately used as an effective substitute in the production of ceramic tiles to be excluded from the solid and hazardous waste regulations under 40 CFR 261.2(e). Additionally, because CRT funnel glass managed under this exclusion would not be RCRA hazardous waste in the United States, the CRT glass would not be subject to notice and consent under US export regulations in Part 262, Subparts E or H. However, because CRT glass is a listed hazardous waste under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Council Decision, it would be subject to applicable regulations in the countries of transit and import implementing the OECD Council Decision.
 
04/11/2014REGULATORY STATUS OF SHIPMENT OF DENTAL X-RAY MATERIALS FROM MEXICO TO CANADAMemo
 Description: Federal RCRA hazardous waste regulations, per 40 CFR 261.2(c)(3) and Table 1 of 261.2, do not regulate the reclamation of off-spec commercial chemical products and characteristic byproducts provided these materials are reclaimed legitimately. Therefore, EPA’s hazardous waste import/export requirements would not apply to a shipment of intact unused off-spec dental x-ray packs and trimmings from unused dental x-ray packs generated in Mexico, with transit across the United States, destined for reclamation in Canada. A RCRA authorized state may regulate these materials more stringently than the federal program, although EPA believes the state’s requirements would not likely apply to transit only activities. However, should a transporter stop at a facility to consolidate a shipment in a state with more stringent requirements, the state may view such materials as a shipment of recyclable hazardous materials destined for precious metal recovery. In this case, the state may require that the consolidating facility comply with the state’s regulations equivalent to Part 266, Subpart F for precious metal recovery and Part 262, Subparts E and F for exports and imports of hazardous waste.
 
09/12/2011EXPORT OF USED OR SPENT LEAD ACID BATTERIES FOR RECYCLINGMemo
 Description: Spent lead acid batteries (SLABs) are prohibited from exportunder the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) unless the exporter has submitted a notice to EPA requesting approval to export, obtained written consent from the receiving country via EPA, complied with the appropriate export requirements in either 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 262 Subpart E or 40 CFR Part 262 Subpart H, and ensured that the shipments comply with the terms of the receiving country's written consent. All export notices must include details about the proposed shipments, such as the specific recycling facility in the country of import, the maximum amount of batteries they propose to export, and the port of entry to be used in the country of import. EPA utilized alerts to note the proper Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) Classification Commodity Code for spent lead acid batteries, informed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the required paperwork for SLAB export shipments, and participated in the development of non-binding guidance on the environmentally sound management of SLABs under both the Basel Convention and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
 
04/01/2010Attention Auto Battery Recyclers and BrokersPublication
 Description: This flyer discusses EPA regulations that become effective on July 7, 2010, in all states, regulating the export of spent lead acid batteries (SLABs). The new requirements will apply to all auto battery recyclers and brokers in the United States that export SLABs. Exporters of SLABs must submit a written notification to EPA and obtain the receiving country’s consent.
 
09/19/2008Draft Guidance on EPA Identification of U.S. Pre-Approved Facilities to Receive Hazardous Waste Imports from OECD Member CountriesPublication
 Description: This draft guidance document suggests an approach on how United States recovery facilities may request that EPA identify them as a ‘pre-approved’ facility for purposes of receiving RCRA hazardous wastes, originating in OECD Member countries, for recovery in the United States.
 
01/01/2005APPLICABILITY OF THE EXPORT REGULATIONS TO UNIVERSAL WASTEMemo
 Description: Large quantity handlers exporting universal waste to foreign destinations without first sending waste to a consolidation point or destination facility must comply with Part 262, Subpart E, even though a manifest is not required (SEE ALSO: 61 FR 16290, 16306; 4/12/96). Also includes a discussion of notification, annual reporting, and recordkeeping regulatory requirements.
 
07/22/2004NOTICE AND CONSENT OF TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENTS OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTEMemo
 Description: The Federal government lacks the statutory authority to regulate notice and consent for transboundary movements of municipal solid waste under the bilateral agreement between the United States and Canada. The process for exporting hazardous waste to the US includes a notice of intent to export and a process whereby the US may consent to the import.
 
07/22/2004NOTICE AND CONSENT OF TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENTS OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTEMemo
 Description: The Federal government lacks the statutory authority to regulate notice and consent for transboundary movements of municipal solid waste under the bilateral agreement between the United States and Canada. The process for exporting hazardous waste to the US includes a notice of intent to export and a process whereby the US may consent to the import.
 
08/26/2003TRANSBOUNDARY SHIPMENTS OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADAMemo
 Description: EPA is committed to the safe international movement of municipal solid waste from Canada into the United States. Currently, there is no statutory authority under RCRA for providing notice and consent of municipal solid waste imports and exports. EPA is working on a legislative proposal to Congress regarding the transboundary movement of waste between the United States and Canada. EPA is also working with Customs through a Memorandum of Understanding to address security concerns regarding transboundary shipments and to strengthen the cooperation between agencies to improve border security. EPA additionally works with the Canadian government, U.S. state agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security on border security issues.
 
08/26/2003TRANSBOUNDARY SHIPMENTS OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADAMemo
 Description: EPA is committed to the safe international movement of municipal solid waste from
Canada into the United States. Currently, there is no statutory authority under RCRA for providing notice and consent of municipal solid waste imports and exports. EPA is working on a legislative proposal to Congress regarding the transboundary movement of waste between the United States and Canada. EPA is also working with Customs through a Memorandum of Understanding to address security concerns regarding transboundary shipments and to strengthen the cooperation between agencies to improve border security. EPA additionally works with the Canadian government, U.S. state agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security on border security issues.
 
08/26/2003TRANSBOUNDARY SHIPMENTS OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADAMemo
 Description: EPA is committed to the safe international movement of municipal solid waste from Canada into the United States. Currently, there is no statutory authority under RCRA for providing notice and consent of municipal solid waste imports and exports. EPA is working on a legislative proposal to Congress regarding the transboundary movement of waste between the United States and Canada. EPA is also working with Customs through a Memorandum of Understanding to address security concerns regarding transboundary shipments and to strengthen the cooperation between agencies to improve border security. EPA additionally works with the Canadian government, U.S. state agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security on border security issues.
 
04/17/2002APPLICABILITY OF TRANSPORTER REQUIREMENTS TO HAZARDOUS WASTE IMPORTS AND EXPORTS Memo
 Description: The Part 263 requirements apply to persons transporting manifested shipments of hazardous waste within the United States. An EPA ID number is not required if the transporter is not required to have a manifest. Transporters that export waste must give a copy of the manifest to the U.S. Customs Service official at the point of departure from the United States. The point of departure occurs at the port of exit. A hazardous waste shipment would not require a manifest once the ocean carrier leaves the port. Ocean carriers importing hazardous waste into the United States would not need a manifest or an EPA ID number before the shipment is off-loaded at a port (SEE ALSO: 66 FR 28240; 5/22/01). The ocean carrier remains subject to other applicable requirements (e.g., Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations). Each railroad firm and trucking company is responsible for obtaining an EPA ID number for intermodal service. If an ocean carrier is not arranging for the inland transport of waste, then the carrier is not directly responsible for ensuring that the inland transporters have EPA ID numbers, but should verify with the company arranging the inland transport.
 
04/12/2002RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE ELECTRONICSMemo
 Description: EPA does not have an approval program for electronic recycling facilities, but the Electronics Industry Association (EIA) maintains a nationwide list. These recycling facilities are controlled at the state and local level. Much of the electronic reuse and recycling market exists overseas, so EPA is working with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to ensure that electronics are safely handled when exported. The National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative (NEPSI) promotes the reuse and recycling of obsolete electronics. EPA proposed rules to encourage the safe management, reuse, and recycling of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) (SEE ALSO: 67 FR 40507; 6/12/02).
 
02/01/2002GENERATOR AS PRIMARY EXPORTERQuestion & Answer
 Description: A primary exporter is defined as any person who is required to originate the manifest for a shipment of hazardous waste to a foreign treatment, storage, or disposal facility. The initial generator that designates a domestic facility on the manifest does not meet the definition of primary exporter. The initial generator may be subject to penalties under RCRA if he knowingly continues to send hazardous waste to a domestic facility that exports waste without consent of the receiving country (SEE ALSO: 51 FR 28664, 28671; 8/8/86).
 
07/21/2000CONCERNS ABOUT IMPORTING OF TOXIC WASTEMemo
 Description: Imported hazardous wastes subject to RCRA cradle-to-grave management system. Most hazardous waste imports are for recycling. Imports are relatively small portion of hazardous waste managed domestically.
 
04/13/2000FACTS ON HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPORTSMemo
 Description: EPA must receive consent of government of importing country before export of hazardous waste can occur. Since U.S. is not currently a party to Basel Convention, there must be a bilateral agreement between U.S. and importing country that is consistent with requirement of Convention. U.S. has agreements with OECD and Mexico governing recycling and with Canada for both recycling and disposal. EPA has strong enforcement program in area of hazardous waste exports.
 
03/01/2000FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE BETWEEN THE MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)Question & Answer
 Description: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an international organization designed to foster economic growth, employment, and rising standard of living between member countries. Green, amber, and red lists of wastes dictate level of control placed on importing and exporting particular wastes. Importers and exporters must meet Part 262, Subpart H requirements when hazardous waste is shipped between U.S. and OECD countries for recovery operations. U.S. importers and exporters should comply with Subparts E and F when dealing with Canada or Mexico due to separate bilateral agreements. Generator must comply with Subpart H if they act as notifier. Notifier is person who has possession or legal control of waste when transfrontier movement of waste occurs.
 
02/16/2000BROKER AS INTERMEDIARY ARRANGING FOR EXPORTMemo
 Description: It is acceptable for persons who hold Acknowledgement of Consent to be different from generator identified on manifest. Intent of Acknowledgement of Consent is to ensure that importing country is aware of proposed transboundary movement and has consented to such movement.
 
02/01/2000FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON THE BASEL CONVENTIONQuestion & Answer
 Description: Basel Convention sets broad criteria for importing and exporting wastes on participating governments. Convention prohibits shipments of hazardous waste between Basel parties and non-parties, unless they enter separate bilateral or multilateral agreements. United States is not party to Convention, but has bilateral agreements with Canada, Mexico, Malaysia, and Costa Rica and multilateral agreement with OECD members. Basel Ban bars shipments of hazardous waste from developed countries to less-developed countries (SEE ALSO: 64 FR 44722; 8/17/99).
 
09/01/1996TOLLING AGREEMENTS AND EXPORTSQuestion & Answer
 Description: Export standards apply only to primary exporters of waste. The primary exporter is an exporter that requires a manifest. Small quantity generators (SQGs) with contractual reclamation agreements do not require a manifest. SQGs shipping waste under a reclamation agreement are not subject to export requirements because they are not a primary exporter.
 
03/07/1996FEDERAL POLICY ON SEVERAL ISSUES RELATED TO THE USE OF THE HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST BY HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERSMemo
 Description: The transporter block on the manifest is used to identify companies that transport waste. Transfer facilities do not need to be identified on the manifest unless the owner of the transfer facility takes custody of the waste as a new transporter. Brokers, transporters, or TSDFs may be an importer and therefore subject to generator requirements. One party should assume the generator responsibilities. Discusses the procedures for handling rejected shipments of hazardous waste exported to Canada.
 
02/15/1996EPA'S NON-OBJECTION TO IMPORTS OF COBALT OXIDE-MOLYBDIC OXIDE SPENT CATALYSTS INTO THE U.S. FOR RECOVERYMemo
 Description: Cobalt oxide-molybdic oxide spent catalysts are usually nonhazardous, but can exhibit the toxicity characteristic for benzene and arsenic. EPA does not have the authority to object to imports of nonhazardous waste. In order for Basel parties to export covered waste to non-Basel parties, the two parties must have a bilateral agreement in place. Presents a list of countries that are parties to Basel as of January 10, 1996.
 
03/01/1995EXPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSPORTATION THROUGH TRANSIT COUNTRIESQuestion & Answer
 Description: A person who transports waste from Alaska to California via Canada does not need to follow export requirements because the designated facility is not in foreign country. Transit countries need not be notified.
 
02/01/1995INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPORT REGULATIONSQuestion & Answer
 Description: If EPA has not promulgated implementing regulations, importers and exporters are not subject to international agreements. Canadian and Mexican bilateral agreements are similar to Part 262, Subpart E, so no regulations are needed. EPA will promulgate regulations implementing the OECD agreement.
 
12/01/1994NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPORTED WASTESQuestion & Answer
 Description: Export regulations apply only to hazardous wastes that are subject to manifest requirements. Generators of wastes which are nonhazardous in the U.S. but hazardous in the exporting country do not need to notify EPA of the export.
 
09/15/1994National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 1991 Data): National AnalysisPublication
 Description: Analyzes the generation, management, and final disposition of RCRA hazardous wastes, as reported in EPA's 1991 biennial report. Includes waste generation, waste management, shipments and receipts, and imports and exports. Appendices contain system type codes and EPA hazardous waste codes.
 
09/15/1994National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 1991 Data): State Detail AnalysisPublication
 Description: Provides a detailed look at waste handling in EPA regions, states, and at the largest facilities in the nation. Includes quantities of generation, management, shipments and receipts, and interstate imports and exports of RCRA hazardous wastes.
 
09/12/1994RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR NO OBJECTION TO IMPORT OF IRON CATALYSTMemo
 Description: No regulatory restrictions exist on importing secondary materials not meeting the U.S. definition of hazardous waste, provided the exporting nation also does not consider the material to be hazardous. The Basel Convention prohibits the transfer of hazardous waste between parties and non-parties, unless a separate agreement exists.
 
08/09/1994COMMENTS ON STRAWMAN PROPOSAL REGARDING CUSTOMS MODERNIZATION ACTMemo
 Description: All imports and exports of hazardous waste arriving at a Customs port must be accompanied by a hazardous waste manifest. EPA Acknowledgement of Consent must accompany hazardous waste exports. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between EPA and the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Customs Service collects the manifest from the exporter and transmits it to EPA.
 
08/09/1994STATUS OF MEDIAL WASTE UNDER RCRAMemo
 Description: Medical waste is not regulated as a hazardous waste under RCRA unless it exhibits a characteristic or is listed. Notification and consent for import or export of hazardous wastes is not required for medical wastes that are not hazardous (SEE ALSO: 60 FR 33912; 6/29/95).
 
08/05/1994SALE AND SCRAPPING OF DOT'S MARITIME OBSOLETE VESSELS FROM THE NATIONAL DEFENSE RESERVE FLEETMemo
 Description: Purchasers of ships to be scrapped and sold abroad must determine when export rules apply. Vessels destined for scrap as well as any materials necessary for operating the ship are not discarded while the vessel remains intact because those materials continue to serve a useful purpose. Removal of a material from a ship's structure that is intended for discard is the point of generation. Section 106(a) of the Federal Facilities Compliance Act (FFCA) prohibits the storage of hazardous waste on a public vessel for longer than 90 days after the vessel is placed in reserve or is no longer in service without a RCRA storage permit. Materials from a dismantled ship that are to be recycled may be scrap metal.
 
03/15/1994Environmental Fact Sheet: Principles for Basel Convention Aim to Prevent Pollution, Reduce Risk, and Promote Recycling Issues recommendations to Congress for implementing the Basel ConventionPublication
 Description: This fact sheet presents recommendations to Congress for implementing the Basel Convention. The recommendations ask Congress to ban the export of nearly all hazardous wastes, municipal wastes, and municipal incinerator ash beyond North American borders, emphasize the principles of waste minimization to make the United States more self-sufficient in the management and disposal of its wastes, and foster appropriate recycling of low hazard materials (e.g., scrap paper, glass, textiles, and scrap metals) that trade like commodities and are needed as raw materials by not limiting transboundary movements of these materials. The fact sheet also lists parties to the Basel Convention as of February 22, 1994.
 
03/23/1993EXPORTING CHARACTERISTICALLY HAZARDOUS SLUDGE FOR RECLAMATIONMemo
 Description: A characteristic sludge that is exported for reclamation is not subject to the export regulations because characteristic sludges are not solid wastes when they are reclaimed. 262.53(a)(2)(vi) refers to regulated hazardous wastes that are exported for recycling operations.
 
02/18/1993EXPORT OF PETROLEUM-CONTAMINATED SOILMemo
 Description: Exporters must notify and obtain consent from the receiving country prior to shipping hazardous waste. Generators are responsible for determining if wastes are subject to export regulations. Wastes not subject to RCRA are not be subject to export notice and consent provisions.
 
01/28/1993MOVEMENT OF NICKEL CADMIUM BATTERIES FROM MEXICO TO JAPAN VIA THE UNITED STATESMemo
 Description: Hazardous waste is subject to RCRA within U.S. borders. Hazardous waste imported to the U.S. from Mexico for subsequent shipment to Japan is subject to RCRA requirements the moment that it enters the U.S., including import provisions and export provisions. Used batteries that are sent to a battery manufacturer for regeneration are not subject to the Part 262 export requirements (SUPERSEDED: 261.6(a)(3)(ii) removed, See Part 273 and 60 FR 25535; 5/11/95).
 
01/28/1993PROHIBITION OF INTERNATIONAL WASTE SHIPMENTS AND REMOVAL OF HAITIAN TOXIC INCINERATORS ASH Memo
 Description: Provides hazardous waste export facts and a summary of the export regulations.
 
11/10/1992REGULATORY STATUS OF SPENT PHOTOCONDUCTOR DRUMS FROM PHOTOCOPYING MACHINESMemo
 Description: The generator is responsible for determining the regulatory status of spent photoconductor drums removed from photocopying machines. Spent photoconductor drums taken from photocopying machines meet the definitions of spent material and scrap metal. Spent drums that are recycled qualify for the scrap metal recycling exclusion. Only wastes that qualify as hazardous are subject to the Part 262 export regulations.
 
09/14/1992EXPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTEMemo
 Description: A generator must perform a hazardous waste determination for waste that will be exported. All TSDFs handling hazardous waste that will be exported must have the proper permits under RCRA Subtitle C.
 
05/04/1992EXPORT OF TREATABILITY SAMPLESMemo
 Description: Treatability study samples that are exported qualify for the exemption from export requirements. A foreign lab does not need an EPA ID number. The Basel Convention may prohibit the movement of treatability study samples between Parties and non-Parties. The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development Counsel Decision applies to transboundary movements of recyclables, not hazardous waste samples destined for treatability studies.
 
12/10/1991RECOVERED LEAD AND LEAD ALLOYS FROM BATTERIESMemo
 Description: Provides an overview of the requirements related to hazardous waste export, including notification, involvement of the U.S. State Department, Customs, receiving country consent, EPA Acknowledgement of Consent, transit country notification, and bilateral agreement requirements.
 
04/23/1991LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS APPLIED TO EXPORTED WASTESMemo
 Description: The land disposal restrictions (LDR) apply to exported hazardous waste (HW), including notification, certification, and demonstration under 268.7(a). The treatment standards need not be met prior to disposal in another country. The regulatory status of a secondary material to be reclaimed depends on the type of material and if it is a characteristic or listed HW.
 
02/05/1991EXPORT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES UTILIZED FOR PRECIOUS METALS RECLAMATIONMemo
 Description: Part 266, Subpart F precious metals that are exported for reclamation are also subject to Part 262 export requirements. The export requirements apply to wastes that require a manifest.
 
01/29/1991NOTIFICATIONS OF INTENT TO EXPORTMemo
 Description: Discusses 1990 export data regarding the received notifications of the intent to export.
 
05/23/1990NICKLE/CADMIUM BATTERIES, REGULATORY STATUSMemo
 Description: There is an exemption for a battery (batteries) returned for regeneration, not spent nickel-cadmium battery export for reclamation (SUPERSEDED: see 60 FR 25535; 5/11/95). Draining is not regeneration. A battery does not have to be contaminated to be a spent material. If it is unknown if a battery reusable, generator may consider spent. Generator determines if spent. Must document claims per 261.2(f) (SEE ALSO: Part 273).
 
02/16/1990EXPORTATION OF MUNICIPAL WASTE TO CENTRAL AMERICAMemo
 Description: EPA has no authority to control the export of municipal solid waste. The export of hazardous waste is regulated. New requirements for municipal solid waste exports are predicted as result of Basel Convention and pending legislation (SEE ALSO: 61 FR 16290; 4/12/96 and 57 FR 20602; 5/13/92).
 
09/14/1989STATUS OF SOLID WASTE EXPORT GATHERINGMemo
 Description: Discussion of EPA estimates of quantities of solid waste exported for disposal or recycling.
 
06/27/1989EXPORTING PETROLEUM WASTE TO SOUTH AMERICAMemo
 Description: Exported petroleum wastes that are hazardous are subject to Part 262, Subpart E. If waste is not hazardous then there are no requirements under U.S. law. Receiving country and any transit countries may have regulations that apply. TSCA bans export of PCB-containing oils (Section 761.20(c)).
 
06/15/1989SECONDARY MATERIAL SUBJECTED TO NOTICE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE US-CANADIAN BILATERAL TREATYMemo
 Description: Spent abrasives from sandblasting used as an ingredient in Portland cement are solid wastes because they are used to produce a product that "will be, or is likely to be, placed on the land," and are subject to hazardous waste regulation if characteristic, including manifesting and export notification.
 
10/01/1987EXPORT OF RESTRICTED WASTEQuestion & Answer
 Description: Generators must send land disposal restrictions (LDR) notification and/or certification with each shipment of waste even if the waste is to be exported (SUPERSEDED: See 62 FR 25997; 5/12/97). The waste analysis, recordkeeping, and notification requirements apply when the generator handles restricted wastes, regardless of whether the waste will be land disposed.
 
09/17/1987EXPORT OF SPENT BATTERIESMemo
 Description: Intact lead-acid batteries (battery) shipped to Canada are not subject to manifesting or export notification because no reclamation has taken place. (SUPERSEDED: 266.80(a)(6)-(7), 273.40, and 273.56)
 
08/01/1987EXPORTING HAZARDOUS WASTEMemo
 Description: Uncracked lead-acid batteries sent to Canada for recycling are not subject to the export requirements (3017) because they are not subject to manifesting. (SUPERSEDED: See 266.80(a)(6)-(7), 273.20, 273.40, 273.56)
 
06/19/1987EXPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR SPENT BATTERIES SENT TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES FOR RECYCLINGMemo
 Description: RCRA 3017 prohibits the export of hazardous waste without prior notification to EPA. Spent batteries sent to a foreign country for recycling are exempt from the export requirements if the batteries are uncracked. Notification and consent can cover a period of up to 12 months. A 60-day waiting period for approval to export applies only to the first shipment. Bilateral agreements can take priority over a written consent requirement. (SUPERSEDED: See 266.80(a)(6)-(7), 273.20, 273.40, and 273.56)
 
06/15/1987EXPORTERS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TO MEXICO, RESPONSIBILITIES OFMemo
 Description: The export of hazardous waste is prohibited unless the 262 Subpart E requirements are met. The U.S. and Mexico have bilateral agreements. The legal liability for hazardous waste does not end when the waste exits the U.S. Exported wastes must be manifested and handled in accordance with the receiving country’s terms of consent.
 
02/19/1987REPROCESSING OF BATTERIESMemo
 Description: Waste destined for recycling has the same potential for harm as waste destined for treatment or disposal. Only persons who reclaim lead-acid batteries are subject to regulation for storage prior to recycling (SEE ALSO: Part 273). RCRA 3017 mandated export regulations unless the Administrator is notified, the receiving country has consented, a copy of the consent is attached to the manifest, and the shipment conforms to the consent.
 
02/12/1987BATTERY RECYCLING AND EXPORTMemo
 Description: Waste destined for recycling has the same potential for harm as waste destined for treatment or disposal. Only persons who reclaim lead-acid batteries are subject to regulation for storage prior to recycling (SEE ALSO: Part 273). RCRA 3017 mandated export regulations unless the Administrator is notified, the receiving country has consented, the copy of consent is attached to the manifest, and the shipment conforms to the consent. EPA expects that exporters will not typically exceed the 90 day generator time limit.
 
10/01/1986EXPORT OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALSQuestion & Answer
 Description: Primary exporters of recyclable materials that are used for precious metals recovery are subject to the export regulations. Transporters must ensure the Acknowledgment of Consent accompanies the shipment, and that the shipment conforms to the Acknowledgment of Consent.
 
09/01/1986EXPORT OF HAZARDOUS WASTEQuestion & Answer
 Description: A characteristic by-product being exported for regulation is not a solid waste and not subject to the exporting requirements. A generator exporting a characteristic by-product for recycling is subject to the section 261.2(f) documentation that the material is not a solid waste. The exporter should be able to demonstrate a known market or disposition for material.
 
08/12/1986HALOGEN ACID FURNACES AS INDUSTRIAL FURNACES OR BOILERSMemo
 Description: Halogen acid furnaces (HAFs) that burn secondary streams as an ingredient and for energy recovery are not boilers and should be classified as industrial furnaces. Heat from burning streams fuels the furnace reactions. Energy recovery does have to involve export of energy from a combustion device.
 
05/01/1986HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPORT RULEMemo
 Description: Spent lead-acid batteries (battery) sent to Taiwan for reclamation are exempt from the hazardous waste exportation regulations since the generator does not reclaim batteries. Section 266.80 exempts the generator from Part 262 requirements. (SUPERSEDED: See 266.80(a)(6)-(7))
 
06/01/1984EXPORT OF HW FOR REUSE IN WASTEWATER TREATMENTQuestion & Answer
 Description: K062 that is exported for reuse in wastewater treatment must be accompanied by a manifest, and the generator must notify the Office of International Activities if the receiving facility does not have NPDES permit (SUPERSEDED: see current 261.2, 261.6, and RPC# 6/5/85-01).
 
06/01/1984RECEIVING FACILITY NEEDS EPA ID NUMBERQuestion & Answer
 Description: A facility that receives hazardous waste in a U.S. port prior to export needs an EPA ID number. The facility also needs a storage permit, unless it is a transfer facility.
 
04/01/1984CHARACTERISTIC WASTES EXPORTED FOR RECYCLINGQuestion & Answer
 Description: Characteristic wastes that will be legitimately recycled abroad do not need to be manifested for export. Section 261.6(a) supersedes 262.50 (SUPERSEDED: see current 261.2, 261.6).
 
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