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Importing or Exporting? New EPA Web Portal Provides Environmental Requirements

Release Date: 07/01/2008
Contact Information: Dale Kemery, (202) 564-4355 / kemery.dale@epa.gov

(7/1/08) EPA has developed a one-stop Web portal to help importers and exporters of goods meet requirements to protect human health and the environment. The portal provides information about:

  • vehicles and engines
  • fuel and fuel additives
  • ozone depleting substances
  • chemical substances regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act
  • pesticides, including pesticide residues on foods
  • hazardous wastes
  • plumbing products
  • scrap metal.

The portal is being released in conjunction with the federal government’s update to the November 2007 Action Plan for Import Safety. The update summarizes achievements in import safety over the past several months and key steps planned to enhance the safety of imported goods.

EPA’s new Web portal is available at: epa.gov/compliance/international/importexport.html