Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker

Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions Rule

a.k.a. Export-Import Rule

RIN: 2050-AG77 (What's this?)

Docket No.: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2015-0147 (What's this?)

Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)

The EPA is considering revisions to the hazardous waste export-import related requirements in 40 CFR Parts 260-267, 271 and 273 for the purpose of (1) making existing non-Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) export and import-related requirements more consistent with the current OECD import-export requirements; (2) enabling electronic submittal of all export and import-related documents (e.g., export notices, export annual reports); and (3) enabling electronic validation of consent in the Automated Export System (AES) for export shipments subject to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) export consent requirements prior to exit. This rulemaking is also being undertaken to comply with Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America's Businesses.


NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review05/14/2015
NPRM: Received by OMB05/16/2015
NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded09/03/2015
NPRM: Published in FR10/19/2015
NPRM: Comment Period Open10/19/2015
NPRM: Comment Period Closed12/18/2015
Final Rule: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review06/15/2016
Final Rule: Received by OMB06/16/2016
Final Rule: Regulatory Review Concluded09/29/2016
Final Rule: Published in FR12/2016 (projected)

Potential Effects

Federal Government - other agencies
Likely to be regulated by this rule.
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

International Effects
This rulemaking is expected to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise may be of interest to our international trading partners.

Local Governments
Likely to be regulated by this rule.

Small Entities
EPA notifies the public when a rulemaking is likely to 1) have any adverse economic impact on small entities even though a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis may not be required and/or 2) have significant adverse economic impacts on a substantial number of small entities. The term "small entities" includes small businesses, small governments, and small not-for-profits. (Read a longer explanation on our Small Entities web page.) This rulemaking is likely to impact small entities in the following way(s):
  • Likely to have any adverse economic impact on:
    • small businesses

State Governments
Likely to be regulated by this rule.

Participate / Learn More Regulatory Review

Some of EPA's rulemakings undergo regulatory review (What's this?), as prescribed by Executive Order 12866 and coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The following list describes which of this rulemaking's stages have completed review and published in the Federal Register, if any, and provides links to the review documents where available. Consult the "Timeline" section of this Web page for the dates of each review.

  • NPRM - This stage of the rulemaking underwent review.
  • Final Rule - This stage of the rulemaking underwent review.
Citations & Authorities

Federal Register Citations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 260-267;40 CFR 271;40 CFR 273

Legal Authority
42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq;42 U.S.C. 6912;42 U.S.C. 6922-6924;42 U.S.C. 6938