December 26, 2017
Environmental Protection Agency
Confidentiality Determination for Hazardous Waste Export and Import Documents.
FR 82 60894-60901 40 CFR Parts 260, 261 and 262
Summary:The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) 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.
DATES: The final rule is effective on June 30