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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG90 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Internet Posting of and Confidentiality Determinations for Hazardous Waste Export and Import Documents 

The EPA amended existing regulations in 40 CFR parts 260, 261, and 262, regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States. Specifically, this rule applied 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 made 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. EPA did not finalize the proposed internet posting requirement within this final rule.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 260    40 CFR 261    40 CFR 262   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6901    42 U.S.C. 6912    42 U.S.C. 6921 to 6924    42 U.S.C. 6938   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/28/2016  81 FR 85459   
Final Rule  12/26/2017  82 FR 60894   
Final Action Effective  06/26/2018 
Additional Information: Docket # EPA-HQ-OLEM-2016-0492
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 211 Oil and Gas Extraction; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing; 423 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods; 424 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods; 522 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities; 525 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles; 531 Real Estate; 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; 561 Administrative and Support Services; 562 Waste Management and Remediation Services; 721 Accommodation; 813 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Laura Coughlan
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-0005
Fax:703 308-0514

Lia Yohannes
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8413