Frequent Questions

When do U.S. importers and exporters follow the requirements of Part 262, Subpart H?

Importers and exporters must meet the requirements of Part 262, Subpart H when waste that is considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures is shipped between the United States and OECD countries listed in Section 262.58(a)(1) for recovery operations. Waste is considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures when it meets the federal definition of hazardous waste, and is subject to manifesting requirements or to universal waste management standards in Part 273 (Section 262.80(a)). The term "recovery operations" means activities leading to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, or direct re-use (Section 262.81(k)).

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