Any person who imports hazardous waste from a foreign country into the United States must comply with the hazardous waste generator requirements in Part 262 including the special requirements of Part 262, Subpart F (§262.60(a)). However, importers are not allowed to accumulate hazardous waste under §262.34. The accumulation time provisions in §262.34 apply only to generator accumulation on-site and do not apply to importers of hazardous waste (Monthly Call Center Report Question; August 1992 (RCRA Online 13554)).
Additional guidance regarding RCRA regulation of hazardous waste importers is available in the following documents:
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