Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Manufacturing (Import) Exemption for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0396
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
With certain exceptions, section 6(e)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) bans the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). For purposes of TSCA, "manufacture" is defined to include import into the Customs Territory of the United States. One of these exceptions is TSCA section 6(e)(3)(B), which gives the EPA authority to grant petitions by rule to perform these activities for a period of up to one year, provided EPA can make certain findings. On April 23, 2013, the EPA received a petition from the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), a component of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), to import foreign-manufactured PCBs that DOD currently owns in Japan for disposal in the United States. EPA has granted the petition, thereby, allowing DLA to import certain PCBs for disposal.
RIN: 2050-AG79
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 761
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 15 USC 2606(e)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM04/02/201479 FR 18497
Direct Final Rule04/02/201479 FR 18471
NPRM Comment Period End05/02/2014
Direct Final Rule Comment Period End05/02/2014
Notice06/13/201479 FR 33867
Direct Final Rule Effective07/01/2014
Final Rule09/29/201479 FR 58266
Final Rule Effective10/01/2014
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): Polychlorinated Biphenyls, PCB
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-RCRA

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 02, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/02/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0396-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/29/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0396-0014
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 06/13/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0396-0005
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 04/02/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0396-0002

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/14/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0396-0013
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/14/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0396-0012
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/11/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0396-0008


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Agency Contact
William Noggle
703 347-8769
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5304P, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
Rick Picardi
703 308-8879
703 308-0514 (Fax)
5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
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