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.