Hazardous Waste Management

RCRA Confidentiality Claims for Affected Businesses

In a Federal Register (FR) notice, the EPA is informing affected businesses that they can assert confidentiality claims relevant to documents or data included in information submitted to the Agency to track the import/export of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-regulated waste available to other parties under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The wastes contemplated in the notice are RCRA hazardous waste exported or imported into the United States; cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) and spent lead-acid batteries (SLABs) that are exported; and universal wastes that are exported or imported.

The party that submits the required information regarding these transactions to the EPA may request confidential treatment only at the time the information is submitted. If that request is not made in a timely manner, the party effectively waives its right to do so at a later time.

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