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International Shipments

Annual reporting of regulated amounts of dangerous waste sent to or received from a foreign country is required.

All generators who export federal RCRA-regulated hazardous waste to a foreign country must first obtain federal approval of the export by following the federal requirements of 40 CFR Part 262 Subpart E, Exports of Hazardous Waste. See WAC 173-303-230(1). For more information on federal requirements, please contact the EPA RCRA Hot-line at 1-800-424-9346.

Generators who export Washington State only dangerous wastes (i.e., wastes that have been assigned only Washington state-only waste codes) are not required to follow the federal requirements.

A notification of intent to import foreign waste is required by the Department of Ecology. See WAC 173-303-290 for more information.

How to Report International Shipments on the GM Form

 If you acted as the generator for a waste stream imported from a foreign country:

  • Complete Sections A-1 through A-6, and B as you would for any other waste stream.
  • A-7 - Enter the source code for the foreign country that originally generated the waste. Source codes for waste received from a foreign country (other than a foreign Department of Defense site, Maquiladora, U.S. territory or protectorate) are G63 through G75.

If you shipped waste to a facility located in a foreign country:

  • Complete Section A-1 through A-7 as you would for any other waste stream.
  • Complete Section B-1 through B-3 as you would for any other waste stream.
  • B-4.i, Enter the "FC" identification (e.g., FCCANADA1) that was entered on the OI Form for an off-site TSDR located in a foreign country.
  • B-5.iv Large Quantity Generators reporting manifest shipments off-site to a foreign country should enter the "FC" identifications listed in question B-4.i.

How to Report International Shipments on the OI Form

  • Use the letters "FC" followed by the name of the foreign country (e.g., FCCANADA, FCMEXICO) if you sent waste to, or received waste from, a foreign facility.
  • Provide the complete name and address information for the foreign facility.

If you sent or received waste from more than one facility within a single foreign country, number the "FC" facilities sequentially (e.g., you would identify three facilities in Canada as FCCANADA1, FCCANADA2, and FCCANADA3).

How to Report International Shipments on the WR Form

  • Section A.1 through 8.a Complete as you would for any other waste received, except for question Section B.10.iv.
  • Section B.9.iv Use the "FC" identification that was entered on the OI Form.