The Border Center, which is maintained by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), is one of the Compliance Assistance Centers developed with support from EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance (OECA). For more information, contact the Border Center Director, Bill Chenevert.

What's New!

Changes to the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act went into effect January, 2014. Importers must comply with the new standards if you introduce into commerce any pipe or plumbing product providing water for human consumption. For more information, review EPA's:

The Mercury Export Ban Act (PDF) was signed into law on October 14, 2008. The Act includes provisions on both mercury exports and long-term mercury management and storage. Export of elemental mercury is prohibited from the U.S. beginning January 1, 2013. More ...

Exports of spent lead-acid batteries (SLABs) from the United States for recovery will be prohibited on or after July 7, 2010, unless the exporter has submitted a notification and obtained consent from EPA and the receiving country. More ...

The information contained in this site is provided for your review and convenience. It is not intended to provide legal advice with respect to any federal, state, or local regulation. You should consult with legal counsel and appropriate authorities before interpreting any regulations or undertaking any specific course of action.

Please note that many of the regulatory discussions on Border Center refer to federal regulations. In many cases, states or local governments have promulgated relevant rules and standards that are different and/or more stringent than the federal regulations. Therefore, to assure full compliance, you should investigate and comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

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