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Petition for an exemption to import polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the United States for purposes of disposal

The US Department of Defense generates polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at their bases in other countries. DOD’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) arranges to ship the PCBs to the United States for proper disposal. To import the PCBs into the United States, the DLA needs an exemption from the TSCA PCB import restrictions. DLA is specifically requesting an exemption to allow DLA to import foreign-manufactured PCBs that the DOD currently owns in Japan for proper disposal in the United States.

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