On October 23, 2018, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Commerce, published in the Federal Register a notice of inquiry [Docket No. 180831812-8812-01; BIS-2018-0022] seeking public comments on the effects and costs that would result if BIS were to amend its regulations to reflect new export authorization requirements regarding electronic waste, including new recordkeeping requirements, reporting requirements, and data elements in the Automated Export System, maintained by the US Census Bureau, to track electronic waste that is exported. Comments from all interested persons are welcome and will help BIS determine the feasibility and cost of implementing a mechanism for tracking and controlling electronic waste exports.

Comments must be received by BIS no later than December 24, 2018.