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Laws and Regulations: Mercury
Abstract: Under certain Federal environmental statutes, such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA has the responsibility to develop regulations to control some mercury emissions to air, water, or from wastes and products. In addition, states also develop regulations to address mercury emissions.
Mercury Products Legislation
Abstract: IMERC-member states and others have enacted a variety of education and reduction laws focusing on products that contain mercury. This web page provides access to documents that summarize this legislation.
Mercury Reduction and Education Legislation in the IMERC-Member States
Abstract: This document summarizes the Mercury Education and Reduction Legislation that has been enacted by the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) member states as of June 2008. The states that are members of IMERC include California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.
State Mercury-Added Product Ban Guidance
Abstract: This Guidance Document is designed to help manufacturers, importers, and distributors of mercury-added products understand how to comply with specific mercury-added product bans in the United States.
State Mercury-Added Product Collection Plan Information
Abstract: Manufacturers a mercury-added products sold or distributed in the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island must establish a collection and recycling system when the product is ready to be discarded. This guidance document is designed to assist with compliance with these state laws.
State Mercury-Added Product Notification & Labeling
Abstract: This Guidance Document is designed to help manufacturers, importers and distributors of mercury-added products understand how to comply with Labeling and Notification requirements in applicable IMERC-member states.
State Mercury-Added Product Phase-out Laws
Abstract: This Guidance Document is designed to help manufacturers, importers and distributors of mercury-added products understand how to comply with IMERC-member state requirements for the phase-out of certain mercury-added products (and how to apply for an exemption where allowed).
Abstract: Links to state solid and hazardous waste programs.
Where You Live: Safe Mercury Management
Abstract: Provides links to information about regional and state mercury programs and legislation.