EPA Steps Up Regulation Of Products Containing Mercury

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will boost restrictions on manufacturers of mercury-filled thermometers, barometers and other devices, continuing its push for mercury-free alternatives, according to a notice published Tuesday in the Federal Register.

Under the updated restrictions, the makers, processors and importers of meteorological tools that use mercury would have to notify the EPA of any mercury-related manufacturing activities 90 days before kicking them off.

The updated regulations also affect makers of mercury hygrometers and psychrometers, both used by meteorologists to gauge humidity, in addition to...
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