2013: Mercury (Regulatory Issues) Rising

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT) -- In 2013, regulatory developments at both the federal and international level will change the way companies deal with mercury (symbol: Hg). On Jan. 1st, 2013, the Mercury Export Ban Act of 2008 will go into effect.

That same month, the final negotiating session of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury will take place, and the resultant document will be available for signature later that year. What is the substance of these new rules,...
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