Proposed Rule on Discarded Cathode Ray Tubes and Mercury-Containing Equipment
Proposed Rule - June 12, 2002
Many used cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and items of mercury-containing equipment are currently classified as characteristic hazardous wastes under RCRA. They are therefore subject to the hazardous waste regulations of RCRA Subtitle C unless they come from a household or a conditionally exempt small quantity generator. The EPA proposes and seeks comment on an exclusion from the definition of solid waste which would streamline RCRA management requirements for used CRTs and glass removed from CRTs sent for recycling. EPA is also clarifying the status of used CRTs sent for reuse and proposes and seeks comment on streamlining management requirements for used mercury-containing equipment by adding it to the federal list of universal wastes.
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(NOTE: The portion of the proposed rule that relates to cathode-ray tubes will be finalized at a later date.)
Federal Register Notice (PDF) (21 pp, 239K)
Select Support Documents
- Economic Analysis of Cathode Ray Tube Management, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking PDF) (134 pp, 375K)
- Economic Analysis of Including Mercury Containing Devices in the Universal Waste System, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (PDF) (59 pp, 141K)
- Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Council Recommendation on Cathode Ray Tube (Crt) Glass-to-Glass Recycling (PDF) (8 pp, 26K)