December 18, 2017 - EPA is extending the comment period from December 26, 2017 to January 11, 2018 for the proposed a rule to require reporting from persons who manufacture (including import) mercury or mercury-added products, or otherwise intentionally use mercury in a manufacturing process. Read the proposed rule. Read the Federal Register notice extending the comment period.
July 18, 2017 - EPA approved water quality criteria rules set mercury limits in fish tissue to protect human health and aquatic-dependent wildlife in California. Read the release.
Minimata Convention - The 50-country ratification milestone required for the Minamata Convention on Mercury to enter into force was reached on May 18, 2017.Exit