2020 Mercury Inventory Report
On March 30, 2020, EPA published the first in a series of triennial reports on the supply, use, and trade of mercury in the United States, supported by the Agency’s mercury inventory reporting rule (an initial inventory report was published in 2017, prior to the rule that established reporting requirements). Based on the information collected under the mercury inventory reporting rule, the 2020 Mercury Inventory Report identified any manufacturing processes or products that intentionally add mercury.
In December 2020, EPA updated the totals reported in its March 2020 Inventory of Mercury Supply, Use, and Trade in the United States 2020 Report. Consistent with EPA’s goals to ensure that all persons required to report are aware of the new reporting requirements and that the mercury inventory accurately describes the supply, use, and trade of mercury in the United States, EPA accepted late submissions from a number of reporters and conducted outreach to additional potential reporters, some of whom were either determined to not need to report or have subsequently submitted data to the Agency. EPA has now incorporated additional data from five new reporters into its mercury reporting database and is making the updated 2020 totals for supply, use, and trade available in summary fashion below. The Agency is not re-issuing the 2020 report; however, it will use the newly submitted data to inform the 2023 inventory report, as well as ongoing activities related to mercury.