Reporting Requirements for the Mercury Inventory of the Toxic Substances Control Act
On June 27, 2018, EPA published in the Federal Register a final rule to require reporting from persons who manufacture (including import) mercury or mercury-added products, or otherwise intentionally use mercury in a manufacturing process. The information collected through the new reporting requirements will be used to develop future inventories of mercury supply, use, and trade in the United States. Based on the inventory of information collected, the Agency will identify any manufacturing processes or products that intentionally add mercury and recommend actions to achieve further reductions in mercury use.
The final rule requires companies, organizations, and individuals to submit their mercury information to EPA using the online Mercury Electronic Reporting (MER) application, which is organized as a fill-in-the-blanks form with drop-down menus and lists of check-box options. The MER application can be accessed through the Agency's Central Data Exchange. Links to resources that will help companies, including small businesses, determine whether they are subject to EPA’s mercury inventory reporting requirements are provided below.
- Read the proposed rule.
- Read the Response to Comments document.
- Read the 2017 Mercury Inventory Report.
Resources for determining if you need to report to EPA under the final rule:
- Frequent Questions on the Final Rule
- Compliance Guide: Reporting Requirements for the Mercury Inventory of the Toxic Substances Control Act
Resources for reporting to EPA under the final rule: