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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)

Fact Sheet: More Recycling and Reuse Proposed For Electronic Wastes and Mercury-Containing Equipment || Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 15K)

Index to Docket (PDF) (3 pp, 14K) || Index to Docket

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