Adoption of the Mercury-Containing Lights Product Stewardship Program RuleNovember 2012, Ecology adopted final rules for the Mercury-Containing Lights Product Stewardship Program created by the law: Mercury Containing Lights - Proper Disposal ( Chapter 70.275 RCW).
Public InvolvementEcology developed several ways to inform the public about this rule amendment to meet public involvement requirements in the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 34.05 RCW):
Web Site. Ecology regularly updates this rule development web page with information on rule activities, including how to comment on the proposed rule.
Email Notices (ListServ). Ecology created the mercury lights program product stewardship electronic mailing list (ListServ) to email information and notices to persons interested in the proposed rule amendments. Ecology encourages interested persons, including those involved with mercury lights and the public to sign up.
Public MeetingsEcology hosted a public meeting and webinar to give an overview of the key issues related to this rule making and explain the different ways the public and stakeholders can participate in the rule-making process. This took place November 14, 2011.
Public Hearings. Ecology conducted one (1) public hearing where formal comments on this rule were accepted. This took place August 7, 2012.
Contact InformationFor more information about the mercury lights program you may contact:
Washington State Department of Ecology
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
Milestones & Timeline
Law: RCW 70.275
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