Following EPA-issued rules regarding dental amalgam waste, Metro Water Recovery’s Dental Amalgam Control Program requires area dental offices to use a qualifying amalgam separator and comply with industry best management practices to reduce amalgam waste.
On June 14, 2017, the EPA issued a final rule regarding the handling of dental amalgam waste at 40 CFR Part 441, Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category, with an effective date of July 14, 2017. The final rule requires dental offices to use a qualifying amalgam separator and comply with industry best management practices to reduce amalgam waste.
Effective July 2, 2018, Metro’s Dental Amalgam Control Program’s Rules and Regulations were revised to better reflect this final federal ruling while continuing to meet our own local limits. Metro’s program Rules and Regulations meet the requirements of the federal rule and are in some areas more stringent than the federal requirements.
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Updated Reporting Requirements
An updated One-Time Compliance Report is due to Metro within 90 days, if any of the following apply:
- Change in ownership,
- Change in address,
- Significant change in business practices, or
- Significant change to information contained in the One-Time Compliance Report on file.