Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-24.9
Mercury Reduction and Education Act

SECTION 23-24.9-5

§ 23-24.9-5. Notification.

(a) No later than January 1, 2002, no mercury-added product shall be offered for final sale or use or distributed for promotional purposes in Rhode Island without prior notification in writing by the manufacturer of the product, or its industry trade group, to the director in accordance with the requirements of this section. Such notification shall at a minimum include: (1) a brief description of the product to be offered for sale, use, or distribution; (2) the amount of and purpose for mercury in each unit of the product; (3) the total amount of mercury contained in all products manufactured by the manufacturer; and (4) the name and address of the manufacturer, and the name, address and phone number of a contact.

(b) Any mercury-added product for which federal law governs notice in a manner that preempts state authority shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.

(c) With the approval of the director, the manufacturer may supply the information required in subsection (a) of this section for a product category rather than an individual product. The manufacturer shall update and revise the information in the notification whenever there is significant change in the information or when requested by the director. The director may define and adopt specific requirements for the content and submission of the required notification.

(d) A fabricated mercury-added product manufacturer is not required to provide mercury content information on its mercury-added component if the component manufacturer has provided the information to the department and if the fabricated mercury-added product manufacturer notifies the department of the specific components used in the fabricated mercury-added product.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 234, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 318, § 1.)