Dental Amalgam Rule - 40 CFR Part 441

EPA Promulgated 40 CFR, Part 441 Effluent Limitation Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Office Category, on June 14, 2017, with an effective date of July 14, 2017.  The new rule regulates mercury discharged into wastewaters from dental facilities to the Wastewater Treatment Plan.  Any dental practice that begins operation on or after July 14, 2017 MUST comply with the Dental Amalgam Rule - 40 CFR Part 441.

The EPA's rule requires dental offices that place and/or remove amalgam to install an amalgam separator, to implement two Best Management Practices (BMPs), to submit a One-Time Compliance Report to the City of Washington, conduct on-going operation and maintenance of the amalgam separator, and maintain associated documentation and records.

Click on the links below concerning Dental Amalgam Rule - 40 CFR Part 441