|Mercury Rules and Statutory Authority
Chapter 62-737, F.A.C.
"The Management of Mercury-Containing Lamps and Devices Destined for Recycling"
The US EPA's Universal Waste Rule
(pdf) - 40 CFR Part 273
Summary of Universal Waste Rule
Florida has not adopted the parts of the UWR that apply to lamps. Florida's rule Chapter 62-737, F.A.C., Management
of Spent Mercury-Containing Lamps and Devices Destined for Recycling, is broader in scope than the federal UWR
because it covers both mercury-containing lamps and all mercury-containing devices, not just thermostats as covered
in the UWR. The Florida rule contains all the federal requirements and additional requirements like recycling
facility permits that are not included in the federal UWR. Therefore, Florida's rule Chapter 62-737, F.A.C., governs
the management of mercury-containing lamps and devices in Florida.
September 26, 2013