In June of 2017, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, (USEPA), passed a Dental Office Category Rule, (codified at 40 CFR § 441) governing regulations related to dental offices nationwide. This EPA ruling goes into effect this July 2020 (please see FAQs below)
. The ruling specifically states that by July 14, 2020, the following must be implemented in dental offices:
• Operate and maintain one or more ISO 11143 compliant amalgam separators
• Implement Best Management Practices
• Comply with reporting and recordkeeping requirements
• Complete an EPA approved One-Time Certification Form
Please note: If your practice is in compliance with San Francisco’s Dental Program requirements you are in compliance with 40 CFR § 441.
All dental practices in San Francisco must complete the One-Time Certification Form by September.
1, 2020 and send it to:
Dental Mercury Reduction Program
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Collection System Division
3801 Third St Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94124
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