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115A.932 MERCURY PROHIBITION.
    Subdivision 1. Prohibitions and recycling requirements. (a) A person may not place
mercury or a thermostat, thermometer, electric switch, appliance, gauge, medical or scientific
instrument, fluorescent or high-intensity discharge lamp, electric relay, or other electrical device
from which the mercury has not been removed for reuse or recycling:
(1) in solid waste; or
(2) in a wastewater disposal system.
(b) A person may not knowingly place mercury or a thermostat, thermometer, electric
switch, appliance, gauge, medical or scientific instrument, fluorescent or high-intensity discharge
lamp, electric relay, or other electrical device from which the mercury has not been removed
for reuse or recycling:
(1) in a solid waste processing facility; or
(2) in a solid waste disposal facility, as defined in section 115.01, subdivision 4.
(c) A fluorescent or high-intensity discharge lamp must be recycled by delivery of the lamp
to a lamp recycling facility, as defined in section 116.93, subdivision 1, or to a facility that collects
and stores lamps for the purpose of delivering them to a lamp recycling facility, including, but
not limited to, a household hazardous waste collection or recycling facility, retailer take-back
and utility provider program sites, or other sites designated by an electric utility under section
216B.241, subdivisions 2 and 4.
    Subd. 2. Enforcement. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a violation of subdivision 1
is subject to enforcement under sections 115.071 and 116.072.
(b) A violation of subdivision 1 by a generator of household hazardous waste, as defined in
section 115A.96, is not subject to enforcement under section 115.071, subdivision 3.
(c) An administrative penalty imposed under section 116.072 for a violation of subdivision 1
by a generator of household hazardous waste, as defined in section 115A.96, may not exceed $700.
History: 1992 c 560 s 1; 1993 c 249 s 19; 1997 c 62 s 1; 1997 c 216 s 98; 2007 c 109 s 1