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115A.932 MERCURY PROHIBITION.

Subdivision 1.Prohibitions and recycling requirements.

(a) A person may not place mercury or a mercury-containing device or product, as defined under section 116.92, subdivision 10, 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 mercury-containing device or product, as defined under section 116.92, subdivision 10, 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.

(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.