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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK93 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Response to Vacatur of Certain Provisions of the Mercury Inventory Reporting Rule 
Abstract: In June 2018, EPA finalized a rule to require reporting from persons who manufacture (including import) mercury or mercury-added products, or otherwise intentionally use mercury in a manufacturing process. That rule was challenged in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in July 2018. Oral arguments were held on November 20, 2019 and the court issued its decision in June 5, 2020. The Agency prevailed on two issues, but the court vacated a reporting exemption for persons who import pre-assembled products that contain a mercury-added component. This action will effectuate the decision of the court through necessary regulatory amendments. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 713   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2607 Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
None       
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  11/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/mercury/reporting-requirements-mercury-inventory-toxic-substances-control-act  
Sectors Affected: 212221 Gold Ore Mining; 212231 Lead Ore and Zinc Ore Mining; 212299 All Other Metal Ore Mining; 324122 Asphalt Shingle and Coating Materials Manufacturing; 325130 Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing; 325180 Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing; 325320 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 325411 Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing; 325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing; 325414 Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing; 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 325520 Adhesive Manufacturing; 325991 Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins; 325992 Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemical Manufacturing; 325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing; 326113 Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Manufacturing; 326121 Unlaminated Plastics Profile Shape Manufacturing; 326150 Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing; 326199 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing; 326211 Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading); 326299 All Other Rubber Product Manufacturing; 331110 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing; 331221 Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing; 331313 Alumina Refining and Primary Aluminum Production; 331314 Secondary Smelting and Alloying of Aluminum; 331410 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining; 331492 Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum); 331511 Iron Foundries; 331513 Steel Foundries (except Investment); 332312 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing; 332911 Industrial Valve Manufacturing; 332993 Ammunition (except Small Arms) Manufacturing; 332994 Small Arms, Ordnance, and Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing; 332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333241 Food Product Machinery Manufacturing; 33331 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing; 333414 Heating Equipment (except Warm Air Furnaces) Manufacturing; 333415 Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing; 333911 Pump and Pumping Equipment Manufacturing; 334412 Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing; 334413 Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing; 334419 Other Electronic Component Manufacturing; 334510 Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing; 334511 Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing; 334512 Automatic Environmental Control Manufacturing for Residential, Commercial, and Appliance Use; 334513 Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and Controlling Industrial Process Variables; 334514 Totalizing Fluid Meter and Counting Device Manufacturing; 334515 Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals; 334516 Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing; 334519 Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing; 335110 Electric Lamp Bulb and Part Manufacturing; 335122 Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Electric Lighting Fixture Manufacturing; 335129 Other Lighting Equipment Manufacturing; 335210 Small Electrical Appliance Manufacturing; 335221 Household Cooking Appliance Manufacturing; 335222 Household Refrigerator and Home Freezer Manufacturing; 335224 Household Laundry Equipment Manufacturing; 335228 Other Major Household Appliance Manufacturing; 335313 Switchgear and Switchboard Apparatus Manufacturing; 335314 Relay and Industrial Control Manufacturing; 335912 Primary Battery Manufacturing; 335931 Current-Carrying Wiring Device Manufacturing; 335999 All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing; 336111 Automobile Manufacturing; 336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing; 336120 Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing; 336213 Motor Home Manufacturing; 336214 Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing; 336413 Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing; 336612 Boat Building; 336991 Motorcycle, Bicycle, and Parts Manufacturing; 339112 Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing; 339910 Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing; 339930 Doll, Toy, and Game Manufacturing; 339950 Sign Manufacturing; 424690 Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers; 541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); 562211 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal; 562219 Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal; 562920 Materials Recovery Facilities; 928110 National Security 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Thomas Groeneveld
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1188
Fax:202 566-0469
Email: groeneveld.thomas@epa.gov

Jeffrey Putt
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-3703
Email: putt.jeffrey@epa.gov