Publication

Mechanisms for Tracking United States Mercury Imports and Exports

February 3, 2003 65 pages

Mechanisms for Tracking United States Mercury Imports and Exports

February 3, 2003 65 pages

Description

In 1997 the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States committed to the North American Regional Action Plan on Mercury under the auspices of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The Regional Action Plan provides a path forward in domestic and trilateral efforts to reduce the mercury exposure of North American ecosystems, fish and wildlife, and humans through the prevention and reduction of anthropogenic mercury releases. The ultimate goal is to achieve a reduction in releases of mercury through appropriate national and international initiatives.

This project deals with two aspects of Phase II of the North American Regional Action Plan on Mercury as they relate to the U.S. – a review of national regulations/policies regarding: 1) import/export of mercury for processing, and 2) recycling or final disposal of mercury waste.

Additional Information

Document Type: Background paper
Theme: Enforcement, Green Economy, Pollutants