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Federal Ballast Regulations

See: harmful household products, federal hazardous substances act leaving NYCWasteLess at US Consumer Products Safety Commission

Law: US Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 15, Chapter 39A: Special Packaging of Household Substances for Protection of Children)

Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 16, Chapter II, Subchapter E: Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 Regulations)

Summary: Ballasts manufactured prior to 1979 may contain hazardous polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB). EPA regulates PCBs through rules issued pursuant to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. These regulations generally control the use, marking, storage, records, and disposal of PCBs and products containing PCBs. Ballasts that contain PCBs are required to be labeled as such. If a ballast is not marked with "NO PCBs" treat as if it contains PCBs.

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