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Federal Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Law
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See: rechargeable batteries, implementation of the mercury-containing and rechargeable battery management act leaving NYCWasteLess (pdf) at US Environmental Protection Agency

Law: US Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 42, Chapter 137: Management of Rechargeable Batteries and Batteries Containing Mercury)

Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 40, Part 273: Standards for Universal Waste Management)

Summary: The Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996 limits the mercury (Hg) content in consumer batteries, and promotes recycling and proper disposal of used rechargeable nickel cadmium (NiCad) batteries, sealed small lead-acid batteries, and other widely used rechargeable batteries. The law facilitates national uniformity in labeling, and requires collection, storage, and transportation standards in accordance with the federal Universal Waste (UW) rule preempting state legislative and regulatory authority. The law does allow states to implement stricter than federal standards for battery recycling.

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