TRC News: State Laws and Regulations

New York HVAC Contractors Now Required to Recycle Mercury Thermostats

New York HVAC Contractors Now Required to Recycle Mercury Thermostats

Posted Jan 7, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that requires any person or contractor who replaces a mercury-containing thermostat to deliver it to an appropriate collection site to be recycled.

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New California Regulation Requires a Contractors State Licensing Board ID

New California Regulation Requires a Contractors State Licensing Board ID

Posted Jun 18, 2013

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has placed additional requirements on C-20 HVAC and C-21 Demolition contractors and business collecting waste mercury thermostats through manufacturer sponsored program(s).   Beginning July 1, 2013, these contractors or their employees, upon delivering a waste mercury thermostat to a collection location, must provide the location with their contractors State Licensing Board Identification Number (CSLB).

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Manufacturers Begin Implementation of New CT Thermostat Law

Manufacturers Begin Implementation of New CT Thermostat Law

Posted Apr 1, 2013

A new law requires all mercury thermostats removed from service in Connecticut by HVAC contractors and technicians must be recycled.

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