February 2017
File Your 2016 Triennial Mercury-added Product Notifications Now
To ensure continued compliance, manufacturers, distributors, and importers of mercury-added products should file their 2016 Triennial notification forms through the  IMERC e-filing systemThe reporting window is now through April 1, 2017. 
Notification through the e-filing system enables companies to comply with the Mercury-added Product Notification and Labeling requirements of Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota (labeling only), New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (labeling only). Reporting is required for any company that sold or distributed mercury-added products into the states listed above during calendar year 2016.

Due to the large number of submissions expected during this reporting period, it may take the states several months to review and approve your company's report. Supporting Members will be given priority in the review sequence. IMERC encourages all companies to submit their reports as soon as possible before the reporting deadline.
Upcoming e-filing Training Demos
In January,  Rachel Smith conducted two demonstration webinars to review the basic functionality and features of the online reporting system. She showed participants how to update their contact information, reset passwords and other user credentials, phase-out mercury-added products, and enter the total mercury content for their products based on sales in the 2016 calendar year. She will host two additional demonstration webinars:
For more information on the e-filing system, as well as related guidance materials, visit:  www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/efiling.cfm. 
Canada's Mercury-Added Product Notification Requirements
Canada has recently developed an online reporting system for mercury-added products.  The Canadian online reporting system for the Products Containing Mercury Regulations is now available on Environment and Climate Change Canada ( ECCC)'s Single Window Information Manager (SWIM) athttps://ec.ss.ec.gc.ca/. The first report is due March 31, 2017, based on data from the calendar year 2016.
Comprehensive guidance material can be found on the website under the "Other Useful Links" section, including:
  • A detailed User Guide to help users navigate the online reporting system; and
  • Spreadsheet with empty tables, which may be helpful as users prepare and organize the data for the reporting system.
For more information on the Canadian Regulations, consult the compliance guidance document or the Frequently Asked Questions document.
For other inquiries regarding Canada's Products Containing Mercury Regulations, contact the Products Division of ECCC at 1-888-391-3426 or ec.produits-products.ec@canada.ca

Company Contact Information

IMERC Alert shares critical information with manufacturers, distributors, and importers of mercury-added products and trade organizations that represent those companies on IMERC members' regulatory requirements concerning mercury-added products.

If you are receiving this Alert in error or if you need to update or add additional company contacts, contact the IMERC at 
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