December 2016
Wishing you a joyous and peaceful holiday season.
Happy Holidays from IMERC
2016 Triennial Mercury-added Product Notifications Due in Early 2017
Beginning January 1, 2017, companies can begin to file their 2016 Triennial notification forms through the  IMERC e-filing system.  
 
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, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Reporting is required for any company that sold or distributed mercury-added products into the states listed above during calendar year 2016.

The reporting window is January 1 through April 1, 2017.
e-filing Training Demos
Rachel Smith, IMERC Coordinator, will be hosting e-filing system demonstration webinars in January and February. The demo will cover the basic functionality and features of the product reporting system, and include time for Q&A. Tentative dates are:
For more information about the e-filing system and upcoming webinars,
visit:  www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/efiling.cfm. 

As always, companies may contact Rachel with specific questions at rsmith@newmoa.org or (617) 367-8558 ext. 304.

IMERC Supporting Membership

Manufacturers, distributors, and importers of mercury-added products, as well as trade associations are invited to join IMERC as Supporting Members

Supporting members must support IMERC's mission to help states implement laws and programs aimed at getting mercury out of products, the waste stream, and the environment. They must complete an Application Form and sign a  Memorandum of Agreement. Benefits of Supporting Membership include:
  • Technical assistance with notification, labeling, and phase-out requirements;
  • Participation in webinars and discussions related to the results of mercury reduction efforts, new programs and legislation, and other important topics;
  • Participation in conference calls to discuss ways to improve effectiveness of IMERC's programs;
  • Participation in review of outreach and educational materials related to mercury-added products data analysis;
  • Wider access to mercury-added products data reported through the e-filing system;
  • Prioritization of IMERC's review of submittals and requests; and
  • Promotion of the efforts to develop and use non-mercury alternatives.
For more information on how to apply and the annual dues, visit: 
www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/supportingmembers.cfm.

Update 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 IMERC staff at
imerc@newmoa.org or (617) 367-8558.