The EPA recently announced the compliance effective date of July 14, 2017 for regulation entitled “Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Dental Offices.”
The regulation, commonly referred to as the “Dental Rule” was signed into the Federal Register, now requiring all 50 states be compliant to a new standard of Best Management Practices (BMPs) regarding amalgam waste.
This new rule requires certain dental offices to comply with BMPs when handling amalgam waste. Practices are now required to either install an ISO 11143:2008 certified amalgam separator or an ANSI/ADA Standard No. 108 certified amalgam separator at a separation rate of 95%. Additionally, dental offices will be required to use amalgam waste buckets as defined in the BMPs, for the proper disposal of contact/non-contact amalgam items such a vacuum traps and amalgam capsules.
Solmetex has been the leader in amalgam separation and amalgam waste solutions for over 16 years with the Hg5 family of products. Their products are designed to put the dental office at ease with amalgam waste and make recycling simple and easy. Solmetex has the experience and the products to ensure that dental practices are fully compliant with the newly published EPA regulation.
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