In June of 2017, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, (USEPA), passed a Dental Office Category Rule, (codified at 40 CFR § 441) governing regulations related to dental offices nationwide. This EPA ruling goes into effect this July 2020. The ruling specifically states that by July 14, 2020, the following must be implemented in dental offices:
- Operate and maintain one or more ISO 11143 compliant amalgam separators
- Implement Best Management Practices
- Comply with reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Complete an EPA approved One-Time Certification Form
Please note: If your practice is in compliance with San Francisco’s Dental Program requirements you are in compliance with 40 CFR § 441.
All dental practices in San Francisco must complete the One-Time Certification Form by September.
1, 2020 and send it to:
Dental Mercury Reduction Program
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Collection System Division
3801 Third St Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94124