Invitation for Public Comment: Mercury Thermostat Collection Program

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Mercury Thermostat Collection Program

Manufacturers’ Revised Outreach and Pilot Project Plans

Comment Period: August 12 – August 26, 2016


The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) invites the public and interested stakeholders to review and comment on the “Outreach Plan for the Collection of Mercury Added Thermostats in California” and “Pilot Programs Plan: Assessing Monetary and Nonmonetary Incentives to Increase the Collection of Mercury Added Thermostats in California” submitted by the 25 manufacturers who entered into the Consent Order earlier this year.  These plans were required as a revision to disapproved plans submitted to DTSC on May 10, 2016.


Relevant Documents:


HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS: Please submit all written comments by email no later than 5:00 P.M.PST on August 26, 2016 to:


E-mail address:       


The draft revised Outreach and Pilot Project plans have not yet been finalized, and may be further modified based on the public and stakeholder feedback to DTSC.  DTSC will consider all comments and feedback submitted.  For additional information or for questions, you can refer to DTSC’s website at: , or contact Renee Avila at


Department of Toxic Substances Control, 1001 I Street,PO Box 806, Sacramento, CA 95812-0806