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House Bill 1110

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF HB 1110 (Updated March 14, 2006 8:10 pm - DI 52)

Removal of mercury switches from motor vehicles. Requires manufacturers of motor vehicles offered for sale in Indiana to develop and implement a plan to remove, collect, recover, and recycle or dispose of certain mercury switches from end of life vehicles. Exempts from mercury switch plan development requirements motor vehicle manufacturers that have never installed mercury switches in their motor vehicles. Requires the Indiana department of environmental management (IDEM) to allow a public comment period on a plan of at least 30 days, and to act on the plan within 120 days. Requires motor vehicle recyclers to remove all mercury switches from end of life vehicles. Provides that motor vehicle recyclers include automotive salvage recyclers, automobile scrapyards, hulk crushers, scrap metal processors, and vehicle disposal facilities. Provides that mercury switch removal requirements take effect 30 days after IDEM approves a plan and expire the earlier of July 1, 2016, or the date a national mercury switch recovery program takes effect. Provides for a payment out of the solid waste management fund (SWMF) to a motor vehicle recycler for each mercury switch removed: (1) in an amount of at least $1 and not more than $5 as determined by the IDEM commissioner; and (2) to the extent that the commissioner makes money available from the SWMF for that purpose. Allows money to be redirected to the SWMF for that purpose from the Indiana recycling promotion and assistance fund and the environmental management special fund (EMSF). Allows any person to contribute or assign assets to the solid waste management fund to be used by IDEM to make payments for mercury switches. Requires IDEM to report information on mercury switch removal to the legislative council and the environmental quality service council.
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