Mercury Regulations

Mercury Regulations

Local Authorities are the Competent Authority appointed for monitoring compliance requirements for dental facilities and handling of amalgam waste under Regulation 4.(1) and 4.(2) of S.I. No. 533 of 2018.

The European Union (Mercury) Regulations (S.I. No. 533 of 2018) provide for the enforcement of the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2017/852.

Due to the wide-ranging nature of the said Mercury Regulations, they are enforced by a number of bodies including The Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Revenue Commissioners, the Dental Council of Ireland and Local Authorities.

Local Authorities are the Competent Authority appointed for monitoring compliance requirements for dental facilities and handling of amalgam waste under Regulation 4.(1) and 4.(2) of S.I. No. 533 of 2018.

4.(1) Each local authority shall monitor compliance by operators of dental facilities situated within its functional area with the obligation in Article 10(4).

4.(2) Each local authority shall monitor compliance by dental practitioners situated within its functional area with the obligations in Article 10(6).

The Dental Council of Ireland has drawn up a Code of Practice booklet for the Dentistry Profession.

 

Please find below declaration for completion by the Dentistry Profession which, upon completion, is to be submitted by email to environment@meathcoco.ie or may be submitted by post to Environment Section, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co Meath, C15 Y291.

All Mercury waste is to be disposed of by using the services of an authorised waste collector. A public search facility is  available on the National Waste Collection Permit Office website  using EWC 06 04 04. Please ensure to retain all documentation on file for inspection purposes.

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