15 U.S. Code § 2611 - Exports
Effective January 1, 2013, the export of elemental mercury from the United States is prohibited.
Nothing in this subsection affects, replaces, or amends prior law relating to the need for consistency with international trade obligations.
Not later than 90 days after June 22, 2016, and as appropriate thereafter, the Administrator shall publish in the Federal Register a list of the mercury compounds that are prohibited from export under this paragraph.
Any person may petition the Administrator to add a mercury compound to the list published under subparagraph (B).
This paragraph does not prohibit the export of mercury compounds on the list published under subparagraph (B) to member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development for environmentally sound disposal, on the condition that no mercury or mercury compounds so exported are to be recovered, recycled, or reclaimed for use, or directly reused, after such export.
Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to affect the authority of the Administrator under the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.).
The Solid Waste Disposal Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(7)(F), is title II of Pub. L. 89–272, Oct. 20, 1965, 79 Stat. 997, as amended generally by Pub. L. 94–580, § 2, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2795, which is classified generally to chapter 82 (§ 6901 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6901 of Title 42 and Tables.
2016—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 114–182, § 10(a), substituted “presents” for “will present”.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 114–182, § 19(k), substituted “information” for “data” in two places.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–182, § 10(b)(1), inserted “and mercury compounds” after “mercury” in heading.
Subsec. (c)(7). Pub. L. 114–182, § 10(b)(2), added par. (7).
2008—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 110–414, § 4(1), substituted “subsections (b) and (c)” for “subsection (b)” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–414, § 4(2), added subsec. (c).
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