16 Jun Amalgam Separator Reporting Deadline is October 12
Tuesday, July 14, was the deadline for most dental offices to have installed an amalgam separator. Each dental discharger subject to the rule must complete, sign and submit a one-time compliance report to its respective Control Authority by October 12, 2020, or 90 days after transfer of ownership. New sources must submit a report no later than 90 days after first discharging to a publicly-owned treatment works (POTWs). In Indiana, the Control Authority may be a local wastewater utility, or the U.S. EPA Region 5 office, depending on the dental office location.
All Indiana dentists should have received an email from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency that included a list of POTWs and an EPA report form for those who do not report to a POTW. If you have questions about your reporting or location status, contact IDA Director of Professional Services Ed Rosenbaum.
IDA and the ADA have numerous resources to help members through this process. Please visit the following links for guidance and special offers for members:
- IDA Vendor Partner Solmetex page
- Dr. Tom Murray: Have You Installed Your Amalgam Separator?
- ADA Amalgam Separator Page