File No. 35050

This notice was published in the August 1, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste

Rule R315-17

End of Life Automotive Mercury Switch Removal Standards

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 35050
Filed: 07/13/2011 02:16:05 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Section 19-6-105 allows the Board to set minimum standards for protection of human health and the environment. These rules are required as a result of legislation passed in 2006 addressing the storage, collection, transportation, and recovery of mercury from automobile convenience switches.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No comments have been received.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The rule is necessary to establish safe standards for the removal, collection and storage of mercury switches from vehicles sold within the State of Utah. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Environmental Quality
Solid and Hazardous Waste
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3097

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Susan Toronto at the above address, by phone at 801-536-0233, by FAX at 801-536-0222, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Authorized by:

Scott Anderson, Director



Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Susan Toronto at the above address, by phone at 801-536-0233, by FAX at 801-536-0222, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].