The Agency of Natural Resources (Agency) posted a draft determination document relating to the restriction on the sale of screw-based mercury-containing compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). The draft decision was posted for public comment for a period of 30 calendar days and the comment period ended 4:00 pm EST, January 28, 2022. Careful review and consideration of all comments resulted in a final determination as follows:
Effective February 17, 2022, the Agency has determined that screw-based mercury containing compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) shall not be sold, offered for sale, or delivered to a retailer for subsequent sale in the state of Vermont. This restriction on sale will begin one year from this date, no later than February 17, 2023, to allow Vermont retailers and distributors sufficient time to sell any existing inventories.
Comments on Draft Determination Document:
Chittenden Solid Waste District
Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District
Vermont Public Interest Research Group, Mercury Policy Project, et al.
National Stewardship Action Council
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Product Stewardship Institute