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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Waste Management Board
Mercury Switch Regulations [9 VAC 20 ‑ 200]
Repeal of Mercury Switch Regulations since statutory authority for the regulations has expired
General Information
Action Summary The Mercury Switch Regulations were adopted in response to Chapters 16 and 163 of the 2006 Acts of Assembly. The provisions of Chapters 16 and 163 of the 2006 Acts of Assembly were to expire on July 1, 2012. Chapter 793 of the 2011 Acts of Assembly extended the provisions of these Chapters to July 1, 2015. The provisions of these Acts of Assembly have expired and ยง10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia no longer authorizes the Waste Management Board to "adopt regulations concerning the criteria and standards for removal of mercury switches by vehicle demolishers." As a result, this regulation is being repealed.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004635]
Associated Mandates Removal of Mercury Switches in Motor Vehicles - Repeal
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7607 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/10/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Porterfield 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4238    FAX: (804)698-4019    TDD: (804)698-4021