Mercury Thermostat Compliance

Resolution to 2013/2014 Summary of Violations

On February 10, 2016 the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and twenty-five manufacturers came to an agreement to improve out-of-service mercury-added thermostat collections in California by entering into a Consent Order.  The Consent Order requires the manufacturers to develop an outreach plan and pilot projects to increase awareness and incentivize safe disposal of mercury-added thermostats.  The final executed Consent Order can be viewed below.

Consent Order Updates

On May 19, 2017 the Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) submitted the revised Program Modification Plan to DTSC for review.  DTSC invites the public and interested stakeholders to review and comment on the "Program Modification Plan for the Collection of Mercury Added Thermostats in California."  These plans were required as a revision to the disapproved plans submitted to DTSC on January 5, 2017.  Please submit all written comments by email no later than 5:00 P.M. PT on June 6, 2017 to Thermostats@dtsc.ca.gov.  To review the plans and related documents, please click on the links below. 

On April 7, 2017 DTSC disapproved the submitted Group B Outreach and Pilot Project Plans.  TRC must submit revised plans for DTSC's review by June 6, 2017.  To view the disapproval letter and related documents, please click the links below.

QUARTERLY REPORTS

On April 27, 2017 TRC submitted for DTSC's review the first quarterly report for 2017.  To view the report, and other previously submitted reports, please click the links below.

Archived Documents Relating to Consent Order


The following manufacturers who did not enter into the Consent Order were issued Enforcement Orders to comply with the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act.  Those who settled with DTSC entered into a separate Consent Order.

Daikin Applied (McQuay International)

 

Goodman Global, Inc.

 

PSG Controls, Inc.

 

Rheem Manufacturing Company

 

TPI Corporation

MERCURY DISPOSAL SYSTEMS ANNUAL COLLECTION RESULTS AND RESPONSE

 View the complete version of Mercury Disposal Systems' 2016 annual report

TRC ANNUAL COLLECTION RESULTS AND RESPONSE

View the complete version of TRC's 2016 annual report

View the complete version of TRC's 2015 annual report

View the complete version of TRC's 2014 annual report


The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) is a non-profit corporation created by thermostat manufacturers for the purpose of promoting and facilitating the collection and proper disposal of mercury thermostats.

MANUFACTURERS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

DTSC is required by the law to post a notice on its Internet Web site listing manufacturers that are not in compliance with the reporting requirements of The Mercury Thermostat Collection Act of 2008 on July 1, 2009, and on January 1 and July 1 annually thereafter.

DTSC CONTACTS AND REPORTING VIOLATORS

For more information about regulatory and other requirements of this law, please contact DTSC at thermostats@dtsc.ca.gov or contact one of DTSC's Regulatory Assistance Officers at
800-72-TOXIC (800-728-6942).

If you have knowledge of a possible violation of the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act, please use the Cal/EPA Environmental Complaint Form to file an environmental complaint with Cal/EPA. In the "Complaint Information" section, under "Complaint Related To," be sure to check the box for "Toxic Substances" to ensure the complaint is received by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. You may also call 1-800-728-6942.