Dental Amalgam Rule
As you may know, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new rule, the Dental Amalgam Standard (40 CFR 441), on June 14, 2017. This rule (effective July 14, 2017) requires dental offices that place and/or remove amalgam to install and maintain amalgam separators or equivalent devices, implement specified Best Management Practice (BMPs), and keep records. All dental offices, except mobile units and those practicing a few exempted specialties, are required to submit a One-Time Compliance Report (OTC). The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (department) will implement the Dental Amalgam Standard for all dental offices that discharge to a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) located outside Bismarck, Mandan, Fargo, West Fargo, and Grand Forks.
For dental offices that do not place and/or remove amalgam,
i. The OTC report must be submitted by December 31, 2019 to:
North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality
4201 Normandy Street – Division of Water Quality
Bismarck, ND 58503-1324