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Panel Meetings

Meeting 1: May 8, 2007, Washington, D.C.


Meeting 2: June 14, 2007,
Washington, D.C.


Meeting 3 (Two Days): July 24 and 25, 2007, Denver, CO


Meeting 4: September 20, 2007, Washington, D.C.

Panel Information
Documents and Federal Register Notices


In EPA’s July 2006 Roadmap for Mercury, EPA committed to working with other federal agencies to initiate a process with technical experts and interested parties to assess options for managing domestic elemental, commodity-grade mercury. In conjunction with several other federal partners, EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics created a commodity-grade mercury stakeholder panel, which established and assessed options for managing non-federal supplies of mercury. The stakeholder participants provided individual advice on the charge questions, not collective advice. The charge to the panel participants was to consider:

• How should the various non-federal stocks of mercury be managed both in the short-term and the long-term?
• How do current and future supply and demand affect this determination for each of the various stocks?

The panel met four times between May and September 2007. The meetings were open to the public, and included opportunities for public comment. The stakeholder panel process has now been completed.

Contact: Sue Slotnick at 202-566-1973, slotnick.sue@epa.gov

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Panel Information

Members of Stakeholder Panel

Dr. Edward Balistreri
Division of Economics and Business
Colorado School of Mines

Suzanne Bangert
Waste Management and Materials Division
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Michael Bender
Executive Director
Mercury Policy Project

Brad Buscher
Chairman and CEO
Mercury Waste Solutions, Inc.

Art Dungan
The Chlorine Institute, Inc.

Dr. Joseph Graney
Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies
Binghamton University

Peggy Harris, P.E.
Regulatory and Program Development Division
Department of Toxics and Substance Control
California EPA

Mark Kohorst
Executive Director
Thermostat Recycling Corporation
National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Bruce Lawrence
President and Owner
Bethlehem Apparatus Company, Inc.

David Lennett
Senior Advisor
Natural Resources Defense Council

Dr. Glenn Miller
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada - Reno

Arleen O’Donnell
Acting Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Joseph Pollara
Chief Environmental Engineer
Newmont Mining Corporation
International Council on Metals and Mining (ICMM)

Eric Uram
Vice Chair, John Muir Chapter
Sierra Club
National Environmental Quality Strategy Team

Federal Advisors to Stakeholder Panel

Wendy Cleland-Hamnett/Maria Doa
U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

James Berlow/Hugh Davis
U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste

Earl Brooks
U.S. Geological Survey

Dennis Lynch
U.S. Defense Logistics Agency

Blandine Trouille/Christian Brittle
U.S. Department of Commerce

Russell Smith
Office of the United States Trade Representative

Bill Fortune
U.S. Department of Energy

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Documents and Federal Register Notices

March 29, 2007 Federal Register notice of stakeholder panel process, notice of public meeting, and solicitation of public comment

March 14, 2007 Background Paper for Stakeholder Panel to Address Options for Managing U.S. Non-Federal Supplies of Commodity-Grade Mercury (PDF) (20 pp., 122 K, about PDF). The background document describes current and anticipated supplies of non-federal mercury, demand for mercury, trends, storage, and the global mercury picture. This document, developed by EPA with the assistance of other federal agencies, was prepared specifically for the use of this panel. It provides an overview of the issues surrounding non-federal mercury and provides current information on domestic mercury demands and uses.

November 6, 2007 Final Report on Mercury Storage Cost Estimates (PDF) (35 pp., 281K, about PDF)

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