Article 10.2. Motor Vehicle Switches of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 20. >> Chapter 6.5. >> Article 10.2.
For purposes of this article, "mercury-containing motor
vehicle light switch" means any motor vehicle light switch found in
the hood or trunk of a motor vehicle that contains mercury.
Any mercury-containing motor vehicle light switch removed
from a motor vehicle is subject to Chapter 23 (commencing with
Section 66273.1) of Division 4.5 of Title 22 of the California Code
of Regulations, and any other applicable regulation adopted by the
department pursuant to this chapter, including, but not limited to,
standards for the handling of hazardous waste, standards for
destination facilities, requirements for the tracking of universal
waste shipments, import requirements, and the regulations governing
The department shall do all of the following:
(a) Coordinate with local agencies to provide technical assistance
to businesses engaged in the dismantling or crushing of motor
vehicles concerning the safe removal and proper disposal of
mercury-containing light switches from motor vehicles, including
information about vehicle makes and models that contain mercury light
switches and entities that provide mercury recycling services.
(b) Coordinate and encourage entities, such as associations
representing motor vehicle repair shops, to offer to the public the
replacement and recycling of mercury-containing motor vehicle light
(c) Make available to the public information concerning services
to replace and recycle mercury-containing motor vehicle light
On or before January 1, 2004, the department shall report
to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature on
both of the following:
(a) The success of efforts to remove mercury-containing vehicle
light switches from vehicles pursuant to Section 25214.6.
(b) Compliance with the requirement to remove mercury-containing
appliance switches pursuant to Section 42175 of the Public Resources