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Title: Implementing a Dental Amalgam Program


1
Implementing a Dental Amalgam Program
for the San José/Santa Clara Water Pollution
Control Plant
Presented by Roberta Dunlap City of San José
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Dental Amalgam Program
  • Program Design
  • Implementation
  • Lessons Learned
  • Q A

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Dental Amalgam Program
San Francisco Bay
Mercury exceeds allowable levels
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Dental Amalgam Program
  • November 2007 Mercury Watershed Permit for
    Dischargers to SF Bay
  • Requirement for Pre-treatment Strategy for Dental
    Offices. Target 85 of Dental Offices
    Participating within Five Years.

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Dental Amalgam Program
Mine tailings are a significant source of mercury
in the Central Valley and SF Bay Watersheds
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Dental Amalgam Program
Sources of Mercury in Wastewater
AMSA/EPA Mercury Pollution Prevention Project
(2001)
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Dental Amalgam Program
Where Amalgam Goes
11
Dental Amalgam Program
Four Phases
  • Program Design
  • Pre-Implementation Tasks
  • Implementation
  • On-going Program

12
Dental Amalgam Program
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
  • Permit vs Self Certification
  • Mandatory vs Recommended
  • Do we inspect?
  • Mandate Best Management Practices?

13
Dental Amalgam Program
Program Design
  • Dental practices as critical users
  • Five-year Wastewater Discharge Permit No
    Fee
  • Self-Certification of Best Management Practices
  • Installation of ISO Certified Amalgam Separator
  • Maintenance amalgam disposal records
  • Annual Report
  • Inspections once during permit period

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Dental Amalgam Program
Pre-Implementation
  • Identify dentists
  • Reach stakeholders build partnerships
  • Amend the Muncipal Code
  • Develop several forms
  • Modify an existing database

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Dental Amalgam Program
Locating the Dentists
  • California State Department of Consumer
    Affairs http//www.dca.ca.gov/consumer/public_in
    fo/index.shtml
  • Business Licenses
  • County Department of Environmental Health
  • Phone Book/Internet

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Dental Amalgam Program
Stakeholder Process
  • Local Dental Society - Dinner Meetings -
    Presentations - Newsletter
  • California Dental Association
    http//www.cda.org
  • Vendor Workshops

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Dental Amalgam Program
Forms!
  • Permit Application
  • Identify who owns practice
  • Who works with whom
  • Shared Separators!
  • Permit BMPs
  • Certifications FAQs
  • Approved Separators Vendors
  • Sample Maintenance Log

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Dental Amalgam Program
Shared Separators
  • Two or more dentists share a vacuum line
  • Need to ID who is responsible
  • Aligning permit effective dates
  • Challenge of determining how they are sharing

20
Dental Amalgam Program
Brochure
  • Step by Step Guide
  • Visual BMPs
  • Common FAQs on back

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Dental Amalgam Program
Issue permits
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Dental Amalgam Program
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Dental Amalgam Program
Database
  • Able to use existing Source Control Database
  • Track Dentists - who has and has not responded
  • Track Permits Issued
  • Track Inspections

24
Dental Amalgam Program
Some Logistic Suggestions
  • Guidance Document
  • Decide who is responsible for what
  • Filing protocol
  • Finalize Forms
  • Order Supplies in Advance

25
Dental Amalgam Program
Implementation
  • Sent Application Packet to each individual
    dentist
  • Cover letter
  • Permit Application
  • Brochure

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Dental Amalgam Program
Permits
From effective date of permit
  • Implement BMPs for amalgam waste - 90 days to
    certify BMPs
  • Install an approved amalgam separator -180 days
    to certify separator installation
  • Keep maintenance records
  • Annual report due every January

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Dental Amalgam Program
Inspections
  • Check placement and operation of the amalgam
    separator
  • Confirm implementation of the BMPs
  • Review amalgam waste management practices
  • Review waste shipment records
  • Enforcement Plan

28
Dental Amalgam Program
Lessons Learned
  • Simple forms Shared separators list suite
    s/names
  • Send certified mail
  • Be prepared files, labels, etc.
  • Communication with stakeholders/partners key
  • 10-15 will be hard to find
  • Need to send reminders
  • It will take time!

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Dental Amalgam Program
  • Over 1,800 dentists identified
  • 740 permits issued to date
  • Processing BMP separator installation
    certifications
  • Sending reminders
  • Started doing some inspections
  • Two inspectors, part-time
  • Ramping up this summer

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Dental Amalgam Program
  • City of San José web site
  • http//www.sanjoseca.gov/esd/wastewater/dental-ama
    lgam-program.asp
  • California Dental Association
  • http//www.cda.org/
  • Baywise.org
  • http//www.baywise.org
  • Roberta Dunlap
  • roberta.dunlap_at_sanjoseca.gov (408) 277-5364

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Dental Amalgam Program
Questions?
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