On Thursday, November 21, 2019, DOE General Counsel Bill Cooper and attorney Matt Urie met with David Case, Executive Director of the Environmental Technology Council (ETC), James Williams, Government Affairs VP for ETC, and Michael Jensen, Senior Counsel for Waste Management to discuss ETC's concerns with DOE's "Proposed Rule Establishing a Fee for Long-Tenn Storage and Management of Elemental Mercury." The ETC is the national trade association for the hazardous waste management industry, and ETC member companies are engaged in recycling and storage of mercury.