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Archives: Electronic Waste Recycling Act Workshops

The Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 (SB 20 and 50, Sher) became law on September 24, 2003. Since the program's implementation, workshops have periodically been held to inform affected stakeholders and other interested parties.

Interested parties can subscribe to the email newsletter to be kept apprised of developments and events.

Information about workshops since 2010 can be found in the email newsletter archives and in CalRecycle's Public Notices database

Past Workshops (2003-2009)

  • January 26, 2009
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board hosted a stakeholder forum for participants in the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling payment system and other interested parties on Monday, January 26, 2009. The forum will be held at the CalEPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento and will last from 9 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. This forum is intended to kick-off the new year with a reflective overview of current regulatory requirements the govern the handling of electronic waste in general, and participation in the payment system in particular. The forum will also be an opportunity to look ahead at possible program refinements that could be incorporated via through future rulemaking.
  • February 21, 2008
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board hosted a focused stakeholder meeting for participants in the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling payment system and associated interested parties. The topics will be potential adjustments to the CEW recovery and recycling payment rates, and/or the electronic waste recycling fees that fund the program. The event will be held from 9:00AM to 4:00PM on Thursday, February 21, 2008, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.
  • November 5, 2007
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board hosted a general stakeholder meeting for participants in the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling payment system and associated interested parties. The event was held from 9:00AM to 4:00PM on Monday, November 5, 2007, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.
  • January 31 and February 7, 2007
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board hosted a web-based training for approved collectors and recyclers on the annual net cost reporting requirements. Participants in the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling payment system took part in this training from 10:00AM to 11:00AM on January 31, or from 2:00PM to 3:00PM on February 7, from the comfort and convenience of their own office desks.
  • November 30, 2006
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board hosted a regulatory update workshop for stakeholders interested in learning how the permanent regulations compare and contrast with the emergency regulations that governed the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling payment system for nearly two years. Participants in the CEW system (collectors and recyclers) were encouraged to participate in this event from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on November 30.
  • February 16 and 23, 2006
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board hosted a web-based training for approved collectors and recyclers on the annual net cost reporting requirements. Participants in the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling payment system took part in this training from 3:00PM to 4:00PM on February 16, or from 10:00AM to 11:00AM on February 23, from the comfort and convenience of their own office desks.
  • February 7, 2006
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board discussed proposed draft final regulations governing the CEW payment system at its Sustainability and Market Development Committee meeting on February 7, 2006, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building. The outcome of this discussion was direction to file a formal notice of rulemaking.
  • January 5, 2006
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board hosted a general stakeholder workshop to discuss the rulemaking process for final regulations governing the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling payment system from 9AM to 3PM on January 5, 2006, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building. An audio web-cast was available for a portion of this event.
  • November 8, 2005
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board considered revisions to existing emergency regulations at its Sustainability and Market Development Committee meeting on November 8 at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.
  • October 24 and 26, 2005 Workshops: Universal Waste
    The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) held workshops to discuss whether to extend the February 8, 2006 expiration data for the existing exemption for households and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators of Universal Wastes to dispose of certain universal wastes in the solid waste stream. More information on these workshops may be found at: www.dtsc.ca.gov/LawsRegulationsPolicies/UWR/index.html
  • October 19, 2005 Workshop
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board hosted a workshop for stakeholders to consider proposed revisions to the existing emergency regulations on October 19, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.
  • October 4, 2005
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board heard revisions to existing emergency regulations at its Sustainability and Market Development Committee meeting on October 4 at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.
  • The CIWMB and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) held a joint workshop for interested parties regarding emergency regulations and final rulemaking on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. at the CalEPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento.
  • A focused stakeholder meeting on the topics of complying with emergency regulations and identifying the "next generation" of covered electronic devices was held Friday, April 8, 2005, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building. An audio web-cast was available for this event.
  • Training Workshop for Collectors and Recyclers were held November 29 in Sacramento, November 30 in Berkeley, December 1 in San Diego, and December 2 in Glendale.
  • November 3 and 9-10, 2004
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board considered revisions to the SB 20 emergency regulations at its Sustainability and Market Development Committee meeting, and its full Board meeting, on November 3 and November 9-10, respectively, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.
  • October 7, 2004
    A focused stakeholder meeting on the topic of proposed revisions to the SB 20 emergency regulations was held October 7, 2004, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building. An audio web cast was available for this event.

  • April 13, 2004
    The California Integrated Waste Management Board considered and adopted proposed SB 20 emergency regulations at it regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.
  • April 2, 2004
    A general stakeholder meeting on the topic of proposed SB 20 emergency regulations was held Friday, April 2, 2004, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building. An audio webcast was available for this event.

  • February 6, 2004
    A general stakeholder meeting on the topic of SB 20 regulatory issues was held Friday, February 6, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.  An audio webcast was available for this event.
  • January 9, 2004
    A focused stakeholder workshop on payment issues was held Friday, January 9, 2004, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the CalEPA Headquarters Building. An audio webcast was available for this event.
  • December 11, 2003
    A stakeholder workshop on the topic of SB 20 implementation issues was held December 11, 2003, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.
  • October 16, 2003
    A stakeholder informational workshop was held at the CalEPA Headquarters Building. A live Web broadcast was available for this event.

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