California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Proposed Regulations (Rulemaking)

Rulemaking efforts currently underway are listed below. You will find more detail on the subject and status of individual rulemaking projects at these individual sites, links to the text of proposed regulations and other rulemaking documents, and information about how to comment.

  • SB 270 Reusable Grocery Bag Certification Fee: CalRecycle is establishing an administrative certification fee schedule. CalRecycle staff presented updated, proposed regulations and a request for approval to begin the formal rulemaking process at the monthly public meeting on March 20, 2018.
  • Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP): Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions. CalRecycle hosted another set of informal stakeholder workshops in May 2018 to review draft regulatory language and to further discuss the SB 1383 implementation process. Topics included an overview of the 2nd draft of the rulemaking text. The workshops provided specific time to collect stakeholder feedback, and both were broadcast, recorded and will be posted on the SLCP web page soon.
  • Electronic Waste: Amending the Electronic Waste Recycling Program. The proposed regulations serve to finalize two current emergency rule packages as well as modify and clarify other rules within the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling program. CalRecycle filed the proposed regulations with the OAL for approval on February 9, 2018. OAL has recommended changes to the rulemaking file documents and associated regulations. CalRecycle staff agreed to make most of the suggested modifications and hence withdrew the regulatory package. On June 21, 2018, CalRecycle is initiating a 15-day written comment period for revisions to the Proposed Regulations Amending the Electronic Waste Recycling Program. The 15-day written public comment period for this rulemaking will end on July 6, 2018. Subsequently, CalRecycle staff will resubmit the regulatory package to the OAL for approval.
  • Recycling and Disposal Facility Reporting. Draft regulations are available for review. A public hearing to receive comments was held March 14, 2018.
  • Procedural Rules for Conducting Hearings. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is expected late in 2018.
  • Tire Brokers. CalRecycle has held two informal workshops, March 4, 2015 and March 15, 2016, and will review comments provided to determine the next steps.

Office of Administrative Law (OAL)
The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) is responsible for reviewing administrative regulations proposed by all State agencies and for publishing regulations in the California Code of Regulations. OAL has developed an overview of the rulemaking process which requires state agency's to meet certain public hearing and noticing requirements.

Review of Regulations. Executive Order S-2-03 required that California agencies and departments review pending regulations, as well as regulations adopted since 1999, to assure that the impacts on businesses were adequately assessed. CalRecycle's reports were approved on February 11, 2004.

Rulemaking Archives. Don't see the package you are looking for? Check the Rulemaking Archives for information on completed rulemaking projects going back to 1995.

Last updated: JUne 20, 2018
Proposed Regulations
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