Electronic Waste-Proposed Regulations Amending the Electronic Waste Recycling Program

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Proposed Regulations

Electronic Waste-Proposed Regulations Amending the Electronic Waste Recycling Program


The proposed regulations will affect areas within Chapter 8.2 of Division 7 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. They will primarily serve as a vehicle to finalize two existing emergency regulation packages that address:

  1. The assessing of civil liabilities pursuant to the authority granted under Public Resources Code (PRC) section 42474, and
  2. The management of treatment residuals derived from the dismantling of covered electronic waste (CEW).

In addition to other general edits, the proposed rules will also amend and clarify aspects of definitions, applicability and limitations, documents and records, net cost reports, applications, prohibited activities, appeals, requirements for collectors and recyclers, claims, cancellation, and manufacturer payments. 

Affected Regulatory Code Sections

California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 8.2.

Current Status and Documents

On June 21, 2018, CalRecycle is initiating a 15-day 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 at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018. The 15-Day Notice, revised proposed regulatory text, and Addendum to the Initial Statement of Reasons can be found below in the Current Documents section.

On February 9, 2018, CalRecycle filed the proposed regulations with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for approval. OAL has recommended changes to the rulemaking file documents and associated regulations that necessitate further public comment. As a result, CalRecycle staff withdrew the regulatory package and revised the regulations. These revisions will add clarity to the existing language where needed, and CalRecycle has included an additional explanation with respect to these revisions in the Addendum.

Current Documents


Interested stakeholders may email, call, fax, or write to the CalRecycle staff listed below.

Ana-Maria Stoian-Chu
Electronic Waste Recycling Program MS-9
P.O. Box 4025
Sacramento, California 95812-4025

If you would like to receive email notifications regarding this or future electronic waste rulemaking developments, please subscribe to the E-Waste Listserv

Historical Information

Rulemaking History

  • On January 24, 2017, staff presented a request for approval at the CalRecycle Monthly Public Meeting to initiate the formal rulemaking process.
  • CalRecycle filed proposed regulations with OAL and initiated the prescribed public comment period, which ran from August 11, 2017 through October 10, 2017,
  • Staff held a Public Hearing October 11, 2017, in Sacramento at the CalEPA building at 1001 I Street.
  • On November 21, 2017, staff presented a request for approval at the CalRecycle Monthly Public Meeting to adopt regulations amending the Electronic Waste Recycling Program.

Stakeholder Input

December 2016 Stakeholder Workshop

July 2015 Stakeholder Workshop

May 2015 Stakeholder Workshop

December 2013 Stakeholder Workshop

Last updated: June 20, 2018
Proposed Regulations http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Laws/Rulemaking/
Legal Office: LegalSec@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 327-0089