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 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 the Office of Administrative Law and initiate the prescribed public comment period. 

Staff will hold a Public Hearing October 11, 2017, in Sacramento at the CalEPA building at 1001 I Street. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 12:00 p.m., or after all testimony is given. See Notice of Proposed Rulemaking below for full details.

Current Documents

Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking

Proposed Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Regulations

Form 400

Form 399

Signed Request for Approval

Draft Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR)

ISOR Attachment 1: Previous Emergency Rulemaking-CRT Management

ISOR Attachment 2: Previous Emergency Rulemaking-Administrative Civil Penalties


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

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

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Historical Information

Rulemaking History

CalRecycle has held workshops in:


Last updated: August 11, 2017
Proposed Regulations
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