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

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. CalRecycle staff will provide another fifteen-day notice period to receive comments to all revisions made as a result of OAL’s recommendations. Subsequently, CalRecycle staff will resubmit the regulatory package to the OAL for approval. 

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

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Historical Information

Rulemaking History

CalRecycle has held workshops in:

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 (OAL) and initiated the prescribed public comment period.

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.


Last updated: April 17, 2018
Proposed Regulations
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