California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Proposed Regulations

Processing Payment


The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved these emergency regulations on November 16, 2017. These emergency regulations also became effective on November 16, 2017, and will expire on May 16, 2018.

These emergency regulations amend section 2975, Subchapter 12, Chapter 5, Division 2, Title 14, of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) that lays out the reasonable financial return calculation for processing payments. This change will help support beverage container recycling in California by establishing, for calendar year 2018, a reasonable financial return that takes into account rural business circumstances and other factors such as known cost increases.

Affected Regulatory Code Sections

California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 5, Subchapter 12, Article 2, Section 2975.

Current Status and Documents

CalRecycle submitted the rulemaking package to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on November 6, 2017. OAL approved the emergency regulations on November 16, 2017.


You may contact Sharon Siozon for additional information.

Rulemaking History

A preliminary public workshop was held by CalRecycle on October 9, 2017 for all interested parties, to present the proposed changes in regulations and allow the public to provide input into the development of the proposed rulemaking. The rulemaking package was submitted to OAL on November 6, 2017. OAL approved the emergency regulations on November 16, 2017.

Stakeholder Input

CalRecycle held a preliminary workshop on October 9, 2017. The public comment period began on November 6, 2017 and ended on November 14, 2017.


Last updated: November 17, 2017
Proposed Regulations
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