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Subject:    Form 303 Rulemaking: start of 45-day comment period
Date Sent:    March 13, 2013

On March 5, 2013, CalRecycle submitted its Form 303
Rulemaking package to the Office of Administrative Law to begin the formal
rulemaking process to revise the current form 303 household hazardous waste
reporting regulations.  CalRecycle is proposing changes designed to
streamline the reporting process and clarify how materials collected through
product stewardship programs are to be reported.

CalRecycle will be initiating a 45-day comment period
beginning on March 15th and ending on April 29th. 

CalRecycle requests that comments be submitted electronically to in a
Microsoft Word document or saved as a PDF (not scanned). This will allow
CalRecycle to more readily ensure that the documents meet the accessibility
requirements necessary for online posting. 
It is not necessary to show a signature for purposes of this online

A public hearing will be held on May 1, 2013 to review
comments received during the 45-day public comment period and to receive
additional comments.  The hearing will be
held at the

             Joe Serna Jr., Cal EPA Building

Coastal Hearing Room

1001 I Street, 2nd Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

The most recent version of the regulations
and associated documents can be found on the Form
303 rulemaking website

**** Background ****

The California Integrated Waste Management Act (Act), Public Resources Code
(PRC) §40000 et. seq., gives the Department authority to provide for the
protection of public health, safety, and the environment through waste
prevention, waste diversion, and safe waste processing and disposal.  PRC §40502 requires the Department to adopt
rules and regulations to implement the Act.

The proposed new regulations cover CalRecycle’s
responsibilities for the development and maintenance of a database of all
household hazardous waste collection events, facilities, and programs within
the state (
Resources Code (PRC) §47203
).  This
rulemaking provides clarifications and updates to the existing regulations and
has sections on the following topics: definitions; Form 303 submittals; and
material collection and disposition. 

As a reminder, all information related to this rulemaking can be found here:

More general information about the Form 303 can be found

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