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Subject:    California E-Waste Updates: Implementing the Electronic Waste Recycling Act
Date Sent:    August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016

Dear Electronic Waste Stakeholder:

This electronic newsletter is an update on the implementation of California's Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 (Act) and other electronic waste (e-waste) management developments in California. 

In this issue:






#### CalRecycle Workshop: Designated Approved Collector -- August 31 ####

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) reminds all covered electronic waste (CEW) program stakeholders of a workshop on the subject of designated approved collectors.  It is scheduled to be held from 10:00AM to approximately 1:00PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, in the Sierra Hearing Room at the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento:

An agenda, draft regulatory language, and supporting documents are posted at the notice website.

#### DTSC Workshop: CRT Market Fact-Finding and Regulation Development ####

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) invites you to participate in a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the status of potential recycling outlets being developed for Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) glass in light of the continuing decline in CRT glass manufacturing and how DTSC's regulatory requirements may be influencing the development of those outlets.

Presenters will discuss DTSC's existing emergency regulations, their purpose, and the controls they impose on the management of CRT glass, including the limitations and impediments to recycling they may be creating. A panel discussion will follow with industry and regulatory experts exploring ways DTSC, through its regulations, can facilitate the recycling of CRT glass (both panel and funnel) while achieving its goals to protect public health and the environment. Information shared in this discussion will help guide DTSC in developing its final regulations for managing hazardous waste CRTs and CRT glass.
Join Us:        September 7, 2016
Time:            9:00 a.m. to 12:00
Location:      Cal/EPA Headquarters Building, 1001 I Street Sacramento, California
2nd floor - Byron Sher Auditorium
Additional workshop information including how to register will be provided by late August 2016. For additional information or if you have questions regarding the workshop please contact Teresa Rizzardo at

#### CalRecycle Workshop: Future of Electronic Waste Management in California -- September 14 ####

CalRecycle has embarked on long term initiative to examine current conditions and future options for electronic waste management in California.  Drawing from over a dozen years of program operational experience since the signing of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, as well as the knowledge gained by the many states that administer electronic waste management program of their own, CalRecycle seeks to identify the strengths and weaknesses of current program approaches along with the interests and needs of all stakeholders.  The ultimate goal will be the formulation of policy recommendations aimed at bolstering the effective management of the electronic waste stream and the resources it contains.

A stakeholder workshop is scheduled for 10:00AM until approximately 2:30PM on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in the Coastal Hearing Room at the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento:

This workshop will present the initial analysis of the recent survey sent to more than 3,300 recipients of this listserv newsletter.  CalRecycle extends its appreciation to the more than 130 interested parties that responded. 

The workshop will also feature a panel of experts representing a range of California perspectives who will present their views and engage in dialog with each other and attendees.  Panelists will include the recycling industry, local government, and NGO viewpoints.  Time will also be dedicated to a series of breakout session wherein smaller groups of participants will identify those essential elements that are vital to any future program model success.

A detailed agenda and supporting documents will be posted closer to the workshop date.

Separately, CalRecycle has established a new web area that will serve as a hub for discussions, documents, and coordination as this project moves forward:

CalRecycle welcomes your anticipated participation.

#### Other Resources ####

Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Recycling Program Information:

CEW Recycling Payment System Regulations:

DTSC Universal Waste Electronics Handler and Recycler Information:

California Statutes and Bills, including Public Resources Code (PRC) and Health and Safety Code (HSC):

California Code of Regulations:


Please note that e-mail correspondence with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) related to e-waste management in general, and implementation of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act in particular, should be directed to

Also note that an archive of past distributions of this newsletter is available at: ;

Thank you for your interest in shaping California's e-waste management future.



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