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Subject:    California E-Waste Updates: Implementing the Electronic Waste Recycling Act
Date Sent:    September 28, 2016
From:    EWaste@calrecycle.ca.gov
Message:   

September 28, 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. 


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In this issue:


ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING FEE CHANGES ARE OFFICIAL


FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC WASTE MANAGEMENT IN CALIFORNIA WORKSHOP


DTSC READOPTS EMERGENCY CRT RULES


DTSC HOLDS CRT MARKET WORKSHOP


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#### Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Changes Are Official ####


The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) secured final approval from the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on emergency regulations to adjust the electronic waste recycling fee from the current rates of $3, $4, and $5 to $5, $6, and $7.  These changes are reflected in California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 18660.40.  A copy of OAL’s approval and other rulemaking documents can be found here:
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Laws/Rulemaking/Archive/2016/EWasteFee/default.htm


The proposed regulations were approved by the director of CalRecycle on July 20, 2016, after a public meeting.  A copy of the signed request for approval, the proposed rulemaking language, and other supporting documents can be found at the CalRecycle Public Notice website:
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Actions/PublicNoticeDetail.aspx?id=1850&aiid=1676


CalRecycle is required to take this action to fulfill Public Resources Code 42464(f).  The fee changes will take effect January 1, 2017.



#### Future of Electronic Waste Management in California Workshop ####


CalRecycle hosted a workshop on the Future of Electronic Waste Management in California on Wednesday, September 14.  A public notice with an agenda and presentations is located at:
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Actions/PublicNoticeDetail.aspx?id=1854&aiid=1682
Links to recordings of portions of the workshop are also available on the public notice page.  Notes of the proceedings are being summarized and will be posted to the project website in the near-future.
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/Future/Default.htm



#### DTSC READOPTS EMERGENCY CRT RULES ####


The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) recently readopted rules for Disposition Options for Universal Waste Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and CRT Glass.  (Department Reference Number: R-2011-03; Office of Administrative Law Emergency Reference: 2016-0902-04 EE)
 
OAL approved this emergency regulatory action pursuant to sections 11346.1 and 11349.6 of the Government Code on September 12, 2016. The re-adopted emergency regulations became effective immediately and shall remain in effect for a period of two years or until revised by the department, whichever occurs sooner. For further information please refer to DTSC Emergency Regulations posted on the DTSC regulations web page:
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/LawsRegsPolicies/Regs/CRT_Glass_Disposal.cfm
 
On September 2, 2016, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) submitted a request to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) that existing emergency regulations for the disposition of Waste Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and CRT Glass be continued in effect for an additional two years while DTSC finalizes a permanent regulations package. DTSC will complete the final regulations package within the next two years, even if it cannot identify a recycling option.
 
The text of the emergency regulations is unchanged from the first approved re-adoption of the emergency regulations in September 2014. If you have any questions regarding the re-adoption of the emergency regulations, please e-mail CRT_regs@dtsc.ca.gov



#### DTSC Holds CRT Market Workshop ####


The Department of Toxic Substances Control hosted a stakeholders meeting September 7, 2016, 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. This meeting featured a panel discussion with industry and regulatory experts to help guide DTSC in developing its final regulations.  These discussions are intended to inform future development of permanent regulations.
 
The meeting agenda, presentations, and a video of the webcast are also posted under DTSC Emergency Regulations on the DTSC regulations web page:
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/LawsRegsPolicies/Regs/CRT_Glass_Disposal.cfm


 
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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 ewaste@calrecycle.ca.gov


Also note that an archive of past distributions of this newsletter is available at:
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/Act2003/Stakeholder/Updates/ ;


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


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Note: In January 2010, the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) became CalRecycle, and some web pages were moved, therefore you may encounter broken links in some of these archived messages. You may be able to find the page using this listing: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Help/MergerMap.htm.

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