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Subject:    California E-Waste Updates: Implementing the Electronic Waste Recycling Act
Date Sent:    December 20, 2016

December 20, 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:




#### Public Notice: Net Cost Reports Will Be Due March 1, 2017 ####

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has posted a Public Notice detailing the requirement that approved collectors and recyclers in California’s covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling program calculate and submit Net Cost Reports for operations conducted in 2016.  The notice can be found here:

Net Cost Reports, required pursuant to Title 14 of the California Code or Regulations (CCR), section 18660.10, are intended to describe the costs and revenues associated with the handling of CEW within the scope of the CEW program. Early in the New Year, approved collectors and recyclers will receive an invitation from CalRecycle to submit their reports online. Reports will be due on or before March 1, 2017.

Historically, approximately 98 percent of CEW cancelled and claimed through the CEW payment has been cathode ray tube (CRT) devices. Times have changed. Thus far this year more than 7 percent by weight of CEW cancelled and claimed were non-CRT devices. It is recognized that a growing proportion of non-CRT devices will enter the electronic waste stream in the coming years and collide with dynamic material markets and regulatory considerations. CalRecycle will be seeking supplemental cost and revenue information relating to the management of non-CRT CEW under the provision that “…an approved collector or an approved recycler may submit test results, studies or other information for CalRecycle to consider when the Standard Statewide Recovery Payment Rate and/or the Standard Statewide Combined Recovery and Recycling Payment Rate is reviewed and, if necessary, adjusted…” (Please see 14 CCR 18660.10(h)…)

More information about the Net Cost Report can be found at:


#### Reminder: Pre-Rulemaking Workshop – Finalizing Existing Emergency Rules and More – 1:30PM Today ####

Today at 1:30PM, CalRecycle will hold an informal pre-rulemaking workshop relating to other aspects of the CEW program in particular and the Electronic Waste Recycling Act in general. 

A Public Notice for this workshop, along with an agenda, presentation documents, draft proposed rules and guidance material, is posted at:

The workshop, which will be webcast, is scheduled to begin at 1:30PM, however a separate morning meeting scheduled for the same room possibly will run long.  The workshop will begin as promptly as possible.

The workshop will cover a range of affected areas within Chapter 8.2 of Division 7 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, primarily serving as a vehicle to finalize two existing emergency regulation packages adopted in 2015 that address: 1) the assessing of civil liabilities pursuant to the authority granted under Public Resources Code (PRC) 42474, et al, and 2) the management of treatment residuals derived from the dismantling of CEW.  In addition to other general edits, the proposed rules are also proposing to clarify aspects of definitions, applicability, limitations, documents and records, net cost reports, applications, prohibited activities, appeals, requirements for collectors and recyclers, claims, cancellation, and manufacturer payments.     

#### Other Resources ####

Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Recycling Program Information:

CEW Recycling Payment System Regulations:

DTSC Universal Waste Electronics Handler and Recycler Information:

Information Relative to Fundamental CRT Management -- DTSC Regulations:

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


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:
Pre-2005: ;

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



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