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Subject:    California E-Waste Updates: Implementing the Electronic Waste Recycling Act
Date Sent:    March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

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:



#### Notice: Revised Regulations for Designations Approved, Enacted ####

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) notices the approval and enactment of new rules governing the designated approved collector provision within California’s covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling program.

On December 21, 2016, CalRecycle approved proposed emergency regulations to reform portions of the designated approved collector facet of the CEW recovery and recycling program.  This action authorized program staff and CalRecycle’s legal office to finalize associated documents necessary for filing.

CalRecycle filed the rulemaking package with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on March 9, 2017.  OAL approved the new rules March 16, which became effective immediately.

The new rules emphasize that the issuance of a designation is the prerogative and responsibility of a local government, and are intended to improve communication between designated approved collectors and designating local governments.

Local governments that have issued designations and approved collectors who hold a valid designation will need to issue and secure, respectively, new designations compliant with the new rules within 150 days of the effective date.  CalRecycle will post and publicize revised Proof of Designation forms and associated guidance in the near future to assist with this process.

More information about these rules is available at:

#### 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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