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Subject:    California E-Waste Updates: Implementing the Electronic Waste Recycling Act
Date Sent:    April 12, 2017

April 12, 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:



#### Revised Regulations for Designations – POD Form and Guidance Now Available ####

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has posted a revised Form 184 (Proof of Designation or POD) and associated guidance for use by California Local Governments when considering or issuing a Designation within the covered electronic waste (CEW) recycling program. This information is available at:

Interested or affected parties are strongly encouraged to review both the guidance and the entirety of applicable regulation. The new rules emphasize that the issuance of a Designation is the prerogative of a Local Government, and is intended to improve communication between Designated Approved Collectors and designating Local Governments. Furthermore, a Designation constitutes a local household hazardous waste (HHW) program subject to annual Form 303 reporting requirements.

A Local Government that has issued a Designation under the old rules will need to issue a new compliant Designation within 150 days of the effective date of the new rules. 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.

More information about the Designation rulemaking 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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