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Subject:    California E-Waste Updates: Implementing the Electronic Waste Recycling Act
Date Sent:    May 16, 2017

May 16, 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:



Workshop Notice -- Future of Electronic Waste Management in California, Part 3

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) will hold a third stakeholder workshop in relation to its “Future of Electronic Waste Management in California” project. This event is scheduled from 1:30 – 4:30 on June 20, 2017 and will be held in the first floor Training Room at the CalEPA Headquarters Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento. The agenda is available on the CalRecycle Public Notice website:

Supporting documents will be posted on that site closer to the workshop date.

The June 20, 2017 workshop invites stakeholders to participate in a focused discussion on one particular aspect of the project: developing criteria by which various product categories could be evaluated for potential inclusion in the definition of a covered electronic device (CED). California’s existing electronic waste management program has been highly successful in collecting and properly handling over two billion pounds of covered electronic wastes (CEW). However, The Electronic Waste Recycling Ace of 2003 narrowly defines covered electronic devices (CED) as certain video display devices (Public Resources Code 42463(e)(1)). Stakeholders have frequently expressed interest in adding new devices to this definition. Such an expansion in covered devices would require legislation. We have also allocated time to explore definitions for product categories and for the introduction of concepts encouraging product longevity, reuse, and reparability.


The purpose of the "Future of Electronic Waste Management in California" project is to engage stakeholders in discussing current conditions and future options for electronic waste management in California.  This is the third in a series of stakeholder workshops. The first workshop, held September 14, 2016, featured a panel of stakeholders representing a range of California perspectives followed by small group discussions to explore potential models and identify elements that are vital to the success of any program approach. The second workshop on March 15, 2017, explored what various potential models could look like using a particular product category as an example. Materials from both workshops can be found on the "Future of Electronic Waste Management in California" webpage.

The format for this workshop is designed to foster interaction between stakeholders. Stakeholders may attend in person or via conference call. We will not be broadcasting video of this event. Because of limited seating in the first floor training room, please RSVP your intent to attend by June 15 to to. More information, including conference call instructions, will be posted soon on the Public Notice and announced via this listserv.

General information about the “Future of Electronic Waste Management in California” project, including links to past workshops and activities, can be found here:

#### 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:

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



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