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Subject:    California E-Waste Updates: Implementing the Electronic Waste Recycling Act
Date Sent:    July 28, 2017
From:    EWaste@calrecycle.ca.gov
Message:   

July 28, 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. 


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In this issue:


DESIGNATED APPROVED COLLECTOR RULES, TRANSITIONS, AND TIMEFRAMES


SAVE THE DATE – NEXT FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC WASTE MANAGEMENT IN CALIFORNIA STAKEHOLDER MEETING


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#### Designated Approved Collector Rules, Transitions, and Timeframes ####


This message serves as an urgent reminder that important rules and dates associated with the Designated Approved Collector (DAC) provision within the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling program are fast approaching.  All California Local Governments and approved collectors potentially impacted by this should take notice.  Due to the importance of this matter, you may receive similar messages via other communication pathways.


The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) adopted emergency rules effective March 16, 2017, affecting the use of the DAC provision within the CEW program.  Timelines were provided within regulation to allow for a smooth transition between former rules and new rules.  While existing Designations under former rules could continue to be used for a limited time, all Designations issued after the effective date should have complied with the new rules.


A valid Designation issued prior to the effective date of the new regulation (March 16) may remain effective pursuant to the scope of that Designation for no more than 180 days after the effective date of this regulation.  Prior Designations and associated Proof of Designation (POD) documents issued under the former regulations will no longer be compliant after September 12, 2017, for the purposes CEW recovery.  Furthermore, Local Governments seeking to continue use of an existing Designation must transmit to CalRecycle a copy of a new compliant POD prior to August 13, 2017, which allows time for the required 30-day notification requirement.  


Local Governments, whether familiar or new to the use of Designations, are urged to review the regulations applicable to the revised DAC rule provision to ensure that CEW recovery interests are properly managed.  CalRecycle also reminds existing and prospective DACs that the new Designation rules require Local Government to take the lead role in establishing the CEW recovery service relationship. 


Further Designation guidance can be found at: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/Locals/Designations/default.htm


Form 184 is available at the CalRecycle website that can be used by Local Government as a Proof of Designation when establishing, scoping, and specifying a Designation.
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/Recovery/Application/default.htm


Applicable regulations can be found at Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Division 7, Chapter 8.2, Article 7.
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Laws/Regulations/Title14/Chap08pt2/Article7.htm



#### Save the Date – Next Future of Electronic Waste Management in California Stakeholder Meeting ####


CalRecycle will be holding another workshop in relation to the ongoing “Future of Electronic Waste Management in California” project.  This event is scheduled from 1:00PM – 4:00PM on October 11, 2017, in the Coastal Hearing Room at the CalEPA Headquarters Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA.  An agenda and supporting documents will be available on the CalRecycle Public Notice website far in advance of this event.


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


http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/Future/Default.htm



#### Other Resources ####


Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Recycling Program Information:
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/Act2003/


CEW Recycling Payment System Regulations:
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Laws/Regulations/Title14/Chap08pt2/default.htm


DTSC Universal Waste Electronics Handler and Recycler Information:
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/EWaste/


California Statutes and Bills, including Public Resources Code (PRC) and Health and Safety Code (HSC):
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/


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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:


2004 to Present:
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/listservs/archive/?ListID=10


Pre-2004:
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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To subscribe to or unsubscribe from the E-Waste listserv or other listservs, please go to http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Listservs/. For information on California`s Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 (SB 20) implementation efforts, as well as other relevant developments go to http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/.


 


To subscribe to or unsubscribe from the E-Waste listserv or other listservs, please go to http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Listservs/. For information on California`s Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 (SB 20) implementation efforts, as well as other relevant developments go to http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/.


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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