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Subject:    California Electronic Waste Recycling – Regulatory Hearings and Stakeholder Workshops
Date Sent:    October 4, 2017

October 4, 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:





#### CEW Program Proposed Regulatory Action - Written Comments and Public Hearing ####

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (“CalRecycle”) proposes to amend California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 8.2 commencing with Section 18660.5.  The proposed regulations address issues such as eligibility, documentation, compliance, and accountability with respect to the implementation and administration of the Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) program.  CalRecycle intends to adopt the proposed regulations described herein after considering all recommendations, comments and objections regarding the proposed action.

All documents pertaining to this rulemaking can be found on the CalRecycle website:

Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit to CalRecycle written comments relevant to the proposed regulations.  The written comment period for this rulemaking closes at 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2017.  CalRecycle will consider only comments received by CalRecycle by that time.  Comments may be submitted via the contact information below.  CalRecycle will also accept written comments during the public hearing described below.  Please submit your written comments to:

Andrew Hurst or Ana-Maria Stoian-Chu
Materials Management and Local Assistance Division
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
P.O. Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812-4025
FAX: (916) 319-7609

A public hearing to receive public comments will begin at 9:30 a.m. on October 11, 2017, and will conclude at 12:00 p.m., or after all testimony is given.  The hearing will be located at:

Joe Serna Jr., Cal EPA Building
Coastal Hearing Room
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Supplemental document formats comprised of the proposed regulations and two associated existing emergency rules can be found at the Public Notice webpage, along with a hearing agenda:

Any person may present statements or arguments, orally or in writing, with respect to the proposed action. CalRecycle requests that persons making oral comments also submit a written copy of their testimony at the hearing.  The hearing room is wheelchair accessible. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Andrew Hurst -- Phone: (916) 323-2872
Ana-Maria Stoian-Chu -- Phone: (916) 341-6368

Materials Management and Local Assistance Division
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
P.O. Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812-4025
FAX: (916) 319-7609

#### Future of Electronic Waste Management in California Stakeholder Meeting ####

CalRecycle will hold a 4th stakeholder 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. 

The purpose of the project (“Futures”) is to examine current conditions and future options for electronic waste management in California and engage stakeholders in exploring how various approaches could address future challenges.

An agenda and associated documents can be found on the CalRecycle Public Notice website in support of this event:

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

#### Save the Date: Informal Rulemaking Workshop – Designations ####

Stakeholders are hereby noticed of an informal workshop to be held prior to the initiation of formal rulemaking under the Electronic Waste Recycling Act. 

workshop will be held November 15, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cal/EPA Building, Coastal Hearing Room, 2nd floor, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

The workshop will focus on Article 7 within Chapter 8.2 of Division 7 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, more commonly known as the Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) recycling program’s Designated Approved Collector provision.  The eventual rulemaking will serve as a vehicle to modify, as necessary, existing emergency regulations adopted on March 16, 2017.

There is no cost to attend the workshop however the courtesy of an RSVP is requested for planning purposes.  Please see the workshop Public Notice for more information:

Please visit CalRecycle’s Designated Approved Collector webpage for additional information about the Designation provision.

#### Other Resources ####

Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Recycling Program Information:

CEW Recycling Payment System Regulations:

DTSC Universal Waste Electronics Handler and Recycler Information:

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:

2004 to Present:

Pre-2004: ;

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



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