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Subject:    California Electronic Waste Recycling –Stakeholder Workshops, Regulatory Actions, and Net Cost Reports
Date Sent:    November 9, 2017

November 9, 2017

Dear Electronic Waste Stakeholder:

This listserv 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:





#### Informal Rulemaking Workshop – Designations ####

Stakeholders are hereby noticed of an informal workshop hosted by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to be held prior to the initiation of formal rulemaking under the Electronic Waste Recycling Act. 

The 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; the courtesy of an RSVP sent to is requested for facility 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.

#### CEW Program Proposed Regulatory Action – Request for Approval ####

CalRecycle is scheduled to consider an agenda item at its November 21, 2017 Monthly Public Meeting seeking approval of proposed final regulations affecting the CEW recovery and recycling program.   This action will finalize two current emergency rule packages as well as modify and clarify other rules within the CEW program. A Public Notice is posted on the CalRecycle website, which contains the Request for Approval and associated documents:

Archive information approving the initiation of this rulemaking can be found at:

The proposed regulations will affect areas within Chapter 8.2 of Division 7 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.  They will serve as a vehicle to finalize two existing emergency regulation packages that address: 1) the assessing of civil liabilities pursuant to the authority granted under Public Resources Code (PRC) section 42474, and 2) the management of treatment residuals derived from the dismantling of covered electronic waste (CEW).  In addition to other general edits, the proposed rules will also amend and clarify aspects of definitions, applicability and limitations, documents and records, net cost reports, applications, prohibited activities, appeals, requirements for collectors and recyclers, claims, cancellation, and manufacturer payments. 

Information on the November 21, 2017 Monthly Public Meeting can be found at:

#### Annual Net Cost Report Requirements ####

CalRecycle has posted a Public Notice detailing the requirement that approved collectors and recyclers in California’s CEW recovery and recycling program calculate and submit Net Cost Reports for operations conducted in 2017.  The notice can be found here:

Net Cost Reports, required pursuant to Title 14 of the California Code or Regulations (CCR), section 18660.10, are intended to describe the costs and revenues associated with the handling of CEW within the scope of the CEW program. Early in the New Year, approved collectors and recyclers will receive an invitation from CalRecycle to submit their reports online. Reports will be due on or before March 1, 2018.

Historically, approximately 98 percent of CEW cancelled and claimed through the CEW payment has been cathode ray tube (CRT) devices. Times have changed. This past year nearly ten percent by weight of CEW cancelled and claimed were non-CRT devices. It is recognized that a growing proportion of non-CRT devices will enter the electronic waste stream in the coming years and collide with dynamic material markets and regulatory considerations.

CalRecycle is seeking supplemental cost and revenue information relating to the management of non-CRT CEW under the provision that “…an approved collector or an approved recycler may submit test results, studies or other information for CalRecycle to consider when the Standard Statewide Recovery Payment Rate and/or the Standard Statewide Combined Recovery and Recycling Payment Rate is reviewed and, if necessary, adjusted…” (Please see 14 CCR 18660.10(h)…)

More information about the Net Cost Report can be found at:


#### 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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