Rulemaking efforts currently underway are listed below. You will find more detail on the subject and status of individual rulemaking projects at these individual sites, links to the text of proposed regulations and other rulemaking documents, and information about how to comment.

  • SB 212 Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship. CalRecycle submitted the Proposed Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship Program regulatory package to the Office of Administrative Law for approval as required per the Administrative Procedure Act on November 19, 2020. 
  • SB 270 Reusable Grocery Bag Certification Fee. CalRecycle is establishing an administrative certification fee schedule. Staff will request approval of the final draft of the proposed regulations at the April 16, 2019 CalRecycle Monthly Public Meeting. 
  • SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) Regulations. CalRecycle has resubmitted the final regulatory package to the Office of Administrative Law on October 7, 2020. 
  • Procedural Rules for Conducting Hearings. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is expected late in 2018.
  • Tire Brokers. CalRecycle has held two informal workshops, March 4, 2015 and March 15, 2016, and will review comments provided to determine the next steps.
  • Sustainable Packaging for the State of California Act of 2018. CalRecycle is planning on engaging in several public workshops prior to and throughout the rulemaking process. The workshops will be noticed here as well as on our main events page.
  • Processing Payment Emergency Regulations. CalRecycle is proposing emergency regulations to amend section 2975, Subchapter 12, Chapter 5, Division 2, Title 14, of the California Code of Regulations that lays out the reasonable financial return calculation for processing payments. This change will help support beverage container recycling in California by establishing, for calendar year 2021, a reasonable financial return of ten percent when calculating processing payments instead of the Dun and Bradstreet index as stated in regulations. The 5-day public comment period will begin on December 2, 2020.

Office of Administrative Law (OAL)
The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) is responsible for reviewing administrative regulations proposed by all State agencies and for publishing regulations in the California Code of Regulations. OAL has developed an overview of the rulemaking process which requires state agency's to meet certain public hearing and noticing requirements.

Review of Regulations. Executive Order S-2-03 required that California agencies and departments review pending regulations, as well as regulations adopted since 1999, to assure that the impacts on businesses were adequately assessed. CalRecycle's reports were approved on February 11, 2004.

Don't see the package you are looking for? Check the Rulemaking Archives for information on completed rulemaking projects going back to 1995.