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.

  • Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship (SB 212). Governor Brown approved Senate Bill 212 (Jackson, Chapter 1004, Statutes of 2018) on September 30, 2018. SB 212 requires covered entities to design, submit, fund, and implement stewardship plans to achieve the statute’s goals of establishing safe and convenient disposal options for pharmaceutical and home-generated sharps waste. CalRecycle held two informal rulemaking workshops on January 30, 2019 and February 27, 2019, and two additional workshops are planned for May 17, 2019, and June 17, 2019 to present draft regulatory text and solicit stakeholder feedback. 
  • 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 released a new revised draft of the SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants initiating a formal public comment period from June 21 through July 17.
  • Electronic Waste: Amending the Electronic Waste Recycling Program. The proposed regulations serve to finalize two current emergency rule packages as well as modify and clarify other rules within the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling program. CalRecycle filed the proposed regulations with the OAL for approval on February 9, 2018. OAL has recommended changes to the rulemaking file documents and associated regulations. CalRecycle staff agreed to make most of the suggested modifications and hence withdrew the regulatory package. On June 21, 2018, CalRecycle is initiating a 15-day written comment period for revisions to the Proposed Regulations Amending the Electronic Waste Recycling Program. The 15-day written public comment period for this rulemaking will end on July 6, 2018. Subsequently, CalRecycle staff will resubmit the regulatory package to the OAL for approval.
  • 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.

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.

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