Third Readoption of the Emergency Regulations to Amend Standards of Universal Waste Management Related to Cothode Ray Tubes


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Document Title
Third Readoption of the Emergency Regulations to Amend Standards of Universal Waste Management Related to Cothode Ray Tubes
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Emergency regulation to amend the universal waste regulations to allow cathode ray tubes (CRTs), cathode ray tube containing devices, and cathode ray tube glass to be managed pursuant to the universal waste management requirements in lieu of the traditional hazardous waste requirements. These universal waste standards will provide streamlined requirements for the collection, transportation, and intermediate recycling of CRTs, but will require full hazardous waste storage and treatment standards at the destination facility. The proposed regulations prohibit the disposal of CRTs to municipal solid waste landfills (CRTs may be disposed in hazardous waste facilities). The proposed regulations will also provide a conditional exemption for persons who generate a total of five or less CRT devices in one year from the following universal waste requirements: labeling/marking; accumulation time limits; employee training; release response; off-site shipments; tracking; and exports. However, these persons will still be required to dispose of their CRT devices at an authorized facility. Application of the Universal waste standards to persons that manage CRTs, CRT devices, and CRT glass, rather than full hazardous waste regulation, will reduce the cost and burden of compliance, encourage the recycling of this wastestream and result in a decrease in the mismanagement of these wastes.

Contact Information

Ellen Haertle
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
In response to a letter from DTSC regarding the management of CRTs, the IWMB has directed municipal landfills to not accept CRTs. Currently, CRTs are being stored, collected, transported, disposed and recycled illegally in unauthorized locations. Disposal in unauthorized locations is illegal because these locations fail to comply with regulatory standards, such as liners and leachate collection systems and workers trained to safely manage hazardous waste. Waste reclamation facilities not authorized by DTSC to treat or strore hazardous waste may lack the appropriate safeguards to prevent environmental damage. The proposed project will redirect large volumes of lead-containing hazardous waste (CRTs, CRT devices, and CRT glass), to proper destination sites, thereby significantly reducing the current negative environmental impactof CRTs and CRT-related wastes. Requiring that CRTs, CRT devices, and CRT glass comply with the universal waste regulations, rather than full hazardous waste regulation, will encourage recycling of this wastestream.

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