Proposed Product Stewardship For Carpet Regulations


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Document Title
Proposed Product Stewardship For Carpet Regulations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
In 2010, the Legislature enacted AB 2398 (Stats. 2010, ch. 681; Public Resource Code Section 42970 - 42983) which requires the manufacturers of carpet sold in California to prepare and submit to CalRecycle for approval carpet stewardship plans that increase the amount of postconsumer carpet that is diverted from landfills and recycled into secondary products or is otherwise managed consistent with the state's hierarchy for waste management practices, namely, source reduction, recycling and safe disposal or transformation. The carpet stewardship program also imposes a assessment on carpet sold in Calfironia to fund the program and prohibits a manufacturer not in compliance with its stewardship pland from selling carpet in California. CalRecycle has developed proposed regulations to implement the carpet stewardship program. The regulations establish administrative procedures to enable CalRecycle to fulfill its responsibilities under AB 2398.

Contact Information

Kathy Frevert
Agency Name
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15378(a) 14 CCR
Reasons for Exemption
The adoption of the regulations is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because it is not a "project," as that term is defined in the CEQA. Guideline (Cal. Code of Regs, Title 14, Section 15000 et. seq.). A "project" is an activity "which has a potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment..." CEQA Guidelines, Section 15378(a). The regulations only establish administrative procedures for CalRecycle and carpet manufactures. Their adoption will have no direct effect on the environmental and no reasonably foreseeable indirect effect on the environment. Although the regulations require the submission of carpet stewardship plans, there are no plan requirements from which any environmental impacts, direct or indirect, can be discerned.

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