Proposed Regulations Amending the Electronic Waste Recycling Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Resources Recycling and Recovery, Department of (CalRecycle) (California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery)
Document Title
Proposed Regulations Amending the Electronic Waste Recycling Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 established a funding mechanism to provide for the proper end-of-life management of certain hazardous electronic products. The program is funded through a fee paid by consumers of covered electronic devices at the time of retail purchase. Collected fees are remitted by retailers to the State and deposited in an account. Subsequently, payments are made to approved collectors and recyclers of covered electronic waste to cover the net cost of appropriate waste recovery, processing, and recycling activities. In order to implement and administer the Program, CalRecycle previously adopted regulations and more recently adopted emergency rules to better administer its obligations under the Act. The emergency rules addressed primarily two issues: 1) those associated with compliant residual material management, particularly the management of cathode ray tube glass, and 2) the imposition of administrative civil penalties as the consequence of false representation.

Contact Information
Ana Maria Stoian-Chu
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812

Phone : (916) 341-6368



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15378(a), 14 CCR
Reasons for Exemption
It is not a "project" as that term is defines in the CEQA Guidelines. The regulation finalizes existing emergency regulations, as well as amend and clarify various aspects of the existing regulations. The adoption of the regulations will have no direct effect on the environment and no reasonable foreseeable indirect on the environment. There are no plan requirements in the proposed regulation form, which any environmental impacts, direct or indirect, can be discerned. There are no standard or targets set in the proposed regulation on which to base an objective analysis of any potential impacts. There are no standards or targets set in the proposed regulations on which to base an objective analysis of any potential impacts. To impute any general or specific environmental effects from the regulation would be entirely speculative and CEQA does not require a lead agency to speculate as to potential impacts of a project.

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