On December 29, 2006 the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved
As mandated by the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, as amended, and pursuant to section 25214.10 of the Health and Safety Code, one of these regulations adds section 66260.202 to title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, and became effective January 1, 2007. This new section restricts the use of certain heavy metals in "covered electronic devices" (as defined in Public Resources Code, section 42463 (f).
Pursuant to this new regulation, "no person shall sell or offer for sale in
The other regulation became effective on December 31, 2006, and adds portable DVD players with liquid crystal display (LCD) screens greater than four inches measured diagonally to the list of electronic devices that are presumed to be hazardous wastes when discarded (California Code of Regulations, title 22, chapter 11, appendix X, subsection (c)).
As a result of this listing, portable DVD players with liquid crystal display (LCD) screens greater than four inches measured diagonally are "covered electronic devices", as defined in Public Resources Code, section 42463 (f), and are subject to all provisions of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, as amended. Beginning on July 1, 2007, any retailer that sells or offers for sale in
As a result of this listing, portable DVD players with liquid crystal display (LCD) screens greater than four inches measured diagonally that are manufactured on or after July 1, 2007 will also become subject to the California RoHS regulation specified in section 66260.202 in title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.
More information can be obtained by contacting DTSC, or through the following websites:
Reminder: DTSC To Hold Workshop On Notification And Annual Reporting Requirements For Handlers And Recyclers Of UWEDs And CRTs
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will hold a training workshop to cover DTSC's new online reporting system designed to streamline submittal of notifications and annual reports required by persons engaged in the collection, handling and/or treatment of Universal Waste Electronic Devices or CRT Materials.
The workshop will cover existing notification and annual reporting requirements. A demonstration of DTSC's new on line reporting system will be conducted. The new system will benefit handlers, collectors and recyclers by providing a means to electronically manage and report data required to comply with notification and annual reporting requirements.
The workshop will be held at the following time and place:
January 12, 2007
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coastal Hearing Room
1001 "I" Street, 2nd Floor
More information is available at:
Reminder: CEW Payment System Final Regulations in Effect Now
Please note that final regulations governing the CEW payment system were approved by OAL on November 27, 2006, and have been in effect since that time. The California Integrated Waste Management Board encourages all participants in the CEW payment system to familiarize themselves with all provisions.
The CEW payment system regulations and enabling statutes can be found at: