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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Fee
Health and Safety Code
CHAPTER 6.5 HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTROL
Article 10.3. Electronic Waste*
25214.10. "Electronic device"; adoption of regulations prohibiting sale of certain electronic devices. (a) For purposes of this section, "electronic device" has the same meaning as a "covered electronic device," as defined in Section 42463 of the Public Resources Code.
(b) The department shall adopt regulations, in accordance with this section, that prohibit an electronic device from being sold or offered for sale in this state if the electronic device is prohibited from being sold or offered for sale in the European Union on and after its date of manufacture, to the extent that Directive 2002/95/EC, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on January 27, 2003, and as amended thereafter by the Commission of European Communities, prohibits that sale due to the presence of certain heavy metals.
(c) The regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall take effect January 1, 2007, or on or after the date Directive 2002/95/EC, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on January 27, 2003, takes effect, whichever date is later.
(d) The department shall exclude, from the regulations adopted pursuant to this section, the sale of an electronic device that contains a substance that is used to comply with the consumer, health, or safety requirements that are required by the Underwriters Laboratories, the federal government, or the state.
(e) In adopting regulations pursuant to this section, the department may not require the manufacture or sale of any electronic device that is different than, or otherwise not prohibited by, the European Union under Directive
2002/95/EC, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on January 27, 2003.
(f) (1) The department may not adopt any regulations pursuant to this section that impose any requirements or conditions that are in addition to, or more stringent than, the requirements and conditions expressly authorized by this section.
(2) In complying with this subdivision, the department shall use, in addition to any other information deemed relevant by the department, the published decisions of the Technical Adaptation Committee and European Union member states that interpret the requirements of Directive 2002/95/EC.
History.—Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 863 (SB 50), in effect September 29, 2004.
* Article 10.3 was added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 526 (SB 20), in effect January 1, 2004.