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Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Fee

Public Resources Code

Division 30. Waste Management
Part 3. State Programs
Chapter 8.5. Electronic Waste Recycling

Article 6. Financial Provisions


42476. Electronic Waste and Recovery and Recycling Account. (a) The Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account is hereby established in the Integrated Waste Management Fund. The Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount and the Covered Battery-Embedded Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount are hereby created in the Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account. All covered electronic waste recycling fees collected from sales of covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, shall be deposited into the Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount. All covered battery-embedded waste recycling fees collected from sales of covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, shall be deposited into the Covered Battery-Embedded Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount.

(1) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the funds in the Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount are hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, for the following purposes:

(A) To pay refunds of the covered electronic waste recycling fee imposed under Section 42464.

(B) To make electronic waste recovery payments to an authorized collector of covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463 pursuant to Section 42479.

(C) To make electronic waste recycling payments to covered electronic waste recyclers, for recycling covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, pursuant to Section 42479.

(D) To make payments to manufacturers for covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, pursuant to subdivision (h).

(2) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the funds in the Covered Battery-Embedded Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount are hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, for the following purposes:

(A) To pay refunds of the covered battery-embedded waste recycling fee imposed under Section 42464.

(B) To make electronic waste recovery payments to an authorized collector of covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, pursuant to Section 42479.

(C) To make electronic waste recycling payments to covered electronic waste recyclers for recycling covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, pursuant to Section 42479.

(D) To make payments to manufacturers for covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, pursuant to subdivision (h).

(b) (1) The money in the Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount may be expended for the following purposes only upon appropriation by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act:

(A) For the administration of this chapter by CalRecycle and DTSC, as related to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, and covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463.

(B) To reimburse CDTFA for its administrative costs of registering, collecting, making refunds, and auditing retailers and consumers in connection with the covered electronic waste recycling fee imposed under Section 42464.

(C) To provide funding to DTSC to implement and enforce Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 25100) of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code, as related to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, as and as related to covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, including any regulations adopted by DTSC pursuant to that chapter, as that chapter relates to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, and as related to covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463.

(D) To establish the public information program specified in subdivision (d), as it relates to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, and as related to covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463.

(E) For expenditure pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of, and paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of, Section 17001.

(2) The money in the Covered Battery-Embedded Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount may be expended solely for the following purposes only upon appropriation by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act:

(A) For the administration of this chapter by CalRecycle and DTSC, as related to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463 and covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463.

(B) To reimburse CDTFA for its administrative costs of registering, collecting, making refunds, and auditing retailers and consumers in connection with the covered battery-embedded waste recycling fee imposed under Section 42464.

(C) To provide funding to DTSC to implement and enforce Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 25100) of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code, as it relates to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, and as it relates to covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, including any regulations adopted by DTSC pursuant to that chapter, as that chapter relates to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463 and covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463.

(D) To establish the public information program specified in subdivision (d), as it relates to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, and as it relates to covered electronic waste resulting from covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463.

(3) Any fines or penalties collected pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in the Electronic Waste Penalty Subaccount, which is hereby established in the account. The funds in the Electronic Waste Penalty Subaccount may be expended by CalRecycle or DTSC only upon appropriation by the Legislature.

(c) Notwithstanding Section 16475 of the Government Code, any interest earned upon funds in the Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account shall be deposited in that account for expenditure pursuant to this chapter.

(d) Not more than 2 percent of the funds annually deposited in the Covered Electronic Waste Recovery Recycling Fee Subaccount and not more than 2 percent of the funds annually deposited in the Covered Battery-Embedded Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount shall be expended for purposes of establishing the public information program to educate the public in the hazards of improper covered electronic device storage and disposal and on the opportunities to recycle covered electronic devices.

(e) CalRecycle shall adopt regulations specifying cancellation methods for the recovery, processing, or recycling of covered electronic waste.

(f) CalRecycle may pay an electronic waste recycling payment or electronic waste recovery payment only for covered electronic waste that meets all of the following conditions:

(1) (A) The covered electronic waste is demonstrated to have been generated by a person who used the covered electronic device while located in this state.

(B) Covered electronic waste generated outside of the state and subsequently brought into the state is not eligible for payment.

(C) CalRecycle shall establish documentation requirements for purposes of this paragraph that are necessary to demonstrate that the covered electronic waste was generated in the state and eligible for payment.

(2) The covered electronic waste, including any residuals from the processing of the waste, is handled in compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations.

(3) The manufacturer or the authorized collector or recycler of the electronic waste provides a cost-free and convenient opportunity to recycle electronic waste, in accordance with the legislative intent specified in subdivision (b) of Section 42461.

(4) If the covered electronic waste is processed, the covered electronic waste is processed in this state according to the cancellation method authorized by CalRecycle.

(g) The Legislature hereby declares that the state is a market participant in the business of the recycling of covered electronic waste for all of the following reasons:

(1) The covered electronic waste recycling fee or the covered battery-embedded waste recycling fee, as applicable, are collected from the state’s consumers for covered electronic devices sold for use in the state.

(2) The purpose of the covered electronic waste recycling fee and the covered battery-embedded waste recycling fee and subsequent payments is to prevent damage to the public health and the environment from waste generated in the state.

(3) The recycling system funded by the covered electronic waste recycling fee and the covered battery-embedded waste recycling fee ensures that economically viable and sustainable markets are developed and supported for recovered materials and components in order to conserve resources and maximize business and employment opportunities within the state.

(h) (1) CalRecycle may make a payment to a manufacturer that takes back a covered electronic device from a consumer in this state for purposes of recycling the device at a processing facility. The amount of the payment made by CalRecycle shall equal the value of the covered electronic waste recycling fee or the covered battery-embedded waste recycling fee, as applicable, paid for that device. To qualify for a payment pursuant to this subdivision, the manufacturer shall demonstrate both of the following to CalRecycle:

(A) The covered electronic device for which payment is claimed was used in this state.

(B) The covered electronic waste for which a payment is claimed, including any residuals from the processing of the waste, has been, and will be, handled in compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations.

(2) A covered electronic device for which a payment is made under this subdivision is not eligible for an electronic waste recovery payment or an electronic waste recycling payment under Section 42479.

History—Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 863 (SB 50), in effect September 29, 2004. Stats. 2012, Ch. 523 (AB 549), in effect January 1, 2013, deleted "and" after "The Electronic Waste" in subdivision (a), substituted "(h)" for "(g)" in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a), substituted "Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery" for "board" throughout the section, added "the" before "department only upon appropriation" in second sentence of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b), added "only" after "electronic waste recovery payment," substituted "that meets" for "only if", and deleted "are met" in subdivision (f), added paragraphs (1)(A), (1)(B), and (1)(C) to subdivision (f), renumbered former paragraphs (1), (2), (3) as (2), (3), and (4) in subdivision (f), relettered former paragraph (f)(4) as subdivision (g), renumbered paragraphs (A), (B), and (C) as (1), (2), and (3) in subdivision (g), and relettered former subdivision (g) as (h). Stats. 2014, Ch. 35 (SB 861), in effect June 20, 2014, added subparagraph (E) to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b). Stats. 2022, Ch. 370 (SB 1215), in effect January 1, 2023, deleted second sentence of subdivision (a), which read, "All fees collected pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in the account.", added new second and third sentence to subdivision (a); numbered former third sentence of subdivision (a) as paragraph (a)(1); substituted "Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount" for "account" before "are hereby" in renumbered paragraph (a)(1); relettered former paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4) of subdivision (a) as subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D) respectively; added ", resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463" after "waste" in new subparagraph (a)(1)(B), substituted "recyclers, for recycling covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463," for "recyclers" after "waste" in relettered subparagraph (a)(1)(C); added "for covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463," after "manufacturers" in relettered subparagraph (a)(1)(D); added new paragraph (2) to subdivision (a); substituted "Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount" for "account" before "may be" in paragraph (1), substituted "CalRecycle" for "the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery" after "chapter by", substituted "DTSC" for "the department" after "and", and added ", as related to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, and covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463" before the period in subparagraph (b)(1)(A); substituted "CDTFA" for "State Board of Equalization" after "reimburse" in subparagraph (b)(1)(B); substituted "DTSC" for "the department" after "funding to", added "as related to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, as and as related to covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, including and regulations adopted by DTSC pursuant to that chapter" after "Code", deleted "devices, and any regulations adopted by the department pursuant to that chapter." after "electronic", and added "devices. As defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of Section 42463, and as related to covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463." after "electronic" in subparagraph (b)(1)(C); deleted "(d)." and added "(d), as it relates to covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, and as related to covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463" after "subdivision" in subparagraph (b)(1)(D); renumbered former paragraph (2) as (3) and added new paragraph (2) to subdivision (b); substituted "CalRecycle " for "the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery" after "expended by", and substituted "DTSC" for "the department" after "or" in renumbered paragraph (3); substituted "2" for "1" before "percent", substituted "Covered Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Fee Subaccount" for "Covered Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account", added "and not more than 2 percent of the funds annually deposited in the Covered Battery-Embedded Waste Recycling Fee Subaccount" before "shall be", and deleted "the" before "purposes" in subdivision (d); substituted "CalRecycle" for "The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery" in subdivision (e); substituted "CalRecycle" for "The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery" or "the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery" throughout subdivision (f); substituted "covered electronic waste recycling fee or the covered battery-embedded waste recycling fee, as applicable, are" for " fee is" before "collected" paragraph (g)(1); substituted "covered electronic waste recycling fee and the covered battery-embedded waste recycling fee and subsequent payments" for "fee and subsequent payments" in paragraph (g)(2); added "covered electronic waste recycling fee and the covered battery-embedded waste recycling" before "fee" in paragraph (g)(3); substituted "CalRecycle" for "The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery" or "the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery" throughout and added "or the covered battery-embedded waste recycling fee, as applicable," after "fee" in paragraph (h)(1).


² NOTE.—SEC. 24. of Stats. 2004, Ch. 863 (SB 50), effective September 29, 2004, states, (a) The Director of Finance shall transfer, as a loan, up to five million dollars ($5,000,000) from the General Fund, and up to twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) from any special fund authorized by law, to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, to implement the changes made to the Electronic Waste Recycling Act by the act adding this section.

(b) Any loan made pursuant to this section shall be repaid on or before November 1, 2005, and shall be repaid prior to making any expenditures pursuant to paragraph (1), (2), (3) or (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 42476 of the Public Resources Code.


42476.5. Duties of person exporting covered electronic waste. A person who exports covered electronic waste, or a covered electronic device intended for recycling or disposal, to a foreign country, or to another state for ultimate export to a foreign country, shall do all of the following at least 60 days prior to export:

(a) Notify DTSC of the destination, disposition, contents, and volume of the waste, or device intended for recycling or disposal to be exported, and include with the notification the demonstrations required pursuant to subdivisions (b) to (e), inclusive.

(b) Demonstrate that the waste or device is being exported for purposes of recycling or disposal.

(c) Demonstrate that the importation of the waste or device is not prohibited by an applicable law in the state or country of destination and that any import will be conducted in accordance with all applicable laws. As part of this demonstration, required import and operating licenses, permits, or other appropriate authorization documents shall be forwarded to DTSC.

(d) Demonstrate that the exportation of the waste or device is conducted in accordance with applicable United States or applicable international law.

(e) (1) Demonstrate that the waste or device will be managed within the country of destination only at facilities whose operations meet or exceed the binding decisions and implementing guidelines of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development for the environmentally sound management of the waste or device being exported.

(2) The demonstration required by this subdivision applies to any country of destination, notwithstanding that the country is not a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

History—Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 863 (SB 50), in effect September 29, 2004. Stats. 2022, Ch. 370 (SB 1215), in effect January 1, 2023, substituted "DTSC" for "the department" throughout and deleted "the" before "purposes of" in subdivision (b).


42476.6. Export component part for reuse or recycling. Section 42476.5 does not apply to a component part of a covered electronic device that is exported to an authorized collector or recycler and that is reused or recycled into a new electronic component.


42477. Electronic waste recovery payment schedule; authorized collector. (a) On July 1, 2004, or as specified otherwise in Section 25214.10.1 of the Health and Safety Code, and on July 1 of each year thereafter, CalRecycle, in collaboration with DTSC, shall establish an electronic waste recovery payment schedule for covered electronic wastes generated in this state to cover the average net cost for an authorized collector to operate a free and convenient system for collecting, consolidating and transporting covered electronic wastes generated in this state.

(b) CalRecycle shall make the electronic waste recovery payments either directly to an authorized collector or to a covered electronic waste recycler for payment to an authorized collector pursuant to this article.

History—Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 863 (SB 50), in effect September 29, 2004. Stats. 2022, Ch. 370 (SB 1215), in effect January 1, 2023, substituted "of each year" for "every two years" after "on July 1", substituted "CalRecycle" for "the board" after "thereafter,", substituted "DTSC," for "the department" after "collaboration with", and added "average" before "net cost" in subdivision (a); substituted "CalRecycle" for "The board" before "shall" in subdivision (b).


42478. Electronic waste recycling payment schedule; recycler. (a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), on July 1, 2004, or as specified otherwise in Section 25214.10.1 of the Health and Safety Code, and on July 1 of each year thereafter, CalRecycle, in collaboration with DTSC, shall establish a covered electronic waste recycling payment schedule for covered electronic wastes generated in this state from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, to cover the average net cost for an electronic waste recycler to receive, process, and recycle each major category, as determined by CalRecycle, of covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, received from an authorized collector. CalRecycle shall make the electronic waste recycling payments to a covered electronic waste recycler pursuant to this article.

(2) Until CalRecycle adopts a new payment schedule that covers the average net cost for an electronic waste recycler to receive, process, and recycle each major category, as determined by CalRecycle of covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, received from an authorized collector, the amount of the covered electronic waste recycling payment shall be equal to twenty-eight cents ($0.28) per pound of the total weight of covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, received from an authorized collector and subsequently processed for recycling.

(b) (1) CalRecycle shall adopt regulations, effective January 1, 2025, to establish a process for covered electronic waste recyclers to submit payment claims for covered electronic waste resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463.

(2) On April 1, 2026, CalRecycle shall begin accepting payment claims for covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, collected on or after January 1, 2026.

(c) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), on July 1, 2028, and on July 1 every year thereafter, CalRecycle, in collaboration with DTSC, shall establish a covered electronic waste recycling payment schedule for covered electronic waste generated in this state, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, to cover the average net cost for an electronic waste recycler to receive, process, and recycle each major category, as determined by CalRecycle, of covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, received from an authorized collector. CalRecycle shall make the electronic waste recycling payments to a covered electronic waste recycler pursuant to this article.

(2) Until CalRecycle adopts a new payment schedule that covers the average net cost for an electronic waste recycler to receive, process, and recycle each major category, as determined by CalRecycle, of covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, received from an authorized collector, the amount of the covered electronic waste recycling payment shall be equal to $0.75 per pound of the total weight of covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, received from an authorized collector and subsequently processed for recycling.

History—Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 863 (SB 50), in effect September 29, 2004. Stats. 2022, Ch. 370 (SB 1215), in effect January 1, 2023, relettered subdivision (a) as (a)(1), substituted "paragraph (2)" for "subdivision (b)" after "provided in", substituted "of each year" for "every two years" after "on July 1", substituted "CalRecycle" for "the board" after "thereafter,", substituted "DTSC," for "the department" after "collaboration with", added "from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463," after "in this state", substituted "CalRecycle" for "the board" after "determined by", added ", resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463," before "received from" in the first sentence of subdivision (a); substituted "CalRecycle" for "The board" before "shall" in the second sentence of subdivision (a); renumbered former subdivision (b) as paragraph (2) of subdivision (a); substituted "CalRecycle" for " the board" after "Until", substituted "CalRecycle" for " the board" after "determined by", added ", resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463," before "received from", and added ", resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463," before "received from" in former subdivision (b); added new subdivisions (b) and (c).


42479. Payment process; eligibility for payment. [Repealed by Stats. 2012, Ch. 523 (AB 549), in effect January 1, 2013.]


42479. Payment process; eligibility for payment. (a) (1) For covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, collected for recycling on and after January 1, 2005, and for covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, collected for recycling on or after January 1, 2026, CalRecycle shall make electronic waste recovery payments and electronic waste recycling payments for the collection and recycling of covered e-waste to an authorized collector or covered e-waste recycler, respectively, upon completion of the review by CalRecycle of a payment claim submitted to CalRecycle by the authorized collector or e-waste recycler in the form and manner determined by CalRecycle. CalRecycle may examine a payment claim for a period of not more than 90 days from the date of receipt of the payment claim to validate the claim’s completeness, accuracy, truthfulness, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. All of the following shall be considered official records for purposes of Section 1280 of the Evidence Code:

(A) The results of a payment claim review or subsequent payment claim audit.

(B) Written information compiled by CalRecycle during a claim review or subsequent claim audit.

(2) To the extent authorized by Section 42477, a covered e-waste recycler shall make the electronic waste recovery payments to an authorized collector upon receipt of a completed and verified invoice submitted to the recycler by the authorized collector in the form and manner determined by CalRecycle.

(b) A covered e-waste recycler is eligible for a payment pursuant to this section only if the covered e-waste recycler meets all of the following requirements:

(1) The covered e-waste recycler is in compliance with applicable requirements of Article 6 (commencing with Section 66273.70) of Chapter 23 of Division 4.5 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

(2) The covered e-waste recycler demonstrates to CalRecycle that a facility utilized by the covered e-waste recycler for the handling, processing, refurbishment, or recycling of covered electronic devices meets all of the following standards:

(A) The facility has been inspected by DTSC within the past 12 months and had been found to be operating in conformance with all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

(B) The facility is accessible during normal business hours for unannounced inspections by state or local agencies.

(C) The facility has health and safety, employee training, and environmental compliance plans and certifies compliance with the plans.

(D) The facility meets or exceeds the standards specified in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1171) of Part 4 of Division 2 of, Division 4 (commencing with Section 3200) of, and Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) of, the Labor Code or, if all or part of the work is to be performed in another state, the equivalent requirements of that state.

(c) CalRecycle may conduct a selective audit of authorized collectors, covered e-waste recyclers, or manufacturers receiving payments from CalRecycle to determine whether electronic waste recovery payments, electronic waste recycling payments, or payments to manufacturers are being paid by CalRecycle according to the requirements of this chapter and the regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter. CalRecycle collect and recover from authorized collectors, covered e-waste recyclers, or manufacturers, with interest, any moneys improperly paid.

History—Amended by Stats. 2022, Ch. 370 (SB 1215), in effect January 1, 2023, added ", resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463," before "collected for", added "and for covered electronic waste, resulting from discarded covered electronic devices, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 42463, collected for recycling on or after January 1, 2026," after "2005," in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a); substituted "CalRecycle" for "the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery" or "The Department of Resource Recycling and Recovery" throughout the section; and substituted "DTSC" for "the department" before "within" in subparagraph (2)(A) of subdivision (b).