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CRT/Electronic Waste Committee OVERVIEW OF THE DRAFT IDAHO ELECTRONIC DEVICES RECYCLING ACT Drafted by Representative Trail Eastern Idaho Regional Solid.

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1 CRT/Electronic Waste Committee OVERVIEW OF THE DRAFT IDAHO ELECTRONIC DEVICES RECYCLING ACT Drafted by Representative Trail Eastern Idaho Regional Solid Waste Committee Meeting July 17, 2008 Idaho Falls, Idaho

2 Concern with E-Waste Estimated that technology today will be outdated within 18 months. Estimated that technology today will be outdated within 18 months. Upcoming analog to digital television broadcast conversion in February, 2009 Upcoming analog to digital television broadcast conversion in February, 2009 Reuse and recycling of materials in e- waste. Reuse and recycling of materials in e- waste. Potential for lead and other heavy metals to leach after landfilling. Potential for lead and other heavy metals to leach after landfilling.

3 Current Status of E-waste Regulations in the US Advanced Recovery Fee (ARF) vs. Manufacturer Take-back Program (MTB) Advanced Recovery Fee (ARF) vs. Manufacturer Take-back Program (MTB) ARF – Retailer collect fee when new units are purchased and passes the fee along to government for management of e-waste ARF – Retailer collect fee when new units are purchased and passes the fee along to government for management of e-waste MTB – Electronic manufacturers are responsible for paying the cost to collect and recycle e-waste MTB – Electronic manufacturers are responsible for paying the cost to collect and recycle e-waste Federal E-waste Legislation Federal E-waste Legislation

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5 IDAHO ELECTRONIC DEVICES RECYCLING ACT Manufacturer Take Back Program Manufacturer Take Back Program Modeled after Oregon’s program Modeled after Oregon’s program Phased Approach Phased Approach

6 Important Definitions Covered Electronic Devices Covered Electronic Devices Computer monitor with a viewable area > 4” Computer monitor with a viewable area > 4” Desktop computer or portable computer Desktop computer or portable computer Television of any type having a viewable area > 4” Television of any type having a viewable area > 4” Covered Entity Covered Entity Households, businesses that employs <10 people, non-profits or anyone giving a collector 7 or fewer covered electronic devices. Households, businesses that employs <10 people, non-profits or anyone giving a collector 7 or fewer covered electronic devices.

7 Register Submit Plan Return Share Est. & Oversee State Contracted Collector Recycling Fee Pay collector

8 Manufacturer Responsibilities Register with DEQ Register with DEQ Submit management plan to DEQ for covered electronic devices. Submit management plan to DEQ for covered electronic devices. Participate in state contractor program, individual collection program or group program. Participate in state contractor program, individual collection program or group program. If participating in the state program, pay their portion of the cost. If participating in the state program, pay their portion of the cost. Submit year-end plan discussing collection activities for past year. Submit year-end plan discussing collection activities for past year.

9 Manufacturers Plan The Plan must describe The Plan must describe Finance, manage & conduct a statewide program to collect CED Finance, manage & conduct a statewide program to collect CED Provide for environmentally sound management Provide for environmentally sound management Provide for advertising & promotion of the collection program Provide for advertising & promotion of the collection program Include convenient collection sites that are opened and staffed at a frequency adequate to meet the needs of the area Include convenient collection sites that are opened and staffed at a frequency adequate to meet the needs of the area Conduct a statistically significant sampling or actual count and report results to DEQ Conduct a statistically significant sampling or actual count and report results to DEQ

10 Orphan Devices Covered Electronic Device for which no manufacturer can be identified. Covered Electronic Device for which no manufacturer can be identified. Each registered manufacturer is required to cover the cost for managing orphan devices based upon their respective annual return share percentage Each registered manufacturer is required to cover the cost for managing orphan devices based upon their respective annual return share percentage

11 Tiered Registration Fee > 1% - $15,000 > 1% - $15, %>1% - $5, %>1% - $5, >0.1 - $ >0.1 - $200 < 0.01% - $40 < 0.01% - $40 After 2012, the EQ Board may modify the registration fee so the fee matches the Dept’s costs to implement the program.

12 Oregon’s Tier Numbers Tier 1 – 19 manufactures = $285,000 Tier 1 – 19 manufactures = $285,000 Tier 2 – 19 manufactures = $95,000 Tier 2 – 19 manufactures = $95,000 Tier 3 – 17 manufactures = $3400 Tier 3 – 17 manufactures = $3400 Tier 4 – 40 manufactures = $1600 Tier 4 – 40 manufactures = $1600 Total$385,330

13 DEQ Responsibilities Develop list of registered manufacturers and covered electronic devices. Develop list of registered manufacturers and covered electronic devices. Review manufacturers’ management plans. Review manufacturers’ management plans. Manage registration fees. Manage registration fees. Develop responsible recycling guidelines. Develop responsible recycling guidelines. Establish appropriate collection fees. Establish appropriate collection fees. Review manufacturers’ year-end reports. Review manufacturers’ year-end reports.

14 DEQ Responsibilities Develop annual report to Legislature Develop annual report to Legislature Disperse collection fees received Disperse collection fees received Update website with current list of registered manufactures. Update website with current list of registered manufactures.

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16 Estimated Volume of E-Waste Based on other collection programs, Idaho could expect 3.4 lbs/person/year. Based on other collection programs, Idaho could expect 3.4 lbs/person/year. 3.4 lbs/person/year x 1.47 million people = 5 million pounds per year of e-waste. 3.4 lbs/person/year x 1.47 million people = 5 million pounds per year of e-waste.

17 Cost to Collect, Transport & Recycle E-waste Costs vary between $0.27 to $0.48 per pound to manage e-waste. Costs vary between $0.27 to $0.48 per pound to manage e-waste. Expected collection cost could range between $1.35 to $2.4 million annually. Expected collection cost could range between $1.35 to $2.4 million annually.

18 Oregon E-Recycling Schedule 9/07- DEQ hires program staff - Notifies manufacturers known to sell CEDs in Oregon about requirements - DEQ develop project plan for contracting for statewide contractor program 10/07 – DEQ convenes a policy workgroup to help develop program guidelines 10/15/07 – DEQ opens manufacturer’s registration system 12/31/07 – Manufacturers must register with DEQ to sell CEDs 01-02/07 – DEQ issues RFP for state contractor program 03/08 – DEQ & advisory work group complete initial program guidelines DEQ notifies manufacturers of preliminary return share obligations and give 30-day appeal notice

19 Oregon E-Recycling Schedule 05/08 – DEQ notifies manufacturers of their return share 07/01/08 – Annual registration fees are due for all registered manufacturers 05/08 – DEQ notifies manufacturers of their return share 07/01/08 – Annual registration fees are due for all registered manufacturers Manufacturers submit their program plans for approval, if they are doing their own recycling program DEQ notifies manufacturers of their recycling fees for participating in the statewide contractor program DEQ awards contractor(s) for state contractor program 01/09 – State contractor & manufacturer recycling programs begin operating. 01/10 – Landfill disposal of CEDs is banned.

20 Additional Information Oregon DEQ Electronics Home Washington DoE Electronics Home Electronic Take Back Coalition Product Stewardship Initiative

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