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WAC 173-900-300

Covered electronic product (CEP) recycling plans.

(1) CEP recycling plans (plans) must provide a program for the collection, transportation, processing, and recycling of CEPs produced by any manufacturer from covered entities in Washington state.
(2) All plans intending to begin implementation on or before January 1, 2009, must be submitted to ecology no later than February 1, 2008.
(3) The authority or authorized party of a plan must:
(a) Provide collectors with information that can be shared with covered entities about how and where CEPs received into the program are recycled.
(b) Ensure that any CEP that is reused after being received by the processor is not included in any weight counts or used to satisfy an equivalent share.
(4) Collection, transportation, processing, and recycling systems and services for a plan:
(a) To implement the program described in the CEP recycling plan the authority or authorized party must only use the services of registered collectors, transporters, and processors that are in "in compliance" status.
(b) Processing services: The authority shall accept and use any processor that:
(i) Meets the requirements of this chapter; and
(ii) Meets any requirements described in the authority's operating plan or through contractual arrangements.
(c) Collection services: The authority of the standard plan must accept CEPs from registered collectors who meet the requirements of this chapter. The authority must compensate registered collectors for the reasonable costs associated with collection of CEPs. If a collector offers premium or curbside services, the compensation paid by the standard plan does not have to cover additional costs associated with those services.
(d) A plan must provide for the processing of large quantities of CEPs at no charge to small businesses, small governments, charities, and school districts.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95N.230. WSR 16-06-107 (Order 15-03), § 173-900-300, filed 3/1/16, effective 4/1/16. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.95N, 70.105, and 70.105D RCW. WSR 07-21-013 (Order 07-05), § 173-900-300, filed 10/5/07, effective 11/5/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.95N RCW. WSR 06-23-040 (Order 06-07), § 173-900-300, filed 11/7/06, effective 12/8/06.]
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