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WAC 173-900-993

Appointing the board of the authority.

The board of directors of the authority is comprised of eleven participating manufacturers:
(1) For program years 2016 and beyond, five board positions are reserved for representatives of the top ten brand owners by market share of covered electronic products and six board positions are reserved for representatives of other brands. At least one of these board positions is reserved for a manufacturer who is also a retailer selling their own private label.
(2) The board must have representation from both television and computer manufacturers.
(3) The board of directors is appointed by the director of the department of ecology.
(a) Manufacturers will indicate their interest in serving on the board of directors to ecology.
(b) Manufacturers expressing interest will be asked to submit the name of their representative.
(c) Ecology will select board members from the candidates that have expressed interest using the following criteria:
(i) For program year 2016 and beyond, five of the top ten brand owners by market share willing to participate on the board;
(ii) One retailer that is also a manufacturer;
(iii) Representation of manufacturers from eastern Washington;
(iv) Representation from small, in-state manufacturers;
(v) Balance between manufacturers whose business is primarily that of television manufacturing and those whose business is primarily that of computer manufacturing; and
(vi) At least one manufacturer that is a new market entrant.
(4) The first board will be appointed from those manufacturers expressing interest in serving on the board in the first registration of manufacturers.
(5) The first board of directors will serve a term of one year.
(6) Subsequent appointments to the board of directors will be made on intervals established in the authority by-laws created by the board.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95N.230. WSR 16-06-107 (Order 15-03), § 173-900-993, 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), § 173-900-993, filed 10/5/07, effective 11/5/07.]
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