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    Type of law / referenceIn effect?SubjectProducts covered / Requirements
    HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
    FEDERAL HR 2420 – Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment Act (EDEE Act)PendingRestriction of hazardous substancesRestricts heavy metal and flame retardant use in electrical equipment operating at 300 volts or more
    FEDERAL US Food and Drug AdministrationYesDEHP (di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate)Federal health notification issued - limit exposures to DEHP from plastic medical devices
    FEDERAL TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)YesTSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)Regulates and restricts the manufacture, import and sale of toxic substances
    FEDERAL TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)PendingTSCA ReformAmend the Toxic Substances Control Act to provide uniform state rules governing chemicals in commerce (avoid differing state laws)

    FEDERAL TSCA Amendment S. 1160

    YesFormaldehydeEPA limits formaldehyde in composite wood products (by January 2013)
    CA RoHS LawYesRoHSBans sale of new electronic devices with heavy metals that exceed EU RoHS limits
    CA RoHS LightingYesRoHSProhibits lights with > EU RoHS levels + sets light energy efficiency standards
    AB 302/2587/263YesPBDE/BDEPBDE & BDE use ban
    AB 1415YesMercuryRegulates sale of Hg containing relays, switches, diostats
    93120-93120.12.t17YesFormaldehydeLimits formaldehyde in composite wood products
    Proposition 65YesProposition 65Warnings required on products known to contain chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm (800 chemicals)
    AB 1879YesGreen ChemistryState identifies and regulates toxic chemicals of concern in consumer products (California's Green Chemistry Initiative)
    ENERGY EFFICIENCY

    FEDERAL Public Law 110-140 – Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007(PL 110-140)

    YesLightbulbs

    Requires energy efficiency labeling of bulbs, requires 25 -30 % increase in energy efficiency of current incandescent light bulbs (100, 75, 60 and 45 watt bulbs).

    AB 1109YesLightbulbsEnergy efficiency labels on bulbs, 25-30 % increase in energy efficiency of incandescent light bulbs (100, 75, 60 and 45 watt bulbs).
    CCR title 20 sec 1601-8YesEnergy efficiency standardsEnergy efficiency standards for battery charging stations (for consumer products by 2/1/13, forklifts 1/1/14, small commercial chargers 1/1/17)
    E-WASTE
    FEDERAL HR 2284 Responsible Electronics Recycling Act

    Pending

    Referred to Committee

    Prohibits the export of electronic waste from the United States
    SB20/SB50Yes

    TVs, CRTs >4” & laptops

    Label or notification required: Yes

    Tax or Fee Required: Yes

    Government Take-Back Plan: Yes

    Manufacturer Take-Back Required: -

    Landfill Disposal Ban: Yes

    Landfill BanYesFluorescent lamps, thermostats, batteries, small electrical and electronics

    Label or notification required: -

    Tax or Fee Required: -

    Government Take-Back Plan: -

    Manufacturer Take-Back Required: -

    Landfill Disposal Ban: Yes

    AB 2901YesCell phones

    Label or notification required: -

    Tax or Fee Required: -

    Government Take-Back Plan: -

    Manufacturer Take-Back Required: Yes

    Landfill Disposal Ban: Yes

    AB 1125YesRechargeable batteries

    Label or notification required: -

    Tax or Fee Required: -

    Government Take-Back Plan: -

    Manufacturer Take-Back Required: Yes

    Landfill Disposal Ban: -

    AB 341PendingBusinesses generating >4 yd3/week of waste must sort/recycle

    Label or notification required: -

    Tax or Fee Required: -

    Government Take-Back Plan: -

    Manufacturer Take-Back Required: -

    Landfill Disposal Ban: -

    OTHER
    FEDERAL Green House Gas (GHG) reporting ruleYesGreenHouse GasesRequires large GHG emitters to report emissions
    FEDERAL Conflict MineralsYesConflict MineralsConflict Minerals law requires companies to state whether tin, tantalum, tungsten, & gold present in products were sourced from conflict areas in Congo (SEC rule pending)
    FEDERAL National Defense Authorization (NDA) Act 2012YesGovernment purchasesDoD required to issue regs by 9/28/12 to detect/avoid counterfeit electronic parts sold to government. Expect DoD to make suppliers liable for counterfeit items sold, only allow parts purchases from OEMs, and require Homeland Security inspections of imported electronic parts.
    FEDERAL Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)YesGovernment purchases

    Requires US government suppliers to provide energy efficient and environmentally compliant products. Also suppliers are to identify hazardous materials & provide MSDSs.

    SB 861YesConflict MineralsRequires companies doing work with the state to comply with the federal Dodd-Frank "Conflict Minerals" law
    AB 32YesGreenHouse GasesRequires large GHG emitters to report emissions. CARB directed to develop plan to reduce California GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

     

     

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