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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 328WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING
SUBCHAPTER JTELEVISION EQUIPMENT RECYCLING PROGRAM
RULE §328.181Recycler Responsibilities

(a) This section does not apply to a television manufacturer.

(b) A person who is engaged in the business of recycling covered television equipment in this state shall:

  (1) Register with the commission and certify, as follows, that the person is in compliance with the standards adopted under §328.193 of this title (relating to Management of Collected Television Equipment).

    (A) All certifications shall be signed as follows:

      (i) For a corporation, the application shall be signed by a responsible corporate officer. For purposes of this clause, a responsible corporate officer means a president, secretary, treasurer, or vice-president of the corporation in charge of a principal business function, or any other person who performs similar policy or decision-making functions for the corporation; or the manager of one or more manufacturing, production, or operating facilities employing more than 250 persons or having gross annual sales or expenditures exceeding $25 million (in second-quarter 1980 dollars), if authority to sign documents has been assigned or delegated to the manager in accordance with corporate procedures. Corporate procedures governing authority to sign certifications may provide for assignment or delegation to applicable corporate positions rather than to specific individuals.

      (ii) For a partnership or sole proprietorship, the certification shall be signed by a general partner or the proprietor, respectively.

      (iii) For a municipality, state, federal, or other public agency, the certification shall be signed by either a principal executive officer or a ranking elected official. For purposes of this clause, a principal executive officer of a federal agency includes the chief executive officer of the agency, or a senior executive officer having responsibility for the overall operations of a principal geographic unit of the agency (e.g., regional administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency).

    (B) A person signing the certification shall make the following certification: "I certify that (insert name of person who is engaged in the business of recycling covered television equipment in this state) is in compliance with the standards adopted under Title 30 of the Texas Administrative Code §328.193 (relating to Management of Collected Television Equipment). I certify under penalty of law that this document and any attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the system, or those persons directly responsible for gathering the information, the information submitted is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and complete. I am aware there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations."

    (C) All certifications shall be signed by a person described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph or by a duly authorized representative of that person. A person is a duly authorized representative only if:

      (i) the authorization is made in writing by a person described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph;

      (ii) the authorization specifies either an individual or a position having responsibility for the overall operation of the regulated facility or activity or for environmental matters for the applicant, such as the position of plant manager, operator, environmental manager, or a position of equivalent responsibility. (A duly authorized representative may be either a named individual or any individual occupying a named position); and

      (iii) the written authorization is submitted to the executive director.

    (D) If an authorization under this section is no longer accurate because of a change in individuals or position, a new authorization satisfying the requirements of this section must be submitted to the executive director prior to or together with any certifications to be signed by an authorized representative.

  (2) On or before January 31 of each year renew the registration with the commission and certify, per paragraph (1) of this subsection, the person's continued compliance with §328.193 of this title.

  (3) Recycle all covered television equipment accepted for recycling in accordance with §328.193 of this title.

  (4) Maintain a written log recording the weight or volume of all covered television equipment received by the person and the disposition of that equipment.

  (5) Annually report to the commission by January 31 the total weight or volume of covered television equipment received, recycled, and disposed of by the person in the preceding calendar year.


Source Note: The provisions of this §328.181 adopted to be effective May 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 2660

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