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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 328WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING
SUBCHAPTER JTELEVISION EQUIPMENT RECYCLING PROGRAM
RULE §328.185Commission Responsibilities

(a) The commission shall publish on a publicly accessible Internet Web site a list of television manufacturers:

  (1) whose recovery plans have been approved by the commission, if applicable; who have certified that their public education programs are in full compliance with this subchapter, if applicable; and who are in compliance with the registration and fee requirements of this subchapter, if applicable; or

  (2) who manufacture a display device that is peripheral to a computer and contains a television tuner; who collect and recycle the device in accordance with Subchapter I of this chapter (relating to Computer Equipment Recycling Program); and who do not manufacture any other device subject to this subchapter.

(b) The commission shall remove television manufacturers no longer in compliance under subsection (a) of this section from the Internet Web site once each fiscal quarter.

(c) The commission shall educate consumers regarding the collection and recycling of covered television equipment.

(d) The commission shall host or designate another person to host an Internet Web site and shall provide a toll-free telephone number to provide consumers with information about the recycling of covered television equipment, including best management practices and information about or links to information about:

  (1) television manufacturers' collection and recycling programs, including television manufacturers' recovery plans; and

  (2) covered television equipment collection events, collection sites, and community television equipment recycling programs.

(e) Information about collection and recycling provided on a television manufacturer's publicly available Internet Web site and through a toll-free telephone number does not constitute a determination by the commission that the television manufacturer's recovery plan or actual practices are in compliance with this subchapter or other law. The commission's list under subsection (a) of this section does not constitute a determination by the commission that a television manufacturer's actual practices are in compliance with this subchapter or other law.

(f) Not later than November 1 of each year, the commission shall establish the state recycling rate by computing the ratio of the weight of total returns of covered television equipment in this state by television manufacturers submitting a recovery plan under §328.173 of this title (relating to Manufacturer's Recovery Plan and Related Responsibilities) to the total weight of covered television equipment sold in this state by television manufacturers submitting a recovery plan under §328.173 of this title during the preceding year.

(g) Not later than December 1 of each year, the commission shall compute and provide to each registered television manufacturer submitting a recovery plan under §328.173 of this title the television manufacturer's market share allocation for collection, reuse, and recycling for the following year. A television manufacturer's market share allocation equals the weight of the television manufacturer's covered television equipment sold in this state during the preceding calendar year multiplied by the state recycling rate determined under subsection (f) of this section.

(h) In any year in which more than one recycling leadership program is implemented under §328.175 of this title (relating to Manufacturer Recycling Leadership Program), the commission shall review all active recycling leadership programs established under this subchapter to ensure the programs are operating in a manner consistent with the goals of this subchapter, including a balanced recycling effort. Based on the commission's review, the commission may make recommendations to the legislature on ways to improve the balance of the recycling effort.

(i) The commission shall provide to each county and municipality of this state information regarding the legal disposal and recycling of covered television equipment. The information must be provided in writing.

(j) Biennial Report to Legislature.

  (1) The commission shall compile information from television manufacturers and issue an electronic report to the committee in each house of the legislature having primary jurisdiction over environmental matters not later than March 1 of each even-numbered year.

  (2) The report must include:

    (A) collection information provided to the commission by each television manufacturer's report required by §328.171 of this title (relating to Manufacturer's Registration and Reporting) or §328.177 of this title (relating to Recycling Leadership Program Collection Report), as applicable;

    (B) a summary of comments that have been received from stakeholders such as television manufacturers, electronic equipment recyclers, local governments, and nonprofit organizations;

    (C) any recommendations under subsection (h) of this section; and

    (D) any other information that would assist the legislature in evaluating the effectiveness of this subchapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §328.185 adopted to be effective May 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 2660

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