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This bill creates program for stewardship organizations to administer product stewardship program for tracking household hazardous waste.
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A voluntary program is already in place.
Creates a bureaucracy to implement this program with state money to the Environmental Quality Commission by adopting rules for an annual registration fee to be paid by a stewardship organization into Household Hazardous Waste Stewardship Fund to pay the costs of administering, implementing and enforcement. The stewardship organization’s plan must fund the household hazardous waste stewardship program, including how all the costs are funded for the environmentally sound management of covered products during each stage of management, from collection of the covered products from the public through final disposition of the covered products.
The process is already in place for voluntary collections. This basically makes it mandatory for the manufacturers to re-label and track these products until they are returned. Expands government creating a new stewardship organizations to fund and operate the Household hazardous waste stewardship program, which is a statewide program for the collection and environmentally sound management of covered products pursuant to a plan approved by the Department of Environmental Quality.