H.R. 2284 (112th): Responsible Electronics Recycling Act

Introduced:
Jun 22, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1270 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 23, 2011

Sponsor
Gene Green
Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 22, 2011
Length
22 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6252 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 29, 2010

H.R. 2791 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 22, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 22, 2011
Referred to Committee Jun 22, 2011
 
Full Title

To prohibit the export from the United States of certain electronic waste, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
23 cosponsors (14R, 9D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Environment and the Economy

House Science, Space, and Technology

Energy

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/22/2011--Introduced.
Responsible Electronics Recycling Act - Amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act to:
(1) prohibit the export of restricted electronic waste to countries that are not members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) or the European Union (EU), or Liechtenstein;
(2) require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and promulgate procedures for identifying certain electronic equipment as well as additional restricted toxic materials contained in such equipment which poses a potential hazard to human health or the environment; and
(3) establish criminal penalties for knowingly exporting restricted electronic waste in violation of this Act. Allows certain exceptions to such export ban.
Defines "restricted electronic waste" to include electronic equipment (excluding parts of a motor vehicle), such as computers, televisions, printers, copiers, video game systems, telephones, and similar used electronic products, that contain cathode ray tubes, batteries, switches, and other parts containing lead, cadmium, mercury, organic solvents, hexavalent chromium, beryllium, or other toxic ingredients.
Amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act to require persons who handle restricted electronic wastes to permit appropriate EPA and state officials access to such wastes upon request.
Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish the Rare Earth Materials Recycling Research Initiative to provide grants for research in the recycling of rare earth materials found in electronic devices.

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