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Short Titles as Introduced

Responsible Electronics Recycling Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/23/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
09/24/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
09/24/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
07/26/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/23/2013Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2013Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (22)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce07/23/2013 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy07/26/2013 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology07/23/2013 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy09/24/2013 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment09/24/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/23/2013)

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.

Requires 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 a competitive research application program to provide grants for research in the recovering and recycling of critical minerals and rare earth elements found in electronic devices.