HR 2284

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 2284

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

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 22, 2011

Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas (for himself, Mr. THOMPSON of California, Mr. LATOURETTE, and Mr. TERRY) introduced the following bill; which was referred 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


A BILL

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. ELECTRONIC WASTE EXPORT RESTRICTIONS.

`SEC. 3024. ELECTRONIC WASTE EXPORT RESTRICTIONS.

`(aa) lead, cadmium, or mercury; or

`(bb) organic solvents exhibiting the characteristic of ignitability, as defined in section 261.21 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations;

`(aa) circuit boards;

`(bb) printer drums;

`(cc) liquid crystal displays;

`(dd) flatscreen glass; and

`(ee) light emitting diodes; or

`(aa) functional for the purpose for which the equipment was designed, or, in the case of multifunction devices, fully functional for at least one of the primary purposes for which the equipment was designed; and

`(bb) appropriately packaged for shipment to prevent the equipment from losing functionality due to damage during transit; and

`(aa) covered electronic equipment accepted for return from individuals or businesses under general takeback, recycling, trade-in (for purposes of recycling, disposal, sales promotions, or obtaining credit for product purchases or leases) or buy-back programs, events, or policies designed to collect used or waste electronic equipment;

`(bb) covered electronic equipment returned at the end of leases to customers; or

`(cc) covered electronic equipment collected by asset recovery programs.

SEC. 3. ENFORCEMENT.

SEC. 4. RARE EARTH MATERIALS RECYCLING RESEARCH INITIATIVE.

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