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RE: [GreenYes] Bill on Advanced Recycling Fee on CRTs reported out of Commission in NC
<< The bill recognizes that leasing computers is a desirable option so does
not tender the ARF on leased equipment.>>
Blair, 
What happens to the leased computers/CRTs after the term expires?
Terri 

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Blair Pollock [mailto:bpollock@co.orange.nc.us] 
Sent:	Monday, June 03, 2002 5:23 PM
To:	greenyes@grrn.org
Subject:	[GreenYes] Bill on Advanced Recycling Fee on CRTs reported
out of Commission in NC

The Environmental Review Commission of the NC Legislature has reported out
draft legislation that has both an advance recycling fee of $10 per CRT sold
to someone in NC and a landfill ban on CRTs by 2005. THe bill will be
calendared in  both the NC House and Senate this month and should appear on
the NC Legislature's web site http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/when that happens.
The bill is generally supported by environmental interests and by many local
governments and generally opposed by Retail Merchants and computer
manufacturers. 

If you live in North Carolina or know someone who does, you may wish to
contact your legislators regarding this bill. It is one of few that combines
the ARF with the ban. It also recognizes that due to the hazardous nature of
CRTs they are de facto (and de jure) banned from landiflls right now, unless
they are residentially generated (i.e.exempt just like other HHW)
The bill recognizes that leasing computers is a desirable option so does not
tender the ARF on leased equipment. It also sets a limit of 5 CRTs
delievered to a local government program quarterly to keep the from being
swamped by commercial hardware. It also provides that those bringing in more
than 5 CRTs without proof of an ARF having been paid (on new CRTs) can pay
for recycling/disposal of them. 



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