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Export Requirements for Cathode Ray Tubes

A cathode ray tube (CRT) is the glass video display component of an electronic device (usually a television or computer monitor). On July 28, 2006 EPA finalized the rule streamlining the management requirements for the recycling of used CRTs and glass removed from CRTs under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Revision to Export Provisions of Cathode Ray Tube Rule

EPA has proposed changes to the notification requirements for CRTs exported for reuse or recycling. The docket for this rulemaking is EPA-HQ-RCRA-2011-1014 and can be accessed at Regulations.gov. The Public Comment period closed on May 14, 2012.

Export Requirements in the CRT Final Rule

Used CRTs (Broken and Intact) Exported for Recycling

Used CRTs exported for recycling must comply with requirements that are specified in detail in 40 CFR 261.39(a)(5). Below is a summary of these requirements. They are:

Notification must include contact information about the exporter and recycler, and an alternate recycler. It must also include a description of the recycling, frequency and rate of export, means of transport, total quantity of CRTs, and information about transit countries.

CRT Glass Exported for Recycling

Used Intact CRTs Exported for Reuse

Unused Intact CRTs Exported for Reuse or Recycling

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