Health & Safety Code Section 361.978
Manufacturer’s Recovery Plan and Related Responsibilities
(a)This section does not apply to a television manufacturer that participates in a recycling leadership program described by Section 361.979 (Manufacturer Recycling Leadership Program).
(b)Not later than the first January 31 that occurs after the date the television manufacturer first registers with the commission under Section 361.976 (Manufacturers’ Registration and Reporting), each television manufacturer of covered television equipment sold in this state shall, individually or as a member of a group of television manufacturers, submit to the commission a recovery plan to collect, reuse, and recycle covered television equipment.
(c)An individual television manufacturer that submits a recovery plan under Subsection (b) shall collect, reuse, and recycle covered television equipment. Beginning with the television manufacturer’s second year of registration, the individual television manufacturer shall collect, reuse, and recycle the quantity of covered television equipment computed by the commission as the television manufacturer’s market share allocation.
(d)A group of television manufacturers that submits a recovery plan under Subsection (b) shall collect, reuse, and recycle covered television equipment. Beginning with the second year of registration for a group of television manufacturers, the group of television manufacturers shall collect, reuse, and recycle a quantity of covered television equipment equal to the sum of the combined market share allocations of the group’s participants.
(e)A recovery plan under Subsection (b) must include at a minimum:
(1)a statement of whether the television manufacturer intends to collect and recycle its market share allocation through operation of its plan, individually or in partnership with other television manufacturers;
(2)beginning with the television manufacturer’s second year of registration, the total weight of covered television equipment collected, reused, and recycled by or on behalf of the television manufacturer during the preceding year; and
(3)collection methods that allow a consumer to recycle covered television equipment without paying a separate fee at the time of recycling.
(f)The commission shall review the recovery plan for satisfaction of the requirements of this subchapter. If the registration and recovery plan are complete, the commission shall include the television manufacturer on the commission’s Internet website listing as provided by Section 361.984 (Commission Responsibilities)(a). The commission may reject the recovery plan if it does not meet all requirements of this subchapter.
Section 361.978 — Manufacturer's Recovery Plan and Related Responsibilities,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.361.htm#361.978 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).