Have a strong basis in science - not merely copy what was done in California and the EU;
exceed the current California and EU RoHS restrictions;
Not preempt any existing state RoHS laws; and
Create mandatory take-back requirements or impose advanced recovery fees for waste electronics.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Looks like that crafty Federal government is going to try and make a monkey out of me. As reported by the AEA, Hilda Solis (D-CA) is now running the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, and is going to make a big effort to get "RoHS-Like" legislation passed. Of course, I've already said that I don't think it will happen. So I'm going to make a bet with Hilda and her gang; if "RoHS-Like" legislation is passed before one year from today, I'll give bananas to all my readers. I have a few conditions - actually, they are the same as the AEA's. The regs must: