The final rule differs from the proposal in two significant ways:
1. In response to public comments expressing concern about CRTs exported abroad and recycled under unsafe conditions, the final rule contains a requirement that exporters of CRTs for recycling notify EPA and obtain consent from the receiving country before the CRTs are exported. This provision will allow the receiving country to exercise appropriate oversight.
2. In response to public comments expressing concern about potential abandonment of used, intact CRTs, the final rule imposes a one-year storage limit on these materials. This provision will ensure that the CRTs are not discarded and are recycled in a timely manner.
For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/recycling/electron/index.htm