Bill Status of SB1545 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE PROGRAM
Sen. Dale Fowler - David Koehler
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Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Photovoltaic Module Stewardship and Takeback Program Act. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to develop guidance for photovoltaic module stewardship and takeback programs to guide manufacturers in preparing and implementing a self-directed program to ensure the convenient, safe, and environmentally sound takeback and recycling of photovoltaic modules and their components and materials. Provides that a stewardship organization may be designated to act as an agent on behalf of a manufacturer or manufacturers in operating and implementing the stewardship program. Requires each manufacturer to prepare and submit a stewardship plan with specified requirements to the Agency on or before the later of July 1, 2025 or within 30 days after its first sale of a photovoltaic module in or into the State. Provides that a manufacturer or its designated stewardship organization must provide to the Agency a report that documents implementation of the stewardship plan and assesses the achievement of performance goals. Provides that the Agency may collect a flat fee from participating manufacturers to recover costs associated with the stewardship plan guidance, review, and approval process. Creates the Photovoltaic Module Recycling Fund and makes a conforming change to the State Finance Act. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to convene a Photovoltaic Module Recovery, Reuse, and Recycling Working Group to review and provide recommendations regarding potential methodologies for the management of end-of-life photovoltaic modules. Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2028. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.