"Dismantling" means the demanufacturing and shredding of a CED.
"Eligible electronic device" or "EED" means any of the following electronic products sold at retail and taken out of service from a residence in this State: mobile telephone; computer cable; portable digital assistant (PDA); or zip drive. To the extent allowed under federal and state laws and regulations, an EED that is being collected, recycled, or processed for reuse is not considered to be hazardous waste, household waste, solid waste, or special waste.
"Low income children and families" mean those children and families that are subject to the most recent version of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines.
"Manufacturer" means a person, or a successor in interest to a person, under whose brand or label a computer, computer monitor, television, printer, electronic keyboard, facsimile machine, videocassette recorder, portable digital music player, digital video disc player, video game console, electronic mouse, scanner, digital converter box, cable receiver, satellite receiver, digital video disc recorder, or small-scale server is or was sold at retail. For any of the aforementioned electronic devices sold at retail under a brand or label that is licensed from a person who is a mere brand owner and who does not sell or produce any of the aforementioned electronic devices, the person who produced the device or his or her successor in interest is the manufacturer. For any of the aforementioned electronic devices sold at retail under the brand or label of both the retail seller and the person that produced the device, the person that produced the device, or his or her successor in interest, is the manufacturer. A retail seller of any of the aforementioned electronic devices may elect to be the manufacturer of one or more of the aforementioned electronic devices if the retail seller provides written notice to the Agency that it is accepting responsibility as the manufacturer of the device under this Act and identifies any of the aforementioned electronic devices for which it is electing to be the manufacturer.
"Municipal joint action agency" means a municipal joint action agency created under Section 3.2 of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act.
"Orphan CEDs" means those CEDs that are returned for recycling, or processing for reuse, whose manufacturer cannot be identified, or whose manufacturer is no longer conducting business and has no successor in interest.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, limited liability company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, State agency, or any other legal entity, or a legal representative, agent, or assign of that entity.
"Printer" means desktop printers, multifunction printer copiers, and printer/fax combinations taken out of service from a residence that are designed to reside on a work surface, and include various print technologies, including without limitation laser and LED (electrographic), ink jet, dot matrix, thermal, and digital sublimation, and "multi-function" or "all-in-one" devices that perform different tasks, including without limitation copying, scanning, faxing, and printing. Printers do not include floor-standing printers, printers with optional floor stand, point of sale (POS) receipt printers, household printers such as a calculator with printing capabilities or label makers, or non-stand-alone printers that are embedded into products that are not CEDs.
"Processing for reuse" means any method, technique, or process by which CEDs or EEDs that would otherwise be disposed of or discarded are instead separated, processed, and returned to their original intended purposes or to other useful purposes as electronic devices. "Processing for reuse" includes the collection and transportation of CEDs or EEDs.
"Program Year" means a calendar year. The first program year is 2010.
"Recycler" means a person who engages in the recycling of CEDs or EEDs, but does not include telecommunications carriers, telecommunications manufacturers, or commercial mobile service providers with an existing recycling program.
"Recycling" means any method, technique, or process by which CEDs or EEDs that would otherwise be disposed of or discarded are instead collected, separated, or processed and are returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products. "Recycling" includes the collection, transportation, dismantling, and shredding of the CEDs or EEDs.
"Recycling coordinator" means the person designated by each county waste management plan to administer the county recycling program, as set forth in the Solid Waste Management Act.
"Refurbisher" means any person who processes CEDs or EEDs for reuse, but does not include telecommunications carriers, telecommunications manufacturers, or commercial mobile service providers with an existing recycling program.
"Residence" means a dwelling place or home in which one or more individuals live.
"Retailer" means a person who sells, rents, or leases, through sales outlets, catalogues, or the Internet, computers, computer monitors, printers, televisions, electronic keyboards, facsimile machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disc players, video game consoles, electronic mice, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, digital video disc recorders, or small-scale servers at retail to individuals in this State. For purposes of this Act, sales to individuals at retail are considered to be sales for residential use. "Retailer" includes, but is not limited to, manufacturers who sell computers, computer monitors, printers, televisions, electronic keyboards, facsimile machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disc players, video game consoles, electronic mice, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, digital video disc recorders, or small-scale servers at retail directly to individuals in this State.
"Sale" means any retail transfer of title for consideration of title including, but not limited to, transactions conducted through sales outlets, catalogs, or the Internet or any other similar electronic means but does not mean financing or leasing.
"Small-scale server" means a computer that typically uses desktop components in a desktop form designed primarily to serve as a storage host for other computers. To be considered a small-scale server, a computer must: be designed in a pedestal, tower, or other form that is similar to that of a desktop computer so that all data processing, storage, and network interfacing is contained within one box or product; be designed to be operational 24 hours per day and 7 days per week; have very little unscheduled downtime (on the order of hours per year); be capable of operating in a simultaneous multi-user environment serving several users through networked client units; and be designed for an industry accepted operating system for home or low-end server applications.
"Television" means an electronic device (i) containing a cathode-ray tube or flat panel screen the size of which is greater than 4 inches when measured diagonally, (ii) that is intended to receive video programming via broadcast, cable, or satellite transmission or to receive video from surveillance or other similar cameras, and (iii) that is used only in a residence.
"Underserved counties" means those counties so identified in Section 60.
(Source: P.A. 96-1154, eff. 7-21-10; 97-287, eff. 8-10-11