SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & LAND USE

 

March 16, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  45 - 46

Corrected 11/03/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Charlie Ringo, Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson, Vice-Chair

Sen. Frank Shields

 

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Sen. Roger Beyer

                                                Sen. Ginny Burdick

 

MEMBER VISITING:           Rep. Jackie Dingfelder

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Matt Shields, Committee Administrator

Katie Lowry, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

SB 740 – Public Hearing

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 45, A

005

Chair Ringo

Calls meeting to order at 3:06 p.m. States that SB 537 will not be heard today. States that all testimony is welcome on SB 740. Opens A public hearing on SB 740.

SB 740 – PUBLIC HEARING

020

Rep. Dingfelder

Introduces SB 740 and presentation.

045

Pamela Brody-Heine

Advisory Committee on Electronic Product Stewardship. Introduces herself.

050

Wayne Rifer

Advisory Committee on Electronic Product Stewardship and Rifer Environmental. Introduces himself.

055

Brody-Heine

Submits and presents PowerPoint presentation titled “Report to the 2005 Oregon Legislature: Oregon Advisory Committee on Electronic Product Stewardship” (EXHIBIT A).

110

Chair Ringo

Asks how re-use works generally.

115

Brody-Heine

Explains how re-use works.

117

Chair Ringo

Asks if a hard drive would be taken apart and re-used.

120

Rifer

States that a hard drive probably wouldn’t be taken apart, but it may be taken out of one machine and put into another.

122

Chair Ringo

Points out that then it would be an old hard drive.

123

Brody-Heine

Replies yes. States that is okay for some uses.

124

Chair Ringo

Replies okay.

125

Brody-Heine

Continues PowerPoint presentation (EXHIBIT A).

170

Rep. Dingfelder

Gives background on SB 740.

195

Rifer

Submits and presents PowerPoint presentation titled “Electronic Waste Generation” (EXHIBIT B).

300

Janet Matthews

Policy Program Manager, Metro. Discusses disposal ban on electronic waste (e-waste).

360

Matthews

Discusses education about e-waste recycling.

395

Matthews

Gives recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Electronic Product Stewardship.

430

Greg Sampson

Earth Protection Services. Discusses certification process.

TAPE 46, A

020

Sampson

Continues explanation of certification process.

035

 

(Note: The committee is now chaired by Sen. Jason Atkinson.)

045

Frank Marella

Corporate Environmental Affairs, Sharp. Submits white paper titled “White Paper on Electronics End-of-Life Management” (EXHIBIT C). Submits and presents PowerPoint presentation titled “National and State Activity on Electronics” (EXHIBIT D).  

130

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks about national legislation on e-waste.

135

Marella

Responds.

140

Vice-Chair Atkinson

Asks if there is anyone else who would like to testify. Asks for other comments.

145

Sen. Shields

Discusses e-waste. Asks about fee.

160

Marella

Discusses fee.

170

Sen. Shields

Asks about desk computers.

175

Marella

Responds. Makes comment about a split in the industry.

176

Sen. Shields

Asks witness to explain comment.

177

Marella

Explains comment.

205

Vice-Chair Atkinson

Closes the public hearing on SB 740 and adjourns meeting at 3:51 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SB 740, PowerPoint presentation, Pamela Brody-Heine, 3 pp

B.     SB 740, PowerPoint presentation, Wayne Rifer, 3 pp

C.     SB 740, white paper, Frank Marella, 17 pp

D.    SB 740, PowerPoint presentation, Frank Marella, 3 pp