Section: Rules, regulations; fees to cover department costs.
18. a. (1) The department shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), rules and regulations as are necessary to effectuate the purposes of P.L.2007, c.347 (C.13:1E-99.94 et al.) and section 3 of P.L.2008, c.130 (C.13:1E-99.96a).
(2) The department shall adopt rules and regulations, in accordance with the provisions of section 8 of P.L.2007, c.347 (C.13:1E-99.101), that prohibit a new covered electronic device from being sold or offered for sale in this State if the covered electronic device is prohibited from being sold or offered for sale in the European Union on and after its date of manufacture, to the extent that Directive 2002/95/EC, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on January 27, 2003, and as amended thereafter by the Commission of European Communities, prohibits that sale due to the presence of certain heavy metals.
(a) The department shall exclude from the rules and regulations the sale of a new covered electronic device that contains a substance that is used to comply with the consumer, health, or safety requirements that are required by the Underwriters Laboratories or federal or State law.
(b) In adopting rules and regulations pursuant to this subsection, the department may not require the manufacture or sale of a new covered electronic device that is different than, or otherwise not prohibited by, the European Union under Directive 2002/95/EC, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on January 27, 2003. The department shall use, in addition to any other information deemed relevant by the department, the published decisions of the Technical Adaptation Committee and European Union member states that interpret the requirements of Directive 2002/95/EC.
b. The department may, in accordance with a fee schedule adopted as a rule or regulation pursuant to the provisions of the "Administrative Procedure Act," establish and charge reasonable fees for any of the services to be performed in connection with this act, which shall cover the full costs incurred by the department for the review of plans and for other costs incurred by the department for implementation of this act.
L.2007, c.347, s.18; amended 2008, c.130, s.15.
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