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RULE §328.165Definitions

The following terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings.

  (1) Brand--The name, symbol, logo, trademark, or other information that identifies a whole product rather than the components of the product.

  (2) Collector--A person who receives covered television equipment from consumers and arranges for the delivery of the covered television equipment to a recycler. A collector is prohibited from acting as a recycler unless registered as a recycler.

  (3) Consumer--An individual who uses covered television equipment that is purchased primarily for personal or home business use.

  (4) Covered television equipment--The following equipment marketed to and intended for consumers:

    (A) a direct view or projection television with a viewable screen of nine inches or larger whose display technology is based on cathode ray tube, plasma, liquid crystal, digital light processing, liquid crystal on silicon, silicon crystal reflective display, light-emitting diode, or similar technology; or

    (B) a display device that is peripheral to a computer that contains a television tuner.

  (5) Market share allocation--The quantity of covered television equipment, by weight, that an individual television manufacturer submitting a recovery plan under §328.173 of this title (relating to Manufacturer's Recovery Plan and Related Responsibilities) is responsible for collecting, reusing, and recycling, as computed by the commission under §328.185 of this title (relating to Commission Responsibilities).

  (6) Recycler--A person who separates collected equipment and refurbishes that equipment for reuse, or processes equipment to be returned to use in the form of raw materials or products. The term does not include an entity that solely collects or sorts television equipment prior to shipment for recycling.

  (7) Recycling--Any process by which equipment that would otherwise become solid waste or hazardous waste is collected, separated, and refurbished for reuse or processed to be returned to use in the form of raw material or products. The term does not include incineration.

  (8) Retailer--A person who owns or operates a business that sells new covered television equipment by any means directly to a consumer. The term does not include a person who, in the ordinary course of business, regularly leases, offers to lease, or arranges for leasing of merchandise under a rental-purchase agreement.

  (9) Television--An electronic device that contains a tuner that locks onto a selected carrier frequency and is capable of receiving and displaying video programming from a broadcast, cable, or satellite source.

  (10) Television manufacturer--A person that:

    (A) manufactures covered television equipment under a brand the person owns or is licensed to use;

    (B) manufactures covered television equipment without affixing a brand;

    (C) resells covered television equipment produced by other suppliers under a brand the person owns or is licensed to use;

    (D) manufactures covered television equipment, supplies it to any person within a distribution network that includes a wholesaler or retailer, and benefits from the sale of the covered television equipment through that distribution network; or

    (E) assumes the responsibilities of a television manufacturer under this subchapter.

Source Note: The provisions of this §328.165 adopted to be effective May 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 2660

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