2016 Arkansas Code
Title 25 - State Government
Chapter 34 - Arkansas Computer and Electronic Solid Waste Management
§ 25-34-103. Definitions

AR Code ยง 25-34-103 (2016) What's This?

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Agency" means every department, division, office, board, commission, and institution of this state, including state-supported institutions of higher education;

(2) "Computer" means a programmable electronic machine that performs high-speed mathematical or logical operations or that assembles, stores, correlates, or otherwise processes information;

(3) (A) "Consumer electronic item" means a personal computer, computer component, audio player, stereo player, videocassette player, facsimile machine, copy machine, cellular telephone, wireless paging device, video game console, or any electronic item containing an intact or broken cathode ray tube.

(B) An electronic item containing a cathode ray tube includes a television, computer monitor, or any other cathode ray tube monitor or display device;

(4) "Degauss" means the complete removal of information from the hard drive of a computer;

(5) (A) "Demanufacturing" means end-of-life disposition of electronic devices and computers.

(B) "Demanufacturing" includes recovery of hard drives and chips with resale value, the removal of commodities such as copper, aluminum, and gold for sale to scrap consumers, the removal and hazardous-waste disposal of toxins and heavy metals, and the shredding or melting of materials that can be sold and manufactured into new products;

(6) "Disposal" means the discharge, deposit, injection, spilling, leaking, placing, or dumping of any computer or electronic waste into or on any land or water in whatever manner so that the waste or any constituent thereof might enter the environment or be emitted into the air or be discharged into the waters of the state, including groundwaters;

(7) "Electronics" means devices utilizing electrons and electric circuits, including household appliances, televisions, recording and playing devices for music or video tapes, compact discs, and digital technology;

(8) "Fugitive amounts of consumer electronic items" means small quantities that escape the approved methods of usage, reduction, reuse, or recycling;

(9) "Fund" means the Computer and Electronic Recycling Fund established by this chapter;

(10) "Recycle" means the use of previously manufactured materials including metals, glass, and plastics in the manufacture of new products;

(11) "Reuse" means use of electronics, computers, and equipment for harvesting of spare parts, resale, or donation; and

(12) "Surplus computer equipment" means computer components no longer in use in an agency and which have residual market value.

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