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AB-2457 Solid waste: vehicles: appliances.(2011-2012)

As Amends the Law Today


 Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 42180) is added to Chapter 3.5 of Part 3 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code, to read:

Article  3.5. Report on the Management of End-of-Life Vehicles and Appliances
 (a) On or before March 31, 2013, the department shall convene an interagency working group consisting of staff of the department, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, and other appropriate departments within the California Environmental Protection Agency or the Natural Resources Agency to determine whether end-of-life vehicles and appliances regulated pursuant to this chapter are being managed in the state in compliance with law.
(b) On or before October 31, 2014, the working group shall prepare and submit to the director a report of its findings. The report shall include specific findings on all of the following:
(1) The manner in which the discarded end-of-life vehicles and appliances are being managed in accordance with state and federal law prior to export.
(2) The risks to public health and the environment posed by the mismanagement of the end-of-life vehicles and appliances in the state prior to export.
(3) The economic impacts of improper management of the end-of-life vehicles and appliances on the state’s scrap metal recycling infrastructure.
(4) Any other issues the working group deems appropriate regarding the disposal of the end-of-life vehicles and appliances.
(c) The report shall include recommendations, as necessary, to address the findings.
(d) The department shall post the report on its Internet Web site.
(e) This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.