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AB-221 Recycled concrete.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 25, 2013


SECTION 1.

 Section 16000 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

16000.
 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) Facilitating the recycling of natural resources is in the best interest of the state.
(b) Facilitating recycling of concrete materials in concrete production reduces waste, truck trips, and emissions, while advancing sustainable practices in concrete manufacture.
(c) Recycling of aggregates from concrete conserves the natural resources of aggregates.
(d) Recycling of water conserves water resources.
(e) Recycling of returned fresh concrete maximizes the reuse of the natural resources of aggregates, water, and cement and conserves embodied energy from concrete production.
(f) This division is intended to encourage the use of recycled concrete as provided in this division.

SEC. 2.

 Section 16001 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

16001.
 For purposes of this division, “recycled concrete” means reclaimed concrete material used in concrete mixtures in accordance with the “Greenbook Standard Specifications for Public Works” 2003 edition, or the most current revision of those requirements. “Recycled concrete” includes mix designs or aggregate gradations that are in accordance with the specifications or codes of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the International Building Code (IBC), the International Residential Code (IRC), the California Building Code (Part 2 (commencing with Section 1.1.1) of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations), Caltrans Standard Specifications, or the California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11 (commencing with Section 101.1) of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations). However, reclaimed concrete material that is in compliance with ASTM-94 specifications is exempt from this division.

SEC. 3.

 Section 16004 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

16004.
 This division does not supersede the requirements of the California Building Code or other provisions of law.