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AB-2467 California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act: market development payments.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 14549.2 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

14549.2.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) “Certified entity” means a recycling center, processor, or dropoff or collection program certified by the department  pursuant to this division.
(2) “Plastic product” means a finished plastic product that requires no further thermoforming, shaping, or processing before being sold for its specified use. “Plastic product” does not include plastic flake, pellet, sheet, or any other form that is an output from a reclaimer’s processing of empty plastic beverage containers.
(3) (2)  “Product manufacturer” means a person who manufactures a plastic product in this state.
(4) “Reclaimer” means a certified entity that purchases empty plastic beverage containers that have been collected for recycling in the state, and that washes and processes, in the state, those empty plastic beverage containers into flake, pellet, sheet, or any other form that is then usable as input for the manufacture of new plastic products by product manufacturers in the state.
(b) In order to develop California markets for empty plastic beverage containers collected for recycling in the state, the department may, consistent with Section 14581 and subject to the availability of funds, pay a market development payment to a reclaimer  both certified entities and product manufacturers  for empty plastic beverage containers collected and managed pursuant to this section and to a product manufacturer for plastic flake, pellet, sheet, or any other form of plastic purchased from a reclaimer pursuant to this  section.
(c) The department shall make a market development payment to a reclaimer  certified entity  or product manufacturer in accordance with this section section,  only if the plastic beverage container is collected, washed, and processed into flake, pellet, sheet, or any other form, and is  collected and either recycled or  used in manufacturing, in the state, as follows:
(1) The department shall make a market development payment to a reclaimer  certified entity  for empty plastic beverage containers that are collected, washed, and processed as specified in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a), including to a reclaimer that uses the services of a third party to process the empty plastic beverage containers into a form  collected for recycling in the state, that are subsequently washed and processed by a certified entity into a flake, pellet, or other form in the state, and made  usable for the manufacture of new plastic products. a plastic product by a product manufacturer. 
(2) The department shall make a market development payment to a product manufacturer for plastic flake, pellet, sheet, or any other form of plastic purchased from a reclaimer  empty plastic beverage containers that are collected for recycling in the state, that are subsequently washed and processed into a flake, pellet or other form in the state,  and used by that product manufacturer to manufacture a plastic product in the state, including to a product manufacturer that uses the services of a third party to process the plastic purchased from a reclaimer in manufacturing the plastic product. product in this state. 
(3) The department shall determine the amount of the market development payment, which may be set at a different level for a reclaimer  certified entity  and a product manufacturer, but shall not exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per ton. In setting the amount of the market development payment for both reclaimers  certified entities  and product manufacturers, the department shall consider all of the following:
(A) The minimum funding level needed to encourage the  in-state washing and processing of empty plastic beverage containers collected for recycling in this state.
(B) The minimum funding level needed to encourage the  in-state manufacturing that utilizes flake, pellet, sheet, or any other form processed from  empty plastic beverage containers collected for recycling in this state.
(C) The total amount of funds projected to be available for plastic market development payments, payments  and the desire to maintain the minimum funding level needed throughout the year.
(4) The department may make a market development payment to both a reclaimer  certified entity  and a product manufacturer for both the empty plastic beverage container and for the flake, pellet, sheet, or any other form processed by the reclaimer from that  the  same empty plastic beverage container.
(d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2022, and, as of January 1, 2023, is repealed. remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.