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

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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 01, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 16, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 29, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2457


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Valadao

February 24, 2012


An act to add and repeal Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 42180) of Chapter 3.5 of Part 3 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code, relating to solid waste.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2457, as amended, Valadao. Solid waste: vehicles: appliances.
The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 requires materials that require special handling, as defined, to be removed from major appliances and vehicles in which they are contained prior to crushing for transport or transferring to a baler or shredder for recycling. Recycling residue used as solid waste landfill daily cover is required to meet certain performance standards and requirements specified in the regulations adopted by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).
This bill would require CalRecycle, by March 31, 2013, to establish a working group to conduct a study of whether discarded end-of-life vehicles and appliances that are compacted and exported for the purposes of recycling are being managed in compliance with law. The bill would require the working group, by October 31, 2014, to prepare and submit to the director a report of its findings and make recommendations to address the findings. The bill would require CalRecycle to post the report on its Internet Web site. The bill would repeal the provision on January 1, 2018.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 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

42180.
 (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.

SECTION 1.Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 42180) of Chapter 3.5 of Part 3 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code is repealed.
3.5.Report on Disposal of End of Life Vehicles and Appliances
42180.

(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 the disposal of end-of-life vehicles and appliances regulated pursuant to this chapter that are being compacted and exported for purposes of recycling is 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.

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.