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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

PART 3. STATE PROGRAMS [42000 - 42999]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 15. Newsprint [42750 - 42791]

  ( Chapter 15 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 23. )

ARTICLE 3. Certification of Use [42770 - 42775]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 23. )

42770.
  

Each consumer of newsprint within the State of California shall, on or before March 1 of each year, certify to the board the number of tons of newsprint used during the preceding calendar year and the number of tons of recycled-content newsprint used during the preceding calendar year.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 23. Effective March 30, 1990.)

42771.
  

Every consumer of newsprint who submits recycled-content newsprint usage certification pursuant to Section 42770 may be subject to an audit to ensure that the recycled-content newsprint was used.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 23. Effective March 30, 1990.)

42772.
  

Each person who supplies a consumer of newsprint with newsprint shall certify the amounts of recycled-content newsprint contained in each shipment to each consumer of newsprint. If a shipment contains no recycled-content newsprint, the supplier shall so certify.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 23. Effective March 30, 1990.)

42773.
  

If a consumer of newsprint is unable to obtain sufficient amounts of recycled-content newsprint within any reporting period because recycled-content newsprint was not available at a comparable price to that for virgin material, failed to meet the quality standards established pursuant to Section 42775, or was not available within a reasonable period of time, the consumer of newsprint shall so certify to the board and shall provide the board with the specific reason for failing to use recycled-content newsprint. In order to make that certification in good faith, the newsprint consumer shall have contacted, for the purpose of obtaining recycled-content newsprint, every producer of recycled-content newsprint that offered to sell recycled-content newsprint to the consumer of newsprint within the last 12 months. The name of each person contacted, the corporate name, if any, and address and telephone number shall accompany each filing with the board.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 23. Effective March 30, 1990.)

42774.
  

For the purposes of implementing and enforcing this chapter, the board shall develop and maintain a list which identifies every consumer of newsprint, as defined in Section 42750, and every person who supplies a consumer of newsprint with newsprint, in the state. The board may use information from local business permits, trade publications, or any other relevant information to develop the list.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 589, Sec. 134. Effective January 1, 1994.)

42775.
  

(a) For the purposes of implementing and enforcing this chapter, the board shall set newsprint comparable quality standards for each of the grades of newsprint specified in Section 42753 to determine the comparable quality of recycled-content newsprint to virgin material. These standards shall be based on the average numerical standards of printing opacity, brightness level, and cross machine tear strength available from all producers selling recycled-content newsprint in the state in quantities of at least 5,000 metric tons per year. The board shall set standards which deviate from this average by not more than 5 percent.

(b) The board shall review its standards at least once every two years and determine whether they should be adjusted to reflect changes in industry standards and practices, and, if so, the board shall set new standards according to the criteria in subdivision (a).

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 23. Effective March 30, 1990.)

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