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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 17. California Tire Recycling Act [42860 - 42895]

  ( Chapter 17 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 25. )

ARTICLE 6. Use of Recycled Tire Products by State Agencies [42890 - 42895]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 25. )

42890.
  

“Recycled tire product” means a product with not less than 50 percent of its total content derived from recycled used tires.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 25. Effective March 30, 1990.)

42891.
  

The Department of General Services shall revise its procedures and procurement specifications for state purchases of products that are made of, or contain components that can be derived from the recycling of, used tires, including, but not limited to, rubber, oil, natural gas, carbon black, asphalt rubber, floor tiles, carpet underlays, mats, drainage pipes, garbage cans, retreaded tires, and water hoses. For those purchases, the department shall give preference, wherever feasible, to the suppliers of recycled tire products. This preference shall be 5 percent of the lowest bid or price quoted by suppliers offering similar products made from nonrecycled components.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 602. Effective January 1, 2007.)

42892.
  

In bids in which the state has reserved the right to make multiple awards, the recycled tire product preference cost shall be applied, to the extent possible, so as to maximize the dollar participation of recycled tire product businesses in the contract award.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 25. Effective March 30, 1990.)

42893.
  

(a) The combined amount of preference granted pursuant to this section shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) each year.

(b) Notwithstanding Section 42892, the recycled tire product preference shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) if a preference exceeding that amount would preclude an award to a small business that offers a similar product made of nonrecycled tire components and is qualified in accordance with Section 14838 of the Government Code. This provision applies regardless of whether the small business is the lowest responsible bidder or is eligible for the contract award on the basis of application of the 5 percent small business preference.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 25. Effective March 30, 1990.)

42894.
  

To encourage the use of recycled tires, the department’s specifications shall require recycled tire product contracts to be awarded to the bidder whose product has the greatest percentage of recycled tire content if the fitness, quality, and price are otherwise equal.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 25. Effective March 30, 1990.)

42895.
  

The department may adopt rules and regulations to carry out this article.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 35, Sec. 25. Effective March 30, 1990.)

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