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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 19. Tire Hauler Registration [42950 - 42967]

  ( Chapter 19 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 511, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. Definitions [42950- 42950.]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 511, Sec. 2. )

42950.
  

For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(a) “Agricultural purposes” means the use of waste tires as bumpers on agricultural equipment or as a ballast to maintain covers or structures at an agricultural site.

(b) (1) “Altered waste tire” means a waste tire that has been baled, shredded, chopped, or split apart. “Altered waste tire” does not mean crumb rubber.

(2) “Alteration” or “altering,” with reference to a waste tire, means an action that produces an altered waste tire.

(c) “Applicant” means a person seeking to register as a waste tire hauler.

(d) “Baled tire” means either a whole or an altered tire that has been compressed and then secured with a binding material for the purpose of reducing its volume.

(e) “Common carrier” means a “common carrier,” as defined in Section 211 of the Public Utilities Code.

(f) “Crumb rubber” means rubber granules derived from a waste tire that are less than or one-quarter inch or six millimeters in size.

(g) “Repairable tire” means a worn, damaged, or defective tire that is retreadable, recappable, or regrooveable, or that can be otherwise repaired to return the tire to use as a vehicle tire, and that meets the applicable requirements of the Vehicle Code and Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.

(h) “Scrap tire” means a worn, damaged, or defective tire that is not a repairable tire.

(i) “Tire broker” means a person that arranges for the shipment of used or waste tires to or from a site located within the state, or through the state, as that term may be further defined by the department by regulation. “Tire broker” does not include a tire retailer primarily engaged in the retail sale, service, and installation of new tires on customer vehicles, or a vehicle dealer, as defined in Section 285 of the Vehicle Code.

(j) “Tire derived product” means material that meets both of the following requirements:

(1) Is derived from a process using waste tires or waste tire equivalents as a feedstock. A process using waste tires or waste tire equivalents includes, but is not limited to, shredding, crumbing, or chipping.

(2) Has been sold and removed from the processing facility.

(k) “Used tire” means a tire that meets both of the following requirements:

(1) The tire is no longer mounted on a vehicle but is still suitable for use as a vehicle tire.

(2) The tire meets the applicable requirements of the Vehicle Code and of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.

(l) “Waste tire” means a tire that is no longer mounted on a vehicle and is no longer suitable for use as a vehicle tire due to wear, damage, or deviation from the manufacturer’s original specifications. A waste tire includes a repairable tire, scrap tire, and altered waste tire, but does not include a tire derived product, crumb rubber, or a used tire.

(m) “Waste tire generator” or “waste tire generating business” means a person as defined by Section 40170 whose act or process produces waste tires as defined in Section 42807, causes a waste tire hauler to transport those waste tires, or otherwise causes waste tires to become subject to regulation. “Waste tire generator” or “waste tire generating business” does not include a person who transports 10 or fewer waste tires at any one time.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 392, Sec. 2. (AB 501) Effective January 1, 2014.)

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