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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 5.5. Plastic Packaging Containers [42300 - 42345]

  ( Chapter 5.5 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 769, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 4. Waivers [42330- 42330.]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 769, Sec. 1. )

42330.
  

(a) The board shall grant a waiver from the postconsumer material content requirement of subdivision (a) of Section 42310, but not from any other requirement of Section 42310, if the board finds one or more of the following:

(1) The rigid plastic packaging containers cannot meet the postconsumer material requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 42310 and remain in compliance with applicable provisions of regulations adopted by the Food and Drug Administration or other state or federal laws or regulations.

(2) It is technologically infeasible to use rigid plastic packaging containers that achieve the postconsumer material requirement of subdivision (a) of Section 42310.

(b) The board shall grant a waiver from all of the requirements of Section 42310 if the board finds either of the following:

(1) Less than 60 percent of the single-family homes in the state on and after January 1, 1994, have curbside collection programs that include beverage container recycling.

(2) At least 50 percent, by number, of a manufacturer’s rigid plastic packaging containers sold or offered for sale in the state in the current calendar year achieve the postconsumer material requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 42310 and all of the manufacturer’s rigid plastic packaging containers will comply with the requirements of Section 42310 on or before January 1, 1996.

(c) The board shall grant a one-year waiver from all of the requirements of Section 42310 for products packaged in rigid plastic packaging containers that are introduced and sold in this state after January 1, 1995.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 183, Sec. 302. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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