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AB-1488 Recycling: plastic beverage containers: reporting. (2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SEC. 2.SECTION 1.

 Section 14549.3 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

14549.3.
 (a) (1)  On or before March 1 of each year, a manufacturer of a beverage sold in a plastic beverage container subject to the California Redemption Value, pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 14560),  Value  shall report to the department the amount in pounds and by resin type  of virgin plastic and postconsumer recycled plastic used by the manufacturer for plastic beverage containers subject to the California Redemption Value for sale in the state in the previous calendar year. The manufacturer shall submit this information to the department under penalty of perjury pursuant to standardized forms in the form and manner prescribed by the department. perjury. 
(2) The department shall disseminate a standardized form to beverage manufacturers subject to the requirements of paragraph (1) and those beverage manufacturers shall use the standardized form to report the required information.
(b) (1)  On or before March 1, 2024, 2020,  and annually thereafter, a plastic material reclaimer  reclaimer, as defined in Section 14549.2,  shall report to the department the amount in pounds and by resin type  of empty plastic beverage containers subject to the California Redemption Value, pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 14560), that the plastic material reclaimer has collected and sold in the previous calendar year. The report shall specify the amount in pounds and by resin type of empty plastic containers sold in the state for beverage processing. The plastic material  that it collected, washed, and processed in the state in the previous calendar year into flake, pellet, sheet, or any other form and into food grade flake, pellet, or sheet, or any other food grade form. The  reclaimer shall submit this information to the department under penalty of perjury pursuant to standardized forms in the form and manner prescribed by the department. perjury. 
(c) (2)  On or before March 1, 2024, and annually thereafter, a manufacturer of postconsumer recycled plastic shall report to the department the amount in pounds of food-grade flake, pellet, sheet, fines, or other forms that were sold in the previous calendar year and their capacity to produce food-grade material. The report shall specify the amount in pounds of material that meets beverage manufacturer specifications for bottle-grade material. The report shall include the amount in pounds of food-grade material sold in the state for beverage processing. The manufacturer shall submit this information to the department under penalty of perjury pursuant to standardized forms in the form and manner prescribed by the department. The department shall disseminate a standardized form to reclaimers for purposes of paragraph (1) and reclaimers shall use the standardized form to report the required information. 
(d) (c)  The department shall post the information reported pursuant to subdivision (a) within 45 days  subdivisions (a) and (b)  on the department’s internet website.
(e) (d)  This section does not apply to a refillable plastic beverage container.
(e) For purposes of this section, “food grade” means recycled plastic that complies with Parts 174 to 179, inclusive, of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.