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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 8. Recycled Battery Programs [42440 - 42450.5]

  ( Heading of Chapter 8 amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 711, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. Lead-Acid Battery Program [42440 - 42443]
  ( Heading of Article 1 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 711, Sec. 3. )

42440.
  

For the purposes of this chapter, “lead-acid battery” means any battery which is primarily composed of both lead and sulfuric acid, with a capacity of six volts or more, and which is used for any of the following purposes:

(a) As a starting battery which is designed to deliver a high burst of energy necessary to crank an engine until it starts.

(b) As a motive power battery which is designed to provide the sources of power for propulsion or operation.

(c) As a stationary standby battery which is designed to be used in systems where the battery acts as a source of emergency power, serving as a backup in case of failure or interruption in the flow of power from the primary source.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2.)

42441.
  

“Recycled lead-acid battery” means any lead-acid battery which contains a minimum percentage of postconsumer recovered lead. The required minimum percentage of postconsumer recovered lead shall be determined by the board in consultation with the Market Development Commission.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2.)

42442.
  

On or before January 1, 1991, all lead-acid batteries purchased by any state agency for, and, at the next required installation of a battery in, an automobile or light truck owned or operated by the state agency, the battery shall be a recycled lead-acid battery, to the extent that all existing stock of nonrecycled batteries have been utilized.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2.)

42443.
  

The number of recycled lead-acid batteries purchased each year by the Department of General Services shall be tabulated and forwarded to the board on or before March 31 of each year.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1038, Sec. 22. Effective September 29, 1996.)

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