WASHINGTON (Oct. 31)—The activities of the Scrap Tire Management Council have been rolled into a new department within the Rubber Manufacturers Association. That department, Environmental and Resource Recovery, will cover all environmental and scrap recovery issues for the association. Tracey L. Norberg, former RMA director of environmental affairs, is the new department's vice president, and Michael Blumenthal, former STMC executive director, is the department's senior technical director. "The overall idea was that if you want information concerning tires, you contact the RMA," said an association spokesman regarding the change. The STMC was founded in 1990. John Serumgard, its former president and the RMA's executive vice president, has left the organization.