SACRAMENTO (March 13, 2012)—The California Department of Recycling and Resource Recovery has scheduled an afternoon workshop on tire regulations enforcement March 19.
The workshop will take place between 1-4 p.m. at the CalEPA building in Sacramento, according to the California Tire Report.
Leaders of the workshop will discuss modifications in enforcement of California scrap tire management regulations and possible changes in state law, according to Terry Leveille, editor/publisher of the California Tire Report.
Among other things, CalRecycle is proposing shortening the time for rejecting incomplete waste tire storage permit applications and the time between a notice of violation and a cleanup order. It also is proposing working with local district attorneys to fight facilities and haulers in violation of scrap tire laws.
The nine statutory changes CalRecycle will mention at the meeting are for discussion only, Leveille said. These include the ability to order scrap tire law violators to clean up all stored tires to zero, and the option for district attorneys to file felony charges against scrap tire violators, instead of misdemeanor charges as currently allowed.
Those interested in attending the workshop can find a handout about the enforcement proposals and statutory topics at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/tires/Events/Enforcement/2012March/handout.pdf.