The plan to boost tire recycling rate via endorsing legislation with the help of United States Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is now being considered by California. AB 509, sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier, would transform the existing municipal tire recycling grant scheme into an impellent program to support expansion of the use of tire-derived materials. The step also provides Cal Recycle, which is the state scrap tire monitoring organ, with power to introduce additional tire fees on tire dealers, which will cover administrative expenses needed for the program.

USTMA successfully achieved shifts to the plan. Cal Recycle would face one transformation, which can make it spend a significant share of the existing $70 million surplus in the Waste Tire Fund before administering a new fee. The second change would demand from the agency to carefully document and inform how the program is improving tire recycling and enhancing tire recycling rates. Finally, USTMA worked in collaboration with Assembly Member Frazier to multiply the sum of state subsidies from Cal Recycle targeted at rubber-modified asphalt programs.

The state Assembly was passed by AB 509 in May and at present, it is facing the Senate Appropriations Committee. The California Legislature adjourns in early September.

Article source: Traction News