Recycling Market Development Zone Loan ProgramOn October 18, 2005, the State Office of Administrative Law approved the regulations and filed them with the Secretary of State. The regulations are effective on November 17, 2005.
The revisions to the following sections will implement the Board's use of RMDZ Subaccount funds under Public Resources Code (PRC) Sections 42023.6 and 42024 for leveraging purposes and to participate in various leveraging options, including the State Small Business Loan Guarantee Program (SBLGP); and make minor technical changes to the Recycling Market Development Zone Low-Interest Revolving Loan Fund regulations.
Regulations That Were Affected
Title 14, California Code of Regulations; Division 7, Chapter 4, Article 1.1 and 1.2.
At its October 31, 2003 meeting (item 16), the Board authorized staff to begin the process of revising the Loan Program regulations.
Staff conducted an informal workshop at the ZoneWorks workshop for Recycling Market Development Zone Administrators (ZA) on October 30, 2003 in Santa Rosa. This workshop was held to solicit informal comments from Zone Administrators (see stakeholder input, above).
The Office of Administrative Law published the regulations on May 28, 2004 to begin a 45-day public review period, which ended on July 12, 2004.
The 45-day review period ended on July 12, 2004. Board staff is currently preparing responses to comments received by the California Association of Recycling Market Development Zone Administrators.
At its meeting on December 9, 2004, the Board's Sustainability and Market Development Committee authorized an additional 15-day public comment period, which ended Tuesday, January 4, 2005.
The Board's Sustainability and Market Development Committee approved the revised regulations on January 11, 2005 and sent them to the full Board for adoption.
The Board adopted the revised regulations at its January 18-19, 2005 meeting, and directed staff to submit a final regulatory package to the State Office of Administrative Law.
Board staff submitted a final regulatory package to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on March 16, 2005. OAL disapproved the revised regulations on May 4, 2005. Board staff is currently developing a response to OAL's action, which will be submitted to OAL within 120 days.
The Board resubmitted the regulations to OAL in September 2005. OAL approved the regulations and then filed them with the Secretary of State on October 18, 2005. The regulations will be become effective on November 17, 2005.
Comments from the California Association of Recycling Market Development Zone Administrators were received during the official 45-day public review period that ended July 12, 2004.
Rulemaking Documents (latest documents first)
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, May 28, 2004 (Adobe PDF, 22 KB | MS Word, 43 KB). Information published in the California Regulatory Notice Register 45 days prior to the end of the public comment period, which references the proceedings, statutory authority, an informative digest describing existing laws, any mandates and the effect of the proposed action on small business.
Initial Statement of Reasons, May 28, 2004 (Adobe PDF, 54 KB | MS Word, 87 KB). A statement of the specific purpose and the rationale for the determination that this regulation is necessary to carry out the purpose for which it is proposed. Any alternatives considered and technical documents are also noted here.
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