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Recycling Center Daily Load Limits

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved this regulatory action on December 17, 2013. This regulatory action becomes effective on January 1, 2014.

Description

Per Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 2535(f), certified recycling centers are restricted from paying or claiming California Redemption Value (CRV) for loads of aluminum and plastic beverage containers over 500 pounds per person per day. For glass beverage containers, the limit is 2,500 pounds per person, per day. Section 2530(i) requires certified recycling centers to report to the Division any loads of aluminum empty beverage containers over 250 lbs. purchased from consumers.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is proposing to amend the California Code of Regulations Sections 2530 and 2535 to lower the certified recycling center daily load limits for consumer redemption of California Redemption Value (CRV). CalRecycle proposes to reduce the daily load limits of empty beverage containers per person, per day from 500 pounds to 100 pounds each for aluminum and plastic, and from 2,500 pounds to 1,000 pounds for glass. In addition, the amendments would eliminate the requirement for certified recycling centers to report to CalRecycle all purchases of 250 pounds or more of aluminum empty beverage containers because this would no longer be applicable.

Affected Regulatory Code Sections

California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 5, Subchapter 6, Article 3, Sections 2530 and 2535

Rulemaking History

  • Preliminary public workshops were held by the Department on August 4, 2011, October 26, 2011 and January 30, 2012 for all interested parties, to present the proposed changes in regulations and allow the public to provide input into the development of the proposed rulemaking.
  • On May 3, 2013, the notice of proposed action on regulations was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register by the Office of Administrative Law, initiating the 45-day comment period.
  • The proposed rulemaking was opened for public comment from May 3, 2013 to June 17, 2013.
  • The Office of Administrative Law approved this regulatory action on December 17, 2013. This regulatory action becomes effective on January 1, 2014.

Rulemaking Documents

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  • Final Documents
    • Office of Administrative Law Notice of Approval of Regulatory Action, December 17, 2013. Notice of approval of CalRecycle’s Recycling Center Daily Load Limits.
    • Updated Informative Digest: Identifies the non-substantive changes that were made to the Final Proposed Regulatory Text.
    • Final Text: The final proposed regulatory text with the most recent modification, as identified in the Updated Informative Digest, including the Notice Publication/Regulations Submission (Form 400) approved by OAL and the Secretary of State.
    • Final Statement of Reasons: A final statement of the specific purpose and rationale for the proposed changes to the program regulations.
    • Summary and Response to Comments: Contains a summary of the comments received during the 45-day public comment period and CalRecycle’s response to those comments.

 

Last updated: January 3, 2014
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