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Public Notice: Tire Product Stewardship Dialogue Meeting, July 28, 2004

Facilitated by the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) of the University of Massachusetts
Sponsored by the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB)

When: Wednesday, July 28, 2004
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: CalEPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Agenda (Draft, July 26)

Julie Rhodes, PSI Project Manager,  or (317) 631-2220
Michelle Martin, CIWMB Contract Manager

The CIWMB has commissioned the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) to conduct a tire product stewardship project for the State of California. The objective of this project is to engage key stakeholders involved in the manufacture, sale, use, and disposal of tires to find solutions that would ultimately result in the reduction of tire disposal in landfills.

Project Background
PSI will take a life cycle approach and identify opportunities that will include both front-end solutions (e.g., the use of tires with longer operational life) and those at a product’s "end of life" (e.g., developing new or expanding existing end-use applications). PSI proposes to bring key stakeholders together to take a product stewardship approach to jointly solve management problems related to tires. PSI will conduct stakeholder interviews as well as convene a results-oriented stakeholder meeting between representatives from federal and state government, tire manufacturers, tire distributors and retailers, recyclers, waste management companies, and others as appropriate. PSI will emphasize the benefits of reaching a voluntary consensus as an incentive for key groups to participate in this meeting.

Meeting Information
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., registration starts at 8:00 a.m., at the CalEPA Headquarters, located at 1001 I Street in Sacramento, California. PSI has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn, Sacramento-Capitol Plaza, located at 300 J Street. For reservations, call (916) 446-0100 or 1-800-Holiday. Refer to the "Tire Stewardship Dialogue" when making reservations. The negotiated room rate is $114, plus taxes.

Please contact Julie Rhodes, PSI Project Manager, at (317) 631-2220 to R.S.V.P., so that we can best plan the meeting. Please provide your complete contact information (including address, telephone number, and e-mail address).

Draft Stewardship Plan
PSI has developed the Tire Stewardship Draft Plan based on more than 20 interviews with key stakeholders, as well as background research. The draft plan outlines the context for the dialogue, a draft problem statement, proposed dialogue goals, and key issues and potential strategies that will be discussed at the meeting. The draft plan will be available on this site prior to the meeting.


Last updated: July 26, 2004
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