WASHINGTON - The House rejected a "flow control" bill Jan. 31, by a 272-149 margin. The measure, HR 349, would have reinstated flow control authority to state and local governments that sold bonds to finance waste menagement facilities.
Flow control is the concept that state and local governments have teh right to order waste disposal customers to use only government-mandated waste management facilities.
A flow control bill that passed the Senate last May contained classifications that could place strict controls on the interstate transport of scrap rubber and hamper recycling efforts.
Many tire dealers and retreaders resent the idea of paying a fee to dispose of scrap tires in a goverment dump, when several states now provide free disposal areas for tires.