MONTGOMERY, Ala. (June 13, 2003) — Alabama has passed a new law creating a public-private partnership to manage the state's scrap tires.
The bill includes provisions for tire pile cleanups, enforcement, penalties and market development, and calls on a collaboration between the state's Environmental Management Department, its Economic Community Affairs Department, its Revenue Department and its Scrap Tire Study Commission to administer the program. A $1 fee on all new replacement tire sales in Alabama will fund the program.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association worked with the Scrap Tire Study Commission to develop and lobby for the legislation, according to an RMA press release. Last month, the RMA also scored a success in helping to get a scrap tire bill passed in New York.