PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (July 14, 2003) — Following a July 8 meeting between industry groups and the California Integrated Waste Management Board, Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) Managing Director Harvey Brodsky is optimistic that California retreaders will gain some “relief” from an unweildy tire policy.
A dozen representatives from TRIB, the Rubber Manufacturers Association, the Tire Industry Association, the two California tire dealer associations and large retreaders met with the board to discuss a burdensome waste tire manifest policy that requires documenting the transportation of waste or used tires. The groups asked the board to exempt retreaders from the cumbersome paperwork process and instead accept work order receipts that detail where tires are going, Mr. Brodsky said.
California's latest regulation, requiring waste tire haulers to document the transport of 10 or more tires on manifests and trip logs, went into effect July 1. The regulation is meant to curb illegal tire storage and disposal, but California retreaders contend the regulation is too broad and would add to their business costs.
Industry officials asked the agency Tuesday for at least a six-month moratorium before enforcement by the California Highway Patrol would begin and to exempt retreaders from the program. Mr. Brodsky told Tire Business that CIWMB officials seemed very cooperative during the meeting.
He met again with CIWMB officials July 11 to further discuss the regulation on behalf of the industry.