SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 8, 2004) — After a series of private meetings with the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB), the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) has agreed to lift a controversial tire manifest rule it imposed on retreaders last year.
The rule required California retreaders to document the transport of 10 or more waste or used tires and fined haulers without copies of manifests and trip logs up to $25,000 a day per violation. The CIWMB will change the rule so that retreaders can file a daily trip log on one piece of paper instead of multiple forms, which is what California retreaders did prior to the manifest rule, according to TRIB Managing Director Harvey Brodsky.
“We got exactly what we were looking for,” Mr. Brodsky told Tire Business. “We can live with this.”
Mr. Brodsky, who has yet to contact TRIB members with the draft of the new rule, said the change is a “done deal” and probably will go into effect later this year, perhaps even by September. The CIWMB acknowledged the manifest rule had created a “backlog of 60,000 forms” since it couldn't convince retreaders to file their manifests electronically.
Mr. Brodsky said TRIB kept lobbying the board and threatening to appeal to the media and the governor's office if the rule stayed in place.
“They realized they made a bad mistake,” Mr. Brodsky said.