VETOED	DATE: 09/28/2010

To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 737 without my signature.

This bill mandates commercial recycling on private businesses
producing more than four cubic yards of waste a week; modifies
existing local permitting requirements; and requires the Department
of Resource Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to provide the
Legislature with a report on the progress being made by the state
towards a 75 percent diversion goal.

This bill is unnecessary and duplicative of actions already being
undertaken by state agencies.  Under the authority of AB 32 and the
AB 32 Scoping Plan, CalRecycle is currently in the process of
developing mandatory commercial recycling regulations through an open
process of workshops and hearings that rely upon stakeholder input
and participation.  Furthermore, CalRecycle's regulations will apply
to both the public and private sectors.  Consequently, I believe
CalRecycle's more inclusive approach towards meeting the state's
ambitious waste diversion goals will better serve California
economically and environmentally.

For this reason, I am unable sign this bill.


Arnold Schwarzenegger