AB 221, as introduced, Quirk-Silva. Recycled concrete.
Existing law authorizes the use of recycled concrete materials, if the user has been fully informed, as defined, that the concrete may contain recycled concrete material and prohibits recycled concrete from being offered, provided, or sold to the Department of Transportation or the Department of General Services for any use unless specifically requested and approved by that department. Existing law defines the term recycled concrete for these purposes as including mix designs or aggregate gradations that are in accordance with certain specifications.
This bill would revise the definition of concrete for purposes of these provisions to additionally include, as one of those specifications, the California Green Building Standards Code.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 16000 of the Public Resources Code is
2amended to read:
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
P2 1(a) Facilitating the recycling of natural resources is in the best
2interest of the state.
16 This division is intended to encourage the use of recycled
17concrete as provided in this division.
Section 16001 of the Public Resources Code is
19amended to read:
For the purposes of this division, “recycled concrete”
21means reclaimed concrete material used in concrete mixtures in
22accordance with the “Greenbook Standard Specifications for Public
23Works” 2003 edition, or the most current revision of those
24requirements. “Recycled concrete” includes mix designs or
25aggregate gradations that are in accordance with specifications
26 of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American
27Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the International
28Building Code (IBC), the International Residential Code (IRC),
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34. However, reclaimed concrete material that is in
35compliance with ASTM-94 specifications is exempt from this
Section 16004 of the Public Resources Code is
38amended to read:
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2the requirements of the
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3provisions of law.