AB 1419, as amended, Eggman. Recycling centers.
Existing law, the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, provides for the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to certify operators of recycling centers. Existing law requires certified recycling centers, when accepting an empty beverage container from a consumer, to pay the refund value.
This bill would authorize the department to revoke a certification of a certified recycling center found to be abandoned, as specified. The bill would provide an opportunity for a hearing on that revocation to be conducted in the same manner as a hearing for an applicant whose original application for certification is denied.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
begin delete 14541.1end delete is added to the Public
2Resources Code, to read:
(a) The department may revoke a certification of a
3certified recycling center found to be abandoned if both of the
4following circumstances apply:
5(1) The recycling center is not open during its posted hours on
6two consecutive inspections.
7(2) The recycling center has no reportable volumes for a period
8of 30 consecutive days.
9(b) Subsequent to the revocation, the
former certificate holder
10may request a hearing which, notwithstanding Section 11445.20
11of the Government Code, shall be conducted in the same manner
12as a hearing for an applicant whose original application for
13certification is denied.