California looks at shredder, scrap bills

Feb 25, 2014 | 04:52 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  shredded scrap, scrap metal, California bills, Gerald Hill, Sims Metal Management, DTSC, metals theft, recyclers Brian Nestande

NEW YORK — California legislators are considering a bill that would require waste from shredded automobiles to be regulated by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), with the bill’s sponsor taking aim at Sims Metal Management Ltd.

Sen. Gerald A. Hill, who is chairman of the state Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee, introduced the bill to address "variances" in the existing laws that exempt metal shredding companies.

The bill will require the department, "notwithstanding that variance procedure, to adopt regulations to require shredder waste that is derived from automobiles, as specified, to be managed in accordance with the hazardous waste control laws," it states.....





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