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Re: Fwd: RE: [GreenYes] AB939 fines? -Reply
I am grateful for the helpful responses I have received to my query about 
AB939.

Could someone direct me to a source that will tell me what 'counts' and 
what does not in the diversion, e.g.

- does construction/demolition/landclearing waste count?
- does auto scrap count?
- does sewage biosolids count?

Tx!
H.

At 08:23 AM 2/8/01 -0800, Gary Liss wrote:
>Joe,
>
>Chris Peck clarified your point exactly, after I sent out the release I 
>got.  Is it old news?  It is  the only answer to the question posed.
>
>However, you are correct, that the goal of the CIWMB is NOT to fine 
>anyone, but rather to use the fining authority in the law to get the 
>attention of communities that otherwise might not want to meet this 
>challenge.  The CIWMB has placed many communities on compliance orders 
>that have not met the requirements of AB939, and are working with those 
>communities through their Office of Local Assistance to help them figure 
>out how to rise to this occasion.
>
>In addition, AB939 was clarified with amending legislation to more clearly 
>define when communities should be fined.  If communities have developed 
>their Source Reduction and Recycling plans and implemented them in "good 
>faith," it is very unlikely that they will be fined.  The amending 
>legislation defines what "good faith" means, and provides a variety of 
>opportunities for communities to request extensions from the 2000 goal of 
>50% waste diversion from landfills.  It is likely than some communities 
>may not achieve 50% until 2003, and still be in compliance, working 
>through this system.
>
>Finally, as Chris Peck points out, the year 2000 data does not have to be 
>filed until August, so it will be a while before we know exactly how well 
>we've done.  Preliminary estimates have us at 42% waste diversion 
>statewide now, I believe, but those are only estimates.
>
>Gary Liss
>
>From: "Peck, Chris" <cpeck@CIWMB.ca.gov>
>
>This release identifies what I believe are the only fines ever issued by the
>board and they relate to the 25 percent 1995 goal. We don't yet have the
>2000 reports -- they're due August 1 -- to begin the formal analysis of
>jurisdictions' success in meeting the 50 percent goal.
>
>>From: "Joe Truini" <jtruini@crain.com>
>>
>>This story has nothing to do with any of the communities being fined for 
>>missing the 2000 50-percent target. This is an old story, perhaps from 
>>1997. California cities have until later this year to submit their 
>>figures for the year 2000. So the answer to the question is, no, the 
>>state has fined no one for missing the goal. In fact, cities who miss the 
>>goal can file for extensions so I doubt anyone will ever be fined for 
>>missing the 50-percent diversion goal.
>>
>>
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