AB 513 (Frazier, 2013-14) - Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Market Development
AB 513 provides a market development incentive program for Rubberized Asphalt Concrete. The bill was signed by the Governor on Oct. 3.
Position and Status
CAW supports. The bill was amended in Senate Appropriations and passed off the Senate Floor. The bill signed by the Governor sets up a program that will need to be funded through the budget process. If it is successfully funded in the budget, the program will still go into effect on July 1.
California still landfills or burns approximately 13.8 million out of the 40.8 million tires generated each year and exports an additional 9.6 million. While there are many uses for scrap tires, RAC continues to be one of the highest and best uses for them.
AB 513 will direct funding to local government paving programs that use recycled tires in the place of traditional asphalt. This not only recycles the tires, but also produces roads that are quieter, function better under wet and icy conditions, and last longer. The use of Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) also reduces long term paving and repaving costs.
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CAW Staff Contacts.
Nick Lapis (916) 443-5422
Californians Against Waste
California Association of Recycling Market Development Zones
California State Association of Counties