Kent Harris will be filling in as the Acting Deputy Director of Audits & Data Analysis for the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. As deputy director, he will oversee the implementation of California's Beverage Container Recycling Program. Harris is replacing Jason Marshall, who has been appointed Acting Director for the Department of Conservation.
The division comprises two branches, an audit branch and a data analysis branch. The Audits Branch plans and conducts investigations of beverage container participants under the Beverage Container Recycling Program to ensure participant accountability. The Data Analysis Branch supports local sustainability and policy efforts through the collection, management and analysis of data, trend analysis, and forecasting. The branch serves as an information clearinghouse for data about California’s recycling and waste streams, develops tools to help jurisdictions and state agencies more efficiently and accurately measure recycling facts and figures and disposal rates, and investigates the waste stream to provide data to jurisdictions, stakeholders and other decision makers.