Bill Status of HB4258 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: EPA-PACKAGING STEWARDSHIP
Rep. Dagmara Avelar
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to select and enter into a contract with a packaging stewardship organization to operate a packaging stewardship program meeting specified requirements. Provides that, beginning one calendar year following the effective date of the contract entered into by the Agency and the stewardship organization, a producer may not sell, offer for sale, or distribute for sale in or into the State a product contained, protected, delivered, presented, or distributed in or using packaging material for which the producer has not complied with all applicable requirements of the provisions. Provides that the stewardship organization shall annually submit to the Agency and make available on its publicly accessible website a report with specified requirements. Provides that the stewardship organization shall annually disburse to participating municipalities from a packaging stewardship fund reimbursement payments for the median per-ton cost of managing packaging material that is readily recyclable and reimbursement payments for the median per-ton cost of managing packaging material that is not readily recyclable. Requires the Agency to administer and enforce the provisions and to adopt rules as necessary to implement, administer, and enforce the provisions. Contains other provisions.