Bill Status of SB0345 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CARPET STEWARDSHIP ACT
Sen. Don Harmon
| 1/10/2023||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Carpet Stewardship Act. Provides that the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency shall appoint specified members to a clearinghouse to administer and implement the carpet stewardship program. Specifies the duties of the clearinghouse. Requires the clearinghouse to be incorporated as a nonprofit. Provides that for all carpet sold in this State, the clearinghouse shall implement and finance a statewide carpet stewardship program that manages the product by reducing the product's waste generation, promotes its carpet recycling and reuse, and provides for negotiation and execution of agreements to collect, transport, process, and market the old carpet for end-of-life carpet recovery or carpet reuse. Requires the clearinghouse to submit, by July 1, 2020 and by July 1 every 3 years thereafter, a 3-year plan to the Agency for approval. Specifies the requirements for the plan. Establishes requirements for review of the plan and requirements for producers, retailers, and distributors of carpet. Requires the clearinghouse to submit annual reports to the Agency and pay specified administrative fees. Includes enforcement provisions for the Act. Establishes requirements for State procurement of carpet in the future. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.