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                                 SENATE BILL 5878



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senators Stratton and Saling.


Read first time February 28, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities.Including grants to other state agencies in the types of grants that the department of ecology administers from tire fee funds.

     AN ACT Relating to disposition of new replacement vehicle tire fees; and amending RCW 70.95.535.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 70.95.535 and 1989 c 431 s 93 are each amended to read as follows:

     (1) Every person engaged in making retail sales of new replacement vehicle tires in this state shall retain ten percent of the collected one dollar fee.  The moneys retained may be used for costs associated with the proper management of the waste vehicle tires by the retailer.

     (2) The department of ecology will administer the funds for the purposes specified in RCW 70.95.020(5) including, but not limited to:

     (a) Making grants to local governments for pilot demonstration projects for on-site shredding and recycling of tires from unauthorized dump sites;

     (b) Grants to local government for enforcement programs;

     (c) Grants to other state agencies for projects that involve recycling of or energy production from waste tires;

     (d) Implementation of a public information and education program to include posters, signs, and informational materials to be distributed to retail tire sales and tire service outlets;

     (((d))) (e) Product marketing studies for recycled tires and alternatives to land disposal.