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HB 529/LM (BR 163) - D. Floyd, A. Wuchner

     AN ACT relating to waste tires and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new section of subchapter 50 of KRS Chapter to establish a five-member Waste Tire Working Group within the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet; require the group to meet semiannually; specify the group's duties; require the group to monitor the effectiveness of and make recommendations for improvement in the distributions to counties from the waste tire fund; amend KRS 224.50-868 to extend the waste tire fee for three years; amend KRS 224.50-872 to require the cabinet to report to the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Environment by January 15, 2011, and every two years thereafter and include in the report an analysis of the effectiveness and sufficiency of the direct funding to counties for clean up of waste tires and whether the waste tire fee should be extended after the program expires in 2014; amend KRS 224.50-876 to allow use of apportioned funds for crumb rubber grants, tire-derived fuel, and tire amnesties to be used to reimburse federal, state, or local agencies that implement part of the waste tire program if funds are available; amend KRS 224.50-878 to allow money in the fund apportioned for crumb rubber grants, tire-derived fuel, and tire amnesties to be used to make grants for to a person or project under the waste tire program; amend KRS 224.50-880 to apportion the waste tire fund so that 30 percent of the funds are returned to counties for clean up, processing, and disposal of waste tires, 30 percent of the funds are retained by the Division of Waste Management for the crumb rubber grants and the tire-derived fuel programs, 30 percent of the funds are for tire amnesties and the remaining 10 percent is retained by the division for administration of the program.

     Feb 25-introduced in House
     Feb 26-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
     Mar 2-posted in committee

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