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§ 17952. Purpose and Definitions.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 7. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Chapter 4. Resource Conservation Programs
Article 4. Recycled Content Newsprint
14 CCR § 17952
§ 17952. Purpose and Definitions.
(a) What is the purpose of these regulations? These regulations explain what recycled-content newsprint requirements consumers and suppliers of newsprint must meet, and what procedures consumers and suppliers of newsprint must follow to report and certify recycled-content newsprint use. These regulations only pertain to newsprint use within the state of California.
(b) Definitions. Additional definitions may be found in Article 1, Chapter 15, Part 3 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code.
(1) The Board is the California Integrated Waste Management Board.
(2) A commercial printing and publishing operation is a business located in California, which uses newsprint in its printing or publishing operation. A commercial printer is further defined as a person whose business is classified in the Standard Industrial Classifications Code (SIC), Sections 2752, 2754, or 2759, which are incorporated herein by reference. A commercial publisher is further defined as a person whose business is classified in the Standard Industrial Classifications Co de (SIC), Sections 2711, 2721, 2731, or 2741, which are incorporated herein by reference.
(3) A consumer of newsprint means a person, as defined in Public Resources Code section 40170, who uses newsprint in a commercial printing or in a commercial publishing operation.
Public Resources Code 40170 defines “person” as individual, firm, association, copartnership, political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, public or private corporation, or any other entity whatsoever.
(4) Delivery time is the time between placement of a newsprint order and receipt of that order by a consumer of newsprint.
(5) Grade is a class or level of quality of paper or pulp which is ranked, or distinguished from other papers or pulps, on the basis of its use, appearance, quality, manufacturing history, raw materials, or a combination of these factors. Some grades have been officially identified and described and thus are ranked. Others are commonly recognized but lack official definition.
(6) Groundwood Pulp means a material that is produced by taking debarked pulpwood, and forcing it against a revolving grindstone in the presence of water. The abrasive action of the stone reduces the wood to pulp. No chemicals are used in the production of groundwood except for possible bleaching.
(7) Machine Finish is any finish obtained on a paper machine. It may be that of a sheet of paper as it leaves the last drier or as it leaves the calendar stack. It may also be a dry or water finish. When used in conjunction with the name of a grade or type of paper, a machine finish has less than the maximum range of smoothness.
(8) May means a provision is permissive.
(9) A metric ton is 1000 kilograms. To convert pounds to metric tons, divide the number of pounds by 2,204.6.
(10) Must means a provision is mandatory.
(11) Newsprint means uncoated paper, whether supercalendered or machine finished, of the type generally used for, but is not limited to, the publication of newspapers, commercial advertising inserts, directories, or commercial advertising mailers, which is made primarily from mechanical woodpulps combined with some chemical woodpulp. “Newsprint” includes paper made from old newspapers, which have been deinked, using the recycled pulp in lieu of virgin pulp. “Newsprint” includes all grades of paper sold as newsprint, supercalendered (SC) uncoated groundwood, or machine finished (MF) uncoated groundwood.
Grades of newsprint may include, but are not limited to:
(1) Newspaper Newsprint: 52.1 g/m2 through 45.0 g/m2
(2) Lightweight Newsprint: 45.0 g/m2 and lower
(3) Supercalendered and machine finished uncoated groundwood newsprint grades, as follows:
(a) Hi-Brite Newsprint: 48.8 g/m2 and higher, brightness greater than 65%
(b) CPO Newsprint: 45.0 g/m2 through 48.7 g/m2 brightness greater than 65%
(c) Rotogravure Newsprint: 40.0 g/m2 and higher, roughness less than 60 Sheffield.
(12) A newsprint manufacturer is in the business of making newsprint.
(13) A newsprint supplier is a broker, dealer, or seller of 5 metric tons or more of newsprint per year for use in California. Consumers who supply other consumers with newsprint are not considered suppliers for the purposes of this Article.
(14) Quoted price is defined as the actual purchase price for newsprint; i.e. the price agreed upon by the buyer and the seller, verbally or in writing, which would consummate a sale or purchase.
(15) Recycled Content Newsprint means newsprint in which not less than 40 percent of its fiber consists of postconsumer wastepaper.
(16) A Reporting Period is from January 1 through December 31 of any given year.
(17) A shipment is defined as any quantity of newsprint, regardless of mode of transportation, which is accompanied by an invoice, bill of lading, shipment order, purchase order, or other evidence of shipment. A physical record for every shipment must be received by the company using the newsprint in its commercial printing or publishing operation.
(18) Supercalendered is a finish obtained by passing paper between rolls of a supercalender under pressure. The resulting finish will vary depending upon the raw material used in the paper and the pressure exerted upon it, from that of the highest English finish to a highly glazed surface.
Note: Authority cited: Sec tion 40502, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 42750, 42753, 42754, 42755 and 42756, Public Resources Code.
1. New section filed 4-7-92; operative 4-7-92 pursuant to Government Code sections 11346.2(d) (Register 92, No. 18).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (b)(2), (b)(11) and (b)(11)(3) filed 11-17-2000 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2000, No. 46).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
14 CCR § 17952, 14 CA ADC § 17952
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