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§ 18941. Definitions.

14 CA ADC § 18941Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 7. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Chapter 11. Product Stewardship
Article 1. Product Stewardship for Carpets
14 CCR § 18941
§ 18941. Definitions.
(a) The following definitions shall only apply to this Article and except as otherwise noted, the definitions of this Article supplement and are governed by the definitions set forth in Chapter 20 (commencing with § 42970), Part 3, Division 30 of the Public Resources Code:
(1) “Must” or “shall” means a provision is mandatory.
(2) “May” means a provision is permissive.
(b) “Administrative fee” means payments from the carpet assessment to the department that cover the costs of its administrative, oversight, and enforcement services necessary for manufacturers or stewardship organizations to effectively implement carpet stewardship plans. The administrative fee will be paid by the individual manufacturer or stewardship organizations submitting a stewardship plan.
(c) “Assessment” means the amount added to the purchase price of carpet that is subsequently remitted to a stewardship organization or manufacturer, and shall be spent on implementing the carpet stewardship plan.
(d) “Aggregate Assessment” means the sum of all assessments collected in the state of California in a calendar year.
(e) “Carpet As Alternative Fuel” (CAAF): Fuel that has been produced from source-separated, and sorted post-consumer carpet and processed, including (1) extraction of components for recycling if at all possible; and (2) size reduction, shredding, and/or blending with coal fines, etc. CAAF is not a type recycling, but it is a type of diversion for the purpose of this Article.
(f) “Diversion” or “divert” means activities which reduce or eliminate the amount of solid waste disposed at landfills in a manner consistent with the state's hierarchy for waste management pursuant to Section 40051. Nothing in this definition is intended to change the definition of diversion that applies to jurisdictions pursuant to section 40192(b) of the Public Resources Code or the applicability of that definition through Part 2 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code (commencing with section 40900).
(g) “Indoor/outdoor carpet” means a type of carpet, regardless of construction, made of synthetic materials that have been especially designed or treated to withstand moisture, extremes of temperature, ultraviolet rays, and other types of exposures. Indoor/outdoor carpet may be broadloom or carpet tiles that are applied in building interiors as well as exteriors. Indoor/outdoor carpet is defined as carpet for the purpose of this Article.
(h) “Reporting period” means the period that commences in January and ends in December, and represents twelve consecutive months in the preceding calendar year.
(i) “Rug” means a loose laid (not installed or attached at wall base) soft floor covering manufactured from natural or synthetic fiber, including carpet cut into room or area dimensions, that is not intended to cover the entire floor.
(j) “Significant or Material Change” means any change in a required element of the carpet stewardship plan or annual report.
(k) “Synthetic turf” means a primarily outdoor synthetic product manufactured to look like natural grass for use as a sports playing surface and/or alternative to lawns. Synthetic turf is not carpet.
(l) “Transformation” is defined in Section 40201 of the Public Resources Code.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 40502 and 42971, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 40124, 40127, 40180, 40191, 40192, 40201, 41780, 42970 and 42971, Public Resources Code.
1. New section filed 1-26-2012; operative 1-26-2012 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 4).
This database is current through 11/24/23 Register 2023, No. 47.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 18941, 14 CA ADC § 18941
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