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§ 85.52. Intent of Legislature--Implementation of act--Exemptions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State Government

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. Department of Central Services
Oklahoma State Recycling and Recycled Materials Procurement Act
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 85.52
§ 85.52. Intent of Legislature--Implementation of act--Exemptions
A. It is the intent of the Legislature that all state public entities comply with the provisions of the Oklahoma State Recycling and Recycled Materials Procurement Act. All political subdivisions of this state are encouraged to collect and recycle recoverable waste paper and recyclable materials to the greatest extent possible. The Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall coordinate recycling efforts among the state public entities. The Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall adopt such rules, regulations, and orders as are necessary for the implementation of the Oklahoma State Recycling and Recycled Materials Procurement Act. The rules and regulations at a minimum shall establish procedures for:
1. The identification, handling, hauling, storing, safety factors, and disposition of recoverable waste paper and recyclable materials;
2. The separation of recoverable waste paper and recyclable materials from solid waste generated by state public entities;
3. A system for the collection of recoverable waste paper and recyclable materials from solid waste generated by state public entities;
4. Assuring that the recoverable waste paper and recyclable materials are made available to private industries for collection and recycling at the greatest economic value and to the greatest extent feasible. The Office may execute multiple contracts as necessary for purposes including but not limited to serving other government entities and different geographic areas of the state. In addition to the preference provisions of Section 85.53 of this title, rules and regulations governing availability of recyclable materials shall give preference to private recyclable materials industries that operate in Oklahoma, and that will employ residents of the state to handle, transport and sort such materials;
5. The purchase of uncoated office paper and printed paper whenever practicable; and
6. Separating for the purpose of recycling all recyclable materials including but not limited to lead acid batteries, waste oil and major appliances that are generated as solid waste by state public entities.
B. All state public entities shall comply with the procedures and systems established pursuant to the Oklahoma State Recycling and Recycled Materials Procurement Act.
C. 1. The Director may exempt any single activity or facility of any state public entity from compliance with rules promulgated pursuant to the Oklahoma State Recycling and Recycled Materials Procurement Act if the Director determines there is a lack of market availability or that it is not economically feasible to follow and comply with the procedures and systems established by the Director.
2. The exemption shall be for a period not in excess of one (1) year, but additional exemptions may be granted for periods not to exceed one (1) year.
3. The Director shall make public all exemptions together with the reasons for granting such exemptions.

Credits

1980 H.J.R. No. 1057, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1980; Laws 1983, c. 304, § 67, eff. July 1, 1983; Laws 1988, c. 311, § 3, eff. July 1, 1988. Renumbered from Title 63, § 2767 by Laws 1988, c. 311, § 9, eff. July 1, 1988; Laws 1990, c. 145, § 3, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 1992, c. 155, § 2, eff. July 1, 1992; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 776.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 85.52, OK ST T. 74 § 85.52
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through the general effective date. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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