The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) will hold an informal public workshop on March 29, 2023, to consult with the public, the regulated community, and other interested persons to solicit feedback on some of the requirements outlined in SB 54 (Allen, Chapter 75, Statutes of 2022). This workshop is split into two parts. Part 1 will be an informational session, providing an overview of the requirements for the Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) and the Producer Responsibility Plan. Part 2 will discuss several regulation concepts to solicit stakeholder feedback to help prepare for the draft regulatory text. There will be a one-hour break for lunch.
Request for Public Feeback
At the public workshop, CalRecycle will be presenting an overview of the Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) and an overview of the PRO plan. CalRecycle has also prepared a discussion document in advance of the workshop. The purpose of this document is to provide stakeholders an overall outline of what is going to be discussed and the type of feedback CalRecycle plans on soliciting at the workshop. There will be opportunities for stakeholders to provide verbal feedback during the workshop. CalRecycle requests feedback to be focused on the specific topics being discussed. Other SB 54 requirements not specified in the outline will be open for discussion at future workshops.
How to Participate in the Workshop
CalRecycle will hold the hybrid public workshop starting at 10:00 AM on March 29, 2023, to solicit stakeholder feedback on this matter. The public workshop will be a hybrid in-person and virtual workshop, accessible in person in the Coastal Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95914. The Coastal Hearing Room is wheelchair accessible.
The public workshop will also be accessible virtually via Zoom for direct participation and via Webcast for observation only. Instructions for how to access the Zoom meeting (registration required) or Webcast (no registration required) are included below. A detailed agenda will be provided prior to the workshop.
Public Workshop for SB 54 Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act Regulations
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (PST)
Location to Attend In-Person: Coastal Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Stakeholders and members of the public will be able to submit general comments and responses both in-person and via Zoom. Questions and feedback may also be submitted prior to the workshop and after the workshop has concluded by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: SB 54 Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act Regulations.
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