Recycled product purchasing — Federal product standards.
(1) The federal product standards, adopted under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 6962(e) as it exists on July 1, 2001, are adopted as the minimum standards for the state of Washington. These standards shall be implemented for at least the products listed in this subsection, unless the director finds that a different standard would significantly increase recycled product availability or competition.
(a) Organic recovered materials;
(b) Latex paint products;
(c) Products for lower value uses containing recycled plastics;
(d) Retread and remanufactured tires;
(e) Lubricating oils;
(f) Automotive batteries;
(g) Building products and materials;
(h) Panelboard; and
(i) Compost products.
(2) By July 1, 2001, the director shall adopt product standards for strawboard manufactured using as an ingredient straw that is produced as a by-product in the production of cereal grain or turf or grass seed and product standards for products made from strawboard.
(3) The standards required by this section shall be applied to recycled product purchasing by the department, other state agencies, and state postsecondary educational institutions. The standards may be adopted or applied by any other local government in product procurement. The standards shall provide for exceptions under appropriate circumstances to allow purchases of recycled products that do not meet the minimum content requirements of the standards.
[2009 c 356 § 3; 2001 c 77 § 1; 1996 c 198 § 1; 1995 c 269 § 1406; 1991 c 297 § 3.]
| Effective date -- 2001 c 77: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect July 1, 2001." [2001 c 77 § 2.]|
Effective date -- Part headings not law -- Severability -- 1995 c 269: See notes following RCW 18.16.050.