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s_agr_2017a_2017-03-23t13:32:22z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/23/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-047



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


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01:33 PM -- SB 17-047



Senator Coram, prime sponsor, described the provisions of Senate Bill 17-047 concerning additional incentives for the beneficial use of waste tires. He distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) that strikes everything below the enacting clause and a memorandum that discuss the fiscal impact of the amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The bill modifies the state's waste tire management system by updating the waste tire fee ranges and fund allocation schedule in current statute and set by the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission within the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDHPE).



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The following persons testified on the bill:



01:42 PM -- Derrick Dease, Lafarge Holcim, spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed how his company uses waste tires for fuel and other purposes. He also responded to questions from the committee about potential markets for scrap tires and the capacity of his company to process waste tires.



01:48 PM --
John Sheerin, Rubber Manufacturers Association, spoke in opposition to the bill and explained how his company helps states implement scrap tire programs. He also responded to questions from the committee about potential markets for scrap tires and policies in other states to promote beneficial uses of waste tires.



02:03 PM --
Joe Schieffelin, Colorado Department Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), discussed the use of waste tire fees collected by the department and explained that the department is neutral on Amendment L.001.



02:05 PM --
Brian Gaboriau, Project Manager for CDPHE Tetra Tech team, responded to questions from the committee about use of waste tires in Colorado and grants issued to promote beneficial uses of tires.



02:22 PM --
Chris Webb, RGen Systems, spoke in support of the bill and explained how his company uses waste tires. He also discussed how the waste tire rebate helps promote the beneficial use of waste tires.



02:25 PM --
Rodney Buckaleu, CH2E, spoke in support of the bill and explained how his company transports waste tires for CH2E.



02:28 PM --
Theresa Immel, Colorado Tire Recycling, spoke in support of the bill and explained how her company collects and beneficially uses waste tires.



02:37 PM --
Roger Freeman, Tire Issues, spoke in support of the bill and read testimony from Alek Orloff, Alpine Waste Recycling, who also supports the bill.

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02:41 PM --
Rick Welle IV, RubbErosion, Inc., spoke in support of the bill and explained how his company uses waste tires to control erosion from construction areas.



02:43 PM --
Rick Welle III, Front Range Tire Recycle, spoke in support of the bill and explained how his company beneficially uses waste tires. He also responded to questions from the committee about potential markets for scrap tires on the west slope of Colorado.



02:52 PM --
Scott Hutchings, Waste Management, spoke in support of the bill and explained how his company beneficially uses waste tires. He also responded to questions from the committee about the impact of full tires on the life of landfills.



02:52 PM --
Jamie Kostura, CH2E, spoke in support of the bill and explained how his company beneficially uses waste tires.



02:55 PM --
Gina Nance, GCC America, spoke in support of the bill and explained how her company beneficially uses waste tires to produce cement.



03:00 PM --
Gabriel Stepp, Hunter Ridge Farm, spoke in support of the bill and explained how her farm and feedlot beneficially uses waste tires.



03:03 PM --
Vern Tharp, CH2E, spoke in support of the bill and explained how his company beneficially uses waste tires.



03:06 PM



The chair closed testimony, and Senator Coram closed his remarks on the bill.



03:08 PM



The bill was laid over to later in the meeting and the meeting recessed.









The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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