GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

1993 SESSION

 

 

CHAPTER 448

SENATE BILL 572

 

AN ACT TO PROMOTE MARKETS FOR RECYCLABLES AND TO PROMOTE WASTE REDUCTION BY THE STATE BY REQUIRING REPORTS PUBLISHED BY THE STATE TO MEET CERTAIN STANDARDS AS TO COMPOSITION, BY LIMITING THE DISTRIBUTION OF STATE REPORTS, AND BY ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS THAT RECEIVE STATE FUNDS TO PREPARE REPORTS ACCORDING TO THESE STANDARDS AND TO PROVIDE THAT MAILING LISTS OF ALUMNI NEED NOT BE PURGED.

 

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

 

Section 1.  G.S. 130A-309.14(a) reads as rewritten:

"(a)      It shall be the duty of each Each State agency, including the General Assembly, the General Court of Justice, and The University of North Carolina, by 1 January 1992, to: Carolina shall:

(1)       Establish a program in cooperation with the Department and the Department of Administration, for the collection of all recyclable aluminum and wastepaper materials generated in State offices throughout the State, including, at a minimum, high-grade office paper and corrugated paper.

(2)       Provide procedures for collecting and storing recyclable materials, containers for storing materials, and contractual or other arrangements with buyers of the recyclable materials.

(3)       Evaluate the amount of recyclable wastepaper material recycled and make all necessary modifications to the recycling program to ensure that all recyclable wastepaper materials are effectively and practically recycled.

(4)       Establish and implement, in cooperation with the Department and the Department of Administration, a solid waste reduction program for materials used in the course of agency operations. The program shall be designed and implemented to achieve maximum feasible reduction of solid waste generated as a result of agency operations.

(5)       Prepare any written report in compliance with the model report under subsection (j) of this section.  The State agency shall, in lieu of distributing the report in mass:

a.         Notify persons to whom each agency is required to report, and any other persons it deems appropriate, that a report has been published, its subject and title, and the locations, including State libraries, at which the report is available;

b.         Deliver any report to only those State libraries that each agency determines is likely to receive requests for a particular report; and

c.         Distribute a report to only those who request the report.

A State library that has received a report shall distribute a report only upon request.  Any State agency required by law to report to an entity shall be in compliance with that law by notifying that entity under sub-subdivision a. of this subdivision."

Sec. 2.  G.S. 130A-309.14 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:

"(j)       The Department of Administration shall develop a model report for reports published by any State agency, the General Assembly, the General Court of Justice, or The University of North Carolina.  This model report shall satisfy the following:

(1)       The paper in the report shall, to the extent economically practicable, be made from recycled paper and shall be capable of being recycled.

(2)       The other constituent elements of the report shall, to the extent economically practicable, be made from recycled products and shall be capable of being recycled or reused.

(3)       The report shall, to the extent practicable, be printed on both sides of the paper."

Sec. 3.  Article 9 of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

" 130A-309.14A.  Reports by certain State-assisted entities.

Any community college, as defined in G.S. 115D-2(2), and any nonprofit corporation that receives State funds are encouraged to prepare any written reports in compliance with G.S. 130A-309.14(j)."

Sec. 4.  G.S. 143-169 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:

"(c)      Every publication published at State expense shall be prepared in accordance with the recycling and reuse requirements set forth in G.S. 130A-309.14(j)."

Sec. 5.  G.S. 143-169.1 (a) reads as rewritten:

"(a)      On or before July 1 of each year, beginning with July 1, 1976, the head of every agency of this State shall certify to the Director of the Budget that the mailing lists for each public document issued by his agency have been carefully reviewed, updated and corrected within the previous 12 months.  The above date may be extended by the Director of the Budget for 90 days for good cause shown.  The reviewed, updated and corrected mailing lists shall be comprised only of those persons and organizations who, within the previous 12 months, have either requested that they be included in such a mailing list or have renewed a request that they be so included, or are recipients contemplated for receipt of the pertinent public document by express provision of statute or judicial order. order, but this sentence does not apply to mailing lists of alumni of a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, used or maintained by the constituent institution."

Sec. 6.  Section 5 of this act is effective upon ratification, the remainder of this act becomes effective January 1, 1994.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 22nd day of July, 1993.

 

 

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Dennis A. Wicker

President of the Senate

 

 

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Daniel Blue, Jr.

Speaker of the House of Representatives