RMA works with states on scrap tire issues

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has been working with several state legislatures on issues pertaining to scrap tire management.

In Hawaii, the RMA helped push through a legislative compromise that continues the state's scrap tire program through 2006.

In Maryland, the RMA helped defeat a Senate bill that would boost the fee assessed on all new tires from 40 cents to $1. The extra 60 cents per tire would have been used to create a central scrap tire collection, processing and recycling center, which the agency calls "a bad idea."

The RMA also has been working with state officials in Florida, New York and Oklahoma to secure funding for, implement and tweak various scrap tire management programs.

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