It´s official: California retreaders are now exempt

Aug. 23, 2004

California retreaders are officially exempt from the California Integrated Waste Management Board´s (CIWMB) "draconian" waste manifest law, says Harvey Brodsky, managing director of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB).

CIWMB representative Keith Cambridge contacted Brodsky with the news earlier this afternoon.

The law -- which was enacted on July 1, 2003 -- made retreaders subject to fines of up to $25,000 per day per violation for "offenses" as minor as filling out waste tire manifest forms incorrectly or even carrying forms that were incorrectly filled out by other parties.

Brodsky and California retreaders have argued all along that retreaders should be exempt from the law since they don´t own the tires they are hauling for customers.

At one point, TRIB had even considered legal action against CIWMB.

"It´s a done deal now," Brodsky jubilantly told this afternoon.