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Decree No. LX-675 (Tamaulipas)

This Decree in which the XIII fraction is reformed; XIV fraction is added, moving the order to be the current XV, paragraph 1, and paragraphs 3,4,5, and 6 of Article 136 of the code for the sustainable development of the state of Tamaulipas are added.

Point of Agreement No. LX-47 (Tamaulipas)

The Sixtieth Legislature of the Free and Sovereign State of Tamaulipas, requested to the Federal Government Departments of Finance and Public Credit and Economy, that on the field of their competence and in a coordinated manner to implement mechanisms to strengthen the inspection in the country's customs points and make strict measures to ban the introduction of waste tires into the country, and the penalties for those who introduce the illegally.

H.B. No. 564 (Texas)

Bill creating the office of Border Commerce Coordinator, a cabinet-level position appointed by the Governor of Texas. The Secretary of State may be designated as the Border Commerce Coordinator, or it can be a position within the office of the Secretary of State. The Border Commerce Coordinator would serve as an advocate on issues relating to international commerce and the Texas border with Mexico, or the United States border with Canada.

H.B. No. 2290 (Arizona)

Bill governing abandoned mines to permit the use of “waste tires” to fill mineshafts. In addition to waste tires, concrete, asphaltic pavement, brick, rock, gravel, sand, soil and metal are currently used to fill abandoned mineshafts. The bill stipulates that the waste tires must be covered in at least ten feet of “earthen material.” The bill also directs the state mine commissioner to create five demonstration projects to evaluate the use of waste tires as mine filler.

Senate Bill No. 167 (California)

The California Tire Recycling Act imposes a fee on the purchase of new tires in the state of California that will be used to fund programs initiated by the California Integrated Waste Management Board as part of its five-year plan for addressing waste tire disposal issues. This bill would require the California 5-year plan to include, as a border activity, the development of projects in Mexico in the California-Mexico border region, including education, infrastructure, mitigation, cleanup, prevention, reuse, and recycling projects, that address the movement of used tires from California to Mexico that are eventually disposed of in California. The bill would authorize the board, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to use the revenues generated from the California tire fee to fund border activities.

Senate Bill No. 772 (California)

Requires the California Integrated Waste Management Board to include, as part of its five-year plan to address waste tire disposal issues, specified border region activities conducted in coordination with the California Environmental Protection Agency, including training programs, environmental education, waste tire abatement, tracking tire flow across the border, and coordination with regard to environmental and control requirements.

Senate Bill No. 617 (Texas)

Bill requiring all businesses who sell tires to evaluate tires according to criteria outlined by the Department of Public Safety. Tires that fail the evaluation must be “rendered unusable” in some way as to prevent their use by vehicles. Businesses that fail to do so would be subject to a $500 fine per offense or face action from the attorney general.

Secure Border Manufacturing Zones Incentive Act of 2007 – Draft Legislation

This bill would establish the Secure Border Manufacturing Zones Incentive Act of 2010 to complement federal programs aimed at enhancing security and safety of cross-border shipment of goods by providing eligible businesses within the state with tax incentives equal to a percentage of their investment in the purchase of equipment and/or technologies to enhance supply chain visibility of their operations; value added trade; and efficient operations. This bill encourages investments in cargo supply chain security and efficiency processes to promote the development of Secure Manufacturing Zones along the U.S. – Mexico border region.

Considerations for Starting a Scrap Tire Company: A Blueprint for Planning a Business Strategy

A report produced by the Rubber Manufacturers Association outlining the development process for a firm specializing in recycling or re-using waste (“scrap”) tires. The report details all aspects of a business start-up, such as permits and financing.