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California To Form Scrap Metal Oversight Task Force
(AP) ^ | September 7, 2012 2:57 PM

Posted on 09/07/2012 3:22:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Edited on 09/07/2012 4:04:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

California state officials are planning to launch a task force to improve oversight of scrap metal recyclers.

The Los Angeles Times reports Friday that the state Department of Toxic Substances Control will form the panel with representatives of various regulatory agencies, including air, water and hazardous materials, as well as fire authorities.


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Woo-hoo!

More regulations!

1 posted on 09/07/2012 3:22:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
More regulations!

Depends on whether they are going to put out nonsense regulations or require identification (recycling is not voting, so it's okay to demand ID) and some evidence of ownership to cut down on metal theft in the state.

2 posted on 09/07/2012 3:28:36 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: BenLurkin
“....but many recyclers are operating without permits....”

And not paying the appropriate fees..now we get to the heart of it.

Furthermore many households and the homeless have been saving aluminum cans without a scrap metal recycling permit.
This cheating must be taxed somehow.

3 posted on 09/07/2012 3:30:47 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: BenLurkin

More gov’t waste, just what they need


4 posted on 09/07/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BenLurkin

Lots of theft from construction sites for copper, from farms for aluminum irrigation pipe. The thieves sell it to the recyclers.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 3:34:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: count-your-change

So you’ll have to get a permit to sell scrap iron now. Just another revenue generating scheme by our greedy state.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 3:35:50 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

If only they would tax recycling old t.v. shows.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 3:40:45 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: BenLurkin

Reason they are successful is because they do not have permits.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 3:42:05 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: BenLurkin
Ten chiefs for every Indian.
9 posted on 09/07/2012 3:45:50 PM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: BenLurkin

Just getting ready for the new high speed train.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 3:52:03 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BenLurkin

LaRaza will have this shut down post haste, the vast majority of people taking scrap metal into recycling yards are ILLEGAL ALIENS and NONE of them have ID.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 4:17:16 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: BenLurkin

I smell missed money, i.e. opportunity cost; is the driver here.

California does not need another blue ribbon commission, where members meet a few times a year and collect 200K per.

Plus benefits.

Call it public safety related and the members retire at age 50.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 4:21:37 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Here in GA/Tn recycling has been cut in half. With new state and federal recycling regulations, people just don’t want to be fingerprinted, photographed, and affidavits signed. Let Al Gore take care of the environment. It’s easier to buy a home than to recycle some scrap!


13 posted on 09/07/2012 4:28:11 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: Pollster1
Depends on whether they are going to put out nonsense regulations or require identification (recycling is not voting, so it's okay to demand ID) and some evidence of ownership to cut down on metal theft in the state.

Oh, so you think that California is suddenly cracking down on metal theft? Have you recently thought about who the Governor is? This is all about "nonsense."

14 posted on 09/07/2012 5:09:42 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: eyeamok

aint that the truth, lot’s of mexican dumper divers, cans bottles paper


15 posted on 09/07/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: BfloGuy
Oh, so you think that California is suddenly cracking down on metal theft? Have you recently thought about who the Governor is? This is all about "nonsense."

I keep dreaming that California will some day do something sensible. It never happens, but I somehow remain optimistic - like Charlie Brown kicking that football or flying a kite. I even imagine that the national republican party will one day nominate a candidate like Reagan if we work hard enough. Unlikely? Yep. Possible? You betcha!

16 posted on 09/07/2012 5:16:14 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: BenLurkin
California is made out of junk metal ?

Somethin' like 9 bucks a hundred, now.

17 posted on 09/07/2012 5:28:10 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Pollster1

“The Los Angeles Times reports Friday that the state Department of Toxic Substances Control will form the panel with representatives of various regulatory agencies, including air, water and hazardous materials, as well as fire authorities.”

Their focus ain’t gonna be on ownership it will be on fees and fines. There is not a trick a California politician will not turn for a buck.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 6:31:03 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Pollster1

They already require ID, and also won’t pay right away unless you have an account or repeat business at a lot of places.


19 posted on 09/07/2012 6:31:31 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: BenLurkin

The state is probably losing money on the “deposit” scam where you pay a tax on cans and can ostensibly get it back, but not at the store. People are probably finding it lucrative to actually go through the hoops to get the refund and a state cash source is drying up...


20 posted on 09/07/2012 6:34:47 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: BenLurkin

Total control.

Some people don’t get it.

>>>North Carolina General Assembly’s revision to the emergency management legislation goes into effect on Oct. 1. On that date, homeowners could be charged with a class 2 misdemeanor and the accompanying fine of up to $1,000 if they decide to stay in place during an evacuation.<<<


21 posted on 09/07/2012 6:46:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin
I hope I live the see the day where regulators are hunted like vermin.

As things are, productive people are treated as vermin. That's got to change.

22 posted on 09/07/2012 6:52:46 PM PDT by stboz
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To: stboz

Like in the movie “ The Missouri Breaks”.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 6:56:11 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Pollster1
I keep dreaming that California will some day do something sensible.

I understand. I dream the same thing about New York State. But until things get more horrible than we'd want to live through, neither will get sensible.

24 posted on 09/08/2012 2:44:34 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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