Law:Division 12.3. Recycled Concrete (California)

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Ca Codes (prc:16000-16004) Public Resources Code Section 16000-16004



16000. The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) Facilitating the recycling of natural resources is in the best interest of the state. (b) This division is intended to encourage the use of recycled concrete as provided in this division.


16001. For the purposes of this division, "recycled concrete" means reclaimed concrete material used in concrete mixtures in accordance with the "Greenbook Standard Specifications for Public Works" 2003 edition, or the most current revision of those requirements. "Recycled concrete" includes mix designs or aggregate gradations that are in accordance with specifications of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the International Building Code (IBC), the International Residential Code (IRC), the Uniform Building Code (UBC), or Caltrans Standard Specifications. However, reclaimed concrete material that is in compliance with ASTM-94 specifications is exempt from this division.


16002. (a) Recycled concrete materials may be used if a user has been fully informed that the concrete may contain recycled concrete materials. (b) For the purposes of this section, "fully informed" means informed of the potential use of recycled materials in a concrete product prior to or at the time of ordering, either orally or in writing, and informed by the delivery receipt as to the recycled ingredients at delivery acceptance.


16003. No recycled concrete shall be offered, provided, or sold to the Department of Transportation or the Department of General Services for any use, including, but not limited to, any project under its affiliation, contract authority, or oversight responsibility unless specifically requested and approved by the department.


16004. Nothing in this division shall supersede the requirements of the Uniform Building Code or other provisions of law.


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