Amended in their respective committees, H.B. 1131 and S.B 5154 require producers of certain paper products and packaging (covered PPP) to participate in and fund the operations of a producer responsibility organization (PRO) to collect and manage covered PPP from consumers; make changes to minimum post-consumer recycled content (PCRC) requirements, including: requiring additional types of products to meet PCRC requirements, moving responsibility for the registration and reporting of covered PPP products that are also subject to PCRC requirements to the PRO, and amending existing PCRC requirements for products subject to PCRC requirements that are not covered PPP; and provide for producers of certain beverage containers to satisfy producer responsibility obligations for the beverage containers through the formation of a distributor responsibility organization and the establishment of a deposit return system.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles