Creation; membership; vacancies; advisory members; staff
Sec. 2. (a) The Indiana recycling market development board is created and constitutes a public instrumentality of the state. The exercise by the board of the powers conferred by this chapter is an essential governmental function.
(b) The board consists of nine (9) members, one (1) of whom shall be the lieutenant governor or the lieutenant governor's designee and eight (8) of whom shall be appointed by the governor for four (4) year terms. The governor's appointees shall be chosen from among representatives of:
(1) the waste management industry;
(2) the recycling industry;
(3) Indiana universities and colleges with expertise in recycling research and development;
(4) industrial and commercial consumers of recycled feedstock;
(5) environmental groups; and
(6) private citizens with a special interest in recycling.
No more than four (4) appointive members shall be of the same political party.
(c) A vacancy in the office of an appointive member, other than by expiration, shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the term of that retiring member. Appointed members may be removed by the governor for cause.
(d) The board shall have seven (7) ex officio advisory members as follows:
(1) The governor.
(2) The director of the department of natural resources.
(3) The commissioner of the department of environmental management.
(4) Two (2) members from the house of representatives of opposite political parties appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives for two (2) year terms.
(5) Two (2) members from the senate of opposite political parties appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate for two (2) year terms.
Officers; quorum; majority vote; expenses of members
Sec. 3. (a) The governor shall appoint one (1) of the appointed members as chairman. Five (5) members of the board shall constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of a majority of the membership shall be necessary for any action taken by the board. A vacancy in the membership of the board does not impair the right of the quorum to act.
(b) All the members of the board shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The appointed members may also receive a per diem allowance as determined by the budget agency for attendance of board meetings and activities. All reimbursement for expenses shall be as provided by law.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.20, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.10-1990, SEC.5; P.L.27-1993, SEC.9; P.L.204-2007, SEC.5.
Chief administrative officer; employees, agents, and consultants; budget
Sec. 4. A representative appointed by the division, in consultation with the lieutenant governor or the lieutenant governor's designee, shall be the chief administrative officer for the board and shall direct and supervise the administrative affairs and technical activities of the board in accordance with rules, regulations, and policies established by the board. The division may appoint the employees as the board may require and the agents or consultants as may be necessary for implementing this chapter. The division shall prepare an annual administrative budget for review by the budget agency and the budget committee.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.20, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.36-1983, SEC.1; P.L.27-1993, SEC.10; P.L.1-2006, SEC.80; P.L.204-2007, SEC.6.
Conflict of interest; disclosure by members
Sec. 5. A member of the board must disclose to the board any interest in a project the board may be considering for action. The board shall determine whether that member shall be allowed to participate in activities related to that project.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.20, SEC.1.
Duties and powers of board
Sec. 6. (a) The board shall do the following:
Adoption of rules by department of environmental management
Sec. 6.5. The department of environmental management may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to carry out the duties, purposes, and functions of this chapter.
As added by P.L.144-2006, SEC.11. Amended by P.L.204-2007, SEC.8.
Authorized board expenditures
Sec. 7. The board, upon approval by the governor and the budget agency, may make the following expenditures:
(1) Matching grants to federal, state, and local governmental agencies for research and development of:
(A) recycling projects; and
(B) recycling market development projects;
(2) Matching grants to individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, educational institutions, and
other private sector groups for recycling and recycling market
research and development.
(3) Direct grants, loans, or loan guarantees to those individuals and organizations specified in subdivision (1) or (2) of this section.
(4) Contractual services for recycling and recycling market research and development programs.
(5) Other projects and expenses consistent with this chapter.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.20, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.8-1993, SEC.30; P.L.27-1993, SEC.12; P.L.1-1994, SEC.11; P.L.204-2007, SEC.9.
Sec. 8. The board does not have the authority to exercise the power of eminent domain.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.20, SEC.1.
Sec. 9. The board may:
(1) on behalf of the state, receive and accept grants, gifts, and contributions from public agencies, including the federal government, and from private agencies and private sources, including the Indiana business modernization and technology corporation, for the purpose of researching and developing recycling within the state, and may administer such, including contracting with other public and private organizations, to carry out the purposes for which such grants, gifts, and contributions were made;
(2) establish application forms and procedures for programs consistent with this chapter;
(3) accept applications from private and public sources for funding of programs consistent with this chapter;
(4) provide funding for studies, research projects, and other activities required to assess the nature and extent of recycling markets in Indiana and the nature and extent of recycling resources to meet the needs of the state;
(5) deposit funds not currently needed to meet the obligations of the board with the treasurer of state to the credit of the fund, or invest in obligations as provided by IC 5-13-10.5; and
(6) participate in or sponsor programs, conferences, or seminars aimed at assisting the state in promoting recycling market development.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.20, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.36-1983, SEC.2; P.L.19-1987, SEC.4; P.L.10-1991, SEC.7; P.L.27-1993, SEC.13; P.L.18-1996, SEC.1; P.L.204-2007, SEC.10.
Energy development fund
Sec. 10. (a) The "energy development fund" is established as a dedicated fund to be administered by the board. Money in the fund shall be expended by the board exclusively to effect the provisions of this chapter and may include administrative costs.
(b) All money received by the board for deposit in the energy development fund shall be deposited in the fund.
(c) No portion of the fund shall revert to the general fund of the state at the end of a fiscal year. However, if the fund is abolished its contents shall revert to the general fund of the state.
(d) All money accruing to the fund is appropriated continuously for the purposes specified in this chapter.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.20, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.36-1983, SEC.3; P.L.10-1990, SEC.7; P.L.27-1993, SEC.14.
Revolving loan program
Sec. 11. The board may establish and administer a revolving loan program for the purpose of making low interest loans to projects designed to promote the development and efficient use of energy resources or to promote recycling market development. The interest rates for the loans shall be fixed by the board.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.20, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.27-1993, SEC.15.
(Repealed by P.L.11-1993, SEC.9.)
(Repealed by P.L.11-1993, SEC.9.)
Recycling promotion and assistance fund
Sec. 14. (a) The Indiana recycling promotion and assistance fund is established. The purpose of the fund is to promote and assist recycling throughout Indiana by focusing economic development efforts on businesses and projects involving recycling. The fund shall be administered by the board.
(b) Sources of money for the fund consist of the following:
(1) Appropriations from the general assembly.
(2) Repayment proceeds of loans made from the fund.
(3) Gifts and donations.
(4) Money from the solid waste management fund.
(5) Variable recycling fee revenue deposited under IC 13-20.5-2-1.
(c) Money remaining in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
(d) The board may use money in the fund to make loans to assist:
(1) persons in establishing new recycling businesses;