The Association of Compost Producers (ACP) is a non-profit, 501(c)6, trade association of public and private organizations dedicated to increasing the quality, value and amount of compost being produced and used in California. We do this by promoting activities and regulations that build healthy soil, benefiting people and the environment.
ACP members work and invest together to increase compost markets and improve compost product and manufacturing standards. The association provides education and communication on compost benefits and proper use through support of scientific research, and legislation, aligned with developing and expanding quality compost markets.
ACP Members are meeting with the State Legislators in their respective districts this week:
ACP Annual Legislative Day, May 4, 2016
at the California State Capital in Sacramento
ACP Supporting and National Members are particiaping in the ACP Annual Legislative Day in Sacramento being held during International Compost Awareness Week. They will have a unique opportunity to engage with our compost industry colleagues and policy makers at this critical time for the development of organics/compost infrastructure and market development.
9:30 – 10:00 AMAssemble at Conference Room – Coffee, Fruit and Pastries Available
10:00 AM Welcome & Tutorial (Packet on Key issues, and appointment sheet with legislators and their staff)
10:30 AMScheduled Meetings with Legislators (at Capitol, across the street)
Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch (nearby restaurant)
Howard Levenson, Deputy Director, CalRecycle
Ryan McCarthy, SLCP Reduction Strategy Project Manager, California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Emily Wimberger, Chief Economist, CARB
Jenny Lester-Moffitt, Deputy Secretary, California Dept. of Farm & Agriculture
1:00 – 3:30 PMScheduled Meetings with Legislators (Capitol)
3:30 – 5:30PMCocktail Hour (discuss and debrief together) @ nearby bar & grill
Dear ACP Supporting Members
We will continue our two in-person meeting locations, one in Southern California and one in Northern California, but linked by conference line and internet:
Association of Compost Producers
The Calif. State Chapter of the US Composting Council
1537 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94612 - (510) 891-6500
We always prefer to have your presence in person at our meetings, but, as always, we will also have a conference line and speaker phone available to call-in during the meeting for those who can't fit in the travel time. Simply call into the main switchboard number above, and ask to be put into the 2409, ACP Meeting Conference call.
Current Working Agenda
The Agenda items will follow the format of our 2016 Goals (copy attached), and will address specific issues under the following categories (agenda and handouts will be sent out to Supporting Members, and guests who have RSVD'ed, by EOD, Feb. 22:
Introductions and Announcements
ACP Legislative Day, May 4, 2016
Review of ACP Direction and Resources
"ACP 2016 Goals & Marketing Program -2.1.16"
"ACP 2016 Actions" - Our playbook!
"ACP Membership Expansion Campaign"
Market Development Working Group Reports
International Compost Awareness Week & ACP Legislators Day Debrief (below)
Presentations Working Group - "ACP Presentation Schedule"
Compost Advocacy (video development with KTG)
Composter Resource Guide (with CalRecycle & CBA)
Biomass Issues Working Group
Biosolids Issues Working Group
Manure Issues Working Group (?)
Food Scrap/Small Composter Working Group (?)
Legislative & Government Initiatives - State Agencies
ACP Legislators Day in Sacramento - Debrief
Legislative Update - bills and budget we're supporting
Short Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy (working with CARB)