Bill Text: CA SB86 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Hazardous materials: reporting.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-11 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 10. [SB86 Detail]

Download: California-2019-SB86-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 86


Introduced by Senator Portantino

January 10, 2019


An act to amend Section 57013 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous materials.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 86, as introduced, Portantino. Hazardous materials: reporting.
Existing law establishes the Department of Toxic Substances Control and vests the department with the duties and responsibilities of regulating the use and disposal of hazardous materials. Existing law authorizes the department to require a person submitting a report, workplan, schedule, notice, request, application, or other document or data required by law to submit the document or data in an electronic format.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the electronic reporting requirement.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 57013 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

57013.
 (a) The Department of Toxic Substances Control may require a person submitting a report, workplan, schedule, notice, request, application, or other document or data for purposes of compliance with this code, the Education Code, or other related regulations to submit the document or data in an electronic format, if the document is submitted to either of the following:
(1) The Department of Toxic Substances Control.
(2) A unified program agency implementing the unified program specified in Chapter 6.11 (commencing with Section 25404) of Division 20.
(b) The Department of Toxic Substances Control may require that a document or data submitted in electronic format include the latitude and longitude, which shall be longitude that are accurate to within one meter, meter of the location where a sample analyzed in the document or data was collected.
(c) The Department of Toxic Substances Control shall adopt standards, that include electronic formats, for the submission of reports, workplans, schedules, notices, requests, applications, or other documents or data. The adopted standards also shall include formats for analytical and environmental compliance data that may be submitted along with those documents. When adopting these standards, the Department of Toxic Substances Control shall only consider electronic formats that meet all of the following criteria:
(1) Are available at no cost.
(2) Are available in the public domain.
(3) Have available public domain means to import, manipulate, and store data.
(4) Allow importation of data into tables that indicate relational distances.
(5) Allow verification of data submission consistency.
(6) Allow inclusion of all of the following information:
(A) The physical site address from which the sample was taken, and information required for permitting and reporting an unauthorized release.
(B) Environmental assessment data taken during the initial site investigation phase, as well as the continuing monitoring and evaluation phases.
(C) The latitude and longitude, which shall be longitude that are accurate to within one meter, meter of the location where a sample was collected.
(D) A description of all tests performed on the sample, the results of the testing, quality assurance and quality control information, available narrative information regarding the collection of the sample, and available information concerning the laboratory’s analysis of the sample.
(7) Fulfill any additional criteria that the Department of Toxic Substances Control determines are appropriate for an effective electronic report submission program.
(d) In adopting standards pursuant to this section, the Department of Toxic Substances Control shall ensure the security of electronically submitted information.
(e) (1) The regulations adopted by the Department of Toxic Substances Control pursuant to this section, including regulations adopted pursuant to this section as amended during the 2017–18 Regular Session, may be adopted as emergency regulations in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. For the purposes of that chapter, including Section 11349.6 of the Government Code, the adoption of these regulations is an emergency and shall be considered by the Office of Administrative Law as an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, and general welfare.
(2) Notwithstanding the time limitation in subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code, an emergency regulation adopted or amended pursuant to this section shall not be repealed until one year after the effective date of the regulation, unless the Department of Toxic Substances Control readopts the regulation, in whole or in part, in compliance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

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