Bill Text: CA SB972 | 2023-2024 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Methane emissions: organic waste: landfills.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2024-04-15 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E.Q. [SB972 Detail]

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2023–2024 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 972


Introduced by Senator Min

January 25, 2024


An act to add Section 42657 to the Public Resources Code, relating to methane emissions.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 972, as introduced, Min. Methane emissions: organic waste: landfills.
Existing law requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, in consultation with the State Air Resources Board, to adopt regulations that achieve the specified targets for reducing organic waste in landfills. The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the state board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases.
The bill would require the department, the state board, and the California Environmental Protection Agency to hold at least 2 joint meetings per calendar year to coordinate their implementation of policies that affect those specified targets for reducing organic waste in landfills and the department’s regulations adopted to achieve those goals, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 42657 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

42657.
 The department, the State Air Resources Board, and the California Environmental Protection Agency shall hold at least two joint meetings per calendar year to coordinate their implementation of policies that affect the organic waste reduction goals for 2020 and 2025 established in Section 39730.6 of the Health and Safety Code and the department’s regulations adopted to achieve those goals. In those meetings, the agencies shall specifically address duplicative permitting processes for organic waste facilities and conflicting state directives to local governments on renewable natural gas and zero-emission vehicles.

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