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

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Bill Title: Methane emissions: organic waste: landfills.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2024-05-22 - Ordered to special consent calendar. [SB972 Detail]

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Amended  IN  Senate  April 15, 2024

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2023–2024 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 972


Introduced by Senator Min

January 25, 2024


An act to add Section 42657 to Sections 42655.1 and 42655.2 to, and to add and repeal Section 42653.1 of, the Public Resources Code, relating to methane emissions.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 972, as amended, Min. Methane emissions: organic waste: landfills.
Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to approve and begin implementing a comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants in the state and to achieve a reduction in specified emissions, including methane, as provided. Existing law requires the methane reduction goals to include a 75% reduction target from the 2014 level by 2025. Existing law requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, in consultation with the State Air Resources Board, state board, to adopt regulations regulations, as provided, 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.

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This bill would require the department to provide procedures for local jurisdictions to request technical assistance from the department, to post those procedures on its internet website, and to provide that technical assistance, as specified. The bill would require the department to provide 2 reports to the Legislature. The bill would require the first report to be due on or before January 1, 2028, and to be on, among other things, the status of the technical assistance provided to local jurisdictions. The bill would require the 2nd report to be due on or before January 1, 2031, and to be on the state’s ability to meet the targets for reducing the disposal of organic waste in landfills and any recommendations to modify the program to achieve those goals. 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 42653.1 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

42653.1.
 (a) (1) The department shall submit to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2028, a report on all of the following:
(A) The status of current implementation efforts related to Section 39730.6 of the Health and Safety Code.
(B) The status of compliance related to Section 42652.5.
(C) The status on technical assistance provided to local jurisdictions related to Section 42655.1.
(D) Recommendations to continue advancing the program, including the coordination and implementation of policies by the department, the State Air Resources Board, State Water Resources Control Board, and the California Environmental Protection Agency that affect the disposal of organic waste.
(2) The department shall submit to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2031, a report on the state’s ability to meet the targets for reducing the disposal of organic waste in landfills that are identified in subdivision (a) of Section 39730.6 of the Health and Safety Code and any recommendations to modify the program to achieve the intended goals.
(b) (1) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on January 1, 2035.

SEC. 2.

 Section 42655.1 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

42655.1.
 (a) The department shall develop procedures for local jurisdictions to request technical assistance from the department regarding the requirements of this chapter, including any regulations adopted by the department pursuant to Section 42652.5. The department shall post the procedures on its internet website.
(b) The department shall provide technical assistance to support local jurisdictions. The department shall consider providing technical assistance before exercising its enforcement authority if a local jurisdiction has submitted a technical assistance request. The technical assistance may include data reporting, education programming, local program development, procurement target clarification support, and coordination of state policy goals that affect organic waste.
(c) The department may offer technical assistance at a regional scale to multiple local jurisdictions to build capacity, coordinate and streamline resources, and support overall compliance under Section 42652.5, and to help achieve the reductions specified in Section 39730.6 of the Health and Safety Code.

SECTION 1.Section 42657 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:
42657.

SEC. 3.

 Section 42655.2 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

42655.2.
 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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