California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

California Solid Waste Legislation

Final Status of Priority Bills, 2005-2006 Session

This is the final status of bills at the end of the 2005-06 Legislative Session, last updated December 29, 2006.

Assembly Bills
Assembly Bills Location Summary
AB 17 (Koretz)
D-W. Hollywood

Universal waste

Dead This bill would require the IWMB in collaboration with the Department of Toxic Substances Control to develop an action plan to assist state and local governments in the handling of universal waste and to submit the plan to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2008.
AB 32 (Núñez and Pavley)
D-Los Angeles
D-Agoura Hills

Air pollution: greenhouse gases: California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006 This bill would enact the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, requiring the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to adopt regulations by January 1, 2008, establishing a greenhouse gas regulatory and mandatory reporting system.
AB 177 (Bogh)
R-Beaumont

Solid waste: biomass conversion: transformation

Assembly Committee on Natural Resources (Two Year Bill) This bill would change the definitions of "biomass conversion" and "transformation" and add a definition of "biomass waste."  It would delete the 10 percent limit on diversion credit for biomass conversion if certain conditions are met, and allow use of both transformation and biomass conversion to meet the 50 percent diversion requirement under the Integrated Waste Management Act.
AB 315 (Hancock)
D-Berkeley

School facilities: energy efficiency: design standards

Dead This bill would require the State Allocation Board to adopt regulations by July 1, 2006, under the direction of the Governor’s Executive Order S-20-04, to ensure that design standards for school facilities constructed in whole or in part with State funds would meet, at a minimum, the design and construction criteria in the Best Practices Manual produced by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools.
AB 338 (Levine)
D-Sherman Oaks

Recycling: crumb rubber

Chapter 709, Statutes of 2005 This bill would require Caltrans to gradually phase in the use of crumb rubber, which is used to make rubberized-asphalt concrete, on state highway construction and repair projects, to the extent feasible. The crumb rubber used would be required to be manufactured in the United States, and derived from waste tires taken from U.S. owned and operated vehicles.
AB 399 (Moñtanez)
D-San Fernando 

Recycling: multifamily dwellings

Vetoed This bill would establish requirements for recycling programs at multifamily dwellings in the state, with the intent of helping local governments meet the state’s diversion mandates.  This bill would require the IWMB, the solid waste and recycling industry, local governments, and property owners and managers to take specified actions to encourage recycling at multifamily properties.
AB 567 (Aghazarian)
R-Stockton 

Hazardous waste: alternative standards

Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Two Year Bill) This bill would authorize the Department of Toxic Substances Control to adopt regulations that establish hazardous waste management standards as an alternative to one or more of the standards specified in the hazardous waste control law. The bill would permit the regulations to exempt a hazardous waste management activity that only involves hazardous wastes meeting specified criteria. The bill would require the department, before adopting an alternative management regulation, to make findings, prepare an analysis to support those findings, make the analysis available to the public, and notify the public, as specified.
AB 574 (Wolk)
D-Davis  

Recycled concrete.

Chapter 693, Statutes of 2005 This bill would define "recycled concrete" as "reclaimed concrete material used in concrete mixtures in accordance with the Greenbook Standard Specifications for Public Works 2003 Edition, or the most current revision of those requirements."  This bill would authorize the use of recycled concrete, as defined, if the end user has been fully informed that the concrete is recycled concrete. In addition, this bill would prohibit recycled concrete from being offered, provided, or sold to the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for any use unless specifically requested and approved by the department.  The provisions of the bill shall not supersede the requirements of the Uniform Building Code or other provisions of law.
AB 575 (Wolk)
D-Davis 

Electronic waste recycling

Chapter 59, Statutes of 2005 This bill would define the term “vendor” for purposes of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act. The bill would allow a retailer to pay the covered electronic waste recycling fee on behalf of the consumer by paying the fee to the retailer’s vendor. Urgency measure.
AB 701 (Nava)
D-Santa Barbara 

State buildings: energy and design criteria

Held in Assembly Committee on Business and Professions (Two Year Bill) This bill would require that all state buildings, on which construction or renovation is begun on or after January 1, 2006, to attain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating no later than January 1, 2015.
AB 727 (Bermudez)
D-Norwalk

Solid waste: biomass conversion

Dead This bill would require the IWMB, in conjunction with the ARB, to select six solid waste facilities in California for testing conversion technologies. In addition, the IWMB and ARB would be required to develop a work plan detailing the methods that will be used at each facility and annually report the results of the conversion technologies tested to the Legislature.
AB 1001 (Nunez)
D-Los Angeles

Vehicles: dealer's licenses: document charges.

Vetoed This bill was originally carried by Assemblymember Nava to address the use of recycled aggregate in state highway construction or repair projects. However, the bill was amended on June 27 to address an unrelated issue.
AB 1017 (Cogdill)
R-Modesto

Hazardous and solid waste: illegal disposal of methamphetamine.

Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Two Year Bill) As it relates to the IWMB, this bill would establish an Illegal Dumping Prevention Program within the IWMB, in addition to various other solid waste disposal and cleanup programs, for the purpose of developing alternatives to dumping, funding targeted illegal dumping enforcement and related judicial processes, conducting public outreach and education, providing training, and coordinating the program with other existing cleanup programs. The bill would require that the program be funded with grant funds, and would authorize the IWMB to hire staff to administer the program.
AB 1049 (Koretz)D-W. Hollywood

Recycling: food and beverage packages: labeling

Held in Assembly Committee on Appropriations (Two Year Bill) This bill would require the IWMB to develop a voluntary California curbside label for packages or items that are specified by the bill or that are accepted in a "substantial majority" of California curbside recycling programs. The bill would authorize the IWMB to deny the use of the California curbside label on packaging or items that are commonly contaminated to a degree that would prevent recycling. The bill would authorize the IWMB to collect a fee from a person applying to the board for the use of the California curbside label and would create the California Curbside Label Account.
AB 1065 (Committee on Agriculture) 

Kitchen grease: transporters

Chapter 533, Statues of 2005 This bill would authorize the Department of Food and Agriculture (DFA) to establish a system for documenting and tracking the transportation of inedible kitchen grease in order to ensure the proper disposal or recycling of that material. This bill would require licensed renderers to be registered as transporters with DFA and would authorize DFA to suspend or revoke registration. This bill would expand oversight of grease hauling to include protecting the environment, reducing blockages of public sewer systems, and preventing the improper and illegal transportation and disposal of interceptor grease.
AB 1090 (Matthews)
D-Tracy 

Solid waste: diversion: conversion

Dead This bill adds recovery, through recycling, composting, conversion technology, or other beneficial use technologies to the existing waste management priorities for the IWMB.
AB 1103 (Karnette)
D-Long Beach

Bicycle recycling

Assembly Committee on Natural Resources (Two-year bill) This bill would require a bicycle retailer and bicycle dealer who sells, furnishes, or gives a bicycle to any person to provide a disclosure to the purchaser or recipient that states that a bicycle may be recycled and that state law permits a tax deduction for qualified charitable contributions of bicycles, as specified.
AB 1125 (Pavley)
D-Agoura Hills

Household Battery Recycling Act

Chapter 572, Statues of 2005 This bill would enact the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act of 2006.  It would require on and after July 1, 2006, that a retailer of rechargeable batteries sold in California have in place a system for the acceptance and collection of used rechargeable batteries for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal with specified elements, including the take-back at no cost to the consumer of a used rechargeable battery of a type or brand sold by the retailer.  The bill would prohibit the sale of a rechargeable battery to a consumer in this state after July 1, 2006, if the retailer is not in compliance with the Act.  The bill would require DTSC on or before July 1, 2007, and each succeeding July 1, to post on its Internet Web site the estimated amount, by weight, of each type of household battery returned for recycling in California during the previous calendar year.   
AB 1193 (Hancock)
D-Berkeley 

Recycling: compact discs and digital versatile disks

Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Two Year Bill) This bill would prohibit the distribution or mass mailing of compact discs (CD) or digital versatile discs (DVD) for commercial purposes to households that are assessed a solid waste fee without the consent of a person in the household, unless the recipient is provided a postage paid return mailing envelope or similar return mechanism that would allow the recipient to return the disc to the sender.
AB 1249 (Blakeslee)
R-Santa Monica

Waste tire facility permit

Chapter 404, Statutes of 2005 This bill would give the State Fire Marshal the authority, in consultation with the IWMB, to develop and adopt regulations relating to fire prevention and storage of waste tires.
AB 1333 (Frommer)
D-Los Angeles 

Grease waste haulers

Senate Floor (Two Year Bill) This bill would make it unlawful for any grease waste hauler to incompletely remove grease from a grease trap or grease interceptor and would establish civil enforcement provisions that may be imposed against a grease hauling company for a violation. This bill would also specify that it is unlawful for any grease waste hauler to reinsert, dump, place, release, discharge into any place not expressly authorized to accept the waste and would prohibit the use of a vehicle that hauls grease waste for hauling any other material, including used cooking oil. This bill would provide that a violation would be a misdemeanor with a penalty of imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 6 months and a fine of up to $10,000 plus penalty assessments, and a second or subsequent violation would be is punishable by not more than one year in the county jail and a fine of not more than $25,000. This bill would also establish civil penalties for the above actions.
AB 1337 (Ruskin)
D-Redwood City

State buildings: Green building standards

Vetoed by the Governor This bill would, on or before January 1, 2008, require the IWMB to develop and adopt regulations for "green building" (sustainable building) standards for the construction or renovation of State buildings. It would also require, on or before January 1, 2009, that all State buildings be designed and operated in accordance with the regulations.
AB 1381 (Núñez)
D-Los Angeles

School district governance: Los Angeles Unified School District

Chapter 299, Statutes of 2006 This bill now pertains to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Its former language dealing with instructional school gardens is now in AB 1535.
AB 1535 (Núñez)
D-Los Angeles

School instructional gardens: pupil nutrition.

Chapter 437, Statutes of 2006 This bill would revive and strengthen an existing, but inoperative, Instructional School Gardens Program administered by the California Department of Education (CDE). It would revise the 2006 Budget Act to clarify expenditures for the program. The IWMB would be part of an interagency working group on instructional school gardens convened by the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI).
AB 1637 (Mountjoy)
R-Monrovia

Vehicles: refuse or
garbage truck: horn: camera.

Chapter 166, Statutes of 2005 This bill would require all garbage trucks, except rolloff vehicles, to be equipped with an audible, automatic, backup alarm or a similar device that is capable of emitting a specific sound. All garbage trucks purchased after January 1, 2010, would be required to be equipped with a functioning camera that provides the driver with a video display of the rear of the vehicle.
AB 1688 (Niello)
R-Fair Oaks

Illegal dumping enforcement officers

Chapter 267, Statutes of 2006 This bill would authorize local governments to appoint illegal dumping officers and would grant the officers limited law enforcement authority.
AB 1721 (Pavley)
D-Agoura Hills 

Environmental education

Chapter 581, Statutes of 2005 This bill is cleanup legislation for AB 1548 (Pavley), Chapter 665, Statutes of 2003, the Education and the Environment Initiative, which incorporated environmental principles into approved education standards. 
AB 1866 (Karnette)
D-Long Beach

Recycling: polystyrene: State facilities

Dead This bill would prohibit a State facility from selling, possessing, or distributing an expanded polystyrene (commonly called "styrofoam") food container on and after January 1, 2008. State agencies would be mandated to require each prospective bidder to certify that it and its agents, subsidiaries, partners, joint venturers, and subcontractors for procurement do the same. The bill would exempt prisons and State mental health facilities if it is determined by the appropriate department director that use of expanded polystyrene food containers is the only viable alternative that would not pose a danger for persons in those facilities.
AB 1940 (Koretz)
D-W. Hollywood

Environment: marine debris

Dead This bill would require the Coastal Commission to the extent feasible and within its existing resources to convene a multiagency task force. The task force would include the Department of Conservation, the State Water Resources Control Board, the IWMB, the Department of Boating and Waterways, the State Coastal Conservancy, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, for the purpose of implementing statewide marine debris reduction efforts. The bill would require the task force to submit a semiannual report to the Ocean Protection Council beginning in 2008, summarizing progress made by public agencies or organizations in addressing marine debris and suggested actions to improve state efforts. The bill would also require the State Water Resources Control Board and its regional boards to implement measures for the control of plastic pellets, powder, and fragment discharges from point and nonpoint sources.
AB 1992 (Canciamilla)
D-Pittsburg

Solid waste: dumping

Chapter 416, Statutes of 2006 This bill would clarify in the Health and Safety Code that the placing, depositing, dumping, or overflow of solid waste on private property without the owner's consent is a misdemeanor. The bill would include a local enforcement agency (LEA) in the list of entities that determine whether the dumping of solid waste is a public health and safety hazard. The Penal Code provides that it is an infraction for a person to dump waste matter, or cause it to be dumped, in or upon specified public or private properties. This bill would change the above violation from an infraction to a misdemeanor. The associated minimum fines for these violations would be increased from $100 $250 for a first violation. This bill would increase some fines as specified.
AB 2092 (Hancock)
D-Berkeley

Hazardous substance release: vapor
intrusion

Vetoed by the Governor This bill would require CalEPA and its related entities, including the IWMB, on or before January 1, 2008, to compile a summary of sites with known or potential vapor intrusion resulting from a hazardous substance release on or near the site.
AB 2118 (Matthews)
D-Tracy

Solid waste: diversion: conversion

Dead In addition to nonsubstantive changes, this bill would state the intent of the Legislature to provide a definition of "conversion technologies" that clarifies the IWMB's limited jurisdiction over the process and states that such facilities would be subject to all applicable environmental and health regulations.
AB 2127 (Tran) R-Westminster

Hazardous waste: alkaline batteries

Dead This bill would require the IWMB, in conjunction with the State Water Resources Control Board, to submit a report to the Legislature by July 1, 2007, regarding any environmental impacts caused by the disposal of alkaline batteries in a permitted solid waste landfill.
AB 2147 (Harman)
R-Huntington Beach

Solid waste: compostable plastic food and beverage containers

Chapter 349, Statutes of 2006 This bill would prohibit a person from selling a plastic food or beverage container that is labeled "compostable," "biodegradable," or "degradable" unless, at the time of the sale, the plastic food or beverage container meets a current ASTM standard specification for compostable plastics.
AB 2160 (Lieu)
D-El Segundo

Green building guidelines

Chapter 742, Statutes of 2006 This bill would require the Department of General Services (DGS) to define a life-cycle cost assessment methodology for State building design and construction decisions. This bill would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to identify and develop appropriate project delivery mechanisms to facilitate energy and resource efficient projects for State and commercial buildings. These findings and recommendations will be reported to the Green Action Team by January 1, 2008.
AB 2202 (Saldana)
D-San Diego

Hazardous waste: electronic devices

Dead This bill would expand the definition of the term "electronic device" for the sole purpose of the California sales prohibition to include devices that meet all of the following criteria: (1) dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields to work properly; (2) included in the categories set out in Annex IA to Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE); (3) designed for use with a voltage rating that does not exceed 1000 volts for alternating current and 1500 volts for direct current.
AB 2206 (Montanez)
D-San Fernando

Recycling: multifamily dwellings

Vetoed by the Governor This bill would require the IWMB to develop a model ordinance relating to multifamily waste diversion suitable for local agency modification and adoption and a model notification document that owners of multifamily dwellings could modify and provide to tenants to fulfill an obligation to provide tenants with specified information on solid waste diversion and recycling. Furthermore, this bill would require local jurisdictions to report to the IWMB the progress of solid waste diversion programs at multifamily dwellings and allow the IWMB to consider these multifamily recycling programs when evaluating a jurisdictions overall progress towards their solid waste diversion goals.
AB 2211 (Karnette)
D-Long Beach

Solid waste disposal site cleanup

Chapter 762, Statutes of 2006 This bill would add solid waste facilities and sites involving solid waste handling to those sites eligible for emergency action funding from the Solid Waste Disposal Site Cleanup Trust Fund, and would authorize the Board to expend funds directly for the cleanup of a publicly owned or operated site only if the Board determines that the public entity lacks resources or expertise to manage the cleanup itself. The bill would delete the requirement that the grants provided be matching grants and would instead authorize the Board to provide grants to public entities, to assist in site cleanup. This bill contains other related provisions.
AB 2253 (Hancock)
D-Berkeley

Vehicles: illegal dumping

Chapter 765, Statutes of 2006 This bill would authorize the impoundment and, in specific instances, civil forfeiture of a motor vehicle used in illegal dumping when the registered owner has multiple convictions for misdemeanor illegal dumping of waste matter.
AB 2271 (Koretz)
D-W. Hollywood

Household batteries: recycling

Dead This bill would enact the California Household Battery Recycling Act and establish a consumer refund system for one-time-use, household alkaline batteries. This bill would require battery collectors to be certified by the Department of ____________ and to accept any used household battery from a consumer, collection, or curbside program and to pay the refund value of ten cents ($0.10) per battery.
AB 2289 (Ruskin)
D-Redwood City

Solid waste: plastic reprocessing

Chapter 461, Statutes of 2006 This bill would require businesses that recycle, shred, or destroy plastic bulk merchandise containers, prior to purchasing five or more containers, to obtain proof of ownership from the seller and verify his or her identity.
AB 2296 (Montanez)
D-San Fernando

Solid waste: landfill: postclosure financial assistance

Chapter 504, Statutes of 2006 This bill would require the IWMB to conduct a study, by January 1, 2008, to define the conditions that potentially affect solid waste landfills, in order to identify potential long-term threats. The study would also examine various financial assurance mechanisms that would protect the State from long-term postclosure maintenance or corrective action costs if a landfill owner or operator fails to meet its legal obligation to fund postclosure maintenance or corrective action during the postclosure period. The bill would require the IWMB to adopt regulations and develop recommendations by July 1, 2009, based upon the study.
AB 2335 (Saldana)
D-San Diego

Medical waste

Chapter 166, Statutes of 2006 This bill would expand the definition of "infectious agents" and revise the handling and storage requirements for medical waste.
AB 2449 (Levine)
D-Van Nuys

Recycling: plastic bags.

Chapter 845, Statutes of 2006 Beginning July 1, 2007, this bill would require store operators to establish a recycling program that provides an opportunity for a store customer to return a clean plastic carryout bag to the store.
AB 2516 (Tran)
R-Westminster

Toxic substances: PBDEs

Dead This bill would add an additional exemption from the prohibition on manufacturing, processing, or distributing in commerce a product, or a flame-retarded part of a product, containing more than 1/10 of 1 percent pentaBDE or octaBDE.
AB 2734 (Hancock)
D-Berkeley

Solid waste: rigid plastic packaging containers

Dead This bill would revise the definition of "source reduced container" to eliminate the obsolete reference to a rigid plastic packaging container (RPPC) for which the manufacturer seeks compliance as of January 1, 1995.
AB 2878 (Ruskin)
D-Redwood City

Green building standards

Dead This bill has been dropped, and the language is now in AB 1337.
AB 2880 (Lieu)
D-El Segundo

California Integrated Waste Management Board: green buildings.

Dead This bill would require the IWMB, in consultation with the State Energy Commission and other relevant State agencies, to gather, analyze, and make available to the public, in part through a website, public resources about green buildings. This bill would require the IWMB to establish an advisory committee and seek the advice of the committee in developing, maintaining, and updating the website.
AB 2928 (Laird)
D-Santa Cruz

Green building construction: voluntary residential green building guidelines.

Dead This bill would require the IWMB, by January 1, 2008, to develop, adopt, and make available voluntary green building guidelines for residential home construction. Guidelines must include measures regarding energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design process and a method for determining life-cycle cost. Voluntary guidelines are to be developed by coordinating efforts with State agencies and in consultation with specified public and private sector organizations. Guidelines are to consider relevant existing guidelines, including, but not limited to, those specified in the bill. This bill would include legislative intent that recognizes that no one set of existing green building guidelines encompasses the state's unique economic and natural resources-related environment.
AB 3001 (Pavley)
D-Agoura Hills

Electronic waste: personal computers

Dead This bill would add personal computers to the term "covered electronic device" after July 1, 2007, and would place a $6 advanced recycling fee on the retail sale of such products.

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Senate Bills
Senate Bills Location Summary
SB 318 (Romero)
D-Los Angeles 

Waste management

Held in Senate Committee on Appropriations (Two Year Bill) This bill would create the Office of the Solid Waste Public Advisor within the IWMB to provide objective information to the public regarding solid waste facilities and would prescribe the functions and duties of the public advisor.  The bill would require the IWMB, using existing resources, to provide for the assignment of personnel and resources to the office.
SB 369 (Simitian)
D-Palo Alto

Solid waste: tire recycling

Chapter 300, Statutes of 2006 This bill would extend the IWMB's rubberized asphalt concrete (RAC) grant program for local governments to January 1, 2011. The bill would require the IWMB to provide technical support to local agencies on the design and application of RAC projects. In addition, it would update the criteria for projects awarded grant funding. Finally, it makes minor changes to the list of activities eligible for funding through a variety of tire recycling grants.
SB 411 (Alarcón)
D-Sun Valley

Solid waste: nonbiodegradable materials: landfills

Dead This bill would eliminate diversion credit for green material and woody waste used as alternative daily cover (ADC). The IWMB would be required to develop a schedule for excluding green material and woody waste used as ADC from being included in meeting the 50 percent diversion requirements of the act. The IWMB would be required to adopt or revise regulations regarding the conditions for use of the alternative daily cover.
SB 420 (Simitian)
D-Palo Alto 

Public contracts: procurements: recycled products

Chapter 392, Statutes of 2006 This bill would make technical changes to clarify existing law and would expand the scope of use for paving materials that contain recycled content.
SB 423 (Simitian)
D-Palo Alto

Hazardous waste: mercury relays and switches: exemption

Assembly Committee on Natural Resources (Two Year Bill) This bill's original intent was to address the Electronic Waste Recycling Act, however it was amended on July 5th to address an unrelated issue.
SB 455 (Escutia)
D-Norwalk 

Pest control: violations.

Vetoed This bill originally dealt with tire hauler regulations and tire manifests. However, the bill was amended on September 2 to address an unrelated issue.
SB 563 (Alarcon)
D-Sun Valley 

California certified green business program

Senate Committee on Rules (Two Year Bill) This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a California certified green business program that will assist businesses that operate in California to protect the environment, conserve natural resources, and reduce pollution.
SB 743 (Chesbro)
D-Arcata

Solid waste collection: households

Chapter 666, Statutes of 2005 Within the Rigid Plastic Packaging Container (RPPC) program, would revise the definition of "recycling rate" to additionally include the proportion of a single resin type of a RPPC that is recycled in a single given calendar year.  In addition, would modify the criteria for RPPCs to include a recycling rate of 45% for a single resin type of RPPC, as demonstrated to the IWMB. Would establish an additional compliance option under the RPPC law for manufacturers that utilize an amount of California-generated recycled plastic in any product. Would specify that a product manufacturer cannot be fined under the RPPC law as a result of false claims made by a container manufacturer.
SB 772 (Ducheny)
D-San Diego

Environment: border region

Chapter 214, Statutes of 2005 Would require the IWMB to include as a program element of its five-year plan for tires, border region activities conducted in coordination with CalEPA.  Specifically, the plan would describe the effectiveness of the following activities:  training programs, environmental education, waste tire abatement, tracking tire flow across the border, and coordination with regard to environmental and control requirements.
SB 926 (Florez)
D-Shafter

Solid waste facility: local initiative: environmental impact report

Dead The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 prohibits a person from operating a solid waste facility, as defined, without a solid waste facilities permit, if that facility is required to have a permit. This bill would also require that before a local initiative that proposes to amend a city or county's general plan or zoning ordinance to allow the siting of a solid waste facility may be placed on the ballot, an environmental impact report on the project must be prepared and certified pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The bill would specify that the county in which the facility is proposed to be sited is the lead agency and that the project is the siting of the solid waste facility, as proposed by the local initiative. The bill also would require the county to make the environmental impact report publicly available, as specified.
SB 928 (Perata)
D-Oakland

Public resources: solid waste

Dead This bill makes noncontroversial clean-up changes to the Public Resources Code. Specifically, this bill repeals the provision that allows the time extension for newly incorporated cities to be in addition to the general time extensions.
SB 975 (Ashburn)
R-Bakersfield

Air quality: biodiesel fuel.

Chapter 365, Statues of 2005 This bill would provide that any public agency, or regulated utility may use a biodiesel blend fuel, as defined, in any retrofitted vehicular or off-road diesel engine certified by the state board. The bill would also provide that entities that contract with any public agency or regulated utility may use a biodiesel blend fuel, as defined, in a sold waste collection vehicle or collection vehicle. This bill would repeal its provisions on January 1, 2008.
SB 1076 (Perata)
D-Oakland

Solid waste

Senate Committee on Rules (Two Year Bill) This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to the provision of the California Integrated Waste Management Act that requires each county, city, district, or other local governmental agency that provides solid waste handling services to provide for those services, including, but not limited to, source reduction, recycling, composting activities, and the collection, transfer, and disposal of solid waste within or without the territory subject to its solid waste handling jurisdiction.
SB 1106 (Committee on Environmental Quality)

Public contracts: procurement: recycled goods: solid waste

Chapter 590, Statues of 2005 This bill would consolidate, update, and clarify existing recycling laws, eliminate duplicative provisions, and establish or restate recycling goals and reporting requirements of state agencies in accordance with specified timeframes, as provided. The bill would also require local public entities to purchase recycled products instead of nonrecycled products, as specified. This bill would remove the reference to “rural cities” as being incorporated, as they are currently described in existing law in certain provisions relating to waste management.
SB 1293 (Kuehl)
D-Santa Monica

State library: access to electronic and online materials

Dead This bill would direct the State Librarian to establish the Electronic Information Access Service under the California State Library and allow the State Librarian to seek reimbursement for associated costs from special-funded State bodies prior to charging the General Fund.
SB 1305 (Figueroa)
D-Sunol

Medical waste

Chapter 64, Statutes of 2006 This bill would require a person not to dispose of home-generated sharps in collection containers used for solid waste and other recyclable materials on and after September 1, 2008. In addition, this bill would require by the same date that home-generated sharps waste be managed only at facilities and transported only in sharps containers approved by the enforcement agency.
SB 1344 (Chesbro)
D-Arcata

Recycling: plastic packaging containers

Chapter 144, Statutes of 2006 This bill expands upon one of the compliance options in the rigid plastic packaging container (RPPC) law that allows product manufacturers to utilize an amount of California-generated postconsumer material in any RPPC, regulated or not. This bill would add other plastic products or plastic packaging to the list, and allow only the export of postconsumer material to another state (not another country) for the manufacture of RPPCs, other plastic products, or plastic packaging.
SB 1345 (Chesbro)
D-Arcata

Environmental quality: public contracts: recycled products: compost

Dead Existing law provides various procedures and requirements pertaining to the purchase of recycled items by the State, including, among other things, compost, co-compost, and mulch. This bill would increase, to 90 percent, the minimum content of certain materials, which would otherwise normally be disposed of in landfills, of which the recycled compost, co-compost, and mulch must consist. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
SB 1515 (Kehoe)
D-San Diego

Solid waste: facilities: operating hours

Dead This bill would require the IWMB to conduct a study of the benefits of expanding the operating hours of solid waste facilities as a means of reducing traffic congestion and enabling solid waste vehicles to access the facilities during off-peak hours. The bill would require the IWMB to consult with specified entities and individuals and report its findings to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2007.
SB 1573 (Alarcon)
D-Sun Valley

Packaging

Dead This bill would require the IWMB, by January 1, 2008, to issue a report that contains an update of the Preferred Packaging Procurement Guidelines (first published in 1994) and recommendations for changes in State law to assist in reducing and preventing packaging waste. The bill would require the IWMB to coordinate with other State agencies when making recommendations and taking efforts to reduce and prevent excess packaging in order to avoid any overlap of, or conflict with, any other existing State or federal packaging guidelines.
SB 1778 (Alcarcon)
D-Sun Valley

Solid waste: alternative daily cover: compost

Dead This bill would require that if the alternative daily cover for a solid waste landfill is comprised of woody and green material, that material is not to be considered as part of the 50 percent of solid waste that must be diverted, and is to be included in the amount of solid waste that is subject to disposal for purposes of the diversion requirements of the California Integrated Waste Management Act. This bill would also require the IWMB to develop a schedule for excluding solid waste that is used as an alternative daily cover and comprised of woody and green material from being included in meeting the diversion requirements of the act. The bill would require the Board, on or before January 1, 2010, to adopt or revise regulations that establish conditions for the use of alternative daily cover.
SB 1797 (Perata)
D-Oakland

Hazardous waste: identification

Dead This bill now addresses the Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) hazardous classification process, which does not concern the IWMB.
SB 1835 (Florez)
D-Shafter

Solid waste facility permit: enforcement agency

Dead This bill would prohibit a local enforcement agency (LEA) from issuing a solid waste facilities permit for a solid waste facility approved by a local initiative measure, and the IWMB from concurring with such an action, unless the facility is consistent with local, State, and federal standards.

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