BILL NUMBER: AB 768	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 25, 2011
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 14, 2011

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Gatto

                        FEBRUARY 17, 2011

   An act to add Section 38560.7 to the Health and Safety Code,
relating to air pollution.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 768, as amended, Gatto.  California Global Warming Solutions
Act of 2006: Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
   The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the
State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with
monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases.
The state board is required to adopt a statewide greenhouse gas
emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions
level in 1990 to be achieved by 2020, and to adopt rules and
regulations in an open public process to achieve the maximum
technologically feasible and cost-effective greenhouse gas emission
reductions. The state board adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard
regulation pursuant to these requirements.
   This bill would require the state board to allow a regulated party
that elects to be subject to the requirements of the Low Carbon Fuel
Standard regulation in order to generate credits for the purposes of
the Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulation, to generate credits through
the sale of  renewable natural gas   biomethane
 produced out of state, but distributed to consumers in the
state through displacement trade contracts  , if the regulated
party can demonstrate a physical pathway to California through use of
a pipeline system connected to California  .
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 38560.7 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   38560.7.  The state board shall allow a regulated party that
elects to be subject to the requirements of the Low Carbon Fuel
Standard regulation in order to generate credits for the purposes of
the Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulation, to generate credits through
the sale of  renewable natural gas   biomethane
 produced out of state, but distributed to consumers in the
state through displacement trade contracts  , if the regulated
party can demonstrate a physical pathway to California through use of
a pipeline system connected to   California  .