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Existing law defines “applied behavioral analysis,” for purposes of provisions governing services for the developmentally disabled, to mean the design, implementation, and evaluation of systematic instructional and environmental modifications to promote positive social behavior and reduce or ameliorate behaviors that interfere with learning and social interaction. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various healing arts practitioners, including, but not limited to, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, educational psychologists, and professional clinical counselors, by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Consumer Affairs.end delete
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide for the certification of applied behavioral analysis therapists.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
The Legislature finds and declares the following:
4(a) In February 2009, the state board unanimously adopted, as
5Resolution No. 2009-0011, an updated water recycling policy,
6which includes the goal of increasing the use of recycled water in
7the state over 2002 levels by at least 1,000,000 acre-feet per year
8by 2020 and by at least 2,000,000 acre-feet per year by 2030.
9(b) Section 13521 requires the department to establish uniform
10statewide recycling criteria for each varying type of use of recycled
11water where the use involves the protection of public health.
P4 1(c) The use of recycled water for indirect potable reuse is critical
2to achieving the state board’s goals for increased use of recycled
3water in the state. If direct potable reuse can be demonstrated to
4be safe and feasible, implementing direct potable reuse would
5further aid in achieving the state board’s recycling goals.
6(d) Although there has been much scientific research on public
7health issues associated with indirect potable reuse through
8groundwater recharge, there are a number of significant unanswered
9questions regarding indirect potable
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11(e) Achievement of the state’s goals depends on the timely
12development of uniform statewide recycling criteria for indirect
13and direct potable water reuse.
14(f) This chapter is not intended to delay, invalidate, or reverse
15any study or project, or development of regulations by the
16department, the state board, or the regional boards regarding the
17use of recycled water for indirect potable reuse for groundwater
18recharge, surface water augmentation, or direct potable reuse.
19(g) This chapter shall not be construed to delay, invalidate, or
20reverse the department’s ongoing review of projects consistent
21with Section 116551 of the Health and Safety Code.
For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have
24the following meanings:
31 “Department” means the State Department of Public Health.
33 “Direct potable reuse” means the planned introduction of
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35public water system, as defined in Section 116275 of the Health
36and Safety Code,end delete
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37immediately upstream of a water treatment plant.end delete
P5 1 “Indirect potable reuse for groundwater recharge” means
2the planned use of recycled water for replenishment of a
3groundwater basin or an aquifer that has been designated as a
4source of water supply for a public water system, as defined in
5Section 116275 of the Health and Safety Code.
13(d) “Surface waterend delete
14augmentation” means the planned placement of
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16reservoir used as a source of domestic drinking water supply.
22 “Uniform water recycling criteria” has the same meaning as
23in Section 13521.
(a) (1) On or before December 31, 2013, the
26department shall adopt uniform water recycling criteria for indirect
27potable reuse for groundwater recharge.
28(2) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (C), on or before
29December 31, 2016, the department shall develop and adopt
30uniform water recycling criteria for
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32(B) Prior to adopting uniform water recycling criteria for
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34proposed criteria to the expert panel convened pursuant to
35subdivision (a) of Section 13565. The expert panel shall review
36the proposed criteria and shall adopt a finding as to whether, in its
37expert opinion, the proposed criteria would adequately protect
39(C) The department shall not adopt uniform water recycling
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P6 1subparagraph (A), unless and until the expert panel adopts a finding
2that the proposed criteria would adequately protect public health.
3(b) Adoption of uniform water recycling criteria by the
4department is subject to the requirements of Chapter 3.5
5(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title
62 of the Government Code.
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10investigate and report to the Legislature on the feasibility of
11developing uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse.
13(2) The department shall complete a public review draft of its
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15the public not less than 45 days to review and comment on the
16public review draft.
17(3) The department shall provide a final report to the Legislature
18by December 31, 2016. The department shall make the final report
19available to the public.
20(b) In conducting the investigation pursuant to subdivision (a),
21the department shall examine all of the following:
22(1) The availability and reliability of recycled water treatment
23technologies necessary to ensure the protection of public health.
24(2) Multiple barriers and sequential treatment processes
25may be appropriate at wastewater and water treatment facilities.
26(3) Available information on health effects.
27(4) Mechanisms that should be employed to protect public health
28if problems are found in recycled water that is being served to the
29public as a potable water supply, including, but not limited to, the
30failure of treatment systems at the recycled water treatment facility.
31(5) Monitoring needed to ensure protection of public health,
32including, but not limited to, the identification of appropriate
33indicator and surrogate constituents.
34(6) Any other scientific or technical issues that may be
35necessary, including, but not limited to, the need for additional
37(c) (1) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government
38Code, the requirement for submitting a report imposed under
39paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) is inoperative on December 31,
P7 1(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (3) of
2subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795
3of the Government Code.
(a) The department, in consultation with the state
6board, shall report to the Legislature as part of the annual budget
7process, in each year from 2011 to 2016, inclusive, on the progress
8towards developing and adopting uniform water recycling criteria
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10the feasibility of developing uniform water recycling criteria for
11 direct potable reuse.
12(b) (1) A written report submitted pursuant to subdivision (a)
13shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the
15(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this
16section is repealed on January 1, 2017.
In developing uniform recycling criteria for
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20all of the following:
21(a) The final report from the National Water Research Institute
22Independent Advisory Panel for the City of San Diego Indirect
23Potable Reuse/Reservoir Augmentation (IPR/RA) Demonstration
25(b) Monitoring results of research and studies regarding
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27(c) Results of demonstration studies conducted for purposes of
28approval of projects using
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29(d) Epidemiological studies and risk assessments associated
30with projects using
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31(e) Applicability of the advanced treatment technologies required
32for recycled water projects, including, but not limited to, indirect
33potable reuse for groundwater recharge projects.
34(f) Water quality, limnology, and health risk assessments
35associated with existing potable water supplies subject to
36discharges from municipal wastewater, stormwater, and agricultural
38(g) Recommendations of the State of California Constituents
39of Emerging Concern Recycled Water Policy Science Advisory
P8 1(h) State funded research pursuant to Section 79144 and
2 subdivision (b) of Section 79145.
3(i) Research and recommendations from the United States
4Environmental Protection Agency Guidelines for Water Reuse.
9 Other relevant research and studies regarding indirect potable
10reuse of recycled water.
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14administer an expert panel for
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15department on public health issues and scientific and technical
16matters regarding development of uniform water recycling criteria
17for indirect potable reuse through
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18 augmentation and investigation of the feasibility of developing
19uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse.
25(2) The expert panel shall be comprised, at a minimum, of a
26toxicologist, an engineer licensed in the state with at least three
27years’ experience in wastewater treatment, an engineer licensed
28in the state with at least three years’ experience in treatment of
29 drinking water supplies and knowledge of drinking water standards,
30an epidemiologist, a microbiologist, and a chemist.
33(3) Members of the expert panel may be reimbursed for
34reasonable and necessary travel expenses.
35(b) (1) The
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37comprised of no fewer than nine representatives of water and
38wastewater agencies, local public health officers, environmental
39organizations, environmental justice organizations, public health
40nongovernmental organizations, and the
2business community, to advise the
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4uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse.
8(2) Environmental, environmental justice, and public health
9nongovernmental organization representative members of the
10advisory group, task force, or other group may be reimbursed for
11reasonable and necessary travel expenses.
It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
29legislation to provide for the certification of applied behavioral