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Existing law establishes the Toxic Substances Control Account in the General Fund and authorizes moneys in the account, upon appropriation, to be used for, among other purposes, the payment of all costs of removal and remedial action incurred by the state in response to a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance, as specified.
This bill would appropriate $176,600,000 from the account to the Department of Toxic Substances Control for activities related to the cleanup and investigation of lead-contaminated properties in the communities surrounding the Exide Technologies facility in the City of Vernon, including job training activities, and
actions taken to pursue all available remedies against potentially responsible parties. The bill would require the department to engage the impacted community, as specified; develop a Job and Development Training Program, as specified; and post on its Internet Web site specified information.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2015.
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
In enacting this act, it is the intent of the
2Legislature to address the significant potential public health impact
3of lead contamination in the communities surrounding the Exide
4Technologies facility in the City of Vernon.
The sum of one hundred seventy-six million six hundred
6thousand dollars ($176,600,000) is hereby appropriated from the
7Toxic Substances Control Account to the Department of Toxic
8Substances Control and shall be available for expenditure through
9June 30, 2018. These moneys shall be available for any of the
(a) Activities related to the cleanup and investigation of
12properties contaminated with lead in the communities surrounding
Exide Technologies facility in the City of Vernon, California.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 25173.6 of the Health and Safety
15Code, job training activities related to the cleanup and
16investigation of the properties contaminated with lead in the
17communities surrounding the Exide Technologies facility in the
18City of Vernon, California.
(c) Actions taken to pursue all available remedies against
20potentially responsible parties, including, but not limited to, cost
21recovery actions against entities that are potentially responsible,
22for the costs related to the cleanup and investigation of properties
23contaminated with lead in the communities surrounding the Exide
facility in the City of Vernon, California.
(a) Prior to approval of a cleanup plan, the
26Department of Toxic Substances Control shall engage the impacted
27community and provide meaningful opportunities for the public
P3 1to participate in the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s
2cleanup plan preparation process, which shall include, at a
3minimum, a quarterly public meeting.
(b) As part of this process, the Department of Toxic Substances
5Control shall collaborate with the impacted community to prepare
6and make available a Public
Participation Plan that specifies the
7Department of Toxic Substances Control’s commitments to engage
8and involve the community in the cleanup plan preparation process.
(c) In addition, the Department of Toxic Substances Control
10shall meet all applicable public participation and notification
11requirements outlined in the Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous
12Substance Account Act (Chapter 6.8 (commencing with Section
1325300) of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code).
(a) In order to meet the demands and timelines for
15the residential cleanup, as well as promote public health and
16support the local economy, the Department of Toxic Substances
17Control shall develop a Job and Development Training Program
18with the goals of providing environmental skills, health and safety
19training, and support for job placement related to the cleanup for
20community members living near the Exide Technologies facility
21in the City of Vernon, California.
(b) In creating the program
pursuant to subdivision (a), the
23Department of Toxic Substances Control shall consult existing
24programs, including, but not limited to, the United States
25Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Workforce
26Development and Job Training Program.
(c) The Department of Toxic Substances Control may partner
28with other experienced workforce development programs and
29training partners, and coordinate with local governments, nonprofit
30organizations, and community stakeholders.
(a) (1) The Department of Toxic Substances Control
32shall post on its Internet Web site all of the following:
(A) The number of access agreements signed.
(B) The number properties sampled.
(C) The number
of properties remediated or cleaned up.
(2) The Department of Toxic Substances Control shall update
37the numbers posted pursuant to paragraph (1) at least twice a
(b) At the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s
40presentation of its proposed budget, the department shall provide
P4 1to the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and the
2Assembly Committee on Budget a report that addresses all of the
(1) An update on the cleanup activities near the Exide
5Technologies facility in the City of Vernon, California, including
6a summary of the environmental review of the cleanup activities.
(2) The number of properties sampled and a summary of the
8findings, which can be broken down in the approximate number
9of residences in priority 1, 2, and 3.
(3) The number of properties that have been remediated or
(4) The number of access agreements signed.
This act is a bill providing for appropriations related
14to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section
1512 of Article IV of the California Constitution, has been identified
16as related to the budget in the Budget Bill, and shall take effect
It is the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory
19changes relating to the Budget Act of 2015.