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                                UNFINISHED BUSINESS 


          Bill No:  SB 1325
          Author:   De León (D) 
          Amended:  8/18/16  
          Vote:     21 

           SENATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMITTEE:  5-0, 4/20/16
           AYES:  Wieckowski, Hill, Jackson, Leno, Pavley
           NO VOTE RECORDED:  Gaines, Bates

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE:  6-1, 5/27/16
           AYES:  Lara, Beall, Hill, McGuire, Mendoza, Nielsen
           NOES:  Bates

           SENATE FLOOR:  30-1, 5/31/16
           AYES:  Allen, Anderson, Beall, Block, Cannella, De León,  
            Galgiani, Glazer, Hall, Hancock, Hernandez, Hertzberg, Hill,  
            Hueso, Jackson, Lara, Leno, Leyva, Liu, McGuire, Mendoza,  
            Monning, Nguyen, Nielsen, Pan, Pavley, Roth, Vidak,  
            Wieckowski, Wolk
           NOES:  Bates
           NO VOTE RECORDED:  Berryhill, Fuller, Gaines, Huff, Mitchell,  
            Moorlach, Morrell, Runner, Stone

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  79-0, 8/22/16 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT:   Hazardous waste:  facilities:  postclosure plans


          SOURCE:    Author
          
          DIGEST:   This bill requires the Department of Toxic Substances  
          Control (DTSC) to, on or before January 1, 2018, adopt  
          regulations to impose post-closure plan requirements on the  
          owner or operator of a hazardous waste facility through the  
          issuance of an enforcement order, an enforceable agreement, or a  








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          post-closure permit.  This bill deletes the January 1, 2009  
          sunset date which authorized DTSC to impose postclosure plan  
          requirements through an enforcement order or an enforceable  
          agreement.  

          Assembly Amendments incorporate language to avoid chaptering  
          conflicts with the Resources Budget trailer bills, AB 1611  
          (Committee on Budget) and SB 839 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal  
          Review), both of the current legislative session.

          ANALYSIS: 

          Existing law:

          1)Governs, under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery  
            Act (RCRA) of 1976, the disposal of hazardous waste:

              a)    Through regulation, sets standards for the treatment,  
                storage, transport, tracking and disposal of hazardous  
                waste in the United States.   

              b)    Authorizes states to carry out many of the functions  
                of the federal law through their own hazardous waste laws  
                if such programs have been approved by the United States  
                Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).

          2)Enacts the California Hazardous Waste Control Act (HWCA) of  
            1972 which:

             a)   Establishes the Hazardous Waste Control program.

             b)   Regulates the appropriate handling, processing and  
               disposal of hazardous and extremely hazardous waste to  
               protect the public, livestock and wildlife from hazards to  
               health and safety.

             c)   Implements federal tracking requirements for the  
               handling and transportation of hazardous waste from the  
               point of waste generation to the point of ultimate  
               disposition.  

             d)   Establishes a system of fees to cover the costs of  








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               operating the hazardous waste management program.

             e)   Authorizes DTSC to enforce federal law and regulations  
               under RCRA.

             f)   Requires DTSC to grant and review permits and enforce  
               HWCA requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage  
               and disposal facilities for both facilities in operation  
               and those closed and post closure.

               i)     California Code of Regulations Title 22 CCR 66264   
                 implements hazardous waste permitting requirements,  
                 including closure/postclosure requirements for California  
                 hazardous waste facilities.

             g)   Provides DTSC the authority to impose post closure plan  
               requirements through an enforcement order or an enforceable  
               agreement.

          This bill:  

          1)Removes the sunset date of 2009 for the use of enforcement  
            order or enforceable agreements by DTSC to impose postclosure  
            plan requirements.

          2)Requires DTSC to adopt new regulations for review, oversight  
            and enforcement of closure and postclosure of hazardous waste  
            facilities plans.

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:YesLocal:   No

          According to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, enactment of  
          this bill could result in one-time costs of approximately  
          $58,000 for DTSC to develop and adopt regulations and unknown  
          potential annual revenue losses determined by whether owners or  
          operators choose to pursue post-closure permits or enforcement  
          orders or enforceable agreements.












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          SUPPORT:   (Verified8/22/16)


          None received


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified8/22/16)


          None received

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  79-0, 8/22/16
           AYES: Achadjian, Alejo, Travis Allen, Arambula, Atkins, Baker,  
            Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke,  
            Calderon, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooley,  
            Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth  
            Gaines, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto,  
            Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Harper,  
            Roger Hernández, Holden, Irwin, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Kim,  
            Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Maienschein, Mathis,  
            Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte,  
            O'Donnell, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez,  
            Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting,  
            Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wilk, Williams, Wood, Rendon
           NO VOTE RECORDED: Melendez

           


          Prepared by:Rachel Machi Wagoner / E.Q. / (916) 651-4108
          8/22/16 22:49:40


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