Today's Law As Amended


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AB-794 Environmental quality: California Environmental Quality Act: exemption: use of landfill and organic waste.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 21080.34 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

21080.34.
 (a) This division does not apply to a project that takes landfill materials or organic waste and converts them into renewable green energy if the lead agency finds that the project will result in the net reduction in greenhouse gas emissions furthering the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code).
(b) This division does not apply to a project that uses natural biological processes to convert organic waste streams into nonchemical soil fertility products that support renewable and reusable cultivation and viability.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.