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AB-1236 Public resources: greenhouse gases: recycling: California Environmental Quality Act.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 This bill shall be known, and may be cited, as the Recycle It Here Act.

SEC. 2.

 Section 38591.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

38591.5.
 No later than January 1, 2022, the state board shall investigate the potential for a carbon offset compliance protocol for recycled product manufacturing for the purposes of subdivision (c) of Section 38562 and a regulation applicable from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2030.

SEC. 3.

 Section 21080.06 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

21080.06.
 (a) No later than January 1, 2023, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall prepare a program environmental impact report for organic waste composting facilities to be used as guidance by a lead agency for the purposes of this division.
(b) The Office of Planning and Research, in consultation with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, shall identify and report to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature on regulatory barriers and opportunities to streamline local and state approval processes to help facilitate the achievement of the state’s recycling and renewable energy generation goals.

SEC. 4.

 Chapter 13.2 (commencing with Section 42660) is added to Part 3 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code, to read:

CHAPTER  13.2. Recycled Materials Innovation Grant Program
42660.
 (a) The Recycled Materials Innovation Grant Program is hereby established to be administered by the department, in collaboration with the Office of Planning and Research, to offer competitive grants to create innovative uses for recyclable materials that have not historically been recycled domestically.
(b) (1) The department shall award no more than five grants of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) each.
(2) Moneys from the General Fund shall be available upon appropriation by the Legislature for the purposes of this section.
(c) Qualified applicants for a grant shall include all of the following:
(1) For-profit businesses.
(2) Nonprofit organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. Sec. 501(c)(3)) that are exempt from taxation under Section 501(a) of that code (26 U.S.C. Sec. 501(a)).
(d) When awarding a grant, the department shall consider all of the following:
(1) The extent to which an applicant’s project will lead to a clear, measurable impact on the waste stream through prevention, reuse, and recycling.
(2) The extent to which an applicant’s project would address a specific waste prevention, reuse, or recycling infrastructure or market need in the state.
(3) The extent to which an applicant’s project is economically viable and sustainable after grant funding is exhausted.
(4) The extent to which an applicant shows sufficient business planning and management experience to ensure that the project is likely to succeed.
(e) Eligible uses for a grant shall include all of the following:
(1) Operation costs.
(2) Equipment.
(3) Capital improvements.
(f) The department shall develop administrative guidelines and other requirements for the administration of the program.

SEC. 5.

 Section 42999.1 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

42999.1.
 Upon appropriation by the Legislature, two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) of the annual proceeds of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, created pursuant to Section 16428.8 of the Government Code, may be appropriated to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for the department’s Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program, authorized pursuant to Section 42999.