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AB-464 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 38505.5 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

 (a)  “District” has the same meaning as in Section 39025.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2031, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 39607 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

 The state board shall: shall do all of the following: 
(a) Establish a program to secure data on air quality in each air basin established by the state board. basin. 
(b) (1) Inventory sources of air pollution within the air basins of the state and determine the kinds and quantity of air pollutants, including, but not limited to, the contribution of natural sources, including catastrophic wildfire,  mobile sources, and area sources of emissions, including a separate identification of those sources not subject to district permit requirements, to the extent feasible and necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. The state board shall use, to the fullest extent, the data of local agencies and other state and federal agencies in fulfilling this purpose.
(2) Make available on the state board’s Internet Web site  internet website  the emissions of greenhouse gases, criteria air pollutants, and toxic air contaminants throughout the state broken down to a local and subcounty level for stationary sources and to at least a county level for mobile sources. The emissions reported shall include data on the emissions of criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants emitted by stationary sources as provided to the state board by districts. The information shall be displayed graphically and updated at least once a year.
(3) (A) Quantify and publish annually, commencing January 1, 2020, and based on the best available science and information, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, expressed in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, resulting from the loss or release of uncombusted natural gas to the atmosphere and emissions from natural gas flares during all processes associated with the production, processing, and transporting of natural gas that is imported into the state from out-of-state sources.
(B) Nothing in this  This  paragraph shall not  be interpreted as expanding, contracting, or otherwise altering other requirements for greenhouse gas emissions reporting by sources or categories of sources or for the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit.
(4) Beginning January 1, 2022, quantify and publish annually data on emissions of greenhouse gases, criteria air pollutants, and toxic air contaminants from catastrophic wildfires on the state board’s internet website.
(5) For purposes of this section, “catastrophic wildfire” means a fire event that burns larger contiguous areas at higher intensities than is typical under historic fire regimes before the 2017 calendar year.
(c) Monitor air pollutants in cooperation with districts and with other agencies to fulfill the purpose of this division.
(d) Adopt test procedures to measure compliance with its nonvehicular emission standards and those of districts.
(e) Establish and periodically review criteria for designating an air basin attainment or nonattainment for any state ambient air quality standard set forth in Section 70200 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations. In developing and reviewing these criteria, the state board shall consider instances where there is poor or limited ambient air quality data, and shall consider highly irregular or infrequent violations. The state board shall provide an opportunity for public comment on the proposed criteria, and shall adopt the criteria after a public hearing.
(f) Evaluate, in consultation with the districts and other interested parties, air quality-related indicators that may be used to measure or estimate progress in the attainment of state standards and establish a list of approved indicators. On or before July 1, 1993, the state board shall identify one or more air quality indicators to be used by districts in assessing progress as required by subdivision (b) of Section 40924. The state board shall continue to evaluate the prospective application of air quality indicators and, upon a finding that adequate air quality modeling capability exists, shall identify one or more indicators that may be used by districts in lieu of the annual emission reductions mandated by subdivision (a) of Section 40914. In no case shall any indicator be less stringent or less protective, on the basis of overall health protection, than the annual emission reduction requirement in subdivision (a) of Section 40914.
(g) Establish, not later than July 1, 1996, a uniform methodology that may be used by districts in assessing population exposure, including, but not limited to, reduction in exposure of districtwide subpopulations, such as children, the elderly, and persons with respiratory disease, to ambient air pollutants at levels above the state ambient air quality standards, for estimating reductions in population exposure for the purposes of Sections 40913, 40924, and 41503, and for the establishment of the means by which reductions in population exposures may be achieved. The methodology adopted pursuant to this subdivision shall be consistent with the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 7401 et seq.), and with this division, including, but not limited to, Section 39610.