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SB-667 Greenhouse gases: recycling and organic waste reduction: needs assessment.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SEC. 2.SECTION 1.

 Section 44502 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

44502.
 It is the purpose of this division to carry out and make effective the findings of the Legislature and to that end to do all of the following, to the mutual benefit of the people of the state and to protect their health and welfare:
(a) To provide industry within the state, irrespective of company size, with an alternative method of financing in providing, acquiring, developing,  enlarging, or installing facilities for establishing pollution control, providing supplies of clean water, and producing energy from alternative or renewable sources, that are needed to accomplish the purposes of this division.
(b) To assist economically distressed counties and cities to develop and implement growth policies and programs that reduce pollution hazards and the degradation of the environment or promote infill development.
(c) To assist with the financing of the costs of assessment, remedial planning and reporting, technical assistance, and the cleanup, remediation, or development of brownfield sites, or other similar or related costs.

SEC. 2.

 Section 42999.5 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

42999.5.
 The department shall develop, on or before January 1, 2023, and may amend, a five-year needs assessment to support innovation and technological and infrastructure development, in order to meet the state’s 2025 organic waste reduction target pursuant to Section 39730.6 of the Health and Safety Code and the state’s recycling goals pursuant to Section 41780.01. The needs assessment shall include all of the following:
(a) Identification of technology and infrastructure capacity gaps.
(b) Assessment of the amount of money needed to build the infrastructure necessary to achieve the waste reduction target pursuant to Section 39730.6 of the Health and Safety Code.
(c) Identification of priorities and strategies for financial incentive mechanisms to help achieve the organic waste reduction target pursuant to Section 39730.6 of the Health and Safety Code and the state’s recycling goals pursuant to Section 41780.01.