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AB-868 Pupil instruction: leadership classes.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  January 04, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 868


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Davis

February 17, 2011


An act to amend Section 25163.3 of the Health and Safety Code, Section 51810 of the Education Code, relating to hazardous waste pupil instruction.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 868, as amended, Davis. Hazardous waste: transportation. Pupil instruction: leadership classes.
Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district maintaining secondary schools to establish and maintain community service classes in specified fields without the approval of the State Department of Education. Existing law requires community service classes to be designed to provide instruction and to contribute to the physical, mental, moral, economic, or civic development of the enrolled individuals or groups.
This bill would include leadership classes within the fields designated as community service classes and would make several technical, nonsubstantive changes.

Existing law provides that a person who initially collects hazardous waste at a remote site and transports it to a consolidation site operated by a generator and who complies with certain notification requirements is exempt from specified manifest and transporter registration requirements with regard to the hazardous waste if specified conditions are met. One of those conditions is that not more than 275 gallons or 2,500 pounds, whichever is greater, of hazardous waste is transported in a single shipment, except that a generator who is a public utility, local publicly owned utility, or municipal utility district is authorized to transport a greater amount, including in a single shipment up to 1,600 gallons of hazardous wastewater from the dewatering of one or more utility vaults.

This bill would revise that condition to increase the maximum weight amount to 10,000 pounds and would increase the maximum gallon hazardous wastewater exception amount from that dewatering to 5,000 gallons.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 51810 of the Education Code is amended to read:

51810.
 The governing board of any a school district maintaining secondary schools is authorized without the approval of the State Department of Education to may establish and maintain, without the approval of the department, community service classes in civic, vocational, literacy, health, homemaking, technical, and general education, including, but not limited to, classes in the fields of leadership, dance, music, theatre, visual arts, handicraft, science, literature, nature study, nature contacting, aquatic sports, and athletics. These classes shall be designed to provide instruction and to contribute to the physical, mental, moral, economic, or civic development of the enrolled individuals or groups enrolled therein.

SECTION 1.Section 25163.3 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:
25163.3.

A person who initially collects hazardous waste at a remote site and transports that hazardous waste to a consolidation site operated by the generator and who complies with the notification requirements of subdivision (d) of Section 25110.10 shall be exempt from the manifest and transporter registration requirements of Sections 25160 and 25163 with regard to the hazardous waste if all of the following conditions are met:

(a)The hazardous waste is a non-RCRA hazardous waste, or the hazardous waste or its transportation is otherwise exempt from, or is not otherwise regulated pursuant to, the federal act.

(b)The conditions and requirements of Section 25121.3 are met.

(c)The regulations adopted by the department pertaining to personnel training requirements for generators are complied with for all personnel handling the hazardous waste during transportation from the remote site to the consolidation site.

(d)The hazardous waste is transported by employees of the generator, by trained contractors under the control of the generator in vehicles that are under the control of the generator, or by registered hazardous waste transporters. The generator shall assume liability for a spill of hazardous waste being transported under this section by the generator or a contractor in a vehicle under the control of the generator or contractor. This subdivision does not bar an agreement to insure, hold harmless, or indemnify a party to the agreement for any liability under this section or otherwise bar a cause of action a generator would otherwise have against any other party.

(e)The hazardous waste is not held at any interim location, other than another remote site operated by the same generator, for more than eight hours, unless that holding is required by other provisions of law.

(f)Not more than 275 gallons or 10,000 pounds, whichever is greater, of hazardous waste is transported in any single shipment, except for the following:

(1)A generator who is a public utility, local publicly owned utility, or municipal utility district may transport up to 5,000 gallons of hazardous wastewater from the dewatering of one or more utility vaults, or up to 500 gallons of any other liquid hazardous waste in a single shipment.

(2)A generator who is a public utility, local publicly owned utility, or municipal utility district may transport up to 5,000 gallons of mineral oil from a transformer, circuit breakers, or capacitors, owned by the generator, in a single shipment, if the oil does not exhibit the characteristic of toxicity pursuant to the test specified in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 66261.24 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

(g)A shipping paper containing all of the following information accompanies the hazardous waste while in transport, except as provided in subdivision (h):

(1)A list of the hazardous wastes being transported.

(2)The type and number of containers being used to transport each type of hazardous waste.

(3)The quantity, by weight or volume, of each type of hazardous waste being transported.

(4)The physical state, such as solid, powder, liquid, semiliquid, or gas, of each type of hazardous waste being transported.

(5)The location of the remote site where the hazardous waste is initially collected.

(6)The location of any interim site where the hazardous waste is held en route to the consolidation site.

(7)The name, address, and telephone number of the generator, and, if different, the address and telephone number of the consolidation site to which the hazardous waste is being transported.

(8)The name and telephone number of an emergency response contact, for use in the event of a spill or other release.

(9)The name of the individual or individuals who transport the hazardous waste from the remote site to the consolidation site.

(10)The date that the generator first begins to actively manage the hazardous waste at the remote site, the date that the shipment leaves the remote site where the hazardous waste is initially collected, and the date that the shipment arrives at the consolidation site.

(h)A shipping paper is not required if the total quantity of the shipment does not exceed 10 pounds of hazardous waste, except that a shipping paper is required to transport any quantity of extremely or acutely hazardous waste.

(i)All shipments conform with all applicable requirements of the United States Department of Transportation for hazardous materials shipments.