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AB-1490 State Water Resources Control Board: school drinking water. (2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/17/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 30, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1490


Introduced by Assembly Member Gray

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 13169.5 to the Water Code, relating to water quality.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1490, as amended, Gray. State Water Resources Control Board: school drinking water.
Existing law establishes the State Water Resources Control Board and the 9 California regional water quality control boards as the principal state agencies with authority over matters relating to water quality. Existing law requires the State Water Resources Control Board to formulate and adopt state policy for water quality control. Existing law requires each regional board to formulate and adopt water quality control plans for all areas within the region and prohibits a water quality control plan or a revision of the plan adopted by a regional board from becoming effective unless it is approved by the state board.
This bill would require the state board, before adopting or approving a water quality control plan, water quality objectives, or a program of implementation, to evaluate impacts on primary drinking water standards and secondary drinking water standards for, and impacts on groundwater basins that provide drinking water to, impacted local education agencies located in whole or in part in a disadvantaged community. no later than July 1, 2018, to prepare and submit to the Legislature a report evaluating potential adverse impacts resulting from the implementation of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan on the quality and supply of drinking water provided to schools in disadvantaged communities, as defined, in the state, including a summary describing any measures that may be implemented to address any adverse impacts identified in the report. The bill would require the state board, to the extent that funds are available, to provide financial assistance to schools in disadvantaged communities to address any adverse impacts on the supply and quality of drinking water provided to schools identified in the report.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13169.5 is added to the Water Code, to read:

13169.5.
 (a) For purposes of this section:
(1)“Disadvantaged section, “disadvantaged community” means a community identified pursuant to subdivision (aa) of Section 39711 116275 of the Health and Safety Code.

(2)“Primary drinking water standard” has the same meaning as provided in Section 116275 of the Health and Safety Code.

(3)“Secondary drinking water standard” has the same meaning as provided in Section 116275 of the Health and Safety Code.

(4)“Significant effect” means a substantial or potentially substantial adverse change.

(b)Before adopting or approving a water quality control plan, water quality objectives, or a program of implementation, the state board shall evaluate impacts on primary drinking water standards and secondary drinking water standards for, and impacts on groundwater basins that provide drinking water to, impacted local educational agencies located, in whole or in part, in a disadvantaged community.

(b) (1) The state board, no later than July 1, 2018, shall prepare and submit to the Legislature a report evaluating potential adverse impacts resulting from the implementation of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan on the quality and supply of drinking water provided to schools in disadvantaged communities in the state, including a summary describing any measures that may be implemented to address any adverse impacts identified in the report.
(2) To the extent that funds are available, the state board shall provide financial assistance to schools in disadvantaged communties to address any adverse impacts on the supply and quality of drinking water provided to schools identified in the report prepared pursuant to paragraph (1).