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AB-1439 State policy for water quality control.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1439


Introduced by Assembly Member Melendez

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 13142 of the Water Code, relating to water quality.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1439, as introduced, Melendez. State policy for water quality control.
Under existing law, the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, the state policy for water quality control is required to consist of water quality principles and guidelines for long-range resource planning, water quality objectives, and other principles and guidelines deemed essential by the State Water Resources Control Board for water quality control.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13142 of the Water Code is amended to read:

13142.
 (a) State policy for water quality control shall consist of all or any of the following:

(a)

(1) Water quality principles and guidelines for long-range resource planning, including ground water groundwater and surface water management programs and control and use of recycled water.

(b)

(2) Water quality objectives at key locations for planning and operation of water resource development projects and for water quality control activities.

(c)

(3) Other principles and guidelines deemed essential by the state board for water quality control.

The

(b) The principles, guidelines, and objectives shall be consistent with the state goal of providing a decent home and suitable living environment for every Californian.