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AB-1210 Water quality: stormwater discharge: civil engineering activities.(2011-2012)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-1210
Garrick (A)
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Cannella (S) , Padilla (S)
Water quality: stormwater discharge: civil engineering activities.
03/22/11
An act to add Section 6730.4 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to water quality, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
Assembly
09/20/11
08/31/11

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Two Thirds Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/09/11 Vetoed by Governor.
09/22/11 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12:30 p.m.
09/08/11 Urgency clause adopted. Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 3092.).
09/07/11 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
09/07/11 Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 32. Noes 0. Page 2353.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1210 without my signature.

This bill would exempt licensed civil engineers from training requirements related to the preparation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans.

Many of these storm plans are found to be deficient and those preparing them need a much better understanding of the necessary elements of a solid plan. It is not feasible to inspect every plan or every construction site but it is essential to have some process in place to ensure compliance in preparing complete and sound storm water plans.

The current process depends on a training education program for all professionals who prepare storm plans -- engineers, geologists, hydrologists, and landscape architects. This bill, a piecemeal approach, exempts only one profession, the civil engineers. A more comprehensive solution would be better.

I am directing the State Water Board to review the entire program and evaluate compliance alternatives that are more efficient and workable for all professionals.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.