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SB-68 Hazardous waste: treated wood waste.(2019-2020)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-68
Galgiani (S)
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Hazardous waste: treated wood waste.
02/09/19
An act to amend Section 25150.7 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous waste.
Senate
09/03/20
08/25/20

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/29/20 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/29/20 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/09/20 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/31/20 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
08/31/20 Ordered to special consent calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 68 without my signature.

This bill would eliminate the sunset on the Treated Wood Waste (TWW) program at the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) and would make various changes to that program.

SB 68 creates a significant additional mandate for DTSC to perform regular inspections of generators and disposal sites for treated wood waste. The Hazardous Waste Control Account (HWCA) currently has a structural deficit and this unfunded new mandate will cost the department millions of dollars to implement, exacerbating this deficit.

Moreover, it is not appropriate to eliminate the sunset date for the Treated Wood Waste program authorization, essentially exempting this hazardous waste from hazardous waste law and regulation. While the generation of this waste may have justified the allowance for alternative management standards, this waste is hazardous and poses a risk to both human health and the environment and necessitates periodic review of its statutory authorization.

For these reasons, I am returning SB 68 without my signature.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom