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AB-2411 Solid waste: use of compost: planning.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/21/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2411


Introduced by Assembly Member McCarty

February 14, 2018


An act to amend Section 12203 of add Section 43033 to the Public Contract Resources Code, relating to public contracts. solid waste.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2411, as amended, McCarty. State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign: compost. Solid waste: use of compost: planning.
Existing law, the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to adopt and revise minimum standards for solid waste handling, transfer, composting, transformation, and disposal, as prescribed.
This bill would require the department, on or before December 31, 2019, to develop and implement a plan to maximize the use of compost for slope stabilization and establishing vegetation in the course of providing debris removal services following a fire and, in coordination with the Department of Transportation, to identify best practices of each of the Department of Transportation’s 12 districts regarding the cost-effective use of compost along roadways and develop a plan to expand the identified best practices to the other districts.

Existing law declares the intent of the Legislature that the state pursue all feasible measures to improve markets for recycled products including, but not limited to, bid evaluation preferences for purchases made by the state. Existing law requires a state agency to report annually to the California Integrated Waste Management Board its progress in meeting recycled product purchasing requirements, as specified. Existing law requires each state agency to ensure that, before January 1, 2020, at least 50% of reportable purchases are recycled products. Existing law also requires each state agency to ensure that, on and after January 1, 2020, that at least 75% of reportable purchases are recycled products, except for paint, antifreeze, and tires, and that at least 50% of reportable purchases of paint, antifreeze, and tires are recycled products.

This bill would require each state agency to ensure that, on and after January 1, 2020, at least 50% of reportable purchases of soil or similar products are compost, as described.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 43033 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

43033.
 The department shall do all of the following on or before December 31, 2019:
(a) Develop and implement a plan to maximize the use of compost for slope stabilization and establishing vegetation in the course of providing debris removal services following a fire.
(b) In coordination with the Department of Transportation, identify best practices of each of the Department of Transportation’s 12 districts regarding the cost-effective use of compost along roadways.
(c) In coordination with the Department of Transportation, develop a plan to expand the best practices identified pursuant to subdivision (b) to other Department of Transportation districts that do not use those best practices.

SECTION 1.Section 12203 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:
12203.

Each state agency shall ensure each of the following:

(a)(1)Before January 1, 2020, at least 50 percent of reportable purchases are recycled products.

(2)On and after January 1, 2020, at least 75 percent of reportable purchases are recycled products, except for paint, antifreeze, and tires.

(3)On and after January 1, 2020, at least 50 percent of reportable purchases of paint, antifreeze, and tires are recycled products.

(4)On and after January 1, 2020, at least 50 percent of reportable purchases of soil or similar products are compost as described in subdivision (c) of Section 12209.

(b)The requirements specified in this article apply to all reportable purchases of state agencies for product categories listed in this article.

(c)The reportable purchases of state agencies shall meet each requirement for, and be applied to the total dollar amount of, each specified product category as defined in this article. The purchase of a recycled product from one category may not be applied toward the requirements for, or the total dollar amount of, any other category listed in this article.

(d)Each state agency shall require the businesses with whom it contracts to use, to the maximum extent economically feasible in the performance of the contract work, recycled products.