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SB-633 Santa Susana Field Laboratory: monitoring program.(2019-2020)

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

Senate Bill
No. 633


Introduced by Senator Stern
(Principal coauthors: Assembly Members Gabriel and Smith)

February 22, 2019


An act to amend the heading of Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 25359.20) of Chapter 6.8 of Division 20 of, and to add Section 25359.21 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous materials.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 633, as introduced, Stern. Santa Susana Field Laboratory: monitoring program.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Toxic Substances Control to compel a responsible party or parties to take or pay for appropriate removal or remediation action, as prescribed, necessary to protect public health and safety and the environment at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site in the County Ventura. Existing law prohibits the sale, lease, sublease, or other transfer of any land presently or formerly occupied by the Santa Susana Field Laboratory unless the Director of Toxic Substances Control certifies that the land has undergone complete remediation pursuant to specified protective standards.
This bill would require the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, on or before July 1, 2020, in coordination with specified entities, to develop and implement a monitoring program to collect data on contaminants from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory that could migrate to and pollute surrounding areas.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The heading of Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 25359.20) of Chapter 6.8 of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:
Article  5.5. Cleanup of Santa Susana Field Laboratory

SEC. 2.

 Section 25359.21 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

25359.21.
 On or before July 1 2020, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, in coordination with the State Water Resources Control Board, relevant regional water boards, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the department, shall develop and implement a monitoring program to collect data on contaminants from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory that could migrate to and pollute surrounding areas.