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SB-986 Coastal resources: new development: greenhouse gas emissions.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/12/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 986


Introduced by Senator Allen

February 12, 2020


An act to amend Section 30253 of the Public Resources Code, relating to coastal resources.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 986, as introduced, Allen. Coastal resources: new development: greenhouse gas emissions.
The California Coastal Act of 1976 regulates development, as defined, in the coastal zone, as defined, and requires that new development comply with specified requirements, including, among other things, requirements intended to minimize the adverse environmental impacts of the new development, minimize energy consumption and vehicle miles traveled, and, where appropriate, protect special communities and neighborhoods that, because of their unique characteristics, are popular visitor destination points for recreational uses.
This bill would additionally require that new development minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 30253 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

30253.
 New development shall do all of the following:
(a) Minimize risks to life and property in areas of high geologic, flood, and fire hazard.
(b) Assure stability and structural integrity, and neither create nor contribute significantly to the erosion, geologic instability, or destruction of the site or surrounding area or in any way require the construction of protective devices that would substantially alter natural landforms along bluffs and cliffs.
(c) Be consistent with the requirements imposed by an air pollution control or air quality management district or the State Air Resources Board as to each particular development.
(d) Minimize energy consumption consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and vehicle miles traveled.
(e) Where appropriate, protect special communities and neighborhoods that, because of their unique characteristics, are popular visitor destination points for recreational uses.