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DIVISION 4.1. PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO PRIVATELY OWNED AND PUBLICLY OWNED PUBLIC UTILITIES [8301 - 8387]

  ( Heading of Division 4.1 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1560, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 3.5. Air Pollution Performance Standard for New Generation [8350- 8350.]
  ( Chapter 3.5 added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 422, Sec. 1. )

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(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) “Load-serving entity” has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section 8340.

(2) “Long-term financial commitment” has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section 8340.

(3) “New electrical generating facility” means an electrical generating unit for which all legally required permits have been received after January 1, 2011. If an electrical generating unit is added to an existing powerplant after January 1, 2011, only the incremental capacity from that unit added after January 1, 2011, is a new electrical generating facility.

(4) “Shared pollution area” means an airshed encompassing a portion of California and a portion of an adjacent state or country, as determined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

(b) A load-serving entity or local publicly owned electric utility shall not enter into, and the commission shall not approve for an electrical corporation, a long-term financial commitment with or for a new electrical generating facility constructed in California or in a shared pollution area if that facility does not meet the following requirements:

(1) If the new electrical generating facility is in California, the facility meets best available control technology (BACT) standards, to control air pollution emissions from the operation of the facility, and complies with air pollution control district or air quality management district rules and regulations, and state and federal law.

(2) If the new electrical generating facility is outside of California in a shared pollution area, the facility meets best available control technology (BACT) standards, to control air pollution emissions from the operation of the facility, that apply in the air basin in California adjacent to the facility.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 422, Sec. 1. (AB 2037) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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