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SB-64 Fossil-fuel generation units.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 42301.19 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Disadvantaged community” means a community identified as a disadvantaged community pursuant to Section 39711.
(2) “Facility” means a fossil-fueled electrical generating unit with a nameplate capacity of 25 or more megawatts.
(b) (1) The state board shall work with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to obtain all available continuous emissions monitoring data from California facilities collected by the USEPA pursuant to Part 75 (commencing with Section 75.1) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations. If the state board is not able to obtain those data, or additional data that would facilitate the analysis described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c), the state board shall require each facility to, on a quarterly basis, provide to the state board, all of the following:
(A) All available continuous emissions monitoring data or other data that reflects the emissions of the facility.
(B) All available data on startups, shutdowns, partial load, steady state, and cycling of the facility.
(C) Any other reasonably available information to facilitate the analysis described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c).
(2) The state board shall make data provided pursuant to paragraph (1) available to districts and to the public on its Internet Web site in a format that illustrates the changes of emissions, startups, shutdowns, and cycling over time.
(c) (1) Within 18 months after the state board posts data for 2018 pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b), each district with a facility operating in 2018 shall complete a report regarding 2018 operations for all facilities within its jurisdiction. The report shall include all of the following:
(A) The actual hourly startup, shutdown, partial load, and steady-state average emissions of oxides of nitrogen, total organic gases, and particulate matter to the extent feasible.
(B) A description of applicable permit conditions limiting hours of operation, startups, shutdowns, and emissions limitations. This description shall include the dates of issuance of the applicable permit and the permit’s most recent renewal.
(C) (i) A description of the most recent ambient air modeling conducted for the applicable permit including the ambient air modeling of the impact of startup, shutdown, and steady-state emissions.
(ii) If no modeling has been conducted to analyze the impact of a particular facility’s startup, shutdown, and steady-state emissions on ambient air, the report shall include a schedule of when the district plans to complete the modeling for that facility. The modeling shall be completed no later than December 31, 2023.
(D) A description of the ambient air quality standard attainment status of the area in which each facility is located, and whether the facility is located in a disadvantaged community.
(2) A draft of the report shall be published on the district’s Internet Web site and a notice of availability of the draft report inviting public comments shall be published in accordance with Section 6061 of the Government Code. The district shall provide a public comment period for the draft report of at least 60 days. The final report shall include responses to any public comments received and shall be made available on the district’s Internet Web site.
(3) The district shall provide the report to the state board, the Public Utilities Commission, and the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission. The Public Utilities Commission and the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission shall consider the report in the study conducted pursuant to Section 636 of the Public Utilities Code.

SEC. 2.

 Section 636 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

 (a) The commission and the Energy Commission shall, with input from the relevant state agencies, any relevant California balancing authority, as defined in Section 399.12, and the public, and with consideration given to the reports described in subdivision (c) of Section 42301.19 of the Health and Safety Code, conduct and complete a study with recommendations on how to reduce or eliminate emissions of greenhouse gases, criteria air pollutants, and toxic air contaminants from natural gas-fired electrical generating units, while ensuring local and system grid reliability, and optimally and cost-effectively integrating renewable resources, with a priority on minimizing those emissions affecting disadvantaged communities, as identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.
(b) (1) The commission shall conduct the study specified in subdivision (a) as part of the integrated resources planning process required pursuant to Section 454.52.
(2) The Energy Commission shall incorporate the recommendations as a part of the integrated energy policy report adopted pursuant to Section 25302 of the Public Resources Code.
SEC. 3.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.