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AB-3163 Energy: biomethane: procurement.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2020


 Section 650 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

 For purposes of this article, “biomethane” means methane produced from an organic waste feedstock that meets the standards adopted pursuant to subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 25421 of the Health and Safety Code for injection into a common carrier pipeline and that meets either of the following requirements:
(a) The methane is produced from the anaerobic decomposition of organic material, including codigestion.
(b) The methane is produced from the noncombustion thermal conversion of any of the following materials, when separated from other waste:
(1) Agricultural crop residues.
(2) Bark, lawn, yard, and garden clippings.
(3) Leaves, silvicultural residue, and tree and brush prunings.
(4) Wood, wood chips, and wood waste.
(5) Nonrecyclable pulp or nonrecyclable paper materials.
(6) Livestock waste.
(7) Municipal sewage sludge or biosolids.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.