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SB-317 Hazardous waste: waste facilities: prohibited chemicals.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2019


SECTION 1.

 Section 25210.2 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

25210.2.
 (a) It is unlawful to sell or distribute in commerce a product that contains bronopol, dowicil, formalin, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, paraformaldehyde, para-dichlorobenzene, benzene, toluene, xylene, ethylene glycol, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, or perchloroethylene in a container that indicates that the product is suitable for use in a holding tank or other portion of a waste facility of a recreational vehicle.
(b) It is unlawful to use a product that contains bronopol, dowicil, formalin, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, paraformaldehyde, para-dichlorobenzene, benzene, toluene, xylene, ethylene glycol, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, or perchloroethylene in a holding tank or other portion of a waste facility of a recreational vehicle or of a campground chemical toilet that discharges to a septic system, onsite wastewater treatment system, or subsurface disposal system.
(c) To the extent that funding is made available, the State Water Resources Control Board shall investigate methods to detect and quantify concentrations of chemical toilet deodorants, including bronopol, dowicil, formalin, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, paraformaldehyde, para-dichlorobenzene, benzene, toluene, xylene, ethylene glycol, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, or perchloroethylene, in a septic system, onsite wastewater treatment system, or subsurface disposal system that may inhibit biological treatment processes or result in degradation of groundwater quality.
(d) (1) An owner or operator of a recreational vehicle park or campground that utilizes a septic system, onsite wastewater treatment system, or subsurface disposal system to dispose of recreational vehicle wastewater shall post in a conspicuous location a notice stating the following:
“The State of California prohibits the use of products in RV holding tanks, including deodorizers, that contain bronopol, dowicil, formalin, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, paraformaldehyde, para-dichlorobenzene, benzene, toluene, xylene, ethylene glycol, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, or perchloroethylene. These chemicals can inhibit biological activity in onsite wastewater treatment systems and threaten groundwater and drinking water wells, and are strictly forbidden.
Please use bacteria- or enzyme-based products.”
(2) The State Water Resources Control Board or a regional water quality control board shall require an owner or operator described in paragraph (1) to certify compliance with paragraph (1) as part of any waste discharge requirement, or as a condition of a waiver of a waste discharge requirement, issued pursuant to Division 7 (commencing with Section 13000) of the Water Code.
(e) Enforcement of subdivisions (a), (b), and (d) is contingent upon an appropriation by the Legislature for purposes of enforcing those requirements.
(f) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2022.
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.