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AB-1115 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/19/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 19, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1115


Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk-Silva

February 21, 2019


An act relating to greenhouse gases. An act to add Section 38567 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to greenhouse gases.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1115, as amended, Quirk-Silva. State Air Resources Board: climate action plans. California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations.
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 establishes the State Air Resources Board as the state agency responsible for monitoring and regulating sources emitting greenhouse gases. The act requires the state board to approve a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions level in 1990 to be achieved by 2020 and to ensure that statewide greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to at least 40% below the 1990 level by 2030. Pursuant to the act, the state board has adopted the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations.
This bill would require the state board to amend the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations to consider the attainment of standards under the federal Clean Air Act, consider specified climate goals, complement existing oxides of nitrogen reductions programs to ensure value-added support to meet 2023 and 2031 federal nonattainment deadlines, and apply performance-based metrics.

The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. The act requires the state board to prepare and approve a scoping plan for achieving the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to update the scoping plan at least once every 5 years.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that directs the state board to support local governments on specific components of those local governments’ climate action plans.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 38567 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

38567.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “Low-Carbon Fuel Standard” means the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations (Subarticle 7 (commencing with Section 95480) of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations).
(b) The state board shall amend the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations to accomplish all of the following:
(1) Consider the attainment of standards under the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 7661 et seq.).
(2) Consider the state’s climate goals pursuant to this division.
(3) Complement existing oxides of nitrogen reductions programs to ensure value-added support to meet 2023 and 2031 federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 7661 et seq.) nonattainment deadlines.
(4) Apply performance-based metrics.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that directs the State Air Resources Board to support local governments on specific components of those local governments’ climate action plans.