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AB-966 Cement plants.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/15/2020 09:00 PM
AB966:v96#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Assembly  January 15, 2020
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 06, 2020
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 966


Introduced by Assembly Member Bonta

February 21, 2019


An act to add Section 38534 to the Health and Safety Code, and to add Section 3503.3 to the Public Contract Code, relating to greenhouse gases.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 966, as amended, Bonta. Cement plants.
(1) 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 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 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.
This bill, no later than January 1, 2022, would require each cement plant operating in the state to prepare, and submit to the state board, a current facility-specific Environmental Product Declaration, Type III, as specified.
(2) The Buy Clean California Act, among other things, until January 1, 2021, requires an awarding authority to require a successful bidder for specified projects to submit a current facility-specific Environmental Product Declaration, as specified. The Buy Clean California Act defines awarding authority to include state entities, the University of California, and the California State University, as specified.
This bill would require an awarding authority to require a successful bidder for a contract for a project that requires the purchase of concrete exceeding a specified amount to submit a product-specific Environmental Product Declaration, Type III, as specified, for those projects that require the purchase of concrete exceeding 50 cubic yards. each concrete mix purchased in excess of 500 cubic yards for a project, except as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 38534 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

38534.
 No later than January 1, 2022, each cement plant operating in the state shall prepare, and submit to the state board, a current facility-specific Environmental Product Declaration, Type III, as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 14025. A third party shall certify each Environmental Product Declaration, Type III, prior to submission to the state board.

SEC. 2.

 Section 3503.3 is added to the Public Contract Code, to read:

3503.3.
 (a) An awarding authority shall require a successful bidder for a contract for a project that requires the purchase of concrete exceeding 50 cubic yards to submit a product-specific Environmental Product Declaration, Type III, as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). (ISO), for each concrete mix purchased in excess of 500 cubic yards for a project.
(b) This section shall not apply to a concrete facility that produces less than 25,000 cubic yards of concrete annually.