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AB-332 Hazardous waste: treated wood waste: management standards.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 01/27/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 332


Introduced by Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Assembly Members Quirk (Chair), Smith (Vice Chair), Arambula, Bauer-Kahan, Megan Dahle, Cristina Garcia, Holden, and Mathis)

January 27, 2021


An act to add and repeal Section 25150.75 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous waste, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 332, as introduced, Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials. Hazardous waste: treated wood waste: management standards.
Former law, as part of the hazardous waste control laws, required treated wood waste to be disposed of in either a class I hazardous waste landfill or in a composite-lined portion of a solid waste landfill unit that meets specified requirements. Former law required the Department of Toxic Substances Control, on or before January 1, 2007, in consultation with specified state agencies and after consideration of any known health hazards associated with treated wood waste, to adopt, and authorized the department to subsequently revise as necessary, regulations establishing management standards for treated wood waste as an alternative to the requirements specified in the hazardous waste control laws and implementing regulations. These provisions were repealed as of January 1, 2021.
This bill would require a regulation that was adopted before January 1, 2008, pursuant to the above-specified provisions exempting a hazardous waste management activity from one or more of the requirements of the hazardous waste control laws to remain valid unless repealed. The bill would repeal this provision as of an unspecified date.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 25150.75 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

25150.75.
 (a) A regulation that was adopted before January 1, 2008, pursuant to former Section 25150.7 exempting a hazardous waste management activity from one or more of the requirements of this chapter shall remain valid unless repealed.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until ____, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to protect public health and safety and the environment, to ensure that consumers, businesses, and local governments have clear and adequate pathways to manage treated wood waste, and to prevent illegal disposal of treated wood waste, which adds additional pressures on already-strained state and local governments to abate and manage treated wood waste, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.