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SB-575 Hazardous waste facility permits: regulations.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/18/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 575


Introduced by Senator Durazo
(Coauthor: Senator Gonzalez)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Cristina Garcia and Santiago)

February 18, 2021


An act to amend Section 25200.21 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous waste.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 575, as introduced, Durazo. Hazardous waste facility permits: regulations.
Existing law requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control, on or before January 1, 2018, to adopt regulations establishing or updating criteria used to issue a new, modified, or renewed hazardous waste facility permit, which may include criteria for the denial or suspension of a permit. Existing law requires the department to consider for inclusion as criteria specified matters.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 25200.21 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25200.21.
 On or before January 1, 2018, the department shall adopt regulations establishing or updating criteria used for the issuance of a new or modified permit or renewal of a permit, which may include criteria for the denial or suspension of a permit. In addition to any other criteria the department may establish or update in these regulations, the department shall consider for inclusion as criteria all of the following:
(a) Number The number and types of past violations that will result in a denial.
(b) The vulnerability of, and existing health risks to, nearby populations. Vulnerability The department shall assess vulnerability and existing health risks shall be assessed using available tools, local and regional health risk assessments, the region’s federal Clean Air Act attainment status, and other indicators of community vulnerability, cumulative impact, and potential risks to health and well-being.
(c) Minimum setback distances from sensitive receptors, such as schools, child care facilities, residences, hospitals, elder care facilities, and other sensitive locations.
(d) Evidence of financial responsibility and qualifications of ownership.
(e) Provision of financial assurances pursuant to Section 25200.1.
(f) Training of personnel in the safety culture and plans, emergency plans, and maintenance of operations.
(g) Completion of a health risk assessment.