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SB-759 Short-lived climate pollutants: methane: organic waste: landfills.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/19/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 759


Introduced by Senator Hueso

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 39730.6 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to greenhouse gases.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 759, as introduced, Hueso. Short-lived climate pollutants: methane: organic waste: landfills.
Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to complete, approve, and implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants in the state and to achieve a reduction in the statewide emissions of methane by 40%, hydrofluorocarbon gases by 40%, and anthropogenic black carbon by 50% below 2013 levels by 2030, as provided. Existing law requires the methane emissions reduction goals to include specified targets to reduce the landfill disposal of organics.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that latter 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 39730.6 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

39730.6.
 (a) Consistent with Section 39730.5, methane emissions reduction goals shall include both of the following targets to reduce the landfill disposal of organics:
(1) A 50-percent reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020.
(2) A 75-percent reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2025.
(b) Except as provided in this section and Section 42652.5 of the Public Resources Code, the state board shall not adopt, prior to January 1, 2025, requirements to control methane emissions associated with the disposal of organic waste in landfills other than through landfill methane emissions control regulations.