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SB-207 Photovoltaic Recycling Advisory Group.(2021-2022)



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SB207:v98#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Senate  March 17, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 207


Introduced by Senator Dahle

January 11, 2021


An act to add and repeal Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 42190) of Part 3 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code, relating to solid waste.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 207, as amended, Dahle. Photovoltaic Recycling Advisory Group.
The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, generally regulates the disposal, management, and recycling of solid waste.
The hazardous waste control laws, among other things, vest the Department of Toxic Substances Control with the authority to regulate the generation and disposal of hazardous waste. Existing law authorizes the Department of Toxic Substances Control to adopt regulations to designate end-of-life photovoltaic modules that are identified as hazardous waste as a universal waste and subject those modules to universal waste management.
This bill would require the Secretary for Environmental Protection to, on or before April 1, 2022, convene the Photovoltaic Recycling Advisory Group, consisting of specified members, to review and advise the Legislature on policies pertaining to the recovery and recycling of photovoltaic panels and their components. The bill would require the advisory group to consult with relevant entities in order to develop and, on or before April 1, 2025, submit to the Legislature policy recommendations aimed at ensuring that, to the extent possible, 100% of photovoltaic panels in the state are reused or recycled at end of life in a safe and cost-effective manner.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 42190) is added to Part 3 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code, to read:
CHAPTER  4. Photovoltaic Recycling Advisory Group

42190.
 (a) The Secretary for Environmental Protection shall, on or before April 1, 2022, convene the Photovoltaic Recycling Advisory Group to review and advise the Legislature on policies pertaining to the recovery and recycling of photovoltaic panels and their components.
(b) The Secretary for Environmental Protection shall appoint the following members to the advisory group:
(1) The Director of Resources Recycling and Recovery or their designee.
(2) The Director of Toxic Substance Substances Control or their designee.
(3) A photovoltaic panel or solar energy system manufacturer.
(4) An organization that represents one or more photovoltaic panel manufacturers.
(5) An electronic waste recycler or an organization that represents one or more electronic waste recyclers.
(6) A photovoltaic panel or solar energy system repair dealer or an organization that represents one or more photovoltaic panel or solar energy system repair dealers.
(7) An environmental organization that specializes in waste reduction and recycling.
(8) A representative of the solar industry.
(9) A standards organization that has a focus on photovoltaic or electrical engineering.
(c) The advisory group shall consult with relevant entities in order to develop and, on or before April 1, 2025, submit to the Legislature in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code policy recommendations aimed at ensuring that, to the extent possible, 100 percent of photovoltaic panels in the state are reused or recycled at end of life in a safe and cost-effective manner.
(d) Meetings of the advisory group are subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
(e) This chapter shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2027, and as of that date is repealed.