AENR Bill(s) of Interest
August 25, 2016
SB 1383 (Lara) – Removed Concerns
As Amended August 19, 2016
SB 1383, by Senator Ricardo Lara, would require the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to approve and implement the comprehensive short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) strategy to achieve, from 2013 levels, a 40% reduction in methane, a 40% reduction in hydrofluorocarbon gases (HFCs), and a 50% reduction in anthropogenic black carbon, by 2030.
Specifically relevant to counties, SB 1383 sets forth new statewide targets for reducing organic materials in our state’s solid waste landfills. The bill also confers authority to CalRecycle for developing regulations and enforcement mechanisms to meet these targets. While CSAC originally had concerns with previous versions of the bill, the author has accepted amendments that create a more workable framework for methane emissions reductions, providing more reasonable timeframes and assessment options pending the development of infrastructure and financial