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Aboveground Storage Tanks
AB 1147 (Galgiani) – Request Comments
As Amended April 4, 2016

SB 1147, by Senator Kathleen Galgiani, would prohibit cities and counties from enforcing standards for aboveground storage tanks that are more stringent  than state or federal standards for aboveground storage tanks  unless the city, county, or city and county first adopts an ordinance establishing those standards.  This bill was passed by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  Comments would be appreciated.

 

Regional Conservation Frameworks
AB 2087 (Levine) – Request Comments
As Amended April 5, 2016

AB 2087, by Assembly Member Marc Levine, would authorize the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) or any other public agency to propose regional conservation frameworks (RCFs) to guide conservation of natural resources and infrastructure planning.  RCF’s would be voluntary and non-regulatory tools that aim to allow for a more holistic approach to conservation planning that can also help guide public investments for better conservation outcomes.  

Counties are encouraged to review this bill and provide comments to CSAC staff.  We are specifically interested in knowing if counties have concerns with the potential impacts of such plans/frameworks on the local land use planning decisions, private landowners and land values.  AB 2087 is awaiting a hearing before the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

 

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