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CalRecycle to Release Revised Draft Regulations on June 18 for New Organic Waste Diversion Regulations

Cities Should Plan to Review and Comment by July 3

May 28, 2019
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) will present new revised draft regulations of the SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants regulations at a public workshop on June 18 in Diamond Bar.
 
This workshop will also be webcast. The 15-day formal public comment period will begin the following day and run from June 19 – July 3.
 
These regulations stem from SB 1383 (Lara, 2016), which requires the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants, such as methane. This bill tasks CalRecycle with implementing programs to achieve a statewide goal of diverting 50 percent of organic waste from landfills by 2020 and 75 percent by 2025. Over the last two years CalRecycle conducted informal regulatory proceedings. Most recently, CalRecycle released draft regulations in January 2019.
 
The League submitted comments on Feb. 13 based on the January 2019 draft, and encourages cities to review the January 2019 draft regulations before the revised regulations are released.
 
Public Workshop

June 18 from 12:30 – 3 p.m.
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Conference Center Auditorium
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar
 
Webcast Information
 
Online participants may submit questions and comments during the webcast to SLCP@calrecycle.ca.gov. Please note that comments must be submitted during the 15-day comment period to be considered as a part of the rulemaking record. A link will be provided prior to the presentation.
 
How to Submit Comments
 
15-Day Formal Comment Period: June 19 – July 3, 2019
Comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on July 3 and relevant to the regulatory revisions contained in the updated text to be entered in to the record and considered.
 
Comments may be submitted via e-mail to: SLCP.Organics@calrecycle.ca.gov.
 
Comments may also be submitted to:  
Gwen Huff
Materials Management and Local Assistance Division
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
P.O. Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812
 
The text of the revised regulation will be posted on CalRecycle’s website prior to June 18.
 
Next Steps
 
The League will be commenting on the new revised draft regulations and will alert our membership once they are released. Cities are encouraged to submit comments to CalRecycle on these new draft regulations. 


 
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