The official notice, including the identified list of documents relied upon, and full text of the regulation, including the newly proposed changes indicated, is available on the SB 1383 Rulemaking website
. This comment period will run from April 20-May 20.
Given the dramatic impacts that SB 1383 regulations will have on cities, the League is encouraging cities to review the new draft regulations, and provide comments to CalRecycle by the May 20 deadline. This will be the final public comment period for the SB 1383 regulations and the last opportunity for city input to be submitted into the record. City feedback is necessary to craft more implementable regulations.
How to Submit Comments
Comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on May 20, and may be submitted to:
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
P.O. Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 327-8824
Fax: (916) 319-7233
In order to be compliant with Section 508 accessibility requirements, CalRecycle requests the submission of public comment letters in Microsoft Word DOC format in addition to other electronic formats (PDF, etc.).
Due to the widespread impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency and feedback from local governments, CalRecycle issued an extended timeframe for submission of comments beyond the minimum 15 days required by the Administrative Procedures Act to provide an adequate opportunity for stakeholders to be prepared and respond.
Background on SB 1383
SB 1383 (Lara, 2016)
establishes targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. CalRecycle is charged with implementing this bill to achieve the organic waste disposal reduction targets and establishes an additional target that not less than 20 percent of currently disposed edible food is recovered for human consumption by 2025.
The League has been engaged during each step of the regulations review and will be submitting comments to CalRecycle highlighting key issues of the upmost importance to cities by the May 20 deadline.
For more information about this rulemaking, visit CalRecycle’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutants