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File #: 20-0487    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/30/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action: 4/7/2020
Title: Supervisor Parlin recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for Senate Bill 1191, related to organic waste management, allowing low population counties and rural jurisdictions to develop and implement alternative organic waste management programs. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - 20190 SB1191_98 Dahle, 2. B - Planning for Implementation of SB 1383 -SB 1191, 3. C - RCRC letter of support SB 1191, 4. D - Draft EDC Letter of support SB 1191, 5. Executed Senate Bill 1191 - SUPPORT Letter
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Supervisor Parlin recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for Senate Bill 1191, related to organic waste management, allowing low population counties and rural jurisdictions to develop and implement alternative organic waste management programs.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
SB 1383 (Lara, 2016) requires the state to reduce organic waste disposal 75% and to increase edible food recovery 20 percent by 2025. CalRecycle’s SB 1383 regulations are nearly finalized and will be challenging to implement. CalRecycle estimates the cost may reach $40 billion over the next decade and will require adding 50 - 100 new/expanded facilities. The regulations require:
· Commercial and residential organic waste collection and recycling
· Sampling and monitoring to minimize contamination
· Procurement of organic waste products by jurisdictions
· Local infrastructure capacity planning for organic waste facilities
· Establishing food waste recovery programs
· Public education and outreach
· Extensive recordkeeping, reporting, and enforcement

The regulations include provisions for temporary waivers/exemptions for which jurisdictions can apply, including:
· Until December 31, 2026, a rural jurisdiction exemption (19 counties with populations of less than 70,000 are eligible)
· Renewable five-year waivers for organic waste collection for areas with a low population density (census tracts with fewer than 75 persons/square mile)
· High altitude elevations (over 4,500’) for food waste separation and recovery requirements programs in place of the SB 1383 mandates. SB 1191 will temporarily (until January 1, 2028 for low population counties and January 1, 2035 for rural jurisdictions) allow local alternative organic waste management programs that recover edible food waste, evaluate collaborative approaches to organic waste recycling for animal feed and compost production, and explore opportunities for siting new regional organic waste fa...

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