SB 1916 Overview
Senate Bill (SB) 1916 of 1998 augmented activities already conducted by DTSC to promote hazardous waste source reduction. SB 1916 specifies a set of activities designed to promote source reduction of hazardous waste using education, outreach, and other effective voluntary techniques. The legislation requires that DTSC maximize its resources through cooperation with other entities, including but not limited to Certified Unified Program Agencies, Small Business Development Corporations, business environmental assistance centers, and other regional and local government environmental programs.
Elements of SB 1916
Establishes an Advisory Committee -- The California Source Reduction Advisory Committee consists of 10 members of the public selected by DTSC. The executive directors of DTSC, ARB, SWRCB and CalRecycle, and the chair of the Environmental Policy Council, serve as ex-officio members. The committee is responsible for providing advice to DTSC on pollution prevention program priorities.
Sets Priorities -- SB 1916 requires that DTSC, in consultation with the Advisory Committee:
Requires Data Analysis
Expands Technical Assistance Program
Strengthens Local Government Assistance Programs
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Office of Pollution Prevention & Green Technology