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Senate Bill No. 1771
An act to add Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 42800) to Part
4 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code, and to add Chapter
8.5 (commencing with Section 25730) to Division 15 of the Public
Resources Code, relating to air pollution.
[Approved by Governor September 30, 2000. Filed
with Secretary of State September 30, 2000.]
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
SB 1771, Sher. Greenhouse gas emission reductions: climate
(1) Existing law imposes various emission limitations for the
control of vehicular and nonvehicular air pollution. The State Air
Resources Board is designated by state law as the air pollution control
agency for all purposes set forth in federal law.
This bill would require the Secretary of the Resources Agency to
establish the California Climate Action Registry as a public benefit
nonprofit corporation, that would record and register voluntary
greenhouse gas emission reductions made by California entities after
1990. The bill would require the registry to perform various functions,
including adopting standards for verifying emissions reductions,
adopting a list of approved auditors that would verify emissions
reductions, referring entities to approved firms to verify emissions
reductions, establishing emissions reduction goals, designing and
implementing efficiency improvement plans, maintaining a record
of all emissions baselines and reductions, and recognizing,
publicizing, and promoting entities that participate in the registry.
The bill would also establish responsibilities for the State Energy
Resources Conservation and Development Commission to develop
a process to identify and qualify third-party organizations approved
to provide technical assistance and advice in monitoring greenhouse
gas emissions, setting industry-specific emissions reduction targets,
and developing and implementing efficiency improvement
(2) Existing law requires the commission, among other things, to
analyze the environmental consequences of trends in the
consumption of energy. Existing law also requires the commission to
have conducted a study on or before June 1, 1990, regarding the
manner in which global warming trends may affect California's
energy supply and demand, economy, environment, agriculture, and
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Secretary of State. Senate Bill No. 1771, text, September 2000; 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 550 Arlington, VA 22201. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc226799/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .