SB 1099

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 19, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 25, 2020
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Emergency backup generators: critical facilities: order for abatement: stipulations.


Existing law imposes various limitations on emissions of air contaminants for the control of air pollution from vehicular and nonvehicular sources. Existing law generally designates air pollution control and air quality management districts with the primary responsibility for the control of air pollution from all sources other than vehicular sources. Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to identify toxic air contaminants that are emitted into the ambient air of the state and to establish airborne toxic control measures to reduce emissions of toxic air contaminants from nonvehicular sources. Existing law establishes one or more hearing boards with a specified membership in each air district for the purposes of performing specified functions, including issuing orders for abatement, after notice and a hearing, whenever the hearing boards find that any person is constructing or operating any article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance without a permit or is in violation of specified laws or of any order, rule, or regulation prohibiting or limiting the discharge of air contaminants into the air. This bill would require, either commencing January 1, 2022, or 12 months after the adoption of a specified rule on emergency backup generators, the air pollution control officer to develop stipulations, as specified, and conditions, as specified, for an order for abatement that allows the operator of a critical facility, as defined, to use a permitted emergency backup generator, as defined, in exceedance of that permit's runtime and testing and maintenance limits if specified conditions are met. The bill would require the stipulations to be in effect for not more than 5 years or the length of time agreed upon for the replacement of the emergency backup generator in the conditions. The bill would specify that the stipulations are subject to the approval of the hearing board when the order for abatement is being considered. By adding to the duties of air districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (3)



Jun 29, 2020


Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Jun 25, 2020


In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.


Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Jun 09, 2020


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 08, 2020


From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jun 04, 2020


Set for hearing June 9.

Jun 02, 2020


Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
Com. on APPR.

May 29, 2020


From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1. Page 3622.) (May 29).

May 22, 2020


Set for hearing May 29.

Mar 18, 2020


April 1 hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 10, 2020


Set for hearing April 1.

Feb 27, 2020


Referred to Com. on EQ.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on EQ.

Feb 20, 2020


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 21.

Feb 19, 2020


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

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02/19/20 - Introduced PDF
06/02/20 - Amended Senate PDF

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