SB 1235

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 17, 2022
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Air pollution: portable equipment: emergency events.


Existing law authorizes local air pollution control and air quality management districts (air districts) to establish a permit system requiring that any person who builds, erects, alters, replaces, operates, or uses any article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance that may cause the issuance of air contaminants obtain a permit to ensure compliance with applicable air quality standards. Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to establish, by regulation, an optional registration program for portable equipment that is, or may be, used in more than a single air district. Pursuant to this directive, the state board established the Portable Equipment Registration Program, which allows portable engines and equipment units to operate throughout the state without authorization or permits from air districts. The state board's regulations allow for the temporary operation of otherwise unregistered or unpermitted portable engines during an emergency event if certain conditions are met. The state board's regulations define "emergency event" as any situation arising from a sudden and reasonably unforeseen natural disaster such as earthquake, flood, fire, or other unforeseen events beyond the control of the portable engine or equipment unit operator, its officers, employees, and contractors that threatens public health and safety and that requires the immediate temporary operation of portable engines or equipment units to help alleviate the threat to public health and safety. This bill would codify the state board's regulation authorizing portable equipment to be operated during an emergency event, as defined above, and would also authorize portable equipment to be operated during a public safety power shut-off event. The bill would define "public safety power shut-off event," in part, as a planned power outage undertaken by an electrical corporation to reduce the risk of wildfires caused by utility equipment.

Bill Sponsors (1)


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Apr 21, 2022


April 27 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Apr 14, 2022


Set for hearing April 27.

Apr 13, 2022


April 25 hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 31, 2022


Set for hearing April 25.

Mar 17, 2022


March 28 hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 08, 2022


Set for hearing March 28.

Mar 02, 2022


Referred to Com. on E.Q.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E.Q.

Feb 18, 2022


From printer.

Feb 17, 2022


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


Article IV Section 8(a) of the Constitution and Joint Rule 55 dispensed with February 7, 2022, suspending the 30 calendar day requirement.

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