AB-1904: Hazardous materials: natural gas odorants. Wilk

Session Year: 2015-2016

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An act to add and repeal Chapter 20 (commencing with Section 26250) of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous materials, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

AB 1904, Assembly Member Wilk. Hazardous materials: natural gas odorants.

Existing law authorizes the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopt, amend, and repeal occupational safety and health standards and orders. Existing regulations adopted pursuant to that authorization require natural gas that is delivered into any vessel or system, as specified, to have a distinctive odor of sufficient intensity so that the presence of the gas may be detected down to concentrations in air of not over 20% of the lower explosive limit, and require that these odorants be, among other things, harmless to humans, nontoxic, and noncorrosive to certain metals.

This bill would require the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to submit a report to the Legislature, on or before January 1, 2019, that includes an assessment of any potential danger of odorants currently used in natural gas storage facilities in the state to public health and safety and the environment, and that identifies alternative odorants for possible use in natural gas storage facilities, as specified. The bill would require the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to consult with appropriate entities, as specified.

This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Vote Required: two_thirds Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: yes Local Program: no

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 20 (commencing with Section 26250) is added to Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
20.

On or before January 1, 2019, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment shall submit a report to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, that includes all of the following:

(a)An assessment of any potential danger of odorants currently used in natural gas storage facilities in the state to public health and safety and the environment.

(b)Alternative odorants identified by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment for possible use in natural gas storage facilities that pose a lower risk to public health and safety and the environment. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment shall evaluate the following issues for every alternative odorant identified:

(1)The feasibility of using the alternative odorant in natural gas storage facilities.

(2)Any risks of using the alternative odorant, including, but not limited to, the risks of unwanted chemical reactions, increased corrosion, and potential risks to public health and safety.

(3)The effectiveness of the alternative odorant at warning of a natural gas leak.

(c)The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment shall consult with appropriate entities including, but not limited to, odorant producers, appropriate state agencies or federal agencies, or both, and interested parties with germane existing scientific research.

(d)For purposes of this chapter, “odorant” means any material added to natural gas to impart a distinct odor so that the natural gas is readily detectable by a person with a normal sense of smell.

SEC. 2.

Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this chapter is repealed on January 1, 2021.

SEC. 3.

This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:

In order to immediately begin assessing the danger of odorants in natural gas, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.

Bill Version

June 23, 2016 - Amended in Senate

Bill Activity

Introduced by

Assembly Member Wilk
February 11, 2016

Amended in Assembly

May 27, 2016

Amended in Senate

June 23, 2016

Votes

Date Result Location Ayes Noes NVR Motion
06/02/16 (PASS) Assembly Floor 76 0 4 AB 1904 WILK Third Reading Urgency
  Ayes: Achadjian, Alejo, Arambula, Atkins, Baker, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chiu, Chu, Chávez, Cooley, Cooper, Cristina Garcia, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dodd, Eduardo Garcia, Eggman, Frazier, Gallagher, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Maienschein, Mark Stone, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Nazarian, O'Donnell, Obernolte, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Roger Hernández, Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Thurmond, Ting, Travis Allen, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wilk, Williams, Wood
  No Votes Recorded: Beth Gaines, Bigelow, Kim, Mullin
05/27/16 (PASS) Asm Appropriations 20 0 0 Do pass as amended.
  Ayes: Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Calderon, Chang, Daly, Eduardo Garcia, Eggman, Gallagher, Gonzalez, Holden, Jones, Obernolte, Quirk, Roger Hernández, Santiago, Wagner, Weber, Wood
03/29/16 (PASS) Asm Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials 7 0 0 Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]
  Ayes: Alejo, Beth Gaines, Dahle, Gray, Lopez, McCarty, Ting

History

Date Action
06/30/16 Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
06/23/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on RLS.
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on RLS.
06/06/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/02/16 Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 5244.).
05/31/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/27/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/27/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/23/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on RLS.
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on RLS.
06/06/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/02/16 Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 5244.).
05/31/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/27/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/27/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on RLS.
06/06/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/02/16 Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 5244.).
05/31/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/27/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/27/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on RLS.
06/06/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/02/16 Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0.).
05/31/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/27/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/27/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on RLS.
06/06/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/02/16 Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.
05/31/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/27/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/27/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/06/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/02/16 Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.
05/31/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/27/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/27/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/02/16 Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.
05/31/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/27/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/27/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
05/31/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/27/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/27/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
05/27/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/27/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
05/27/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/27/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
04/13/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
03/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.

Bill Analysis

Date Analysis
08/02/16 Senate Environmental Quality
05/31/16 Assembly Floor Analysis
04/11/16 Assembly Appropriations
03/24/16 Assembly Environmental Safety And Toxic Materials

Today's Law as Amended

Status

Bill Status
Measure: AB-1904
Lead Authors: Wilk
Principal Coauthors: -
Coauthors: Pavley
Topic: Hazardous materials: natural gas odorants.
31st Day in Print: 03/13/16
Title: An act to add and repeal Chapter 20 (commencing with Section 26250) of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous materials, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
House Location: Assembly
Last Amended Date: 06/23/16
Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Committee Process
Two_thirds Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-Local Program
Urgency
Non-Tax Levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
06/30/16 Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
06/23/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on RLS.
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on RLS.
06/06/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/02/16 Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 5244.).

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