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File #: 22-136    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/9/2021 Departments: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 2/22/2022 Final action: 2/22/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing and directing the Director of the Office of Sustainability, or the Director's designee, to submit a Notification of Intent to Comply with Senate Bill 1383 regulations to CalRecycle for approval.
Attachments: 1. 20220222_r_SB 1383 NOIC Resolution.pdf, 2. 20220222_att_SB 1383 NOIC Form (signed).pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carolyn Bloede, Director, Office of Sustainability
Subject: Approval of Notification of Intent to Comply with SB 1383

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing and directing the Director of the Office of Sustainability, or the Director's designee, to submit a Notification of Intent to Comply with Senate Bill 1383 regulations to CalRecycle for approval.

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BACKGROUND:
In September 2016, California Senate Bill 1383 (Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016), also known as SB 1383, established statewide emissions reduction targets for short-lived climate pollutants such as methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, which results from the landfilling of organic waste. SB 1383 requires the State to reduce the amount of organic waste disposed of in landfills by 75 percent from 2014 levels by 2025. Given that SB 1383 includes statewide targets, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, also known as CalRecycle, proposed regulations that require a more prescriptive approach for local jurisdictions to achieve specific requirements for reducing the amount of organic waste, such as food waste, that goes to landfill.

On December 7, 2021 the Board adopted Ordinance No. 4857 adding Chapter 4.106, Establishing an Edible Food Recovery Program, to the San Mateo County Ordinance Code and adopted Ordinance No. 4856 amending Chapter 4.04, Solid Waste Collection, Transport, Storage and Disposal, of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code to meet the requirements of SB 1383 for the unincorporated areas of the county. With these two items, the County made significant progress towards compliance with SB 1383, especially given the accelerated timeline set out by CalRecycle.

DISCUSSION:
The SB 1383 regulations adopted by CalRecycle created prescriptive mandates for jurisdictions to comply with the law. These regulations require all cities and co...

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