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File #: 22-139    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/7/2022 Departments: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 2/22/2022 Final action: 2/22/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) The Office of Sustainability to apply for and accept all available SB 1383 Local Assistance funds from the California Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery for which San Mateo County is eligible for the period of February 22, 2022 through February 22, 2027; and B) The Director of the Office of Sustainability or the Director's designee to approve and/or execute all applications, agreements, amendments, payment requests, and other documents necessary to secure SB 1383 Local Assistance funds, implement approved grant funded projects, and carry out related duties and responsibilities for the period from February 22, 2022 through February 22, 2027.
Attachments: 1. 20220222_r_SB 1383 Assistance Grant Resolution.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carolyn Bloede, Director, Office of Sustainability
Subject: Application and Acceptance of Grant Funding from the California Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery for Senate Bill 1383 Local Assistance

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) The Office of Sustainability to apply for and accept all available SB 1383 Local Assistance funds from the California Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery for which San Mateo County is eligible for the period of February 22, 2022 through February 22, 2027; and

B) The Director of the Office of Sustainability or the Director's designee to approve and/or execute all applications, agreements, amendments, payment requests, and other documents necessary to secure SB 1383 Local Assistance funds, implement approved grant funded projects, and carry out related duties and responsibilities for the period from February 22, 2022 through February 22, 2027.

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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. Methane is 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.

To meet these requirements, the Office of Sustainability developed programs and policies to achieve compliance with CalRecycle regulations and mile...

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