CalRecycle recently released new draft regulations to implement SB 1383. The legislation aims to establish targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in statewide organic waste disposal levels by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. CASA participated in a Sacramento workshop last week and is developing comments to continue our efforts to shape the evolving regulations.
As a result of number meetings held with CalRecycle and Air Board staff, the regulations address our concerns over market certainty for biosolids and biogas. They now disallow local ordinances to limit or prohibit land application of biosolids and require jurisdictions to procure set volumes of compost and/or renewable natural gas transportation fuel. We have some issues with the current language, which we addressed in our submitted comments, seeking clarification and expanded applicability.