Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 California League of Food Processors 9 ■ AB 2895 (Hernández; D-West Covina), which imposes a needless paperwork burden that will not advance work- place safety, but will leave employers at risk of a civil penalty that is an unprecedented departure from exclusive Cal/ OSHA enforcement of safety regulations by requiring employers to provide a paper copy of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program to every employee. ■ SB 1167 (Leyva; D-Chino), which directs Cal/OSHA to adopt a regulation for indoor workers to prevent heat illness. This bill is unnecessary because current regulations already require employers to identify and address work- place hazards, including the risk of heat illness in indoor workplaces. ENERGY CLFP continues to track developments in energy policy and energy regulation. A few bills moving through the Legislature promise to impact rates and regulatory pro- ceedings in both natural gas and electricity. ■ AB 645 (Williams; D-Santa Barbara) increases the cost of energy and threatens grid reliability by expanding the current renewable portfolio standard from 33% to 50%. ■ SB 380 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills) continues the moratorium on injection of natural gas at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility until well testing and safety inspections have occurred at all wells. As a result, there is a danger of natural gas curtailments due to the utility’s inability to inject gas. Gas injections and withdrawals are integral to the utility’s ability to maintain pressure and balance of the gas system. ■ ACA 11 (Gatto; D-Glendale) authorizes the Legislature to reallocate or reassign all or a portion of the functions of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to other state agencies, departments, boards or other entities. The bill requires a two-thirds vote and will be subject to a ballot for a state-wide vote. ■ SB 286 (Hertzberg; D-Van Nuys) creates a new direct access cap that adds 8,000 GWh, or approximately 30 percent, to the existing cap and requires that new direct access transactions come from renewable resources. This will allow a greater number of nonresidential customers of the electrical investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to receive electric service from an entity other than an IOU. ■ AB 1937 (Gomez; D-Los Angeles) prohibits the CPUC from certifying fossil fuel-powered generation facilities if meeting the anticipated power demand can be met by alternative means that does not involve fossil fuels. This does not consider impacts to cost of electricity or reliability, and it could affect system reliability and force additional cost increases. CLIMATE CHANGE California has embarked on an ambitious effort to implement AB 32, The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. This far- reaching law requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop a cap on carbon emissions. The regulations have had a major impact on electricity generation, air permit- ting, fuel prices and the cost of goods and services in the form of increased costs and additional regulations. CLFP is taking a very active role in the implementation process. CLFP continues to advocate for least cost, technologically feasible solutions to minimize the effects of climate change, and has actively advocated on behalf of the food process- ing industry in the Air Resources Board’s development of new regulations that directly affect the food processors in particular and the California economy in general. ■ AB 1550 (Gomez; D-Los Angeles) increases the amount of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) moneys required to be spent in disadvantaged communities from 10 percent to 25 percent, in addition to 25 percent to the benefit of disadvantaged communities. ■ SB 32 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills) Requires CARB to establish a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limit of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and establishes an inadequate legislative review process for future Scoping Plan updates. It specifically directs CARB to set emissions targets for short-lived climate pollutants. ■ SB 1383 (Lara; D-Bell Gardens) increases regulatory burdens and costs for businesses by requiring CARB to adopt and implement a new program to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. ■ SB 1387 (De Leon; D-Los Angeles) expands the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board by three to increase the membership to 16, with the additional members appointed by the Governor, the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly. This bill is in reaction to the recent firing of former executive officer Barry R. Wallerstein, who had served as SCAQMD’s executive officer since August 1997.