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 44California League of Food Processors 11 CLFP was strongly opposed to this measure arguing that while we support efforts to increase recycling and source reduce our packaging, AB 2530 would impose unnecessary cost burdens on beverage manufacturers without any corresponding public policy benefit. WATER CLFP was successful in defeating a bill in the Legislature which would have substantially interfered with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) by mandating a city or county overlying a high or medium priority water basin to establish a process by January 1, 2018, for issuing a ground- water extraction permit and would have restricted permits for probationary basins and those in critical overdraft (SB 1317; Wolk; D-Davis). A CLFP-opposed bill relating to water and energy use disclosure was also defeated in the Legislature (AB 1520; Assembly Committee on Judiciary). This measure would have removed protections that safeguard production capacity and other sensitive production data from disclosure to competitors by requiring commercial, industrial and institutional water and energy users to publicly disclose usage, supposedly to enforce compliance with water and energy conservation goals. A CLFP-supported bill that creates a tax credit for food donations to food banks was signed by the Governor (AB 1577; Eggman; D-Stockton). CLIMATE CHANGE/AIR QUALITY Governor Brown signed legislation expanding climate change emission goals. SB 32 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills) mandates a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 with no consideration of the economic side effects or ongoing oversight for the Legislature. Also signed was a companion measure, AB 197 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella), which creates the guise of regulatory account- ability and legislative oversight regarding the blank check granted to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for implementing the post-2020 climate change goals. CLFP successfully opposed a measure that would have given state legislators in Sacramento more than a third of the seats on the South Coast Regional Air Quality Board. The bill failed on the Senate floor in the final hours of the legislative session (SB 1387; de Leon; D-Los Angeles). CLFP, as part of a greater coalition, argued that it is entirely inappropriate to shift local control over critical regional air quality planning to state lawmakers in Sacramento. If passed, this bill would have set a dangerous president for other regional air quality management districts. SOLID WASTE/RECYCLING Governor Brown signed a bill requiring beverage manufacturers to annually report under penalty of perjury to CalRecycle the amount of virgin and postconsumer recycled content in their plastic beverage containers (AB 2530; Gordon; D- Menlo Park). Discover more about Colmac Coil’s ADX™ technology for low charge ammonia evaporators: