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Assembly Bill 1315 (Porter-1971)

Chapter 1288, Statutes of 1971

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Assembly member Carley V. Porter wrote to the Governor on October 26, 1971 to request that Assembly Bill 1315 be signed. In this letter, Assemblyman Porter describes his bill as follows:

Assembly Bill 1315 . . . was introduced at the request of the State Water Resources Control Board and for the most part makes only technical and procedural changes in the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act. However, the bill does make two substantive changes in our existing water quality control laws.

The first change authorizes the State Water Resources Control Board to establish a fee schedule to recover any costs which the state might incur as a result of providing certifications required by federal law. The second change provides an exemption from existing provisions of the Porter-Cologne Act which preclude the State Water Resources Control Board and the regional water quality control boards from specifying the manner of compliance with waste discharge requirements. This exemption applies only to solid waste disposal and is essential to permit the state and regional boards to more effectively deal with water quality problems caused by the disposal of solid waste materials.
(See Exhibit #5, document PE-1)

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