Current law defines as a "covered facility" a stationary source of air pollutants that reported in its federal toxics release inventory filing at least one of the following amounts of the following "covered air toxics" in one year:
- For hydrogen cyanide, 10,000 pounds;
- For hydrogen sulfide, 5,000 pounds; and
- For benzene, 5,000 pounds.
The bill changes the definition of "covered facility" to include specific listed North American industry classification system codes and expands upon the requirements applicable to covered facilities by:
- Directing the air quality control commission to consider, at least every 5 years, adding new types of covered facilities and covered air toxics and adjusting the applicable emission thresholds;
- Requiring that a covered facility's outreach to communities near the covered facility, in particular disproportionately impacted communities, be conducted in the 2 most prevalent languages spoken in the communities;
- Requiring covered facilities to conduct fenceline monitoring of covered air toxics and to publicly report the results of the monitoring; and
- Requiring covered facilities to take corrective action within 15 days after a violation occurs.
The bill also requires the division of administration in the department of public health and environment to :
- Establish notification thresholds for covered air toxics, the exceedance of which covered facilities must disclose to the affected community; and
conductcommunity-based monitoring of covered air toxics in areas near covered facilities and to publicly report the results , and authorizes the division to spend up to $800,000 from the general fund to buy a mobile air-quality monitoring van to use for community-based monitoring .
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)