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biogas -- Upcoming CPUC Workshop on Biogas Standards on May 2, 2013 Posted: 25 Apr 2013 15:44:54
This is to inform you that on May 2, 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission will be conducting a second public workshop regarding the development of biogas standards per Assembly Bill 1900 (Statutes of 2012, Chapter 602). This workshop will be held at the Cal EPA Headquarters Building, Byron Sher Hearing Room at 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA beginning at 10:30 AM. The workshop will be webcast and can be viewed at http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast/. For more information on the workshop, please contact Franz Cheng, CPUC Public Utility Regulatory Analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org. AB 1900, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to develop standards for constituents in biogas to protect human health and pipeline integrity and safety. In support of the CPUC standards development efforts, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and the Air Resources Board (ARB), in consultation with other State agencies, are to undertake certain actions. Specifically, OEHHA is tasked with compiling a list of constituents of concern (constituents) found in biogas that could pose a health risk and that are at levels that significantly exceed the concentrations of those constituents in natural gas. OEHHA is also to determine health protective levels for these constituents. ARB is tasked with developing realistic exposure scenarios and identifying the associated health risk to utility workers and gas end users; determining the concentrations of these constituents in biogas necessary to protect public health; and identifying monitoring, testing, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements necessary to ensure that health protective levels are maintained.