Under the chairmanship of Frank Hewitt, SDMAC’s Legislative Committee has been tracking closely and lobbying for/against, as appropriate with legislators, the following legislation:
* SB-22 -- Among other things, this Bill would authorize the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to recommend procedures for expediting the review and identification of hazard traits, including pending and proposed actions by the federal government, to limit hazardous materials in products. The military would need accommodation within the Bill to allow use of military specification
procedures to meet battlefield tolerance for their weapons systems. SDMAC has not taken a position on this Bill yet, however, without the accommodation in the Bill to recognize and accommodate military missions, SDMAC would likely oppose the Bill.
* SB-346 -- This Bill would phase out hazardous constituents of brake pads (copper and zinc) through a Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) led process. The removal of these contaminants would reduce the burden of military coastal installations and the shipbuilding industry for compliance with water quality standards. SDMAC has not taken a position on this Bill yet, however, SDMAC would likely support the Bill.