Environment and Natural Resources Publications

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Solid Waste Management in California

February 1, 1989 - Solid Waste Management in California

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Implementing the California Clean Air Act

February 1, 1989 - Implementing the California Clean Air Act

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An Evaluation of the State's Alternative Energy Finance Program (Safe-Bidco)

January 1, 1989 - This report, submitted pursuant to the Supplemental Report of the 1988 Budget Act, contains our findings and recommendations concerning the State Assistance Fund for Energy, California Business and Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BillCO). Specifically, the Supplemental Report directed our office to evaluate SAFE-BillCO's performance in meeting its original statutory goals and to determine the cost-effectiveness of providing financial assistance to small businesses through the use of federal loan guarantees as opposed to other forms of state assistance.

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A Status Report on Proposition 65--The Safe Drinking Water And Toxic Enforcement Act Of 1986

February 1, 1988 - A Status Report on Proposition 65--The Safe Drinking Water And Toxic Enforcement Act Of 1986

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The Safe Drinking Water Bond Program: A Review

January 1, 1988 - The Safe Drinking Water Bond program provides grants and low-interest loans to assist local water suppliers in meeting minimum drinking water standards. This report presents our findings and recommendations regarding the bond program as required by Section 13819(d) of the Water Code, which was added by the Safe Drinking Water Bond Law of 1984 (Ch 378/84).

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The Public Utilities Commission: A Review of Regulatory Fee Funding

January 1, 1988 - This report is submitted pursuant to Chapter 323, Statutes of 1983. This legislation requires the Legislative Analyst to (1) evaluate the effectiveness of regulatory fees as a method of funding the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and (2) recommend whether regulatory fee funding for the PUC should be continued, amended, or repealed. Chapter 1 describes the PUC's regulatory fee system. Chapter 2 provides the major arguments for and against the use of regulatory fees and contains our recommendation on the commission's ongoing funding source. Chapter 3 describes other issues related to the PUC's regulatory fee structure.

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A Review of the State's Plan to Integrate Hazardous Materials Databases

September 1, 1987 - This report contains our findings and recommendations regarding the hazardous materials integrated data system proposed by the Environmental Affairs Agency (EAA) pursuant to the review requirements specified in Ch 1559/85 (AB 2184).

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Leaking Underground Tank Cleanup Pilot Program

May 21, 1987 - Statement of the Legislative Analyst's Office to the Senate Toxics and Public Safety Management Committee.

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Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Strategy

February 1, 1986 - Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Strategy

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Alternative Energy Equipment Investments: The Effects of Rapid Amortization

December 1, 1985 - Assembly Bill 2893 required the Legislative Analyst's office to submit to the Legislature a report on alternative energy equipment investments in California. This report must evaluate the measure's effects on both state revenues and taxpayers, determine the conditions under which the investment incentive of rapid amortization is maximized, and provide data on the number and kind of alternative energy equipment facilities that have been established in California.

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Cogeneration Equipment Investments: The Effects of Rapid Amortization

June 1, 1985 - In 1980, the California Legislature enacted AB 1404 (Chapter 1328, Statutes of 1980), which shortened the time period over which certain cogeneration equipment can be depreciated for California tax purposes. Specifically, AB 1404 provides that certain cogeneration equipment placed in service before January 1, 1986, can be depreciated over either a one-year or five-year period when the equipment is located in-state, and over a five-year period when the equipment is located out-of-state. Prior to AB 1404, the amortization period for cogeneration equipment corresponded to the useful economic life of the equipment. This could be as much as 20 years or more.

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An Analysis of California's Tax Credit for Solar-Powered Irrigation Pumping Systems

May 1, 1985 - Chapter 906, Statutes of 1980 (SB 1687), established a special state tax credit to encourage the installation of solar-powered irrigation pumping systems. This report has been prepared in response to the requirement set forth in Chapter 906. The report (1) describes solar-powered irrigation pumps; (2) summarizes existing state and federal tax provisions aimed at encouraging their installation; (3) analyzes the basic economics and cost-effectiveness of these systems, and (4) discusses both the costs to the state and the statewide benefits resulting from the tax credit.

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Evaluation of the Energy and Resources Fund

May 1, 1984 - Chapter 899, Statutes of 1980, created the Energy and Resources Fund (ERF) and designated it as one of eight special funds to receive allocations from tidelands oil revenues. Under the provisions of Ch 899/80, the ERF will terminate on June 30, 1984. This measure requires the Legislative Analyst to review the programs and projects funded from the ERF and submit an evaluation to the Legislature, including any recommendations for changes in the statutory funding criteria or priorities. This report is submitted pursuant to that requirement.

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Evaluation of the Energy and Resources Fund

May 1, 1984 - Chapter 899, Statutes of 1980, created the Energy and Resources Fund (ERF) and designated it as one of eight special funds to receive allocations from tidelands oil revenues. Under the provisions of Ch 899/80, the ERF will terminate on June 30, 1984. This measure requires the Legislative Analyst to review the programs and projects funded from the ERF and submit an evaluation to the Legislature, including any recommendations for changes in the statutory funding criteria or priorities. This report is submitted pursuant to that requirement.

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Hazardous Substances Control Programs

March 29, 1984 - Statement of the Legislative Analyst to the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy.

Environment and Natural Resources Staff

Ross Brown
(916) 319-8345
Air Quality, Energy, and Climate Change
 
Helen Kerstein
(916) 319-8364
Forestry, Parks, and High Speed Rail
 
Sonja Petek
(916) 319-8340
Water, Coastal Development, and Fish and Wildlife
 
Frank Jimenez
(916) 319-8324
Highways and Roads, Recycling, Agriculture, and Toxics
 
Eunice Roh
(916) 319-8327
Mass Transportation, Traffic Enforcement, Statewide Infrastructure
 
Rachel Ehlers
(916) 319-8330
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Environment and Transportation