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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Hazardous waste must be disposed of properly to protect public health and the environment. Today, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced AB 733, which will enable California to identify this waste more humanely and accurately. 

“As Chair of the Assembly Committee of Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, I work every day to protect Californians and California’s environment from toxic pollution. Making sure hazardous waste is accurately identified and disposed of is crucial,” said Assemblymember Quirk.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, introduced AJR 8 to request federal assistance in removing invasive nutria from California’s wetlands and waterways.

Friday, February 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) will force the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to put critical protections in place to keep workers safe from lead exposure.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Paul Netter, Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison, like other California utilities that experience hundreds of metallic-balloon-caused power outages and their potential hazards yearly, will find out, thanks to a new state law.

Signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown last September and effective since Jan. 1, Assembly bill 2450 requires that metallic balloons made by in-state manufacturers have a printed warning about the risk of releasing them in a conspicuous location and in a readable font that says: “CAUTION: NOT INTENDED FOR RELEASE. USE WITH COUNTERWEIGHT; DISPOSE OF PROPERLY. NEVER USE METALLIC RIBBON WITH BALLOONS.”

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

HAYWARD – In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and the Hayward Animal Shelter hosted their fourth annual “All Fur Love” pet adoption event. Free pet adoptions were offered to qualified homes.  Through their combined efforts many shelter pets were able to find forever homes this past Saturday.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

WHO:                   Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety &Toxic Materials

WHAT:                 Briefing:  Zero-Carbon Grid by 2045

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, in a joint hearing, the Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee, chaired by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), along with the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, chaired by Senator Ben Allen (D- Santa Monica), will ask the State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and other experts to evaluate how well the state’s Green Chemistry Program has done to regulate consumer products exposing people to known hazardous chemicals.

Friday, February 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee, introduced legislation to establish a state certification program for local health officers who oversee the cleanup of contaminated sites to ensure that they have the necessary expertise to carry out these responsibilities in a manner that is protective of public health and the environment.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

WHO:              Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward); Senator Ben Allen (D- Santa Monica); and, representatives from the venture capital, chemical, and product industries; environmental and public health organizations; and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

WHAT:            Joint Legislative Hearing:  California’s Green Chemistry Program: Are We Protecting People from Toxic Chemicals in Products?

WHERE:           California State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, introduced AB 402 to ensure that local health officials have sufficient resources to provide oversight for small drinking water systems.