2021 - Senate Bill 778 (Becker, Josh), Buy Clean California Act: Environmental Product Declarations: Concrete (2-Year)
Would require CARB to establish a maximum global warming potential (GWP) for concrete for each project region and performance class, and update it every three years. The bill would require CARB to establish criteria to qualify a technology, method, or product to qualify as a breakthrough technology. The bill would require the Department of General Services to establish performance classes for concrete products, publish a maximum GWP developed by CARB for concrete in the State Contracting Manual, and establish other rules and guidelines regarding the disclosure of carbon dioxide equivalent associated with concrete bids submitted to State agency and university projects. The bill would require awarding authorities to eventually require all bids for concrete used in State agency and university projects to include a GWP, to disqualify bids with a GWP higher than the maximum for performance class and region, and apply bid price discounts for bids with a low GWP or utilizing a breakthrough technology. Was not heard in the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee.