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Inventory of the California Environmental Protection Agency Records
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Series Description

R396.001, Box 1, folder 1 - Box 10, folder 8

Series 1 Bill Files 1991-2002

Physical Description: 195 file folders, 1 videotape

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill Files were created by the California Environmental Protection's Legislative Affairs Office. The bill files include legislation that pertains to the operation of the CalEPA and its objectives in regulating and enforcing environmental protection legislation. Notable legislation included the following bills from the 1991-1992 session: AB240 related to waste disposal on Indian reservations, AB380 related to beverage container recycling centers, AB1090 regarding renewable energy resources, AB1173 related to airborne lead exposure, and AB2912 related to oil spills. The files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee statements. Audiovisual material included in the files has been moved to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are included in the file folders to alert the researcher to the existence of the material.
Audiovisual material included in the files has been moved to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are included in the file folders to alert the researcher to the existence of the material.
1991-1992: AB3-AB3798, ACA3, ACR7-ACR62, AJR69-AJR70, AB9X-AB35X (30ff) Box 1, Folder 1-Box 2, Folder 1
1991-1992: SB44-SB2058, SCR17, SB9X-SB12X (12ff) Box 2, Folder 2-Box 2, Folder 13
1997-1998: AB11-AB2814, ACA22-ACA35,Box 2, AB3X-AB11X (33ff) Folder 14-Box 4, Folder 8
1997-1998: SB2-SB2299, SCA31-SCA15, SJR44, SB7X, SB15 Preprint (19ff) Box 4, Folder 9-Box 5, Folder 19
2001-2002: AB13-AB3053, AJR1, AB1X-AB97X, AB6XX-AB86XX (45ff) Box 6, Folder 1-Box 8, Folder 5
2001-2002: SB11-SB2088, SCA7, SJR25, SB5X-SB64X, SB24XX-SB87XX (45ff) Box 8, Folder 6-Box 10, Folder 8
R396.002, Box 10, folders 9-40

Series 2 Member Files 1997-1998

Physical Description: 32 file folders

Arrangement

Member files are arranged alphabetically by last name within legislative house.

Scope and Content Note

Member Files were created for individual assembly members and senators and contain meeting memoranda, group action plans, correspondence, short biographies, CalEPA-suggested responses to the legislator's constituent inquiries, member profiles, newspaper clippings, hearing agendas, presentations, and the legislator's correspondence with the CalEPA. Member files typically concern their sponsored legislation pertaining to the CalEPA, as well as specific constituent requests for information or specific documents. Of particular note are the files for Assembly Member Fred Aguiar, which concern the Chino "Dairy Waste Situation" and include correspondence with dairy groups and constituents, board meeting agendas, and other documents related to the issue. Also noteworthy are Assembly Member Gary Miller's files, relating to the Los Angeles Newspaper Group Earth Day in 1998, and Assembly Member Don Perata's files, that pertain to methamphetamine sales and distribution in California's Central Valley.
R396.003, Box 10, folders 41-42

Series 3 Chronological Files 1997-1998

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Chronological files are arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Chronological files were created by the CalEPA and include memoranda, correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports from each year from the various boards and departments within the agency. Records in this series generally feature bill analyses that need the Secretary's signature, and internal communication between officers of the CalEPA regarding bills that could affect the work of the CalEPA, such as AB1089, regarding the Hazardous Waste Source Reduction and Management Review Act of 1989; AB1357, related to the regulation of transportable treatment units; AB1491, regarding the delivery of petroleum; SB445, allowing the Department of Pesticide Regulation; SB179, regarding electronic formatting of public information; and SB592, regarding contaminated municipal water wells and pipelines.
R396.004, Box 10, folder 43 - Box 18, folder 14

Series 4 Controlled Correspondence 1992-1996

Physical Description: 130 file folders, 1 audiotape, 1 videotape

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Controlled Correspondence are arranged chronologically by year and then alphabetically by last name of one of the parties.

Scope and Content Note

Files include correspondence between the CalEPA and other agencies, constituents, and the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Secretary. Also included are news clippings and reports that pertain to the CalEPA. Topics discussed in the Controlled Correspondence vary, but focus mainly on private citizens' requests for documents, personal inquiries, and correspondence made by attorneys, environmental political action groups, interest groups, businesses and corporations. The correspondence often related to conflicts between private property rights and environmental issues, such as an individual's permit to build a house on wetlands, or specific instructions and implementation of laws regarding waste cleanup and disposal at abandoned gas stations or other commercial or residential property. Some correspondence records include petitions and mass-mailings by interest groups regarding legislation either proposed by the CalEPA or pertaining to its operation; some include photos and audiovisual material.
Audiovisual material included in the files has been moved to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are included in the file folders to alert the researcher to the existence of the material.
R396.005. Box 18, folders 15-22

Series 5 Legislative Files 1997-1998

Physical Description: 8 file folders

Arrangement

Legislative files are arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Legislative Files were created by the CalEPA and include general legislative files regarding the work of the CalEPA. These files also include "hot bills," or the most newsworthy and contentious bills in both the Assembly and Senate regarding the objectives and operation of the CalEPA from the 1997-1998 session, such as AB278, regarding revisiting the health-based standards for contaminants; AB964 regarding tire waste; SB143, related to public inspection of records; SB658, regarding peer reviewed reports; SB1033, related to public water systems and perchlorate; and SB1096, regarding tax credits and exemptions for low-emission heavy-duty vehicles. The records also include legislative updates on the status of CalEPA-proposed bills such as AB2306, regarding underwater storage tanks; AB2424, regarding the regulation of generator hazardous waste treatment activities; and AB228, related to tire waste.
R396.006. Box 19, folders 1-45

Series 6 Proposed Legislation Files 2001-2002

Physical Description: 46 file folders

Arrangement

Proposed Legislation Files are arranged chronologically by year, then by bill proposal number.

Scope and Content Note

Proposed Legislation Files includes records such as proposals, legislative counsel's digests, CalEPA amendments, news clippings, and reports for legislation proposed by the CalEPA and sponsoring legislators during the 2001-2002 session. Proposals include a proposed title to the bill, usually describing the primary subject of the legislation, such as "Hazardous Waste Control Law Cleanup Legislation" or "Loss of Authorization for Non-Payment of Fees" and a bill proposal number, identified by CEPA-01 (year) - 11 (proposal number). Additionally, a sponsoring department or board within the CalEPA, such as the Department of Toxic Substances Control, is identified within the records as a sponsoring unit. Topics proposed by the CalEPA include tow truck driver cleanup of disabled vehicle fluids, pesticides in food and agricultural products, regulating underground storage tanks, and the Environmental Justice Grant Fund.
R396.007. Box 19, folders 46-54

Series 7 Federal Legislation Files 1991-1992

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Federal Legislation Files are arranged numerically by bill number within each house.

Scope and Content Note

Federal Legislation Files include records created by the CalEPA regarding the CalEPA's implementation of federal environmental laws created by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The files include bill analyses, correspondence, memoranda, reports, news clippings, legislative reviews, and other general information. Topics covered by the federal legislation files include the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Lead Contamination Control Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, and military base closure (including HR4025 and S1960).