Report 2013-122 Recommendation Responses

Report 2013-122: California Department of Toxic Substances Control: Its Lack of Diligence in Cost Recovery Has Contributed to Millions in Unbilled and Uncollected Costs (Release Date: August 2014)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

To improve its ability to more effectively recover costs, the Legislature should give the department the authority to require financial information from potentially responsible parties.

Description of Legislative Action

Assembly Bill 276 (Chapter 459, Statutes of 2015) authorizes the department or a local officer or agency to require specified persons to furnish and transmit any information relating to those persons' ability to pay for or perform a response action. The statute also permits the department or a local officer or agency authorized to enforce the Hazardous Waste Control Law to require any person who has information regarding the activities of a person specified above relating to hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, hazardous materials, and the ability of the specified person to pay for or perform a response action to furnish and transmit that information.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Legislation Enacted


Description of Legislative Action

AB 276 (Chapter 459, Statutes of 2015) authorizes the Department of Toxic Substances Control or local officer or agency to require specified persons to furnish and transmit any information relating to those persons' ability to pay for or perform a response action. The statute also permits the department or a local officer or agency authorized to enforce the Hazardous Waste Control Law to require any person who has information regarding the activities of a person specified above relating to hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, hazardous materials, and the ability of the specified person to pay for or perform a response action to furnish and transmit that information.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: March 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Legislation Enacted


Description of Legislative Action

Legislation has not been introduced to address this specific recommendation

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: February 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: No Action Taken


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