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Feature Column
On July 25, Governor Brown and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a wide range of revisions to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, with co-equal goals of increased reliability of the water supply and restoring the Delta ecosystem.
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Capitol News
August is the final month of the 2011- 2012 Legislative Session. Final adjournment of the two year session is on August 31, 2012. Several key issues impacting the food processing industry will be decided in these final weeks. The end of session always promises political maneuvering with last minute proposals springing to life with a total disregard for a formal public hearing process.
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CLFP has been tracking several production agriculture labor bills that are moving through the Legislature this session. The Legislature is back in session on Monday, August 6 and there are several immediate deadlines that the bills must meet which will make for a busy month. Some of the key bills that CLFP will be monitoring include:
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Regulatory Insights
After months of negotiations with the Office of Emergency Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), CLFP was successful in getting an exemption for dried fruit from the recent Proposition 65 listing of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2).
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More allowances to prevent leakage?
On Monday July 30, California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a technical workshop where staff revealed that it was considering a proposal to increase "assistance factors" percentages generated from "leakage risk" (the risk of a facility shutting down in California and moving to another state or country). However, there was a catch as the CARB proposal includes the need for additional studies and significant data requests from California businesses and industry.
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In the last meeting of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in 2010, CARB adopted in a resolution its intention to fund a leakage study of the food processing and agricultural production industries in order to determine the ability of the industry to pass on the increased costs of compliance with AB 32. The resolution item was the result of months of negotiations between the food processing industry (CLFP and Ag Council) over the medium leakage risk designation assigned food processors.
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California produces more than 50 percent of the fresh market peaches in the United States (and grows 175 different varieties). California processes over 96 percent of the peaches in the United States.

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