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PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 71069-71074



71069.  The Legislature finds and declares the following:
   (a) It is the policy of the state to conserve and protect its
natural resources.
   (b) Over 1,400 reports are submitted annually to the Legislature
and the Governor, costing up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per
report for printing and distribution.
   (c) The California Environmental Protection Agency has
historically submitted over 60 reports annually to the Legislature
and the Governor. The agency's boards, departments, and offices
submit over 300 additional reports and studies, not including the
hundreds of guidance documents, fact sheets and other printed
materials produced.
   (d) Submitting reports to the Legislature and Governor
electronically, by compact disc, and posting the reports on state
agency Web sites would greatly improve economic efficiency and
environmental sustainability through minimized consumption of paper
and printing materials, while reducing the economic and environmental
costs associated with the production, distribution, and storage of
printed reports.
   (e) Access to the World Wide Web is continually expanding for the
private sector and the general public. Providing reports
electronically on state agency Web sites would grant greater
accessibility to these reports and allow for greater sharing of
knowledge and data with Californians and other information seekers.
In some instances, a printed copy of a report is necessary. In those
instances, economic efficiency and environmental sustainability can
still be realized through various resource conservation efforts.
   (f) Current law mandates state agencies to purchase recycled
content products and materials, including printing and writing paper.
There are also proven techniques and materials that are
environmentally and economically preferable, and are widely available
for use of all document production.



71069.5.  For purposes of this chapter "board" means the California
Integrated Waste Management Board.



71070.  (a) On or before January 1, 2005, the board, in consultation
with the state agencies affected by the changes made by the act of
the 2003-04 Regular Session of the Legislature adding this chapter,
shall develop and implement guidelines, to provide and produce
reports and other documentation, including guidance documents, fact
sheets, and other publications and written materials, in the most
efficient and environmentally sustainable manner possible.
   (b) The guidelines shall include all of the following:
   (1) Distribution of reports and other documentation by electronic
means and compact discs.
   (2) Information on posting reports and other documentation on
state agency Web sites.
   (3) Techniques for the production of reports and other
documentation that will reduce waste and encourage the use of
recycled goods, materials, and supplies.
   (4) The cost reduction options specified in Section 7550.1 of the
Government Code.
   (5) Distribution of a reasonable number of printed reports to
ensure public access.
   (c) On or before February 1, 2005, the board shall distribute the
guidelines to each state agency.



71071.  (a) On and after February 1, 2005, the California
Environmental Protection Agency and its boards, departments, and
offices shall provide and produce reports and other documentation
pursuant to the guidelines established in Section 71070.
   (b) On and after June 1, 2005, all state agencies not otherwise
subject to subdivision (a) shall provide and produce reports and
other documentation pursuant to the guidelines established in Section
71070.


71073.  On or before April 30, 2005, each state agency shall conduct
a thorough review of each report that the state agency is required
to submit to the Legislature. During this review, the state agency
shall identify whether the report is a completed one-time report, an
obsolete report, or a duplicative report that can be eliminated or
modified.



71074.  Any reporting requirements imposed by this chapter do not
supersede a reporting requirement in any other provision of law.


State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 71069-71074

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 71069-71074



71069.  The Legislature finds and declares the following:
   (a) It is the policy of the state to conserve and protect its
natural resources.
   (b) Over 1,400 reports are submitted annually to the Legislature
and the Governor, costing up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per
report for printing and distribution.
   (c) The California Environmental Protection Agency has
historically submitted over 60 reports annually to the Legislature
and the Governor. The agency's boards, departments, and offices
submit over 300 additional reports and studies, not including the
hundreds of guidance documents, fact sheets and other printed
materials produced.
   (d) Submitting reports to the Legislature and Governor
electronically, by compact disc, and posting the reports on state
agency Web sites would greatly improve economic efficiency and
environmental sustainability through minimized consumption of paper
and printing materials, while reducing the economic and environmental
costs associated with the production, distribution, and storage of
printed reports.
   (e) Access to the World Wide Web is continually expanding for the
private sector and the general public. Providing reports
electronically on state agency Web sites would grant greater
accessibility to these reports and allow for greater sharing of
knowledge and data with Californians and other information seekers.
In some instances, a printed copy of a report is necessary. In those
instances, economic efficiency and environmental sustainability can
still be realized through various resource conservation efforts.
   (f) Current law mandates state agencies to purchase recycled
content products and materials, including printing and writing paper.
There are also proven techniques and materials that are
environmentally and economically preferable, and are widely available
for use of all document production.



71069.5.  For purposes of this chapter "board" means the California
Integrated Waste Management Board.



71070.  (a) On or before January 1, 2005, the board, in consultation
with the state agencies affected by the changes made by the act of
the 2003-04 Regular Session of the Legislature adding this chapter,
shall develop and implement guidelines, to provide and produce
reports and other documentation, including guidance documents, fact
sheets, and other publications and written materials, in the most
efficient and environmentally sustainable manner possible.
   (b) The guidelines shall include all of the following:
   (1) Distribution of reports and other documentation by electronic
means and compact discs.
   (2) Information on posting reports and other documentation on
state agency Web sites.
   (3) Techniques for the production of reports and other
documentation that will reduce waste and encourage the use of
recycled goods, materials, and supplies.
   (4) The cost reduction options specified in Section 7550.1 of the
Government Code.
   (5) Distribution of a reasonable number of printed reports to
ensure public access.
   (c) On or before February 1, 2005, the board shall distribute the
guidelines to each state agency.



71071.  (a) On and after February 1, 2005, the California
Environmental Protection Agency and its boards, departments, and
offices shall provide and produce reports and other documentation
pursuant to the guidelines established in Section 71070.
   (b) On and after June 1, 2005, all state agencies not otherwise
subject to subdivision (a) shall provide and produce reports and
other documentation pursuant to the guidelines established in Section
71070.


71073.  On or before April 30, 2005, each state agency shall conduct
a thorough review of each report that the state agency is required
to submit to the Legislature. During this review, the state agency
shall identify whether the report is a completed one-time report, an
obsolete report, or a duplicative report that can be eliminated or
modified.



71074.  Any reporting requirements imposed by this chapter do not
supersede a reporting requirement in any other provision of law.



State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 71069-71074

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 71069-71074



71069.  The Legislature finds and declares the following:
   (a) It is the policy of the state to conserve and protect its
natural resources.
   (b) Over 1,400 reports are submitted annually to the Legislature
and the Governor, costing up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per
report for printing and distribution.
   (c) The California Environmental Protection Agency has
historically submitted over 60 reports annually to the Legislature
and the Governor. The agency's boards, departments, and offices
submit over 300 additional reports and studies, not including the
hundreds of guidance documents, fact sheets and other printed
materials produced.
   (d) Submitting reports to the Legislature and Governor
electronically, by compact disc, and posting the reports on state
agency Web sites would greatly improve economic efficiency and
environmental sustainability through minimized consumption of paper
and printing materials, while reducing the economic and environmental
costs associated with the production, distribution, and storage of
printed reports.
   (e) Access to the World Wide Web is continually expanding for the
private sector and the general public. Providing reports
electronically on state agency Web sites would grant greater
accessibility to these reports and allow for greater sharing of
knowledge and data with Californians and other information seekers.
In some instances, a printed copy of a report is necessary. In those
instances, economic efficiency and environmental sustainability can
still be realized through various resource conservation efforts.
   (f) Current law mandates state agencies to purchase recycled
content products and materials, including printing and writing paper.
There are also proven techniques and materials that are
environmentally and economically preferable, and are widely available
for use of all document production.



71069.5.  For purposes of this chapter "board" means the California
Integrated Waste Management Board.



71070.  (a) On or before January 1, 2005, the board, in consultation
with the state agencies affected by the changes made by the act of
the 2003-04 Regular Session of the Legislature adding this chapter,
shall develop and implement guidelines, to provide and produce
reports and other documentation, including guidance documents, fact
sheets, and other publications and written materials, in the most
efficient and environmentally sustainable manner possible.
   (b) The guidelines shall include all of the following:
   (1) Distribution of reports and other documentation by electronic
means and compact discs.
   (2) Information on posting reports and other documentation on
state agency Web sites.
   (3) Techniques for the production of reports and other
documentation that will reduce waste and encourage the use of
recycled goods, materials, and supplies.
   (4) The cost reduction options specified in Section 7550.1 of the
Government Code.
   (5) Distribution of a reasonable number of printed reports to
ensure public access.
   (c) On or before February 1, 2005, the board shall distribute the
guidelines to each state agency.



71071.  (a) On and after February 1, 2005, the California
Environmental Protection Agency and its boards, departments, and
offices shall provide and produce reports and other documentation
pursuant to the guidelines established in Section 71070.
   (b) On and after June 1, 2005, all state agencies not otherwise
subject to subdivision (a) shall provide and produce reports and
other documentation pursuant to the guidelines established in Section
71070.


71073.  On or before April 30, 2005, each state agency shall conduct
a thorough review of each report that the state agency is required
to submit to the Legislature. During this review, the state agency
shall identify whether the report is a completed one-time report, an
obsolete report, or a duplicative report that can be eliminated or
modified.



71074.  Any reporting requirements imposed by this chapter do not
supersede a reporting requirement in any other provision of law.


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