Newsom Vetoes Bill to Limit Aggregate Resources

Oct. 6, 2023 – According to the California Construction Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (CalCIMA), Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed AB 1631 (Shiavo), a bill that sought to inhibit the ability to permit a specific facility in a state-designated aggregate resource area, as approved under the state’s Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA). It has 57 million tons of aggregate in a resource-short area of Southern California. The governor said that while he understood the sentiment, “…the State Water Resources Control Board formally stated its intent to renotice the application by the end of this year, rendering this bill unnecessary.” CalCIMA and members had written letters asking the governor to veto the bill. It was not necessary.

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