(Skinner D) Low-carbon cement and concrete.
Current Text: Amended: 3/30/2023
Status: 4/13/2023-Set for hearing April 25.
Summary: Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to develop a comprehensive strategy for the state’s cement sector to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases associated with cement used in the state as soon as possible, but no later than December 31, 2045.
This bill would set a policy for the state to purchase or specify, on a statewide basis, at least 10%, by volume, of cement and concrete, including supplementary cementitious materials, that meet a certain benchmark by 2030 and to exclude the purchase of fossil-based supplementary cementitious materials by 2035. The bill would require, by March 31, 2024, the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of General Services, to develop a model advance procurement agreement for the purchase or specification of low-carbon cement and low-carbon concrete products up to 10 years in advance that would facilitate the development of production of concrete, cement, and supplementary cementitious materials that meet or exceed the benchmark for low-carbon cement and concrete and, would, in meeting the goals described above, authorize state agencies to use the model agreement for the purchase or specification of low-carbon cement and low-carbon concrete products.