BILL NUMBER: AB 1210
VETOED DATE: 10/10/2011
To the Members of the California State Assembly:
I am returning Assembly Bill 1210 without my signature.
This bill would exempt licensed civil engineers from training
requirements related to the preparation of Storm Water Pollution
Many of these storm plans are found to be deficient and those
preparing them need a much better understanding of the necessary
elements of a solid plan. It is not feasible to inspect every plan or
every construction site but it is essential to have some process in
place to ensure compliance in preparing complete and sound storm
The current process depends on a training education program for all
professionals who prepare storm plans -- engineers, geologists,
hydrologists, and landscape architects. This bill, a piecemeal
approach, exempts only one profession, the civil engineers. A more
comprehensive solution would be better.
I am directing the State Water Board to review the entire program and evaluate compliance alternatives that are more efficient and
workable for all professionals.
Edmund G. Brown Jr.