California Regulations on Diverting Organic Waste Go Into Effect January 1: New rules affect municipalities and food sector, bring opportunities for composting and biofuel businesses

Vanessa Adriance
Deanna Reitman
Jesse Medlong
Vanessa Adriance | DLA Piper
Deanna Reitman | DLA Piper
Jesse Medlong | DLA Piper
On-Demand: January 28, 2022

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Program Summary

In January 2022, California’s SB 1383 regulations targeting Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) began to take effect. This includes the CalRecycle’s enforcement authority, which took effect on January 1, 2022. These regulations aim to reduce SLCP emissions by diverting organic waste from landfills, thereby reducing the methane gas produced by the decay of such wastes. They also impose requirements on banquet halls, grocery stores, and restaurants. This panel will give an overview of the new regulations implementing SB 1383, including the pitfalls and opportunities they create for stakeholders. It will also provide insight into how SB 1383 fits into the larger landscape of climate change legislation.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • California’s SB 1383 regulations targeting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
  • CalRecycle’s enforcement authority
  • Requirements on banquet halls, grocery stores, and restaurants.
  • Discussion of the possibility to trade in carbon offset/carbon credits

Date / Time: January 28, 2022

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

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Vanessa Adriance_myLawCLEVanessa Adriance | DLA Piper

Vanessa has more than a decade of experience litigating environmental and products-related claims. She provides clients with advocacy and compliance advice regarding California’s Health and Safety Code, including Proposition 65, and the defense of products-related and environmental tort claims. She advises clients in connection with California’s Appliance Efficiency Regulations, California’s Green Chemistry program, and other California products-related and environmental rules and regulations.

Vanessa advises manufacturers and retailers regarding a variety of products, including foods and beverages, over-the-counter medical products, personal care products, and home goods. She enjoys working with clients of all sizes, ranging from small businesses to multi-national corporations and advising them on environmental, labeling, and compliance issues. She assists clients in creating compliance programs, developing and maintaining testing programs, and represents clients in challenges to agency actions. She has also represented major trade associations in litigation and regulatory matters, including in connection with agency actions and government enforcement authorities.

She regularly speaks to trade associations and businesses on consumer-products related legal issues, regulation of chemicals in consumer products, and compliance with consumer products laws.

Vanessa’s practice builds on a strong litigation foundation. She has experience trying cases before juries and judges in numerous jurisdictions. She has a deep knowledge of the California courts and procedure.


Deanna Reitman_myLawCLEDeanna Reitman | DLA Piper

Deanna Reitman has over 20 years of experience working in commodity markets and more than 18 years of senior management experience. Her background encompasses legal, regulatory and business experience in commodities, with a particular focus on energy. She has extensive global energy commodity legal and regulatory experience.

Deanna is a skilled communicator and team manager with a record of success in achieving complicated objectives. Her core competency is in legal and regulatory global commodity marketing and trading, in both physical and financial markets.

At DLA Piper, Deanna draws upon her experience as an in-house counsel for energy commodities marketing and trading firms to advise on the structuring of transactions and provide regulatory and commercial advice to energy clients.


Jesse Medlong_myLawCLEJesse Medlong | DLA Piper

Jesse Medlong coordinates the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts of DLA Piper’s Consumer Goods, Food and Retail Sector to help clients across a wide range of industries navigate the increasingly critical intersection of business, law, and sustainability. His experience as an environmental lawyer, litigator, and international climate diplomat allows him to advise clients on integrating ESG and sustainability at all levels of their business, and to avoid, manage, and resolve related disputes.

In his environmental practice, Jesse counsels clients on various California and federal environmental regimes, with a particular focus on FIFRA. In this capacity, he advises manufacturers and distributors of pesticides, pest-control devices, consumer packaging, household goods, appliances, and technological components on state, domestic, and international regulatory requirements.

Jesse’s unique background also makes him a skilled advocate in business disputes for clients in a wide range of sectors, including retail, financial-services, real estate development, and risk management.

Jesse writes on sustainability, ESG, climate change, environmental legal developments, FIFRA, international law, and veterans issues.


I. California’s SB 1383 regulations targeting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants | 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
II. CalRecycle’s enforcement authority | 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
III. Requirements on banquet halls, grocery stores, and restaurants. | 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
IV. Discussion of the possibility to trade in carbon offset/carbon credits | 12:45 pm – 1:00 pm