Welcome to the Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials

Committee Jurisdiction: Primary jurisdictions are toxic substances and hazardous materials, hazardous waste regulation, drinking water regulation, and pesticides.

The Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 171 and the phone number is (916) 319-3965.

Assemblymember Bill Quirk, Chair

Assembly Member Bill Quirk,
Chair of the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee

Assemblymember Bill Quirk, Chair

Thurston "Smitty" Smith
Vice Chair of the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee

For organizations to be formally listed on policy hearing analysis, please contact the committee for letter criteria.
All letters received are kept for the record.
For information on how to submit a position letter please refer the 
Advocacy Quick Reference Guide
Submit Position Letter

Important COVID-19 Information

In the final days of the legislative session, the Assembly will conduct several hearings for bills returning from the Senate. The public will have the ability to participate in these hearings by offering comment in the following ways:

  • The Capitol will be open for attendance of this hearing; however, due to guidance on physical distancing, seating for the hearings will be minimal for the press and public. In-person attendance is not recommended. All are encouraged to watch the hearings from their livestream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.
  • Remote Testimony Stations at these locations (Please check the Assembly website for the latest information): 
    1. Oakland - State Building - Elihu M. Harris State Office Building (1st floor Auditorium) – Bay Region , 1515 Clay Street, Oakland CA 94612
    2. Los Angeles – Ronald Reagan state building - Auditorium (300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013)
    3. San Diego state building - Auditorium room B109 (1350 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101)
  • Written testimony before the hearing via the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.
  • Due to the impending constitutional deadline for the Legislature to adjourn and conclude this legislative session, phone testimony will be available, but it will be limited.

Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee hearing call-in information for November 16th (Number: 877-692-8957) (PIN: 13154202)

Committee Room

Contact Information

Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee
1020 N Street, Room 171
Sacramento, California 95814
916.319.3965 phone      916.319.3950 fax
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