Materials Impact: Buy Clean California Act

A new California requirement on what types of materials can be used on state projects is set to go into effect on July 1, 2022. The Buy Clean California Act will soon require Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for certain materials being used on state building projects and prohibits successful bidders from installing the eligible materials on the project until the bidder submits an EPD.

June 29, 2022 (Wed)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Training

AGC of California invites you to virtual session where contractors can learn and ask questions about how to come into compliance with the new Buy Clean California Act requirements. The webinar will have representatives from both the Department of General Services (DGS) and Caltrans on Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m.. Items that our webinar will discuss include:

  • What is an EPD?
  • What triggers the EPD submission requirement?
  • What agencies are required to enforce Buy Clean California?
  • What are contractors responsible for?
  • How will this effect current state agency jobs?
  • How will agencies track compliance?
  • And many others…

Let us know if there is a specific question you have about Buy Clean California Act ahead of the webinar that you would like to see addressed. There is an option to submit questions when you register or you may send them to Chris Smith, Director of Government Affairs, Northern California:

About the Instructors

Ken Darby
Ken Darby, Office of Contract Administration (Caltrans)

Ken Darby serves in the Office of Contract Administration at Caltrans where he helps manage hundreds of ongoing construction projects total a value of over $12.4 billion. Ken has been the point of contact at Caltrans for a variety of issue areas including the Buy Clean California Act.

Dominika Ercolini
Dominika Ercolini, Chief of the Statewide Materials Support Branch (Caltrans)

Dominika Ercolini P.E. is the Caltrans Chief of the Statewide Materials Support Branch. She, with the Caltrans METS group, heads up the efforts with compliance on EPDs for the Buy Clean California Act. She previously served as Chief of Caltrans’ Concrete Materials Testing Branch (CMTB).

Daniel Q. Garza
Daniel Q. Garza, Senior Procurement Engineer (California Department of General Services - Procurement Division)

Daniel Garza is the Senior Procurement Engineer at the Department of General Services.  He is an experienced Procurement Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. He has strong purchasing professional skills in Government, Environmental Awareness, Fundraising, Proposal Writing, and Grant Writing.  He is responsible for creating the carbon steel rebar GWP limits for the Buy Clean California Act.

Scott Fong
Scott Fong, Procurement Engineer (California Department of General Services - Procurement Division)

Scott Fong has been a Procurement Engineer with the Department of General Services for over 5 years.  He assists the Procurement Division with setting State procurement policies and purchasing services.  He is responsible for creating the structural steel GWP limits for the Buy Clean California Act.


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