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Hazardous Waste Fee Health and Safety Code

CHAPTER 6.5 HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTROL

Article 7. Treatment, Recycling, and Disposal Technology

Section 25173.7

Text of section operative July 1, 1998

25173.7. Appropriation of Toxic Substances Control Account funds.(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that funds deposited in the Toxic Substances Control Account shall be appropriated in the annual Budget Act each year in the following manner:

(1) Not less than six million seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($6,750,000) to the Site Remediation Account in the General Fund for direct site remediation costs, as defined in Section 25337. The amount specified in this paragraph shall be increased in any fiscal year by the amount of increased revenues specified by the Legislature in the Budget Act for that fiscal year pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 25205.6.

(2) Not less than four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) to the Expedited Site Remediation Trust Fund in the State Treasury, created pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 25399.1, for purposes of paying the orphan share of response costs pursuant to Chapter 6.85 (commencing with Section 25396).

(3) An amount that does not exceed the costs incurred by the State Board of Equalization, a private party, or other public agency, to administer and collect the fees imposed pursuant to Article 9.1 (commencing with Section 25205.1) and deposited into the Toxic Substances Control Account, for the purpose of reimbursing the State Board of Equalization, public agency, or private party, for those costs.

(4) Commencing with the 1999–2000 fiscal year and annually thereafter, not less than one million fifty thousand dollars ($1,050,000) for purposes of establishing and implementing a program pursuant to Sections 25244.15.1, 25244.17.1, 25244.17.2, 25244.22, and 25244.24 to encourage hazardous waste generators to implement pollution prevention measures.

(5) Funds not appropriated as specified in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, may be appropriated for any of the purposes specified in subdivision (b) of Section 25173.6, except the purposes specified in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of, and paragraph (14) of, subdivision (b) of Section 25173.6.

(b) (1) The amounts specified in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a) are the amounts that the Legislature intends to appropriate for the 1998–99 fiscal year for the purposes specified in those paragraphs, and the amount specified in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) is the amount the Legislature intends to appropriate for the 1999–2000 fiscal year for the purposes specified in that paragraph. Beginning with the 1999–2000 fiscal year, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the amounts specified in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a), and beginning with the 2000–01 fiscal year, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the amount specified in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) shall be adjusted annually to reflect increases or decreases in the cost of living during the prior fiscal year, as measured by the Consumer Price Index issued by the Department of Industrial Relations or by a successor agency.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the department may, upon the approval of the Legislature in a statute or the annual Budget Act, take either of the following actions:

(A) Reduce the amounts specified in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, of subdivision (a), if there are insufficient funds in the Toxic Substances Control Account.

(B) Suspend the transfer specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), if there are no orphan shares pending payment pursuant to Chapter 6.85 (commencing with Section 25396).