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Hazardous Waste Fee Health and Safety Code

CHAPTER 6.5 HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTROL

Article 9.1. Facilities and Generator Fees*

Section 25205.9

Text of section operative January 1, 1996 through December 31, 1997

25205.9. Generator fee surcharge. [Repealed by Stats. 1997, Ch. 870 (SB 660), in effect January 1, 1998.]

Text of section operative January 1, 1998

25205.9. Determining surplus for refunds. (a) On or before June 30 of each year, the department shall determine if there are surplus funds in the Hazardous Waste Control Account and shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, allocate these surplus funds to pay refunds in the following order of priority:

(1) To pay refunds to generators pursuant to subdivision (c).

(2) To pay refunds to generators pursuant to subdivision (d). However, the department shall not pay refunds pursuant to subdivision (d) until all applications for refunds pursuant to subdivision (c) have first been paid.

(b) The department shall certify the amount of the surplus in the Hazardous Waste Control Account to the board and shall direct the board to pay refunds to generators pursuant to subdivisions (c) and (d) to the extent funds permit. If funds are not sufficient to pay all the refunds for which the board receives applications pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 25205.5, the department shall direct the board to pay refunds pursuant to subdivision (c) on a pro rata basis. If funds are sufficient to pay all refunds for which applications are received pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 25205.5 but not sufficient to pay all refunds for which applications were received by the board pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 25205.5, the department shall direct the board to pay refunds pursuant to subdivision (d) on a pro rata basis.

(c) (1) If the department certifies that there are sufficient funds to do so, the board shall issue refunds, in the manner directed by the department pursuant to subdivision (b), to hazardous waste generators who are eligible for refunds pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (h) of Section 25205.5.

(2) The refund made to a generator pursuant to this subdivision shall not exceed the fee paid by the generator pursuant to Section 25205.5, or exceed the hazardous waste generator inspection fee paid to the certified unified program agency for the previous calendar year, whichever is less.

(3) The board may issue refunds pursuant to this section only if the department certifies, pursuant to subdivision (b), that funds for these refunds are available.

(d) (1) If the department certifies that there are sufficient funds to do so, the board shall issue refunds, in the manner directed by the department pursuant to subdivision (b), to hazardous waste generators who are eligible for refunds pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (i) of Section 25205.5.

(2) The refund made to a generator pursuant to this subdivision shall be equal to the difference between the amount of the generator fee paid by the generator pursuant to Section 25205.5 and the amount the generator would have paid if the amount of hazardous materials transferred to an offsite facility for recycling had been deducted from the total tonnage of hazardous waste generated at the generator's site. However, if a generator receives a refund pursuant to subdivision (c), the generator may not receive a refund pursuant to this subdivision that exceeds the difference between the amount of the generator fee paid pursuant to Section 25205.5 and the amount of the refund received pursuant to subdivision (c).

(3) The board may issue refunds pursuant to this subdivision only if the department certifies, pursuant to subdivision (b), that funds for these refunds are available.

(e) For purposes of this section, "surplus" means the amount in the Hazardous Waste Control Account on June 30 of each year that is in excess of the reserve required by subdivision (k) of Section 25174.

* SEC. 29. It is the intent of the Legislature that any provision of Section 25205.2, 25205.17, 25205.21, or 25205.22 of the Health and Safety Code, as amended or added at the 1993 session of the 1993–94 Regular Session of the Legislature, that reduces or eliminates hazardous waste facility fees required to be paid under existing law, shall provide amnesty from those fees not yet paid for all persons who failed to pay the required fee under that law. It is the further intent of the Legislature that, except as otherwise provided in subdivision (f) of Section 25205.2 of the Health and Safety Code, those persons who paid the then applicable fees are not entitled to any refund of the fees paid.