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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017

Oil Spill Response, Prevention, and Administration Fees Law and Government Code

Government Code

Chapter 7.4. Oil Spill Response and Contingency Planning

Article 6. The Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund

Section 8670.41

8670.41. Nontank vessel fee. (a) The administrator shall charge a nontank vessel owner or operator a reasonable fee, to be collected with each application to obtain a certificate of financial responsibility, in an amount that is based upon the administrator's costs in implementing this chapter relating to nontank vessels. Before January 1, 2005, the fee shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), or less per vessel.

(b) The administrator may charge a reduced fee under this section for nontank vessels determined by the administrator to pose a reduced risk of pollution, including, but not limited to, vessels used for research or training and vessels that are moored permanently or rarely move.

(c) The administrator shall deposit all revenue derived from the fees imposed under this section in the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund established in the State Treasury under Section 8670.38.

(d) Revenue derived from the fees imposed under this section may be spent for the purposes listed in subdivision (e) of Section 8670.40, and may not be used for responding to an oil spill.

History.—Stats. 2002, Ch. 514 (SB 849), in effect January 1, 2003. Stats. 2004, Ch. 796 (SB 1742), in effect January 1, 2005, added "per vessel" after "($2,500), or less" in subdivision (a).