Bill Text: CA AB1466 | 2013-2014 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Public Resources: trailer bill.

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2014-06-26 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Corbett. [AB1466 Detail]

Download: California-2013-AB1466-Amended.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 1466	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 15, 2014
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 12, 2014

INTRODUCED BY   Committee on Budget (Skinner (Chair), Bloom, Campos,
Chesbro, Dababneh, Daly, Dickinson, Gordon, Jones-Sawyer, Mullin,
Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Rodriguez, Stone, Ting, and Weber)

                        JANUARY 9, 2014

   An act to amend Section 12025 of the Fish and Game Code, to amend
Sections 8574.4, 8574.7, 8574.8, 8670.2, 8670.3, 8670.5, 8670.7,
8670.8, 8670.8.3, 8670.8.5, 8670.9, 8670.12, 8670.14, 8670.19,
8670.25, 8670.25.5, 8670.26, 8670.27, 8670.28, 8670.29, 8670.30.5,
8670.31, 8670.32, 8670.33, 8670.34, 8670.35, 8670.36, 8670.37,
8670.37.5, 8670.37.51, 8670.37.52, 8670.37.53, 8670.37.55,
8670.37.58, 8670.40, 8670.42, 8670.47.5, 8670.48, 8670.48.3, 8670.49,
8670.50, 8670.51, 8670.53, 8670.54, 8670.55, 8670.56.5, 8670.56.6,
8670.61.5, 8670.62, 8670.64, 8670.66, 8670.67, 8670.67.5, 8670.69.4,
and 8670.71 of, to add Sections 8670.7.5, 8670.40.5, and 8670.95 to,
and to repeal Section 8670.69.7 of, the Government Code, to amend
Section 449 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, to amend and repeal
Sections 116760.60, 116761.21, 116761.22, 116761.24, and 116761.80
of, and to amend, repeal, and add Sections 116760.10, 116760.20,
116760.30, 116760.39, 116760.40, 116760.42, 116760.43, 116760.44,
116760.46, 116760.50, 116760.55, 116760.70, 116760.79, 116760.80,
116760.90, 116761, 116761.20, 116761.23, 116761.40, 116761.50,
116761.60, 116761.62, 116761.65, 116761.70, 116761.85, 116762.60, and
131110 of, and to add Section 116271 to, the Health and Safety Code,
to amend Sections 541.5, 2705, 3160, 3161, 4629.5, 4629.6, 4629.7,
4629.8, 5009, 5010.6, 5010.6.5, 5010.7, 14507.5, 14552, 14581, 21190,
31012, 42476, 42872.1, 42885.5, 42889, 48653, and 71116 of, to add
Sections 14581.1 and 30821 to, to add Division 12.5 (commencing with
Section 17000) to, and to add and repeal Article 1.5 (commencing with
Section 5019.10) of Chapter 1 of Division 5 of, the Public Resources
Code, to amend Sections  379.6 and   379.6,
 1807  , and 2851  of the Public Utilities Code, to
amend Sections 46002, 46006, 46007, 46010, 46013, 46017, 46023,
46028, and 46101 of, to add Section 46001.5 to, to repeal Sections
46008, 46014, 46015, 46016, 46019, 46024, and 46025 of, and to repeal
and add Sections 46011, 46018, and 46027 of, the Revenue and
Taxation Code, to amend Section 5024 of the Vehicle Code, and to
amend Sections 10783 and 13272 of, to amend, repeal, and add Sections
174, 13350, 13478, and 13485 of, and to add Section 13528.5 to, the
Water Code, relating to public resources, and making an appropriation
therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1466, as amended, Committee on Budget. Public Resources:
trailer bill.
   (1) Existing law imposes an assessment on a person who purchases
from a retailer a lumber product or an engineered wood product for
the storage, use, or other consumption in this state. Existing law
requires the retailer to collect the assessment from the person at
the time of sale and authorizes the retailer to retain an amount, as
determined by the State Board of Equalization via emergency
regulations, for any costs associated with the collection of the
assessment. Existing regulations, adopted by the state board at its
September 10, 2013, meeting, provide that a retailer may retain no
more than a total of $735 per location as reimbursement for startup
costs associated with the collection of the assessment.
   This bill would codify the above regulations adopted at the
September 10, 2013, state board meeting. The bill would delete the
emergency regulatory authority granted to the state board, for
purposes of determining the reimbursement amount.
   Existing law establishes the Timber Regulation and Forest
Restoration Fund in the State Treasury, and requires that all
revenues received from the assessments, less amounts deducted for
specified refunds and reimbursements, be deposited into the fund and
expended, upon appropriation, only for specified purposes including,
among other things, to fund existing forest restoration grant
programs.
   This bill would require, with respect to the existing forest
restoration grant programs funding, that priority be given to the
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program administered by the Department of
Fish and Wildlife and to grant programs administered by state
conservancies. The bill would also, until July 1, 2017, authorize the
revenue in the fund to be used to provide loans to the Department of
Fish and Wildlife for activities to address environmental damage
occurring on forest lands resulting from marijuana cultivation, as
provided. The bill would prohibit the use of moneys from the General
Fund to repay the loans.
   (2) Existing law imposes various civil penalties for a violation
of specified provisions of the Fish and Game Code in connection with
the production or cultivation of a controlled substance, as defined,
on land under the management of specified state and federal agencies
or within the ownership of a timberland production zone as
prescribed. Existing law requires all civil penalties collected to be
apportioned as provided, including 40% of the funds to be
distributed to the agency performing the cleanup or abatement of the
cultivation or production site.
   This bill, among other things, would also impose various civil
penalties for a violation of those specified provisions of the Fish
and Game Code in connection with the production or cultivation of a
controlled substance on land that the person owns, leases, or
otherwise uses or occupies with the consent of the landowner. The
bill would require all civil penalties imposed or collected by a
court to be apportioned as provided, including 40% to the Timber
Regulation and Forest Restoration Fund.
   This bill would also authorize the Department of Fish and Wildlife
to impose those civil penalties administratively for those
violations of the Fish and Game Code, subject to specified
requirements relating to the complaint and hearing procedures, among
other things. The bill would authorize the department to adopt
regulations to implement these provisions and would require the
penalties collected to be apportioned in a specified manner.
   (3) The Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response
Act generally requires the administrator for oil spill response,
acting at the direction of the Governor, to implement activities
relating to oil spill response, including emergency drills and
preparedness, and oil spill containment and cleanup, and to represent
the state in any coordinated response efforts with the federal
government. Existing law directs the Governor to require the
administrator to amend, not in conflict with the National Contingency
Plan, the California oil spill contingency plan to add a marine oil
spill contingency planning section containing specified elements,
including an environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas
element. Existing law also requires the administrator to adopt and
implement regulations governing the adequacy of oil spill contingency
plans to be prepared and implemented and requires the regulations to
provide for the best achievable protection of coastal and marine
waters. Existing law imposes various criminal and administrative
civil penalties on a person that violates specified provisions of the
act based on whether it was an oil spill or an inland oil spill.
   This bill would generally expand the act and the administrator's
responsibilities relating to oil spills to cover all waters of the
state, as defined. By expanding the scope of crimes within the act,
the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would
direct the Governor to require the administrator to amend the
California oil spill contingency plan to provide for the best
achievable protection of all state waters, not solely coastal and
marine waters, and to submit the plan to the Governor and the
Legislature on or before January 1, 2017. The bill would require the
regulations to provide for the best achievable protection of all
waters and natural resources of the state. The bill would deem the
adoption of regulations by the administrator and the State Board of
Equalization an emergency for the purposes of the amendments made by
this act. The bill would authorize the emergency regulations adopted
by the administrator to be in effect for 12 months or until the
administrator readopts those regulations, whichever is earlier. The
bill, for purposes of administrative civil penalties, would no longer
distinguish between an oil spill and an inland oil spill, subjecting
all persons to the oil spill provisions. The bill also would revise
various definitions within that act, and would make other conforming
and technical changes.
   Existing law requires the administrator, upon request by a local
government, to provide a program for training and certification of a
local emergency responder designated as a local spill response
manager by a local government with jurisdiction over or directly
adjacent to waters of the state.
   This bill would make the program optional at the discretion of the
administrator.
   Existing law requires the administrator to offer grants to a local
government with jurisdiction over or directly adjacent to marine
waters to provide oil spill response equipment to be deployed.
   This bill would instead authorize the administrator to offer the
grants to a local government with jurisdiction over or directly
adjacent to state waters.
   Existing law requires the administrator, within 5 working days
after receipt of a contingency plan, prepared as specified, to send a
notice that the plan is available for review to the Oil Spill
Technical Advisory Committee.
   This bill instead would require the administrator, within 5
working days after receipt of a contingency plan, to post a notice
that the plan is available for review.
   Existing law requires the administrator to establish a network of
rescue and rehabilitation stations for sea birds, sea otters, and
marine mammals affected by an oil spill in marine waters.
   This bill instead would require the administrator to establish a
network of rescue, as specified, for wildlife injured by oil spills
in waters of the state, including sea otters and other marine
mammals. The bill also would authorize the administrator to establish
additional stations or facilities in the interior of the state for
the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife affected by inland spills.
   Existing law imposes an oil spill prevention and administration
fee in an amount determined by the administrator to be sufficient to
implement oil spill prevention activities, but not to exceed $0.065
per barrel of crude oil or petroleum products and, beginning January
1, 2015, to an amount not to exceed $0.05, on persons owning crude
oil or petroleum products at a marine terminal. The fee is deposited
into the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund in the State
Treasury. Upon appropriation by the Legislature, moneys in the fund
are available for specified purposes.
   This bill would delete the provision that would reduce the fee
beginning on January 1, 2015. The bill would additionally impose this
fee on a person owning crude oil or petroleum products at the time
the crude oil or petroleum products are received at a refinery, as
specified, by any mode of delivery that passed over, across, under,
or through waters of the state, whether from within or outside the
state. The bill would create a rebuttable presumption that crude oil
or petroleum products received at a marine terminal or refinery
passed over, across, under, or through waters of the state, as
specified. The bill would prohibit the State Board of Equalization
from accepting or considering a petition for redetermination of fees
or a claim for refund of fees if the claim is founded upon grounds
the crude oil or petroleum products did or did not pass over, across,
under, or through waters of the state, as specified. The bill would
require the amendments made to these provisions by this act to be
operative 90 days after the effective date of the act. The bill would
authorize the Director of Finance to augment a specified
appropriation in the Budget Act of 2014 for the reasonable costs
incurred by the State Board of Equalization related to the collection
of the oil spill prevention and administration fee, as specified,
thereby making an appropriation.
   This bill would require every person who operates an oil refinery,
marine terminal, or a pipeline to register with the State Board of
Equalization.
   Existing law imposes a uniform oil spill response fee on specified
persons, except specified independent crude oil producers, owning
petroleum products and on pipeline operators transporting petroleum
products into the state by means of a pipeline operating across,
under, or through the marine waters of the state, during any period
that the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund contains less than a
designated amount. The money in the fund is continuously appropriated
for specified purposes, including, to pay for the costs of rescue,
medical treatment, rehabilitation, and disposition of oiled wildlife,
as specified. Existing law authorizes a person to apply to the fund
for compensation for damages and losses suffered as a result of an
oil spill in the marine waters of the state under specified
conditions.
   This bill would delete the fee exception for independent crude oil
producers, and would delete the provision authorizing the moneys in
the fund to be used to pay for the costs of rescue, medical
treatment, rehabilitation, and disposition of oiled wildlife. The
bill would additionally impose the fee on pipeline operators
transporting petroleum products into the state by means of a pipeline
operating across, under, or through any waters of the state, thereby
making an appropriation by increasing the amount of moneys deposited
into a continuously appropriated fund. The bill would authorize
moneys in the fund to be used to respond to an imminent threat of a
spill and would additionally authorize a person to apply to the fund
for compensation for damages and losses suffered as a result of an
oil spill in other waters of the state. By expanding the purposes of
a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an
appropriation.
   Existing law, until June 30, 2014, provides that if a loan or
other transfer of money from the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund to the
General Fund pursuant to the Budget Act reduces the balance of the
fund to less than or equal to 95% of the designated amount, the
administrator is not required to collect oil spill response fees if
the annual Budget Act requires the transfer or loan to be repaid (A)
to the fund with interest calculated at a rate earned by the Pooled
Money Investment Account and (B) on or before June 30, 2014.
   This bill would extend that date to June 30, 2017, and would
provide that these provisions would be repealed on July, 1, 2017.
   Existing law establishes the Oil Spill Technical Advisory
Committee to provide public input and independent judgment of the
actions of the administrator. The committee is composed of 10
members.
   This bill would increase the number of members from 10 to 14 and
would require the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on
Rules to each appoint one additional member who has knowledge of
environmental protection and the study of ecosystems, and also would
require the Governor to appoint two additional members, with one
having knowledge of the railroad industry and another having
knowledge of the oil production industry.
   (4) Existing law requires all cities and counties to collect a fee
from each applicant for a building permit, with each fee for Group R
occupancies, as defined, assessed at the rate of $13 per $100,000,
and all other buildings assessed at the rate of $21 per $100,000.
Those fees are deposited in the Strong-Motion Instrumentation and
Seismic Hazards Mapping Fund, for expenditure by the Department of
Conservation, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to pay for
seismic hazards mapping and for the strong-motion instrumentation
program.
   This bill would increase the assessed fee for Group R occupancies
to $13 per $100,000 and would also increase the assessed fee for all
other buildings to $28 per $100,000. The bill would additionally
authorize the department to use the moneys in the fund for the
identification of earthquake fault zones in order to assist cities
and counties in their planning, zoning, and building-regulation
functions.
   (5) Existing law authorizes the Division of Oil, Gas, and
Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation to regulate
the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of oil and gas
wells in the state. Existing law requires the division, on or before
January 1, 2015, to finalize and implement regulations specific to
well stimulation treatments, as defined.
   This bill would instead require the division to finalize those
regulations on or before January 1, 2015, and would specify that
those regulations shall become effective on July 1, 2015.
   Existing law requires an operator proposing to perform a well
stimulation treatment to apply to the State Oil and Gas Supervisor or
a district deputy for a permit to perform the well stimulation
treatment. Existing law prohibits additional environmental review or
additional mitigation measures for the well stimulation activities if
the supervisor determines that activities proposed in the well
stimulation permit have met the requirements of the California
Environmental Quality Act.
   This bill would delete that prohibition.
   Existing law requires the State Water Resources Control Board, on
or before July 1, 2015, to adopt model groundwater monitoring
criteria to assess the potential effects of well stimulation
treatments. Existing law provides that monitoring is not required for
oil and gas wells if the wells do not penetrate exempt aquifers, as
specified.
   This bill would instead provide that monitoring is not required if
the wells solely penetrate those exempt aquifers.
   Existing law requires the state board or a regional water quality
control board, on or before January 1, 2016, to begin implementation
of regional groundwater monitoring programs based on the model
groundwater monitoring criteria. In the absence of the implementation
of a regional groundwater monitoring program, existing law
authorizes a well owner or operator to develop an area-specific
groundwater monitoring program based on the model groundwater
monitoring criteria subject to the approval of the state board or a
regional board. Existing law requires the well stimulation permit
application to contain, among other things, information on a
groundwater monitoring plan for the well subject to the well
stimulation treatment which may be an existing regional groundwater
monitoring program for the vicinity of the well, an existing
area-specific groundwater monitoring plan for the vicinity of the
well, or a well-specific monitoring plan that has been submitted to
the appropriate regional board for review. Existing law authorizes
the supervisor or district deputy to approve the permit application
if the application is complete.
   This bill would authorize the supervisor or a district deputy, in
the absence of the implementation of a regional groundwater
monitoring program, to approve a well stimulation permit application
prior to the approval of an area-specific groundwater monitoring
program but would prohibit the commencement of well stimulation
treatment pursuant to the permit until the approval of the
area-specific groundwater monitoring program. Because a violation of
this prohibition would be a crime, this bill would impose a
state-mandated local program.
   Existing law authorizes the division to allow, until those
regulations described above are finalized and implemented, well
stimulation activities if specified requirements are met, including a
requirement that the division conduct an environmental impact report
pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. Existing law
prohibits that report from conflicting with an environmental impact
report conducted by a local lead agency that is certified on or
before July 1, 2015. Existing law provides the division with
emergency regulatory authority implementing the above purposes.
Existing law requires emergency regulations be approved by the Office
of Administrative Law.
   This bill would revise and recast those requirements and would
delete the prohibition regarding the environmental impact report
prepared by the division. The bill would prohibit the Office of
Administrative Law from disapproving emergency regulations.
   (6) Existing law vests with the Department of Parks and Recreation
control of the state park system, and provides funds for the support
and administration of the department and specified park construction
development, repair, and improvement projects. Existing law
authorizes the Department of Finance to delegate to the Department of
Parks and Recreation the right to exercise specified authority to
plan, construct, and administer contracts and professional services
for capital outlay projects, as specified. Existing law repeals this
authority on January 1, 2019, unless a later enacted statute deletes
or extends that date.
   This bill would establish the Parks Project Revolving Fund in the
State Treasury, and would require, upon the approval of the
Department of Finance, except as provided, the transfer to, or
deposit in, the fund of all money appropriated, contributed, or made
available from any source, including sources other than state
appropriations, for expenditure on work within the powers and duties
of the department with respect to the construction, alteration,
repair, and improvement of state park facilities, as specified.
   This bill would make money transferred from state sources for
major construction available to the department without regard to
fiscal years and irrespective of specified limitations for
encumbrance, thereby making an appropriation.
   These provisions would become inoperative on a date that is 3
years after the date the Department of Parks and Recreation's
authority to plan, construct, and administer contracts and
professional services for capital outlay projects is repealed.
   Existing law appropriates $20,500,000 from the State Parks and
Recreation Fund to the Department of Parks and Recreation, which is
available for encumbrance for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 fiscal years
and expended, as specified.
   This bill would make the above moneys available for encumbrance
until June 30, 2016, and for liquidation until June 30, 2018, thereby
making an appropriation.
   Existing law requires the Department of Parks and Recreation to
develop a revenue generation program as an essential component of a
long-term sustainable park funding strategy. Existing law requires
the department, on or before October 1, 2012, to assign a two-year
revenue generation target to each district under the department's
control and authorizes the department to annually amend the revenue
target. Existing law requires incremental revenue generated by the
revenue generation program to be deposited into the State Parks and
Recreation Fund. Existing law requires that revenue generated by the
revenue generation program identified as being in excess of the
revenue targets be transferred to the State Parks and Revenue
Incentive Subaccount.
   This bill would require the department, on or before July 1, 2014,
and annually thereafter, to assign a revenue generation target to
each district under its control. This bill would instead require that
revenue generated by the revenue generation program be deposited
into the State Parks and Recreation Fund. The bill would require that
the moneys be transferred from the fund to the State Parks Revenue
Incentive Subaccount to be expended, as specified, thereby making an
appropriation.
   Existing law establishes the California State Park Enterprise Fund
and upon appropriation by the Legislature, makes moneys in the fund
available to the Department of Parks and Recreation for specified
purposes. Existing law makes the moneys in the fund available for
encumbrance and expenditure until June 30, 2014, and for liquidation
until June 30, 2016. Existing law authorizes the department to
deposit moneys received from private contributions and other public
funding sources into the fund.
   This bill would extend the time period in which moneys in the fund
are available for encumbrance and expenditure to June 30, 2019, and
for liquidation to June 30, 2021. The bill would instead authorize
the Department of Parks and Recreation to expend moneys in the fund
for capital outlay or support expenditures for revenue generation
investments in state parks, as specified. The bill would require the
department to prepare guidelines for districts to apply for funds for
capital projects. The bill would instead authorize the department to
deposit moneys received from private contributions and other public
funding sources into the State Parks Revenue Incentive Subaccount.
   Existing law establishes, until June 30, 2021, the State Parks
Revenue Incentive Subaccount, a continuously appropriated subaccount,
and requires the Controller to transfer annually $15,340,000 from
the State Parks and Recreation Fund to the subaccount. Existing law
authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation to expend these
moneys for capital outlay projects that are consistent with the
mission of the department. Existing law prohibits the Department of
Parks and Recreation from expending annually more than $11,000,000
from the subaccount. Existing law makes the moneys in the subaccount
available for encumbrance until June 30, 2019, and for liquidate
until June 30, 2016. Existing law require the controller, on July 1,
2026, to transfer any unexpended funds remaining in the subaccount to
the State Parks and Recreation Fund.
   This bill would extend the time period in which the moneys in the
subaccount are available for encumbrance to June 30, 2016, and for
liquidation to June 30, 2021. The bill would extend the duration of
the subaccount to June 30, 2021, and would require the Controller, on
July 1, 2021, to transfer any unexpended moneys in the subaccount to
the State Parks and Recreation Fund. The bill would reduce the
amount of moneys to be transferred from the fund to the subaccount to
$4,340,000, thereby making an appropriation. The bill would revise
and recast provision governing the expenditure from the subaccount
to, among other things, authorize expenditures for activities,
programs, and projects that increase the Department of Parks and
Recreation's capacity to generate revenue and to implement revenue
generation programs, thereby making an appropriation.
   Existing law establishes the State Park Contingent Fund and
requires that moneys derived from gifts, bequests, or county or
municipal appropriations or donations be deposited in the fund and
used for the improvement or administration of state parks or the
acquisition of additional lands and properties, in accordance with
the terms of the gift, bequest, appropriation, or donation.
   This bill would instead require moneys from contractual
agreements, donations, gifts, bequests, or local government
appropriations be deposited in the fund and specify that the moneys
deposited shall also be used for the maintenance and operation of the
state parks, in accordance with the terms of the agreement,
donation, gift, bequest, or local government appropriation. This bill
would also make various technical, nonsubstantive changes.
   (7) Existing law, the California Beverage Container Recycling and
Litter Reduction Act, requires a distributor of specified beverage
containers to pay a redemption payment to the Department of Resources
Recycling and Recovery for each beverage container sold or
transferred to a dealer, for deposit in the California Beverage
Container Recycling Fund (beverage fund). Existing law annually
appropriates from the fund, among other things, $15,000,000, adjusted
for cost of living, to the department, for grants to certified
community conservation corps and community conservation corps for
beverage container litter reduction programs and recycling programs,
subject to reduction if the department determines there are
insufficient funds. Under existing law, the Electronic Waste
Recycling Act of 2003 requires a retailer selling a covered
electronic device in this state to collect an electronic waste
recycling fee, the revenues of which are deposited in the Electronic
Waste Recovery and Recycling Account. The California Tire Recycling
Act imposes a California tire fee on a new tire purchased in the
state and the revenue generated from the fee is deposited in the
California Tire Recycling Management Fund. The California Oil
Recycling Enhancement Act imposes a charge on oil manufacturers, the
revenues of which are deposited in the California Used Oil Recycling
Fund for purposes of the used oil recycling program.
   This bill would, upon appropriation by the Legislature, require
the department to issue grants to the corps, as follows: (A)
$4,000,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year and $8,000,000 each fiscal
year thereafter, from funds in the Electronic Waste Recovery and
Recycling Account for the corps to implement programs relating to the
collection and recovery of covered
                  electronic waste, (B) $2,500,000 for the 2014-15
fiscal year and $5,000,000 each fiscal year thereafter, from funds in
the California Tire Recycling Management Fund for grants relating to
implementing programs to cleanup and abate waste tires and to reuse
and recycle waste tires, and (C) $1,000,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal
year and $2,000,000 each fiscal year thereafter, from funds in the
California Used Oil Recycling Fund for the corps for grants to
implement programs relating to the collection of used oil. The bill
would, instead of the $15,000,000, as adjusted for cost of living,
referenced above, provide that the amount required to be expended
from the beverage fund for grants to the corps for beverage container
litter reduction programs and recycling programs is $20,974,000, as
adjusted for cost of living, less $15,000,000, augmented by
$7,500,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year only. The bill would make an
appropriation by changing the conditions under which moneys are
continuously appropriated to the corps from the beverage fund.
   The California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction
Act requires the department to establish and implement an auditing
system to ensure that information collected, and refund values and
redemption payments paid, comply with the purposes of the act. The
act authorizes the department to audit and investigate any action
taken up to 3 years before the onset of the audit or investigation
and authorizes the department to take an enforcement action at any
time within 2 years after the department discovers, or should have
discovered, a violation of the act. A violation of the act is a crime
and is punishable by a fine, as specified.
   This bill would extend the department's authorization to audit or
investigate an action to 5 years before the onset of the audit or
investigation and would expand the department's authorization to take
an enforcement action to 5 years after the department discovers, or
should have discovered, a violation of the act.
   (8) Existing law, the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Market
Development Act, requires the Department of Resources Recycling and
Recovery, in accordance with the tire recycling program, to award
grants for certain public agency projects that utilize rubberized
asphalt concrete, pursuant to specified conditions.
   This bill would rename this act the Rubberized Pavement Market
Development Act, and would instead require the department to award
grants for those public agency projects that utilize rubberized
pavement, in accordance with those conditions.
   (9) Existing law, the California Coastal Act of 1976, establishes
the California Coastal Commission and declares that the California
coastal zone is a distinct and valuable natural resources of vital
and enduring interest and exists as a delicately balanced ecosystem.
Existing law establishes the San Francisco Bay Conservation and
Development Commission to regulate fill and development within a
specified area in and along the shoreline of the San Francisco Bay,
and to implement a comprehensive plan for the preservation and
protection of the Suisun Marsh. Existing law establishes the State
Coastal Conservancy in the Natural Resources Agency and authorizes
the conservancy to acquire, manage, direct the management of, and
conserve specified coastal lands and wetlands in the state. Existing
law establishes the Coastal Trust Fund in the State Treasury to
receive and disburse funds paid to the conservancy in trust. Existing
law authorizes the conservancy to expend the moneys in the fund for
purposes of the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program and for
other specified purposes.
   This bill would establish the California Climate Resilience
Account in the Coastal Trust Fund and would continuously appropriate
funds in the account, except as specified, to the State Coastal
Conservancy, for expenditure by the State Coastal Conservancy, the
California Coastal Commission, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation
and Development Commission for coastal zone management planning and
implementation activities to address the risks and impacts of climate
change. The bill would require that funds be allocated to these 3
agencies according to a specific formula, except as specified, and
would allow up to 10% of the funds to be available for administrative
costs. The bill would require that funds in the account be spent
solely for their specified purposes and would require, to the extent
that any funds are appropriated into the account by the Legislature
in the Annual Budget act, those funds be segregated for purposes of
accounting.
   The California Coastal Act of 1976 requires a person undertaking
development in the coastal zone to obtain a coastal development
permit in accordance with prescribed procedures. Existing law
authorizes the superior court to impose civil liability on a person
who performs or undertakes development that is in violation of the
act or that is inconsistent with a previously issued coastal
development permit, and on a person who violates the act in any other
manner.
   This bill would authorize the California Coastal Commission to
impose upon a person who violates public access provisions of the act
an, administrative civil penalty, by a majority vote of the
commissioners, upon consideration of various factors, and in an
amount not to exceed 75% of the maximum civil penalty that may be
imposed in the superior court. The bill would authorize the penalty
to be assessed for each day the violation persists, but for no more
than 5 years. The bill would prohibit a person from being subject to
both this monetary civil liability imposed by the commission and a
monetary civil liability imposed by the superior court for the same
act or failure to act. The bill would also allow the commission to
record a lien on the property of a violator in the amount of the
penalty assessed by the commission if the violator fails to pay the
penalty. The bill would prohibit the assessment of administrative
penalties in certain cases if the property owner corrects the
violations.
   (10) Existing law establishes the California Environmental
Protection Program, which provides funding for various environmental
protection purposes including, among other things, projects and
programs related to pollution control, land acquisitions for natural
areas or ecological reserves, environmental education, and the
protection and preservation of wildlife. Existing law authorizes the
issuance of environmental license plates, as defined, for vehicles,
upon application and payment of certain fees, and requires that
specified revenue derived from those fees for issuance, renewal,
retention, duplication, and transfer of the environmental license
plates be deposited in the California Environmental License Plate
Fund in the State Treasury, and used, upon appropriation by the
Legislature, for specified program purposes.
   This bill would additionally authorize the expenditure of moneys
in the fund that are available for the program, upon appropriation by
the Legislature, for scientific research on the risks to California'
s natural resources and communities caused by the impacts of climate
change.
   Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to
issue special commemorative collegiate reflectorized license plates
upon the request of the owner of the vehicle for which the plates are
issued. Existing law imposes certain additional fees for the
issuance, renewal, transfer, and replacement of the plates, and
requires the DMV, after deducting its costs, to deposit 50% of the
fees into the Resources License Plate Fund. Under existing law,
moneys in the Resources License Plate Fund are available, upon
appropriation, for the purposes of natural resources preservation,
enhancement, and restoration.
   Existing law also authorizes the DMV to issue environmental
license plates and imposes certain fees for the issuance, renewal,
and transfer of those plates. Existing law requires those fees to be
deposited in the California Environmental License Plate Fund, and
makes moneys in the fund available, upon appropriation, for certain
purposes relating to the preservation and protection of the state's
environment.
   This bill would abolish the Resources License Plate Fund and would
transfer moneys in that fund to the California Environmental License
Plate Fund effective July 1, 2014. The bill would also update a
cross-reference and delete obsolete provisions.
   (11) Existing law establishes the Environmental Justice Small
Grant Program and authorizes the California Environmental Protection
Agency to award grants to eligible community groups located in areas
adversely affected by environmental pollution and hazards that work
to address environmental justice issues. Existing law establishes the
maximum amount of a grant to not exceed $20,000. Existing law
provides that the above provision is to be implemented only during
fiscal years for which an appropriation is provided for in the annual
Budget Act or in another statute for the above purpose.
   This bill would increase the maximum amount of a grant to not
exceed $50,000. This bill would instead authorize the Secretary for
Environmental Protection to expend up to $1,500,000 per year for the
above purposes. The bill would authorize the boards, departments, and
offices within the agency to allocate funds from various special
funds, settlements, and penalties to implement the program.
   (12) Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has
regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical
corporations, as defined. Existing law requires the Public Utilities
Commission to require the administration, until January 1, 2016, of a
self-generation incentive program for distributed generation
resources. Existing law authorizes the Public Utilities Commission,
in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and
Development Commission, to authorize electrical corporations to
annually collect not more than the amount authorized for the program
in the 2008 calendar year through December 31, 2014.
   This bill would extend the authority of the Public Utilities
Commission to authorize the electrical corporations to continue
making the annual collection through December 31, 2019. The bill
would extend the administration of the program to January 1, 2021.
   Existing law limits eligibility for incentives under the
self-generation incentive program to distributed energy resources
that the Public Utilities Commission, in consultation with the State
Air Resources Board, determines will achieve reductions in emissions
of greenhouse gases pursuant to the California Global Warming
Solutions Act of 2006.
   This bill would further limit eligibility for incentives under the
self-generation incentive program to distributed energy resource
technologies that the Public Utilities Commission determines meet
specified additional requirements. The bill would require the
commission to determine a capacity factor for each distributed
generation system energy resource technology in the program.
   This bill would require the Public Utilities Commission to
evaluate the self-generation incentive program's overall success and
impact based on specified performance measures.
   This bill would require the Public Utilities Commission, on or
before July 1, 2015, to update the factor for avoided greenhouse gas
emissions based on certain information. The bill would require the
Public Utilities Commission, in allocating funds between eligible
technologies, to consider the relative amount and cost of certain
factors. The bill would require recipients of the self-generation
incentive program funds to provide to the Public Utilities Commission
and the State Air Resources Board relevant data and would subject
them to inspection to verify equipment operation and performance.
   Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any
order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the
commission is a crime.
   Because a violation of the requirements of the program that would
be extended under the provisions of this bill would be a crime, this
bill would impose a state-mandated local program. 
   (12.5) Existing 
    (13)     Existing  law provides
compensation for reasonable advocate's fees, reasonable expert
witness fees, and other reasonable costs to public utility customers
of participation or intervention in any proceeding of the Public
Utilities Commission. Existing law requires an award for that
compensation be paid by the public utility that is the subject of the
hearing, investigation, or proceeding within 30 days. Existing law
provides that an award shall be allowed by the commission as an
expense for the purpose of establishing rates of the public utility.
Under existing law, an existing decision of the commission
establishes the intervenor compensation program fund for
quasi-legislative or rulemaking proceedings funded through commission
reimbursement fees collected on an annual basis from electrical,
gas, telephone, and water corporations.
   This bill would authorize the commission to pay to the Avondale
Glen Elder Neighborhood Association the difference between the amount
received from the bankruptcy court and the amount awarded by the
commission by increasing the fees collected pursuant to these
provisions for the limited purpose of that specified decision. 
   (14) Decisions of the Public Utilities Commission adopted the
California Solar Initiative administered by the state's 3 largest
electrical corporations and subject to the commission's supervision.
Existing law specifies that the financial components of the
California Solar Initiative consist of, among other programs, the New
Solar Homes Partnership Program, which is administered by the State
Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy
Commission). Existing law requires the program to be funded by
charges in the amount of $400,000,000 collected from customers of
those electrical corporations. If moneys from the Renewable Resource
Trust Fund for the program is exhausted, existing law authorizes the
Public Utilities Commission, upon notification by the Energy
Commission, to require those electrical corporations to continue the
administration of the program pursuant to the guidelines established
by the Energy Commission for the program until the above monetary
limit is reached.  
   This bill would additionally require that the Public Utilities
Commission be notified by the Energy Commission that other funding
sources for the program have been exhausted before requiring those
electrical corporations to continue administration of the program
until the monetary limit is reached.  
   (13) 
    (15)  Existing law, including the California Safe
Drinking Water Act, provides for the operation of public water
systems and imposes on the State Department of Public Health various
duties and responsibilities for the regulation and control of
drinking water in the State of California. Existing law requires the
department to conduct research, studies, and demonstration projects
relating to the provision of a dependable, safe supply of drinking
water, to adopt regulations to implement the state act, and to
enforce provisions of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
   The Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Law of 1997
establishes the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to provide
grants or revolving fund loans for the design and construction of
projects for public water systems that will enable suppliers to meet
safe drinking water standards. Under that law, the department is
required to undertake specified actions to implement the fund,
including entering into agreements with the federal government for
federal contributions to the fund.
   This bill would, effective July 1, 2014, transfer to the State
Water Resources Control Board the authority, duties, powers,
purposes, functions, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the
department for the purposes of the administration of specified
drinking water programs. The bill would require the state board to
appoint a deputy director, as specified, for drinking water programs.

   The bill would, among other things, authorize the board, in order
to administer the fund, to engage in the transfer of capitalization
grant funds, as specified, and to cross-collateralize revenue bonds
with the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund. The bill would
also authorize the board to implement the provisions of the Safe
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Law of 1997 through a policy
handbook, as specified, and make the repeal of, or operation of,
various provisions of law contingent upon the adoption of the policy
handbook. The bill would make various other changes.
   The Budget Act of 2003 makes available to the State Department of
Public Health $15,000,000 for encumbrance until June 30, 2016, for
the purposes of providing grants of up to $500,000 per project for
public water systems to address drought-related drinking water
emergencies or threatened emergencies.
   This bill would appropriate the unencumbered balance of the above
moneys to the State Water Resources Control Board for the above
purposes. The bill would require the board to make every effort to
use other funds available to address drinking water emergencies
before using the moneys transferred. 
   (14) 
    (16)  Under existing law, the State Water Resources
Control Board and the California regional water quality control
boards prescribe waste discharge requirements in accordance with the
federal Clean Water Act and the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control
Act. The state act imposes various penalties for a violation of its
requirements. The state act requires specified penalties be deposited
into the Waste Discharge Permit Fund and separately accounted. The
state act requires moneys in the fund, upon appropriation, to be
expended by the state board to assist regional boards and prescribed
other public agencies in cleaning up or abating the effects of waste
on waters of the state or to assist a regional board attempting to
remedy a significant unforeseen water pollution problem.
   This bill would, until July 1, 2017, authorize up to $500,000 per
fiscal year from the moneys in the fund, upon appropriation, to be
expended to assist the Department of Fish and Wildlife to address the
impacts of marijuana cultivation on the natural resources of the
state. 
   (15) 
    (17)  The California Constitution requires the state to
reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs
mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for
making that reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason. 
   (16) 
    (18)  This bill would declare that it is to take effect
immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the
Budget Bill.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 12025 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to
read:
   12025.  (a) In addition to any penalties imposed by any other law,
a person found to have violated Section 1602, 5650, or 5652 in
connection with the production or cultivation of a controlled
substance on land under the management of the Department of Parks and
Recreation, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of
Forestry and Fire Protection, the State Lands Commission, a regional
park district, the United States Forest Service, or the Bureau of
Land Management, or within the respective ownership of a timberland
production zone, as defined in Chapter 6.7 (commencing with Section
51100) of Division 1 of Title 5 of the Government Code, of more than
50,000 acres, or while trespassing on other public or private land in
connection with the production or cultivation of a controlled
substance, shall be liable for a civil penalty in the following
amounts:
   (1) A person who violates Section 1602 in connection with the
production or cultivation of a controlled substance is subject to a
civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for
each violation.
   (2) A person who violates Section 5650 in connection with the
production or cultivation of a controlled substance is subject to a
civil penalty of not more than forty thousand dollars ($40,000) for
each violation.
   (3) A person who violates Section 5652 in connection with the
production or cultivation of a controlled substance is subject to a
civil penalty of not more than forty thousand dollars ($40,000) for
each violation.
   (b) (1) In addition to any penalties imposed by any other law, a
person found to have violated Section 1602, 5650, or 5652 in
connection with the production or cultivation of a controlled
substance on land that the person owns, leases, or otherwise uses or
occupies with the consent of the landowner may be liable for a civil
penalty in the following amounts:
   (A) A person who violates Section 1602 in connection with the
production or cultivation of a controlled substance is subject to a
civil penalty of not more than eight thousand dollars ($8,000) for
each violation.
   (B) A person who violates Section 5650 in connection with the
production or cultivation of a controlled substance is subject to a
civil penalty of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for
each violation.
   (C) A person who violates Section 5652 in connection with the
production or cultivation of a controlled substance is subject to a
civil penalty of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for
each violation.
   (2) Each day that a violation of Section 1602, 5650, or 5652
described in this subdivision occurs or continues to occur shall
constitute a separate violation.
   (c) The civil penalty imposed for each separate violation pursuant
to this section is in addition to any other civil penalty imposed
for another violation of this section, or any violation of any other
law.
   (d) All civil penalties imposed or collected by a court for a
separate violation pursuant to this section shall not be considered
to be fines or forfeitures, as described in Section 13003, and shall
be apportioned in the following manner:
   (1) Thirty percent shall be distributed to the county in which the
violation was committed pursuant to Section 13003. The county board
of supervisors shall first use any revenues from those penalties to
reimburse the costs incurred by the district attorney or city
attorney in investigating and prosecuting the violation.
   (2) (A) Thirty percent shall be distributed to the investigating
agency to be used to reimburse the cost of any investigation directly
related to the violations described in this section.
   (B) If the department receives reimbursement pursuant to this
paragraph for activities funded pursuant to subdivision (f) of
Section 4629.6 of the Public Resources Code, the reimbursement funds
shall be deposited into the Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration
Fund, created by Section 4629.3 of the Public Resources Code, if
there is an unpaid balance for a loan authorized by subdivision (f)
of Section 4629.6 of the Public Resources Code.
   (3) Forty percent shall be deposited into the Timber Regulation
and Forest Restoration Fund, created by Section 4629.3 of the Public
Resources Code, and used for grants authorized pursuant to Section
4629.6 of the Public Resources Code that improve forest health by
remediating former marijuana growing operations.
   (e) Civil penalties authorized pursuant to this section may be
imposed administratively by the department if all the following
occur:
   (1) The chief deputy director or law enforcement division
assistant chief in charge of marijuana-related enforcement issues a
complaint to any person or entity on which an administrative civil
penalty may be imposed pursuant to this section. The complaint shall
allege the act or failure to act that constitutes a violation, any
facts related to natural resources impacts, the provision of law
authorizing the civil penalty to be imposed, and the proposed penalty
amount.
   (2) The complaint and order is served by personal notice or
certified mail and informs the party served that the party may
request a hearing no later than 20 days from the date of service. If
a hearing is requested, it shall be scheduled before the director or
his or her designee, which designee shall not be the chief deputy or
assistant chief issuing the complaint and order. A request for a
hearing shall contain a brief statement of the material facts the
party claims support his or her contention that no administrative
penalty should be imposed or that an administrative penalty of a
lesser amount is warranted. A party served with a complaint pursuant
to this subdivision waives the right to a hearing if no hearing is
requested within 20 days of service of the complaint, in which case
the order imposing the administrative penalty shall become final.
   (3) The director, or his or her designee, shall control the nature
and order of hearing proceedings. Hearings shall be informal in
nature, and need not be conducted according to the technical rules
relating to evidence. The director or his or her designee shall issue
a final order within 45 days of the close of the hearing. A final
copy of the order shall be served by certified mail upon the party
served with the complaint.
   (4) A party may obtain review of the final order by filing a
petition for a writ of mandate with the superior court within 30 days
of the date of service of the final order. The administrative
penalty shall be due and payable to the department within 60 days
after the time to seek judicial review has expired, or, where the
party has not requested a hearing of the order, within 20 days after
the order imposing an administrative penalty becomes final.
   (5) The department may adopt regulations to implement this
subdivision.
   (f) All administrative penalties imposed or collected by the
department for a separate violation pursuant to this section shall
not be considered to be fines or forfeitures, as described in Section
13003, and shall be deposited into the Timber Regulation and Forest
Restoration Fund, created by Section 4629.3 of the Public Resources
Code, to repay any unpaid balance of a loan authorized by subdivision
(f) of Section 4629.6 of the Public Resources Code. Any remaining
funds from administrative penalties collected pursuant to this
section shall be apportioned in the following manner:
   (1) Fifty percent shall be deposited into the Timber Regulation
and Forest Restoration Fund for grants authorized pursuant to
subdivision (h) of Section 4629.6 of the Public Resources Code, with
priority given to grants that improve forest health by remediating
former marijuana growing operations.
   (2) Fifty percent shall be deposited into the Fish and Game
Preservation Fund.
   (g) For purposes of this section, "controlled substance" has the
same meaning as defined in Section 11007 of the Health and Safety
Code.
  SEC. 2.  Section 8574.4 of the Government Code is amended to read:
   8574.4.  State agencies designated to implement the contingency
plan shall account for all state expenditures made under the plan
with respect to each oil spill. Expenditures accounted for under this
section from an oil spill in waters of the state shall be paid from
the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund created pursuant to Section
8670.46. All other expenditures accounted for under this section
shall be paid from the State Water Pollution Cleanup and Abatement
Account in the State Water Quality Control Fund provided for in
Article 3 (commencing with Section 13440) of Chapter 6 of Division 7
of the Water Code. If the party responsible for the spill is
identified, that party shall be liable for the expenditures accounted
for under this section, in addition to any other liability that may
be provided for by law, in an action brought by the Attorney General.
The proceeds from any action for a spill in marine waters shall be
paid into the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund.
  SEC. 3.  Section 8574.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:
   8574.7.  The Governor shall require the administrator, not in
conflict with the National Contingency Plan, to amend the California
oil spill contingency plan to provide for the best achievable
protection of waters of the state. "Administrator" for purposes of
this section means the administrator appointed by the Governor
pursuant to Section 8670.4. The plan shall consist of all of the
following elements:
   (a) A state response element that specifies the hierarchy for
state and local agency response to an oil spill. The element shall
define the necessary tasks for oversight and control of cleanup and
removal activities associated with an oil spill and shall specify
each agency's particular responsibility in carrying out these tasks.
The element shall also include an organizational chart of the state
oil spill response organization and a definition of the resources,
capabilities, and response assignments of each agency involved in
cleanup and removal actions in an oil spill.
   (b) A regional and local planning element that shall provide the
framework for the involvement of regional and local agencies in the
state effort to respond to an oil spill, and shall ensure the
effective and efficient use of regional and local resources, as
appropriate, in all of the following:
   (1) Traffic and crowd control.
   (2) Firefighting.
   (3) Boating traffic control.
   (4) Radio and communications control and provision of access to
equipment.
   (5) Identification and use of available local and regional
equipment or other resources suitable for use in cleanup and removal
actions.
   (6) Identification of private and volunteer resources or personnel
with special or unique capabilities relating to oil spill cleanup
and removal actions.
   (7) Provision of medical emergency services.
   (8) Consideration of the identification and use of private working
craft and mariners, including commercial fishing vessels and
licensed commercial fishing men and women, in containment, cleanup,
and removal actions.
   (c) A coastal protection element that establishes the state
standards for coastline protection. The administrator, in
consultation with the Coast Guard and Navy and the shipping industry,
shall develop criteria for coastline protection. If appropriate, the
administrator shall consult with representatives from the States of
Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, the Province of British Columbia in
Canada, and the Republic of Mexico. The criteria shall designate at
least all of the following:
   (1) Appropriate shipping lanes and navigational aids for tankers,
barges, and other commercial vessels to reduce the likelihood of
collisions between tankers, barges, and other commercial vessels.
Designated shipping lanes shall be located off the coastline at a
distance sufficient to significantly reduce the likelihood that
disabled vessels will run aground along the coast of the state.
   (2) Ship position reporting and communications requirements.
   (3) Required predeployment of protective equipment for sensitive
environmental areas along the coastline.
   (4) Required emergency response vessels that are capable of
preventing disabled tankers from running aground.
   (5) Required emergency response vessels that are capable of
commencing oil cleanup operations before spilled oil can reach the
shoreline.
   (6) An expedited decisionmaking process for dispersant use in
coastal waters. Prior to adoption of the process, the administrator
shall ensure that a comprehensive testing program is carried out for
any dispersant proposed for use in California marine waters. The
testing program shall evaluate toxicity and effectiveness of the
dispersants.
   (7) Required rehabilitation facilities for wildlife injured by
spilled oil.
   (8) An assessment of how activities that usually require a permit
from a state or local agency may be expedited or issued by the
administrator in the event of an oil spill.
   (d) An environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas element
that shall provide the framework for prioritizing and ensuring the
protection of environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas. The
environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas element shall be
developed by the administrator, in conjunction with appropriate local
agencies, and shall include all of the following:
   (1) Identification and prioritization of environmentally and
ecologically sensitive areas in state waters and along the coast.
Identification and prioritization of environmentally and ecologically
sensitive areas shall not prevent or excuse the use of all
reasonably available containment and cleanup resources from being
used to protect every environmentally and ecologically sensitive area
possible. Environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas shall be
prioritized through the evaluation of criteria, including, but not
limited to, all of the following:
   (A) Risk of contamination by oil after a spill.
   (B) Environmental, ecological, recreational, and economic
importance.
   (C) Risk of public exposure should the area be contaminated.
   (2) Regional maps depicting environmentally and ecologically
sensitive areas in state waters or along the coast that shall be
distributed to facilities and local and state agencies. The maps
shall designate those areas that have particularly high priority for
protection against oil spills.
   (3) A plan for protection actions required to be taken in the
event of an oil spill for each of the environmentally and
ecologically sensitive areas and protection priorities for the first
24 to 48 hours after an oil spill shall be specified.
   (4) The location of available response equipment and the
availability of trained personnel to deploy the equipment to protect
the priority environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas.
   (5) A program for systemically testing and revising, if necessary,
protection strategies for each of the priority environmentally and
ecologically sensitive areas.
   (6) Any recommendations for action that cannot be financed or
implemented pursuant to existing authority of the administrator,
which shall also be reported to the Legislature along with
recommendations for financing those actions.
   (e) A reporting element that requires the reporting of spills of
any amount of oil in or on state waters.
  SEC. 4.  Section 8574.8 of the Government Code is amended to read:
   8574.8.  (a) The administrator shall submit to the Governor and
the Legislature an amended California oil spill contingency plan
required, pursuant to Section 8574.7, by January 1, 1993. The
administrator shall thereafter submit revised plans every three
years, until the amended plan required pursuant to subdivision (b) is
submitted.
   (b) The administrator shall submit to the Governor and the
Legislature an amended California oil spill contingency plan required
pursuant to Section 8574.7, on or before January 1, 2017, that
addresses marine and inland oil spills. The administrator shall
thereafter submit revised plans every three years.
  SEC. 5.  Section 8670.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:
   8670.2.  The Legislature finds and declares as follows:
   (a) Each year, billions of gallons of crude oil and petroleum
products are transported by vessel, railroad, truck, or pipeline
over, across, under, and through the waters of this state.
   (b) Recent accidents in southern California, Alaska, other parts
of the nation, and Canada, have shown that transportation of oil can
be a significant threat to the environment of sensitive areas.
   (c) Existing prevention programs are not able to reduce
sufficiently the risk of significant discharge of petroleum into
state waters.
   (d) Response and cleanup capabilities and technology are unable to
remove consistently the majority of spilled oil when major oil
spills occur in state waters.
   (e) California's lakes, rivers, other inland waters, coastal
waters, estuaries, bays, and beaches are treasured environmental and
economic resources that the state cannot afford to place at undue
risk from an oil spill.
   (f) Because of the inadequacy of existing cleanup and response
measures and technology, the emphasis must be put on prevention, if
the risk and consequences of oil spills are to be minimized.
   (g) Improvements in the design, construction, and operation of
rail tank cars, tank trucks, tank ships, terminals, and pipelines;
improvements in marine safety; maintenance of emergency response
stations and personnel; and stronger inspection and enforcement
efforts are necessary to reduce the risks of and from a major oil
spill.
   (h) A major oil spill in state waters is extremely expensive
because of the need to clean up discharged oil, protect sensitive
environmental areas, and restore ecosystem damage.
   (i) Immediate action must be taken to improve control and cleanup
technology in order to strengthen the capabilities and capacities of
cleanup operations.
   (j) California government should improve its response and
management of oil spills that occur in state waters.
   (k) Those who transport oil through or near the waters of the
state must meet minimum safety standards and demonstrate financial
responsibility.
   (  l  ) The federal government plays an important role in
preventing and responding to petroleum spills and it is in the
interests of the state to coordinate with agencies of the federal
government, including the Coast Guard and the United States
Environmental Protection Agency, to the greatest degree possible.
   (m) California has approximately 1,100 miles of coast, including
four marine sanctuaries that occupy 88,767 square miles. The weather,
topography, and tidal currents in and around California's coastal
ports and waterways make vessel navigation challenging. The state's
major ports are among the busiest in the world. Approximately 700
million barrels of oil are consumed annually by California, with over
500 million barrels being transported by vessel. The peculiarities
of California's maritime coast require special precautionary measures
regarding oil pollution.
   (n) California has approximately 158,500 square miles of interior
area where there are approximately 6,800 miles of pipeline used for
oil distribution, 5,800 miles of Class I railroad track, and 172,100
miles of maintained roads.
  SEC. 6.  Section 8670.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:
   8670.3.  Unless the context requires otherwise, the following
definitions shall govern the construction of this chapter:
   (a) "Administrator" means the administrator for oil spill response
appointed by the Governor pursuant to Section 8670.4.
   (b) (1) "Best achievable protection" means the highest level of
protection that can be achieved through both the use of the best
achievable technology and those manpower levels, training procedures,
and operational methods that provide the greatest degree of
protection achievable. The administrator's determination of which
measures provide the best achievable protection shall be guided by
the critical need to protect valuable natural resources and state
waters, while also considering all of the following:
   (A) The protection provided by the measure.
   (B) The technological achievability of the measure.
   (C) The cost of the measure.
   (2) The administrator shall not use a cost-benefit or
cost-effectiveness analysis or any particular method of analysis in
determining which measures provide the best achievable protection.
The administrator shall instead, when determining which measures
provide best achievable protection, give reasonable consideration to
the protection provided by the measures, the technological
achievability of the measures, and the cost of the measures when
establishing the requirements to provide the best achievable
protection for the natural resources of the state.
   (c) (1) "Best achievable technology" means that technology that
provides the greatest degree of protection, taking into consideration
both of the following:
   (A) Processes that are being developed, or could feasibly be
developed anywhere in the world, given overall reasonable
expenditures on research and development.
   (B) Processes that are currently in use anywhere in the world.
   (2) In determining what is the best achievable technology pursuant
to this chapter, the administrator shall consider the effectiveness
and engineering feasibility of the technology.
   (d) "California oil spill contingency plan" means the California
oil spill contingency plan prepared pursuant to Article 3.5
(commencing with Section 8574.1) of Chapter 7.
   (e) "Dedicated response resources" means equipment and personnel
committed solely to oil spill response, containment, and cleanup that
are not used for any other activity that would adversely affect the
ability of that equipment and personnel to provide oil spill response
services in the timeframes for which the equipment and personnel are
rated.
   (f) "Environmentally sensitive area" means an area defined
pursuant to the applicable area contingency plans or geographic
response plans, as created and revised by the Coast Guard, the United
States Environmental Protection Agency, and the administrator.
   (g) (1) "Facility" means any of the following located in state
waters or located where an oil spill may impact state waters:
   (A) A building, structure, installation, or equipment used in oil
exploration, oil well drilling operations, oil production, oil
refining, oil storage, oil gathering, oil processing, oil transfer,
oil distribution, or oil transportation.
   (B) A marine terminal.
   (C) A pipeline that transports oil.
   (D) A railroad that transports oil as cargo.
   (E) A drill ship, semisubmersible drilling platform, jack-up type
drilling rig, or any other floating or temporary drilling platform.
   (2) "Facility" does not include any of the following:
   (A) A vessel, except a vessel located and used for any purpose
described in subparagraph (E) of paragraph (1).
   (B) An owner or operator subject to Chapter 6.67 (commencing with
Section 25270) or Chapter 6.75 (commencing with Section 25299.10) of
Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code.
   (C) Operations on a farm, nursery, logging site, or construction
site that are either of the following:
   (i) Do not exceed 20,000 gallons in a single storage tank.
   (ii) Have a useable tank storage capacity not exceeding 75,000
gallons.
   (D) A small craft refueling dock.
   (h) "Local government" means a chartered or general law city, a
chartered or general law county, or a city and county.
   (i) (1) "Marine terminal" means any facility used for transferring
oil to or from a tank ship or tank barge.
   (2) "Marine terminal" includes, for purposes of this chapter, all
piping not integrally connected to a tank facility, as defined in
subdivision (n) of Section 25270.2 of the Health and Safety Code.
   (j) "Mobile transfer unit" means a vehicle, truck, or trailer,
including all connecting hoses and piping, used for the transferring
of oil at a location where a discharge could impact waters of the
state.
   (k) "Nondedicated response resources" means those response
resources identified by an Oil Spill Response Organization for oil
spill response activities that are not dedicated response resources.
   (l) "Nonpersistent oil" means a petroleum-based oil, such as
gasoline or jet fuel, that evaporates relatively quickly and is an
oil with hydrocarbon fractions, at least 50 percent of which, by
volume, distills at a temperature of 645 degrees Fahrenheit, and at
least 95 percent of which, by volume, distills at a temperature of
700 degrees Fahrenheit.
   (m) "Nontank vessel" means a vessel of 300 gross tons or greater
that carries oil, but does not carry that oil as cargo.
   (n) "Oil" means any kind of petroleum, liquid hydrocarbons, or
petroleum products or any fraction or residues therefrom, including,
but not limited to, crude oil, bunker fuel, gasoline, diesel fuel,
aviation fuel, oil sludge, oil refuse, oil mixed with waste, and
liquid distillates from unprocessed natural gas.
   (o) "Oil spill cleanup agent" means a chemical, or any other
substance, used for removing, dispersing, or otherwise cleaning up
oil or any residual products of petroleum in, or on, any of the
waters of the state.
   (p) "Oil spill contingency plan" or "contingency plan" means the
oil spill contingency plan required pursuant to Article 5 (commencing
with Section 8670.28).
   (q) (1) "Oil Spill Response Organization" or "OSRO" means an
individual, organization, association, cooperative, or other entity
that provides, or intends to provide, equipment, personnel, supplies,
or other services directly related to oil spill containment,
cleanup, or removal activities.
   (2) "OSRO" does not include an owner or operator with an oil spill
contingency plan approved by the administrator or an entity that
only provides spill management services, or who provides services or
equipment that are only ancillary to containment, cleanup, or removal
activities.
   (r) (1) "Owner" or "operator" means any of the following:
   (A) In the case of a vessel, a person who owns, has an ownership
interest in, operates, charters by demise, or leases the vessel.
   (B) In the case of a facility, a person who owns, has an ownership
interest in, or operates the facility.
   (C) Except as provided in subparagraph (D), in the case of a
vessel or facility, where title or control was conveyed due to
bankruptcy, foreclosure, tax delinquency, abandonment, or similar
means to an entity of state or local government, a person who owned,
held an ownership interest in, operated, or otherwise controlled
                                          activities concerning the
vessel or facility immediately beforehand.
   (D) An entity of the state or local government that acquired
ownership or control of a vessel or facility, when the entity of the
state or local government has caused or contributed to a spill or
discharge of oil into waters of the state.
   (2) "Owner" or "operator" does not include a person who, without
participating in the management of a vessel or facility, holds
indicia of ownership primarily to protect the person's security
interest in the vessel or facility.
   (3) "Operator" does not include a person who owns the land
underlying a facility or the facility itself if the person is not
involved in the operations of the facility.
   (s) "Person" means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock
company, or corporation, including, but not limited to, a government
corporation, partnership, and association. "Person" also includes a
city, county, city and county, district, and the state or any
department or agency thereof, and the federal government, or any
department or agency thereof, to the extent permitted by law.
   (t) "Pipeline" means a pipeline used at any time to transport oil.

   (u) "Railroad" means a railroad, railway, rail car, rolling stock,
or train.
   (v) "Rated OSRO" means an OSRO that has received a satisfactory
rating from the administrator for a particular rating level
established pursuant to Section 8670.30.
   (w) "Responsible party" or "party responsible" means any of the
following:
   (1) The owner or transporter of oil or a person or entity
accepting responsibility for the oil.
   (2) The owner, operator, or lessee of, or a person that charters
by demise, a vessel or facility, or a person or entity accepting
responsibility for the vessel or facility.
   (x) "Small craft" means a vessel, other than a tank ship or tank
barge, that is less than 20 meters in length.
   (y) "Small craft refueling dock" means a waterside operation that
dispenses only nonpersistent oil in bulk and small amounts of
persistent lubrication oil in containers primarily to small craft and
meets both of the following criteria:
   (1) Has tank storage capacity not exceeding 20,000 gallons in any
single storage tank or tank compartment.
   (2) Has total usable tank storage capacity not exceeding 75,000
gallons.
   (z) "Small marine fueling facility" means either of the following:

   (1) A mobile transfer unit.
   (2) A fixed facility that is not a marine terminal, that dispenses
primarily nonpersistent oil, that may dispense small amounts of
persistent oil, primarily to small craft, and that meets all of the
following criteria:
   (A) Has tank storage capacity greater than 20,000 gallons but not
more than 40,000 gallons in any single storage tank or storage tank
compartment.
   (B) Has total usable tank storage capacity not exceeding 75,000
gallons.
   (C) Had an annual throughput volume of over-the-water transfers of
oil that did not exceed 3,000,000 gallons during the most recent
preceding 12-month period.
   (aa) "Spill," "discharge," or "oil spill" means a release of any
amount of oil into waters of the state that is not authorized by a
federal, state, or local government entity.
   (ab) "Tank barge" means a vessel that carries oil in commercial
quantities as cargo but is not equipped with a means of
self-propulsion.
   (ac) "Tank ship" means a self-propelled vessel that is constructed
or adapted for the carriage of oil in bulk or in commercial
quantities as cargo.
   (ad) "Tank vessel" means a tank ship or tank barge.
   (ae) "Vessel" means a watercraft or ship of any kind, including
every structure adapted to be navigated from place to place for the
transportation of merchandise or persons.
   (af) "Vessel carrying oil as secondary cargo" means a vessel that
does not carry oil as a primary cargo, but does carry oil as cargo.
The administrator may establish minimum oil volume amounts or other
criteria by regulations.
   (ag) "Waters of the state" or "state waters" means any surface
water, including saline waters, marine waters, and freshwaters,
within the boundaries of the state but does not include groundwater.
  SEC. 7.  Section 8670.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:
   8670.5.  The Governor shall ensure that the state fully and
adequately responds to all oil spills in waters of the state. The
administrator, acting at the direction of the Governor, shall
implement activities relating to oil spill response, including drills
and preparedness and oil spill containment and cleanup. The
administrator shall also represent the state in any coordinated
response efforts with the federal government.
  SEC. 8.  Section 8670.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:
   8670.7.  (a) The administrator, subject to the Governor, has the
primary authority to direct prevention, removal, abatement, response,
containment, and cleanup efforts with regard to all aspects of any
oil spill in waters of the state, in accordance with any applicable
facility or vessel contingency plan and the California oil spill
contingency plan. The administrator shall cooperate with any federal
on-scene coordinator, as specified in the National Contingency Plan.
   (b) The administrator shall implement the California oil spill
contingency plan, required pursuant to Section 8574.1, to the fullest
extent possible.
   (c) The administrator shall do both of the following:
   (1) Be present at the location of any oil spill of more than
100,000 gallons in waters of the state, as soon as possible after
notice of the discharge.
   (2) Ensure that persons trained in oil spill response and cleanup,
whether employed by the responsible party, the state, or another
private or public person or entity, are onsite to respond to,
contain, and clean up any oil spill in waters of the state, as soon
as possible after notice of the discharge.
   (d) Throughout the response and cleanup process, the administrator
shall apprise the air quality management district or air pollution
control district having jurisdiction over the area in which the oil
spill occurred and the local government agencies that are affected by
the spill.
   (e) The administrator, with the assistance, as needed, of the
Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Public Utilities Commission,
the State Lands Commission, or other state agency, and the federal
on-scene coordinator, shall determine the cause and amount of the
discharge.
   (f) The administrator shall have the state authority over the use
of all response methods, including, but not limited to, in situ
burning, dispersants, and any oil spill cleanup agents in connection
with an oil discharge. The administrator shall consult with the
federal on-scene coordinator prior to exercising authority under this
subdivision.
   (g) (1) The administrator shall conduct workshops, consistent with
the intent of this chapter, with the participation of appropriate
local, state, and federal agencies, including the State Air Resources
Board, air pollution control and air quality management districts,
and affected private organizations, on the subject of oil spill
response technologies, including in situ burning. The workshops shall
review the latest research and findings regarding the efficacy and
toxicity of oil spill cleanup agents and other technologies, their
potential public health and safety and environmental impacts, and any
other relevant factors concerning their use in oil spill response.
In conducting these workshops, the administrator shall solicit the
views of all participating parties concerning the use of these
technologies, with particular attention to any special considerations
that apply to coastal areas and waters of the state.
   (2) The administrator shall publish guidelines and conduct
periodic reviews of the policies, procedures, and parameters for the
use of in situ burning, which may be implemented in the event of an
oil spill.
   (h) (1) The administrator shall ensure that, as part of the
response to any significant spill, biologists or other personnel are
present and provided any support and funding necessary and
appropriate for the assessment of damages to natural resources and
for the collection of data and other evidence that may help in
determining and recovering damages.
   (2) (A) The administrator shall coordinate all actions required by
state or local agencies to assess injury to, and provide full
mitigation for injury to, or to restore, rehabilitate, or replace,
natural resources, including wildlife, fisheries, wildlife or
fisheries habitat, beaches, and coastal areas, that are damaged by an
oil spill. For purposes of this subparagraph, "actions required by
state or local agencies" include, but are not limited to, actions
required by state trustees under Section 1006 of the Oil Pollution
Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. Sec. 2706) and actions required pursuant to
Section 8670.61.5.
   (B) The responsible party shall be liable for all coordination
costs incurred by the administrator.
   (3) This subdivision does not give the administrator any authority
to administer state or local laws or to limit the authority of
another state or local agency to implement and enforce state or local
laws under its jurisdiction, nor does this subdivision limit the
authority or duties of the administrator under this chapter or limit
the authority of an agency to enforce existing permits or permit
conditions.
   (i) (1) The administrator shall enter into a memorandum of
understanding with the executive director of the State Water
Resources Control Board, acting for the State Water Resources Control
Board and the California regional water quality control boards, and
with the approval of the State Water Resources Control Board, to
address discharges, other than dispersants, that are incidental to,
or directly associated with, the response, containment, and cleanup
of an existing or threatened oil spill conducted pursuant to this
chapter.
   (2) The memorandum of understanding entered into pursuant to
paragraph (1) shall address any permits, requirements, or
authorizations that are required for the specified discharges. The
memorandum of understanding shall be consistent with requirements
that protect state water quality and beneficial uses and with any
applicable provisions of the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act
(Division 7 (commencing with Section 13000) of the Water Code) or
the federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1251 et seq.), and shall
expedite efficient oil spill response.
  SEC. 9.  Section 8670.7.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

   8670.7.5.  (a) The administrator may adopt regulations to
implement this chapter pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act
(Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division
3).
   (b) (1) An emergency regulation adopted pursuant to amendments
made to this chapter by Assembly Bill 1466 of the 2013-14 Regular
Session shall be deemed an emergency and necessary to avoid serious
harm to the public peace, health, safety, or general welfare for the
purposes of Sections 11346.1 and 11349.6, and the administrator is
hereby exempt from the requirement that he or she describe facts
showing the need for immediate action and from review by the Office
of Administrative Law.
   (2) Notwithstanding Section 11346.1, an emergency regulation
adopted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall remain in effect for 12
months or until readopted by the administrator, whichever is earlier.

  SEC. 10.  Section 8670.8 of the Government Code is amended to read:

   8670.8.  (a) The administrator shall carry out programs to provide
training for individuals in response, containment, and cleanup
operations and equipment, equipment deployment, and the planning and
management of these programs. These programs may include training for
members of the California Conservation Corps, other response
personnel employed by the state, personnel employed by other public
entities, personnel from marine facilities, commercial fishermen and
other mariners, and interested members of the public. Training may be
offered for volunteers.
   (b) The administrator may offer training to anyone who is required
to take part in response and cleanup efforts under the California
oil spill contingency plan or under local government contingency
plans prepared and approved under this chapter.
   (c) Upon request by a local government, the administrator may
provide a program for training and certification of a local emergency
responder designated as a local spill response manager by a local
government with jurisdiction over or directly adjacent to waters of
the state.
   (d) Trained and certified local spill response managers shall
participate in all drills upon request of the administrator.
   (e) As part of the training and certification program, the
administrator shall authorize a local spill response manager to train
and certify volunteers.
   (f) In the event of an oil spill, local spill response managers
trained and certified pursuant to subdivision (c) shall provide the
state onscene coordinator with timely information on activities and
resources deployed by local government in response to the oil spill.
The local spill response manager shall cooperate with the
administrator and respond in a manner consistent with the area
contingency plan to the extent possible.
   (g) Funding for activities undertaken pursuant to subdivisions (a)
to (c), inclusive, shall be from the Oil Spill Prevention and
Administration Fund created pursuant to Section 8670.38.
   (h) All training provided by the administrator shall follow the
requirements of applicable federal and state occupational safety and
health standards adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration of the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety
and Health Standards Board.
  SEC. 11.  Section 8670.8.3 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.8.3.  The administrator may offer grants to a local
government with jurisdiction over or directly adjacent to waters of
the state to provide oil spill response equipment to be deployed by a
local spill response manager certified pursuant to Section 8670.8.
The administrator may request the Legislature to appropriate funds
from the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund created
pursuant to Section 8670.38 for the purposes of this section.
  SEC. 12.  Section 8670.8.5 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.8.5.  The administrator may use volunteer workers in
response, containment, restoration, wildlife rehabilitation, and
cleanup efforts for oil spills in waters of the state. The volunteers
shall be deemed employees of the state for the purpose of workers'
compensation under Article 2 (commencing with Section 3350) of
Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 4 of the Labor Code. Any payments for
workers' compensation pursuant to this section shall be made from
the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund created pursuant to Section
8670.46.
  SEC. 13.  Section 8670.9 of the Government Code is amended to read:

   8670.9.  (a) The administrator shall enter into discussions on
behalf of the state with the States of Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and
Washington, for the purpose of developing interstate agreements
regarding oil spill prevention and response. The agreements shall
address, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
   (1) Coordination of vessel safety and traffic.
   (2) Spill prevention equipment and response required on vessels
and at facilities.
   (3) The availability of oil spill response and cleanup equipment
and personnel.
   (4) Other matters that may relate to the transport of oil and oil
spill prevention, response, and cleanup.
   (b) The administrator shall coordinate the development of these
agreements with the Coast Guard, the Province of British Columbia in
Canada, and the Republic of Mexico.
  SEC. 14.  Section 8670.12 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.12.  (a) The administrator shall conduct studies and
evaluations necessary for improving oil spill response, containment,
and cleanup and oil spill wildlife rehabilitation in waters of the
state and oil transportation systems. The administrator may expend
moneys from the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund created
pursuant to Section 8670.38, enter into consultation agreements, and
acquire necessary equipment and services for the purpose of carrying
out these studies and evaluations.
   (b) The administrator shall study the use and effects of
dispersants, incineration, bioremediation, and any other methods used
to respond to a spill. The study shall periodically be updated to
ensure the best achievable protection from the use of those methods.
Based upon substantial evidence in the record, the administrator may
determine in individual cases that best achievable protection is
provided by establishing requirements that provide the greatest
degree of protection achievable without imposing costs that
significantly outweigh the incremental protection that would
otherwise be provided. The studies shall do all of the following:
   (1) Evaluate the effectiveness of dispersants and other chemical
agents in oil spill response under varying environmental conditions.
   (2) Evaluate potential adverse impacts on the environment and
public health including, but not limited to, adverse toxic impacts on
water quality, fisheries, and wildlife with consideration to
bioaccumulation and synergistic impacts, and the potential for human
exposure, including skin contact and consumption of contaminated
seafood.
   (3) Recommend appropriate uses and limitations on the use of
dispersants and other chemical agents to ensure they are used only in
situations where the administrator determines they are effective and
safe.
   (c) The administrator shall evaluate the feasibility of using
commercial fishermen and other mariners for oil spill containment and
cleanup. The study shall examine the following:
   (1) Equipment and technology needs.
   (2) Coordination with private response personnel.
   (3) Liability and insurance.
   (4) Compensation.
   (d) The studies shall be performed in conjunction with any studies
performed by federal, state, and international entities. The
administrator may enter into contracts for the studies.
  SEC. 15.  Section 8670.14 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.14.  The administrator shall coordinate the oil spill
prevention and response programs and facility, tank vessel, and
nontank vessel safety standards of the state with federal programs as
appropriate and to the maximum extent possible.
  SEC. 16.  Section 8670.19 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.19.  (a) The administrator shall periodically conduct a
comprehensive review of all oil spill contingency plans. The
administrator shall do both of the following:
   (1) Segment the state into appropriate areas as necessary.
   (2) Evaluate the oil spill contingency plans for each area to
determine if deficiencies exist in equipment, personnel, training,
and any other area determined to be necessary, including those
response resources properly authorized for cascading into the area,
to ensure the best achievable protection of state waters from oil
spills.
   (b) If the administrator finds that deficiencies exist, the
administrator shall, by the process set forth in Section 8670.31,
remand any oil spill contingency plans to the originating party with
recommendations for amendments necessary to ensure that the waters of
the state are protected.
  SEC. 17.  Section 8670.25 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.25.  (a) A person who, without regard to intent or
negligence, causes or permits any oil to be discharged in or on the
waters of the state shall immediately contain, clean up, and remove
the oil in the most effective manner that minimizes environmental
damage and in accordance with the applicable contingency plans,
unless ordered otherwise by the Coast Guard or the administrator.
   (b) If there is a spill, an owner or operator shall comply with
the applicable oil spill contingency plan approved by the
administrator.
  SEC. 18.  Section 8670.25.5 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.25.5.  (a) (1) Without regard to intent or negligence, any
party responsible for the discharge or threatened discharge of oil in
waters of the state shall report the discharge immediately to the
Office of Emergency Services pursuant to Section 25510 of the Health
and Safety Code.
   (2) If the information initially reported pursuant to paragraph
(1) was inaccurate or incomplete, or if the quantity of oil
discharged has changed, any party responsible for the discharge or
threatened discharge of oil in waters of the state shall report the
updated information immediately to the Office of Emergency Services
pursuant to paragraph (1). The report shall contain the accurate or
complete information, or the revised quantity of oil discharged.
   (b) Immediately upon receiving notification pursuant to
subdivision (a), the Office of Emergency Services shall notify the
administrator, the State Lands Commission, the California Coastal
Commission, the California regional water quality control board
having jurisdiction over the location of the discharged oil, and the
appropriate local governmental agencies in the area surrounding the
discharged oil, and take the actions required by subdivision (d) of
Section 8589.7. If the spill has occurred within the jurisdiction of
the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, the
Office of Emergency Services shall notify that commission. Each
public agency specified in this subdivision shall adopt an internal
protocol over communications regarding the discharge of oil and file
the internal protocol with the Office of Emergency Services.
   (c) The 24-hour emergency telephone number of the Office of
Emergency Services shall be posted at every railroad dispatch,
pipeline operator control center, and marine terminal, at the area of
control of every marine facility, and on the bridge of every
tankship in marine waters.
   (d) Except as otherwise provided in this section and Section
8589.7, a notification made pursuant to this section shall satisfy
any immediate notification requirement contained in any permit issued
by a permitting agency.
  SEC. 19.  Section 8670.26 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.26.  Any local or state agency responding to an oil spill
shall notify the Office of Emergency Services, if notification is
required under Section 8670.25.5, Section 13272 of the Water Code, or
any other notification procedure adopted in the California oil spill
contingency plan has not occurred.
  SEC. 20.  Section 8670.27 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.27.  (a) (1) All potentially responsible parties for an oil
spill and all of their agents and employees and all state and local
agencies shall carry out response and cleanup operations in
accordance with the applicable contingency plan, unless directed
otherwise by the administrator or the Coast Guard.
   (2) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the responsible party,
potentially responsible parties, their agents and employees, the
operators of all vessels docked at a marine facility that is the
source of a discharge, and all state and local agencies shall carry
out spill response consistent with the California oil spill
contingency plan or other applicable federal, state, or local spill
response plans, and owners and operators shall carry out spill
response consistent with their applicable response contingency plans,
unless directed otherwise by the administrator or the Coast Guard.
   (b) If a responsible party or potentially responsible party
reasonably, and in good faith, believes that the directions or orders
given by the administrator pursuant to subdivision (a) will
substantially endanger the public safety or the environment, the
party may refuse to act in compliance with the orders or directions
of the administrator. The responsible party or potentially
responsible party shall state, at the time of the refusal, the
reasons why the party refuses to follow the orders or directions of
the administrator. The responsible party or potentially responsible
party shall give the administrator written notice of the reasons for
the refusal within 48 hours of refusing to follow the orders or
directions of the administrator. In any civil or criminal proceeding
commenced pursuant to this section, the burden of proof shall be on
the responsible party or potentially responsible party to
demonstrate, by clear and convincing evidence, why the refusal to
follow the orders or directions of the administrator was justified
under the circumstances.
  SEC. 21.  Section 8670.28 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.28.  (a) The administrator, taking into consideration the
facility or vessel contingency plan requirements of the State Lands
Commission, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the California
Coastal Commission, and other state and federal agencies, shall adopt
and implement regulations governing the adequacy of oil spill
contingency plans to be prepared and implemented under this article.
All regulations shall be developed in consultation with the Oil Spill
Technical Advisory Committee, and shall be consistent with the
California oil spill contingency plan and not in conflict with the
National Contingency Plan. The regulations shall provide for the best
achievable protection of waters and natural resources of the state.
The regulations shall permit the development, application, and use of
an oil spill contingency plan for similar vessels, pipelines,
terminals, and facilities within a single company or organization,
and across companies and organizations. The regulations shall, at a
minimum, ensure all of the following:
   (1) All areas of state waters are at all times protected by
prevention, response, containment, and cleanup equipment and
operations.
   (2) Standards set for response, containment, and cleanup equipment
and operations are maintained and regularly improved to protect the
resources of the state.
   (3) All appropriate personnel employed by operators required to
have a contingency plan receive training in oil spill response and
cleanup equipment usage and operations.
   (4) Each oil spill contingency plan provides for appropriate
financial or contractual arrangements for all necessary equipment and
services for the response, containment, and cleanup of a reasonable
worst case oil spill scenario for each area the plan addresses.
   (5) Each oil spill contingency plan demonstrates that all
protection measures are being taken to reduce the possibility of an
oil spill occurring as a result of the operation of the facility or
vessel. The protection measures shall include, but not be limited
                                            to, response to disabled
vessels and an identification of those measures taken to comply with
requirements of Division 7.8 (commencing with Section 8750) of the
Public Resources Code.
   (6) Each oil spill contingency plan identifies the types of
equipment that can be used, the location of the equipment, and the
time taken to deliver the equipment.
   (7) Each facility, as determined by the administrator, conducts a
hazard and operability study to identify the hazards associated with
the operation of the facility, including the use of the facility by
vessels, due to operating error, equipment failure, and external
events. For the hazards identified in the hazard and operability
studies, the facility shall conduct an offsite consequence analysis
that, for the most likely hazards, assumes pessimistic water and air
dispersion and other adverse environmental conditions.
   (8) Each oil spill contingency plan contains a list of contacts to
call in the event of a drill, threatened discharge of oil, or
discharge of oil.
   (9) Each oil spill contingency plan identifies the measures to be
taken to protect the recreational and environmentally sensitive areas
that would be threatened by a reasonable worst case oil spill
scenario.
   (10) Standards for determining a reasonable worst case oil spill.
However, for a nontank vessel, the reasonable worst case is a spill
of the total volume of the largest fuel tank on the nontank vessel.
   (11) Each oil spill contingency plan specifies an agent for
service of process. The agent shall be located in this state.
   (b) The regulations and guidelines adopted pursuant to this
section shall also include provisions to provide public review and
comment on submitted oil spill contingency plans.
   (c) The regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall
specifically address the types of equipment that will be necessary,
the maximum time that will be allowed for deployment, the maximum
distance to cooperating response entities, the amounts of dispersant,
and the maximum time required for application, should the use of
dispersants be approved. Upon a determination by the administrator
that booming is appropriate at the site and necessary to provide best
achievable protection, the regulations shall require that vessels
engaged in lightering operations be boomed prior to the commencement
of operations.
   (d) The administrator shall adopt regulations and guidelines for
oil spill contingency plans with regard to mobile transfer units,
small marine fueling facilities, and vessels carrying oil as
secondary cargo that acknowledge the reduced risk of damage from oil
spills from those units, facilities, and vessels while maintaining
the best achievable protection for the public health and safety and
the environment.
   (e) The regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (d) shall be
exempt from review by the Office of Administrative Law. Subsequent
amendments and changes to the regulations shall not be exempt from
review by the Office of Administrative Law.
  SEC. 22.  Section 8670.29 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.29.  (a) In accordance with the rules, regulations, and
policies established by the administrator pursuant to Section
8670.28, an owner or operator of a facility, small marine fueling
facility, or mobile transfer unit, or an owner or operator of a tank
vessel, nontank vessel, or vessel carrying oil as secondary cargo,
while operating in the waters of the state or where a spill could
impact waters of the state, shall have an oil spill contingency plan
that has been submitted to, and approved by, the administrator
pursuant to Section 8670.31. An oil spill contingency plan shall
ensure the undertaking of prompt and adequate response and removal
action in case of a spill, shall be consistent with the California
oil spill contingency plan, and shall not conflict with the National
Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP).
   (b) An oil spill contingency plan shall, at a minimum, meet all of
the following requirements:
   (1) Be a written document, reviewed for feasibility and
executability, and signed by the owner or operator, or his or her
designee.
   (2) Provide for the use of an incident command system to be used
during a spill.
   (3) Provide procedures for reporting oil spills to local, state,
and federal agencies, and include a list of contacts to call in the
event of a drill, threatened spill, or spill.
   (4) Describe the communication plans to be used during a spill, if
different from those used by a recognized incident command system.
   (5) Describe the strategies for the protection of environmentally
sensitive areas.
   (6) Identify at least one rated OSRO for each rating level
established pursuant to Section 8670.30. Each identified rated OSRO
shall be directly responsible by contract, agreement, or other
approved means to provide oil spill response activities pursuant to
the oil spill contingency plan. A rated OSRO may provide oil spill
response activities individually, or in combination with another
rated OSRO, for a particular owner or operator.
   (7) Identify a qualified individual.
   (8) Provide the name, address, and telephone and facsimile numbers
for an agent for service of process, located within the state and
designated to receive legal documents on behalf of the owner or
operator.
   (9) Provide for training and drills on elements of the plan at
least annually, with all elements of the plan subject to a drill at
least once every three years.
   (c) An oil spill contingency plan for a vessel shall also include,
but is not limited to, all of the following requirements:
   (1) The plan shall be submitted to the administrator at least
seven days prior to the vessel entering waters of the state.
   (2) The plan shall provide evidence of compliance with the
International Safety Management Code, established by the
International Maritime Organization, as applicable.
   (3) If the oil spill contingency plan is for a tank vessel, the
plan shall include both of the following:
   (A) The plan shall specify oil and petroleum cargo capacity.
   (B) The plan shall specify the types of oil and petroleum cargo
carried.
   (4) If the oil spill contingency plan is for a nontank vessel, the
plan shall include both of the following:
   (A) The plan shall specify the type and total amount of fuel
carried.
   (B) The plan shall specify the capacity of the largest fuel tank.
   (d) An oil spill contingency plan for a facility shall also
include, but is not limited to, all of the following provisions, as
appropriate:
   (1) Provisions for site security and control.
   (2) Provisions for emergency medical treatment and first aid.
   (3) Provisions for safety training, as required by state and
federal safety laws for all personnel likely to be engaged in oil
spill response.
   (4) Provisions detailing site layout and locations of
environmentally sensitive areas requiring special protection.
   (5) Provisions for vessels that are in the operational control of
the facility for loading and unloading.
   (e) Unless preempted by federal law or regulations, an oil spill
contingency plan for a railroad also shall include, but is not
limited to, all of the following:
   (1) A list of the types of train cars that may make up the
consist.
   (2) A list of the types of oil and petroleum products that may be
transported.
   (3) A map of track routes and facilities.
   (4) A list, description, and map of any prestaged spill response
equipment and personnel for deployment of the equipment.
   (f) The oil spill contingency plan shall be available to response
personnel and to relevant state and federal agencies for inspection
and review.
   (g) The oil spill contingency plan shall be reviewed periodically
and updated as necessary. All updates shall be submitted to the
administrator pursuant to this article.
   (h) In addition to the regulations adopted pursuant to Section
8670.28, the administrator shall adopt regulations and guidelines to
implement this section. The regulations and guidelines shall provide
for the best achievable protection of waters and natural resources of
the state. The administrator may establish additional oil spill
contingency plan requirements, including, but not limited to,
requirements based on the different geographic regions of the state.
All regulations and guidelines shall be developed in consultation
with the Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee.
   (i) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) and paragraph (6) of
subdivision (b), a vessel or facility operating where a spill could
impact state waters that are not tidally influenced shall identify a
rated OSRO in the contingency plan no later than January 1, 2016.
  SEC. 23.  Section 8670.30.5 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.30.5.  (a) The administrator may review each oil spill
contingency plan that has been approved pursuant to Section 8670.29
to determine whether it complies with Sections 8670.28 and 8670.29.
   (b) If the administrator finds the approved oil spill contingency
plan is deficient, the plan shall be returned to the operator with
written reasons why the approved plan was found inadequate and, if
practicable, suggested modifications or alternatives. The operator
shall submit a new or modified plan within 30 days that responds to
the deficiencies identified by the administrator.
  SEC. 24.  Section 8670.31 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.31.  (a) Each oil spill contingency plan required under this
article shall be submitted to the administrator for review and
approval.
   (b) The administrator shall review each submitted contingency plan
to determine whether it complies with the administrator's rules,
policies, and regulations adopted pursuant to Section 8670.28 and
8670.29. The administrator may issue a preliminary approval pending
final approval or disapproval.
   (c) Each contingency plan submitted shall be approved or
disapproved within 30 days after receipt by the administrator. The
administrator may approve or disapprove portions of a plan. A plan is
not deemed approved until all portions are approved pursuant to this
section. The disapproved portion shall be subject to the procedures
contained in subdivision (d).
   (d) If the administrator finds the submitted contingency plan is
inadequate under the rules, policies, and regulations of the
administrator, the plan shall be returned to the submitter with
written reasons why the plan was found inadequate and, if
practicable, suggested modifications or alternatives, if appropriate.
The submitter shall submit a new or modified plan within 30 days
after the earlier plan was returned, responding to the findings and
incorporating any suggested modifications. The resubmittal shall be
treated as a new submittal and processed according to the provisions
of this section, except that the resubmitted plan shall be deemed
approved unless the administrator acts pursuant to subdivision (c).
   (e) The administrator may make inspections and require drills of
any oil spill contingency plan that is submitted.
   (f) After the plan has been approved, it shall be resubmitted
every five years thereafter. The administrator may require earlier or
more frequent resubmission, if warranted. Circumstances that would
require an earlier resubmission include, but are not limited to,
changes in regulations, new oil spill response technologies,
deficiencies identified in the evaluation conducted pursuant to
Section 8670.19, or a need for a different oil spill response because
of increased need to protect endangered species habitat. The
administrator may deny approval of the resubmitted plan if it is no
longer considered adequate according to the adopted rules,
regulations, and policies of the administrator at the time of
resubmission.
   (g) Each owner or operator of a tank vessel, nontank vessel
carrying oil as a secondary cargo, or facility who is required to
file an oil spill response plan or update pursuant to provisions of
federal law regulating oil spill response plans shall submit, for
informational purposes only and upon request of the administrator, a
copy of that plan or update to the administrator at the time that it
is approved by the relevant federal agency.
  SEC. 25.  Section 8670.32 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.32.  (a) To reduce the risk of an oil spill as a result of
fuel, cargo, and lube oil transfers, the administrator shall develop
and implement a screening mechanism and a comprehensive risk-based
monitoring program for inspecting the bunkering and lightering
operations of vessels at anchor and alongside a dock. This program
shall identify those bunkering and lightering operations that pose
the highest risk of a pollution incident.
   (b) The administrator shall ensure that all bunkering and
lightering operations that, pursuant to subdivision (a), pose the
highest risk of a pollution incident are routinely monitored and
inspected. The administrator shall coordinate the monitoring and
inspection program with the Coast Guard.
   (c) The administrator shall establish regulations to provide for
the best achievable protection during bunkering and lightering
operations.
   (d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
2015, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2015, deletes or extends
that date.
  SEC. 26.  Section 8670.33 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.33.  (a) If the operator of a tank ship or tank barge for
which a contingency plan has not been approved desires to have the
tank ship or tank barge enter waters of the state, the administrator
may give approval by telephone or facsimile machine for the entry of
the tank ship or tank barge into waters of the state under an
approved contingency plan applicable to a terminal or tank ship, if
all of the following are met:
   (1) The terminal or tank ship is the destination of the tank ship
or tank barge.
   (2) The operator of the terminal or the tank ship provides the
administrator advance written assurance that the operator assumes all
responsibility for the operations of the tank ship or tank barge
while it is in waters of the state traveling to or from the terminal.
The assurance may be delivered by hand or by mail or may be sent by
facsimile machine, followed by delivery of the original.
   (3) The approved terminal or tank ship contingency plan includes
all conditions the administrator requires for the operations of tank
ship or tank barges traveling to and from the terminal.
   (4) The tank ship or tank barge and its operations meet all
requirements of the contingency plan for the tank ship or terminal
that is the destination of the tank ship or tank barge.
   (5) The tank ship or tank barge without an approved contingency
plan has not entered waters of the state more than once in the
12-month period preceding the request made under this section.
   (b) At all times that a tank ship or tank barge is in waters of
the state pursuant to subdivision (a), its operators and all their
agents and employees shall operate the vessel in accordance with the
applicable operations manual or, if there is an oil spill, in
accordance with the directions of the administrator and the
applicable contingency plan.
  SEC. 27.  Section 8670.34 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.34.  This article shall not apply to any tank vessel, nontank
vessel, or vessel carrying oil as a secondary cargo that enters
waters of the state because of imminent danger to the lives of crew
members or if entering waters of the state will substantially aid in
preventing an oil spill or other harm to public safety or the
environment, if the operators of the tank vessel, nontank vessel, or
vessel carrying oil as a secondary cargo comply with all of the
following:
   (a) The operators or crew of the tank vessel, nontank vessel, or
vessel carrying oil as a secondary cargo comply at all times with all
orders and directions given by the administrator, or his or her
designee, while the tank vessel, nontank vessel, or vessel carrying
oil as a secondary cargo is in waters of the state, unless the orders
or directions are contradicted by orders or directions of the Coast
Guard.
   (b) Except for fuel, oil may be transferred to or from the tank
vessel, nontank vessel, or vessel carrying oil as a secondary cargo
while it is in waters of the state only if permission is obtained for
the transfer of oil and one of the following conditions is met:
   (1) The transfer is necessary for the safety of the crew.
   (2) The transfer is necessary to prevent harm to public safety or
the environment.
   (3) An oil spill contingency plan is approved or made applicable
to the tank vessel, nontank vessel, or vessel carrying oil as a
secondary cargo, under subdivision (c).
   (c) The tank vessel, nontank vessel, or vessel carrying oil as a
secondary cargo shall leave the waters of the state as soon as it may
do so without imminent risk of harm to the crew, public safety, or
the environment, unless an oil spill contingency plan is approved or
made applicable to it under this article.
  SEC. 28.  Section 8670.35 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.35.  (a) The administrator, taking into consideration the
California oil spill contingency plan, shall promulgate regulations
regarding the adequacy of oil spill elements of area plans required
pursuant to Section 25503 of the Health and Safety Code. In
developing the regulations, the administrator shall consult with the
Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee.
   (b) The administrator may offer, to a unified program agency with
jurisdiction over or directly adjacent to waters of the state, a
grant to complete, update, or revise an oil spill element of the area
plan.
   (c) Each oil spill element established under this section shall
include provisions for training fire and police personnel in oil
spill response and cleanup equipment use and operations.
   (d) Each oil spill element prepared under this section shall be
consistent with the local government's local coastal program as
certified under Section 30500 of the Public Resources Code, the
California oil spill contingency plan, and the National Contingency
Plan.
   (e) If a grant is awarded, the administrator shall review and
approve each oil spill element established pursuant to this section.
If, upon review, the administrator determines that the oil spill
element is inadequate, the administrator shall return it to the
agency that prepared it, specifying the nature and extent of the
inadequacies, and, if practicable, suggesting modifications. The
unified program agency shall submit a new or modified element within
90 days after the element was returned, responding to the findings
and incorporating any suggested modifications.
   (f) The administrator shall review the preparedness of unified
program agencies to determine whether a program of grants for
completing oil spill elements is desirable and should be continued.
If the administrator determines that local government preparedness
should be improved, the administrator shall request the Legislature
to appropriate funds from the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration
Fund for the purposes of this section.
  SEC. 29.  Section 8670.36 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.36.  The administrator shall, within five working days after
receipt of a contingency plan prepared pursuant to Section 8670.28 or
8670.35, post a notice that the plan is available for review. The
administrator shall send a copy of the plan within two working days
after receiving a request from the Oil Spill Technical Advisory
Committee. The State Lands Commission and the California Coastal
Commission shall review the plans for facilities or local governments
within the coastal zone. The San Francisco Bay Conservation and
Development Commission shall review the plans for facilities or local
governments within the area described in Sections 66610 and 29101 of
the Public Resources Code. Any state agency or committee that
comments shall submit its comments to the administrator within 15
days of receipt of the plan. The administrator shall consider all
comments.
  SEC. 30.  Section 8670.37 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.37.  (a) The administrator, with the assistance of the State
Lands Commission, the California Coastal Commission, the executive
director of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development
Commission, or other appropriate agency, shall carry out studies with
regard to improvements to contingency planning and oil spill
response equipment and operations.
   (b) To the greatest extent possible, these studies shall be
coordinated with studies being done by the federal government, and
other appropriate state and international entities, and duplication
with the efforts of other entities shall be minimized.
   (c) The administrator, the State Lands Commission, the California
Coastal Commission, the executive director of the San Francisco Bay
Conservation and Development Commission, or other appropriate agency
may be reimbursed for all costs incurred in carrying out the studies
under this section from the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration
Fund.
  SEC. 31.  Section 8670.37.5 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.37.5.  (a) The administrator shall establish a network of
rescue and rehabilitation stations for wildlife injured by oil
spills, including sea otters and other marine mammals. In addition to
rehabilitative care, the primary focus of the Oiled Wildlife Care
Network shall include proactive oiled wildlife search and collection
rescue efforts. These facilities shall be established and maintained
in a state of preparedness to provide the best achievable treatment
for wildlife, mammals, and birds affected by an oil spill in waters
of the state. The administrator shall consider all feasible
management alternatives for operation of the network.
   (b) (1) The first rescue and rehabilitation station established
pursuant to this section shall be located within the sea otter range
on the central coast. The administrator initially shall establish
regional oiled wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facilities in the
Los Angeles Harbor area, the San Francisco Bay area, the San Diego
area, the Monterey Bay area, the Humboldt County area, and the Santa
Barbara area. The administrator also may establish facilities in
other areas of the state as the administrator determines to be
necessary.
   (2) One or more of the oiled wildlife rescue and rehabilitation
stations shall be open to the public for educational purposes and
shall be available for wildlife health research. Wherever possible in
the establishment of these facilities, the administrator shall
improve existing authorized wildlife rehabilitation facilities and
may expand or take advantage of existing educational or scientific
programs and institutions for oiled wildlife rehabilitation purposes.
Expenditures shall be reviewed by the agencies and organizations
specified in subdivision (c).
   (c) The administrator shall consult with the United States Fish
and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the
California Coastal Commission, the executive director of the San
Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, the Marine
Mammal Center, and the International Bird Rescue in the design,
planning, construction, and operation of the rescue and
rehabilitation stations. All proposals for the rescue and
rehabilitation stations shall be presented before a public hearing
prior to the construction and operation of any rehabilitation
station, and, upon completion of the coastal protection element of
the California oil spill contingency plan, shall be consistent with
the coastal protection element.
   (d) The administrator may enter into agreements with nonprofit
organizations to establish and equip wildlife rescue and
rehabilitation stations and to ensure that they are operated in a
professional manner in keeping with the pertinent guidance documents
issued by the administrator. The implementation of the agreement
shall not constitute a California public works project. The agreement
shall be deemed a contract for wildlife rehabilitation as authorized
by Section 8670.61.5.
   (e) In the event of a spill, the responsible party may request
that the administrator perform the rescue and rehabilitation of oiled
wildlife required of the responsible party pursuant to this chapter
if the responsible party and the administrator enter into an
agreement for the reimbursement of the administrator's costs incurred
in taking the requested action. If the administrator performs the
rescue and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife, the administrator shall
primarily utilize the network of rescue and rehabilitation stations
established pursuant to subdivision (a), unless more immediate care
is required. Any of those activities conducted pursuant to this
section or Section 8670.56.5 or 8670.61.5 shall be performed under
the direction of the administrator. This subdivision does not remove
the responsible party from liability for the costs of, or the
responsibility for, the rescue and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife,
as established by this chapter. This subdivision does not prohibit an
owner or operator from retaining, in a contingency plan prepared
pursuant to this article, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation services
different from the rescue and rehabilitation stations established
pursuant to this section.
   (f) (1) The administrator shall appoint a rescue and
rehabilitation advisory board to advise the administrator regarding
operation of the network of rescue and rehabilitation stations
established pursuant to subdivision (a), including the economic
operation and maintenance of the network. For the purpose of
assisting the administrator in determining what constitutes the best
achievable treatment for oiled wildlife, the advisory board shall
provide recommendations to the administrator on the care achieved by
current standard treatment methods, new or alternative treatment
methods, the costs of treatment methods, and any other information
that the advisory board believes that the administrator might find
useful in making that determination. The administrator shall consult
with the advisory board in preparing the administrator's submission
to the Legislature pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8670.40.5.
The administrator shall present the recommendations of the advisory
board to the Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee created pursuant
to Article 8 (commencing with Section 8670.54), upon the request of
the committee.

         (2) The advisory board shall consist of a balance between
representatives of the oil industry, wildlife rehabilitation
organizations, and academia. One academic representative shall be
from a veterinary school within this state. The United States Fish
and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service shall
be requested to participate as ex officio members.
   (3) (A) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that since the
administrator may rely on the expertise provided by the volunteer
members of the advisory board and may be guided by their
recommendations in making decisions that relate to the operation of
the network of rescue and rehabilitation stations, those members
should be entitled to the same immunity from liability that is
provided other public employees.
   (B) Members of the advisory board, while performing functions
within the scope of advisory board duties, shall be entitled to the
same rights and immunities granted public employees by Article 3
(commencing with Section 820) of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 3.6
of Title 1. Those rights and immunities are deemed to have attached,
and shall attach, as of the date of appointment of the member to the
advisory board.
   (g) The administrator shall ensure the state's ability to prevent
the contamination of wildlife and to identify, collect, rescue, and
treat oiled wildlife through all of the following:
   (1) Providing for the recruitment and training of an adequate
network of wildlife specialists and volunteers from Oiled Wildlife
Care Network participant organizations who can be called into
immediate action in the event of an oil spill to assist in the field
with collection of live oiled wildlife. The training shall include a
process for certification of trained volunteers and renewal of
certifications. The initial wildlife rescue training shall include
field experience in species identification and appropriate field
collection techniques for species at risk in different spills. In
addition to training in wildlife rescue, the administrator shall
provide for appropriate hazardous materials training for new
volunteers and contract personnel, with refresher courses offered as
necessary to allow for continual readiness of search and collection
teams. Moneys in the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund
shall not be used to reimburse volunteers for time or travel
associated with required training.
   (2) Developing and implementing a plan for the provision of
emergency equipment for wildlife rescue in strategic locations to
facilitate ready deployment in the case of an oil spill. The
administrator shall ensure that the equipment identified as necessary
in his or her wildlife response plan is available and deployed in a
timely manner to assist in providing the best achievable protection
and collection efforts.
   (3) Developing the capacity of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network to
recruit and train an adequate field team for collection of live oiled
wildlife, as specified in paragraph (1), by providing staffing for
field operations, coordination, and volunteer outreach for the Oiled
Wildlife Care Network. The duties of the field operations and
volunteer outreach staff shall include recruitment and coordination
of additional participation in the Oiled Wildlife Care Network by
other existing organizations with experience and expertise in
wildlife rescue and handling, including scientific organizations,
educational institutions, public agencies, and nonprofit
organizations dedicated to wildlife conservation, and recruitment,
training, and supervision of volunteers from Oiled Wildlife Care
Network participating organizations.
   (4) Ensuring that qualified persons with experience and expertise
in wildlife rescue are assigned to oversee and supervise wildlife
recovery search and collection efforts, as specified in the
administrator's wildlife response plan. The administrator shall
provide for and ensure that all persons involved in field collection
of oiled wildlife receive training in search and capture techniques
and hazardous materials certification, as appropriate.
  SEC. 32.  Section 8670.37.51 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.37.51.  (a) A tank vessel or vessel carrying oil as a
secondary cargo shall not be used to transport oil across waters of
the state unless the owner or operator has applied for and obtained a
certificate of financial responsibility issued by the administrator
for that vessel or for the owner of all of the oil contained in and
to be transferred to or from that vessel.
   (b) An operator of a marine terminal within the state shall not
transfer oil to or from a tank vessel or vessel carrying oil as a
secondary cargo unless the operator of the marine terminal has
received a copy of a certificate of financial responsibility issued
by the administrator for the operator of that vessel or for all of
the oil contained in and to be transferred to or from that vessel.
   (c) An operator of a marine terminal within the state shall not
transfer oil to or from any vessel that is or is intended to be used
for transporting oil as cargo to or from a second vessel unless the
operator of the marine terminal has first received a copy of a
certificate of financial responsibility issued by the administrator
for the person responsible for both the first and second vessels or
all of the oil contained in both vessels, as well as all the oil to
be transferred to or from both vessels.
   (d) An owner or operator of a facility where a spill could impact
waters of the state shall apply for and obtain a certificate of
financial responsibility issued by the administrator for the facility
or the oil to be handled, stored, or transported by the facility.
   (e) Pursuant to Section 8670.37.58, nontank vessels shall obtain a
certificate of financial responsibility.
  SEC. 33.  Section 8670.37.52 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.37.52.  The certificate of financial responsibility shall be
conclusive evidence that the person or entity holding the certificate
is the party responsible for the specified vessel, facility, or oil
for purposes of determining liability pursuant to this chapter.
  SEC. 34.  Section 8670.37.53 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.37.53.  (a) To receive a certificate of financial
responsibility for a tank vessel or for all of the oil contained
within that vessel, the applicant shall demonstrate to the
satisfaction of the administrator the financial ability to pay at
least one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) for any damages that may
arise during the term of the certificate.
   (b) The administrator may establish a lower standard of financial
responsibility for small tank barges, vessels carrying oil as a
secondary cargo, and small marine fueling facilities. The standard
shall be based on the quantity of oil that can be carried or stored
and the risk of spill into waters of the state. The administrator
shall not set a standard that is less than the expected costs from a
reasonable worst case oil spill into waters of the state.
   (c) (1) To receive a certificate of financial responsibility for a
facility, the applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
administrator the financial ability to pay for any damages that
might arise during a reasonable worst case oil spill into waters of
the state that results from the operations of the facility. The
administrator shall consider criteria including, but not necessarily
limited to, the amount of oil that could be spilled into waters of
the state from the facility, the cost of cleaning up spilled oil, the
frequency of operations at the facility, and the damages that could
result from a spill.
   (2) The administrator shall adopt regulations to implement this
section.
  SEC. 35.  Section 8670.37.55 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.37.55.  (a) An owner or operator of more than one tank
vessel, vessel carrying oil as a secondary cargo, nontank vessel, or
facility shall only be required to obtain one certificate of
financial responsibility for all of those vessels and facilities
owned or operated.
   (b) If a person holds a certificate for more than one tank vessel,
vessel carrying oil as a secondary cargo, nontank vessel, or
facility and a spill or spills occurs from one or more of those
vessels or facilities for which the owner or operator may be liable
for damages in an amount exceeding 5 percent of the financial
resources reflected by the certificate, as determined by the
administrator, the certificate shall immediately be considered
inapplicable to any vessel or facility not associated with the spill.
In that event, the owner or operator shall demonstrate to the
satisfaction of the administrator the amount of financial ability
required pursuant to this article, as well as the financial ability
to pay all damages that arise or have arisen from the spill or spills
that have occurred.
  SEC. 36.  Section 8670.37.58 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.37.58.  (a) A nontank vessel shall not enter waters of the
state unless the nontank vessel owner or operator has provided to the
administrator evidence of financial responsibility that
demonstrates, to the administrator's satisfaction, the ability to pay
at least three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) to cover
damages caused by a spill, and the owner or operator of the nontank
vessel has obtained a certificate of financial responsibility from
the administrator for the nontank vessel.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the administrator may
establish a lower standard of financial responsibility for a nontank
vessel that has a carrying capacity of 6,500 barrels of oil or less,
or for a nontank vessel that is owned and operated by California or a
federal agency and has a carrying capacity of 7,500 barrels of oil
or less. The standard shall be based upon the quantity of oil that
can be carried by the nontank vessel and the risk of an oil spill
into waters of the state. The administrator shall not set a standard
that is less than the expected cleanup costs and damages from an oil
spill into waters of the state.
   (c) The administrator may adopt regulations to implement this
section.
  SEC. 37.  Section 8670.40 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.40.  (a) The State Board of Equalization shall collect a fee
in an amount determined by the administrator to be sufficient to pay
the reasonable regulatory costs to carry out the purposes set forth
in subdivision (e), and a reasonable reserve for contingencies. The
annual assessment shall not exceed six and one-half cents ($0.065)
per barrel of crude oil or petroleum products. The oil spill
prevention and administration fee shall be based on each barrel of
crude oil or petroleum products, as described in subdivision (b).
   (b) (1) The oil spill prevention and administration fee shall be
imposed upon a person owning crude oil at the time that the crude oil
is received at a marine terminal, by any mode of delivery that
passed over, across, under, or through waters of the state, from
within or outside the state, and upon a person who owns petroleum
products at the time that those petroleum products are received at a
marine terminal, by any mode of delivery that passed over, across,
under, or through waters of the state, from outside this state. The
fee shall be collected by the marine terminal operator from the owner
of the crude oil or petroleum products for each barrel of crude oil
or petroleum products received.
   (2) The oil spill prevention and administration fee shall be
imposed upon a person owning crude oil or petroleum products at the
time that the crude oil or petroleum products are received at a
refinery within the state by any mode of delivery that passed over,
across, under, or through waters of the state, whether from within or
outside the state. The refinery shall collect the fee from the owner
of the crude oil or petroleum products for each barrel received.
   (3) (A) There is a rebuttable presumption that crude oil or
petroleum products received at a marine terminal or a refinery have
passed over, across, under, or through waters of the state. This
presumption may be overcome by a marine terminal operator, refinery
operator, or owner of the crude oil or petroleum products by showing
that the crude oil or petroleum products did not pass over, across,
under, or through waters of the state. Evidence to rebut the
presumption may include, but shall not be limited to, documentation,
including shipping documents, bills of lading, highway maps, rail
maps, transportation maps, related transportation receipts, or
another medium that shows the crude oil or petroleum products did not
pass over, across, under, or through waters of the state.
   (B) Notwithstanding the petition for redetermination and claim for
refund provisions of the Oil Spill Response, Prevention, and
Administration Fees Law (Part 24 (commencing with Section 46001) of
Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code), the State Board of
Equalization shall not do either of the following:
   (i) Accept or consider a petition for redetermination of fees
determined pursuant to this section if the petition is founded upon
the grounds that the crude oil or petroleum products did or did not
pass over, across, under, or through waters of the state.
   (ii) Accept or consider a claim for a refund of fees paid pursuant
to this section if the claim is founded upon the grounds that the
crude oil or petroleum products did or did not pass over, across,
under, or through waters of the state.
   (C) The State Board of Equalization shall forward to the
administrator an appeal of a redetermination or a claim for a refund
of fees that is based on the grounds that the crude oil or petroleum
products did or did not pass over, across, under, or through waters
of the state.
   (4) The fees shall be remitted to the State Board of Equalization
by the owner of the crude oil or petroleum products, the refinery
operator, or the marine terminal operator on the 25th day of the
month based upon the number of barrels of crude oil or petroleum
products received at a refinery or marine terminal during the
preceding month. A fee shall not be imposed pursuant to this section
with respect to crude oil or petroleum products if the person who
would be liable for that fee, or responsible for its collection,
establishes that the fee has already been collected by a refinery or
marine terminal operator registered under this chapter or paid to the
State Board of Equalization with respect to the crude oil or
petroleum product.
   (5) The oil spill prevention and administration fee shall not be
collected by a marine terminal operator or refinery operator or
imposed on the owner of crude oil or petroleum products if the fee
has been previously collected or paid on the crude oil or petroleum
products at another marine terminal or refinery. It shall be the
obligation of the marine terminal operator, refinery operator, or
owner of crude oil or petroleum products to demonstrate that the fee
has already been paid on the same crude oil or petroleum products.
   (6) An owner of crude oil or petroleum products is liable for the
fee until it has been paid to the State Board of Equalization, except
that payment to a refinery operator or marine terminal operator
registered under this chapter is sufficient to relieve the owner from
further liability for the fee.
   (7) On or before January 20, the administrator shall annually
prepare a plan that projects revenues and expenses over three fiscal
years, including the current year. Based on the plan, the
administrator shall set the fee so that projected revenues, including
any interest and inflation, are equivalent to expenses as reflected
in the current Budget Act and in the proposed budget submitted by the
Governor. In setting the fee, the administrator may allow for a
surplus if the administrator finds that revenues will be exhausted
during the period covered by the plan or that the surplus is
necessary to cover possible contingencies. The administrator shall
notify the State Board of Equalization of the adjusted fee rate,
which shall be rounded to no more than four decimal places, to be
effective the first day of the month beginning not less than 30 days
from the date of the notification.
   (c) The moneys collected pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be
deposited into the fund.
   (d) The State Board of Equalization shall collect the fee and
adopt regulations for implementing the fee collection program.
   (e) The fee described in this section shall be collected solely
for all of the following purposes:
   (1) To implement oil spill prevention programs through rules,
regulations, leasing policies, guidelines, and inspections and to
implement research into prevention and control technology.
   (2) To carry out studies that may lead to improved oil spill
prevention and response.
   (3) To finance environmental and economic studies relating to the
effects of oil spills.
   (4) To implement, install, and maintain emergency programs,
equipment, and facilities to respond to, contain, and clean up oil
spills and to ensure that those operations will be carried out as
intended.
   (5) To reimburse the State Board of Equalization for its
reasonable costs incurred to implement this chapter and to carry out
Part 24 (commencing with Section 46001) of Division 2 of the Revenue
and Taxation Code.
   (6) To fund the Oiled Wildlife Care Network pursuant to Section
8670.40.5.
   (f) The moneys deposited in the fund shall not be used for
responding to a spill.
   (g) The moneys deposited in the fund shall not be used to provide
a loan to any other fund.
   (h) Every person who operates a refinery, a marine terminal in
waters of the state, or a pipeline shall register with the State
Board of Equalization, pursuant to Section 46101 of the Revenue and
Taxation Code.
   (i) The amendments to this section enacted in Assembly Bill 1466
of the 2013-14 Regular Session shall become operative 90 days after
the effective date of Assembly Bill 1466 of the 2013-14 Regular
Session.
  SEC. 38.  Section 8670.40.5 is added to the Government Code, to
read:
   8670.40.5.  (a) For each fiscal year, consistent with this
article, the administrator shall submit, as a proposed appropriation
in the Governor's Budget, an amount up to two million five hundred
thousand dollars ($2,500,000) for the purpose of equipping,
operating, and maintaining the network of oiled wildlife rescue and
rehabilitation stations and proactive oiled wildlife search and
collection rescue efforts established pursuant to Section 8670.37.5
and for the support of technology development and research related to
oiled wildlife care.
   (b) The administrator shall report to the Legislature, upon
request, on the progress and effectiveness of the network of oiled
wildlife rescue and rehabilitation stations established pursuant to
Section 8670.37.5 and the adequacy of the Oil Spill Prevention and
Administration Fund to meet the purposes for which the network was
established.
   (c) At the administrator's request, any funds made available for
purposes of this section may be directly appropriated to a suitable
program for wildlife health and rehabilitation within a school of
veterinary medicine within this state, if an agreement exists,
consistent with this chapter, between the administrator and an
appropriate representative of the program for carrying out that
purpose. The administrator shall attempt to have an agreement in
place at all times. The agreement shall ensure that the training of,
and the care provided by, the program staff are at levels that are
consistent with those standards generally accepted within the
veterinary profession.
   (d) Any funds made available for purposes of this section shall
not be considered an offset to any other state funds appropriated to
the program, the program's associated school of veterinary medicine,
or the program's associated college or university. The funds shall
not be used for any other purpose. If an offset does occur or the
funds are used for an unintended purpose, the administrator may
terminate expenditure of any funds appropriated for purposes of this
section and the administrator may request a reappropriation to
accomplish the intended purpose. The administrator shall annually
review and approve the proposed uses of any funds made available for
purposes of this section.
  SEC. 39.  Section 8670.42 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.42.  (a) The administrator and the State Lands Commission,
independently, shall contract with the Department of Finance for the
preparation of a detailed report that shall be submitted on or before
January 1, 2013, and no less than once every four years thereafter,
to the Governor and the Legislature on the financial basis and
programmatic effectiveness of the state's oil spill prevention,
response, and preparedness program. This report shall include an
analysis of all of the oil spill prevention, response, and
preparedness program's major expenditures, fees and fines collected,
staffing and equipment levels, spills responded to, and other
relevant issues. The report shall recommend measures to improve the
efficiency and effectiveness of the state's oil spill prevention,
response, and preparedness program, including, but not limited to,
measures to modify existing contingency plan requirements, to improve
protection of environmentally sensitive sites, and to ensure
adequate and equitable funding for the state's oil spill prevention,
response, and preparedness program.
   (b) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be
submitted in compliance with Section 9795.
  SEC. 40.  Section 8670.47.5 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.47.5.  The following shall be deposited into the fund:
   (a) The fee required pursuant to Section 8670.48.
   (b) Any federal funds received to pay for response, containment,
abatement, and rehabilitation costs from an oil spill in waters of
the state.
   (c) Any money borrowed by the Treasurer pursuant to Article 7.5
(commencing with Section 8670.53.1) or any draw on the financial
security obtained by the Treasurer pursuant to subdivision (o) of
Section 8670.48.
   (d) Any interest earned on the moneys in the fund.
   (e) Any costs recovered from responsible parties pursuant to
Section 8670.53 and subdivision (e) of Section 8670.53.1.
  SEC. 41.  Section 8670.48 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.48.  (a) (1) A uniform oil spill response fee in an amount
not exceeding twenty-five cents ($0.25) for each barrel of petroleum
products, as set by the administrator pursuant to subdivision (f),
shall be imposed upon a person who owns petroleum products at the
time the petroleum products are received at a marine terminal within
this state by means of a vessel from a point of origin outside this
state. The fee shall be collected by the marine terminal and remitted
to the State Board of Equalization by the terminal operator on the
25th day of each month based upon the number of barrels of petroleum
products received during the preceding month.
   (2) An owner of petroleum products is liable for the fee until it
has been paid to the state, except that payment to a marine terminal
operator registered under this chapter is sufficient to relieve the
owner from further liability for the fee.
   (b) An operator of a pipeline shall also pay a uniform oil spill
response fee in an amount not exceeding twenty-five cents ($0.25) for
each barrel of petroleum products, as set by the administrator
pursuant to subdivision (f), transported into the state by means of a
pipeline operating across, under, or through the waters of the
state. The fee shall be paid on the 25th day of each month based upon
the number of barrels of petroleum products so transported into the
state during the preceding month.
   (c) An operator of a refinery shall pay a uniform oil spill
response fee in an amount not exceeding twenty-five cents ($0.25) for
each barrel of crude oil, as set by the administrator pursuant to
subdivision (f), received at a refinery within the state by any
method of transport. The fee shall be paid on the 25th day of each
month based upon the number of barrels of crude oil so received
during the preceding month.
   (d) A marine terminal operator shall pay a uniform oil spill
response fee in an amount not exceeding twenty-five cents ($0.25), in
accordance with subdivision (g), for each barrel of crude oil, as
set by the administrator pursuant to subdivision (f), that is
transported from within this state by means of a vessel to a
destination outside this state.
   (e) An operator of a pipeline shall pay a uniform oil spill
response fee in an amount not exceeding twenty-five cents ($0.25), in
accordance with subdivision (g), for each barrel of crude oil, as
set by the administrator pursuant to subdivision (f), transported out
of the state by pipeline.
   (f) (1) The fees required pursuant to this section shall be
collected during any period for which the administrator determines
that collection is necessary for any of the following reasons:
   (A) The amount in the fund is less than or equal to 95 percent of
the designated amount specified in subdivision (a) of Section 46012
of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
   (B) Additional money is required to pay for the purposes specified
in subdivision (k).
   (C) The revenue is necessary to repay a draw on a financial
security obtained by the Treasurer pursuant to subdivision (o) or
borrowing by the Treasurer pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with
Section 8670.53.1), including any principal, interest, premium, fees,
charges, or costs of any kind incurred in connection with those
borrowings or financial security.
   (2) The administrator, in consultation with the State Board of
Equalization, and with the approval of the Treasurer, may direct the
State Board of Equalization to cease collecting the fee when the
administrator determines that further collection of the fee is not
necessary for the purposes specified in paragraph (1).
   (3) The administrator, in consultation with the State Board of
Equalization, shall set the amount of the oil spill response fees.
The oil spill response fees shall be imposed on all feepayers in the
same amount. The administrator shall not set the amount of the fee at
less than twenty-five cents ($0.25) for each barrel of petroleum
products or crude oil, unless the administrator finds that the
assessment of a lesser fee will cause the fund to reach the
designated amount specified in subdivision (a) of Section 46012 of
the Revenue and Taxation Code within four months. The fee shall not
be less than twenty-five cents ($0.25) for each barrel of petroleum
products or crude oil if the
     administrator has drawn upon the financial security obtained by
the Treasurer pursuant to subdivision (o) or if the Treasurer has
borrowed money pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with Section
8670.53.1) and principal, interest, premium, fees, charges, or costs
of any kind incurred in connection with those borrowings remain
outstanding or unpaid, unless the Treasurer has certified to the
administrator that the money in the fund is not necessary for the
purposes specified in paragraph (1).
   (g) The fees imposed by subdivisions (d) and (e) shall be imposed
in any calendar year beginning the month following the month when the
total cumulative year-to-date barrels of crude oil transported
outside the state by all feepayers by means of vessel or pipeline
exceed 6 percent by volume of the total barrels of crude oil and
petroleum products subject to oil spill response fees under
subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) for the prior calendar year.
   (h) For purposes of this chapter, "designated amount" means the
amounts specified in Section 46012 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
   (i) The administrator, in consultation with the State Board of
Equalization and with the approval of the Treasurer, shall authorize
refunds of any money collected that is not necessary for the purposes
specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (f). The State Board of
Equalization, as directed by the administrator, and in accordance
with Section 46653 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, shall refund the
excess amount of fees collected to each feepayer who paid the fee to
the state, in proportion to the amount that each feepayer paid into
the fund during the preceding 12 monthly reporting periods in which
there was a fee due, including the month in which the fund exceeded
the specified amount. If the total amount of money in the fund
exceeds the amount specified in this subdivision by 10 percent or
less, refunds need not be ordered by the administrator. This section
does not require the refund of excess fees as provided in this
subdivision more frequently than once each year.
   (j) The State Board of Equalization shall collect the fee and
adopt regulations implementing the fee collection program. All fees
collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Oil
Spill Response Trust Fund.
   (k) The fee described in this section shall be collected solely
for any of the following purposes:
   (1) To provide funds to cover promptly the costs of response,
containment, and cleanup of oil spills into waters of the state,
including damage assessment costs and wildlife rehabilitation as
provided in Section 8670.61.5.
   (2) To cover response and cleanup costs and other damages suffered
by the state or other persons or entities from oil spills into
waters of the state that cannot otherwise be compensated by
responsible parties or the federal government.
   (3) To pay claims for damages pursuant to Section 8670.51.
   (4) To pay claims for damages, except for damages described in
paragraph (7) of subdivision (h) of Section 8670.56.5, pursuant to
Section 8670.51.1.
   (5) To pay for the cost of obtaining financial security in the
amount specified in subdivision (b) of Section 46012 of the Revenue
and Taxation Code, as authorized by subdivision (o).
   (6) To pay indemnity and related costs and expenses as authorized
by Section 8670.56.6.
   (7) To pay principal, interest, premium, if any, and fees,
charges, and costs of any kind incurred in connection with moneys
drawn by the administrator on the financial security obtained by the
Treasurer pursuant to subdivision (o) or borrowed by the Treasurer
pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 8670.53.1).
   (8)   Reserved]
   (9) To respond to an imminent threat of a spill in accordance with
the provisions of Section 8670.62 pertaining to threatened
discharges.
   (  l  ) The interest that the state earns on the funds
deposited into the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund shall be deposited
in the fund and shall be used to maintain the fund at the designated
amount specified in subdivision (a) of Section 46012 of the Revenue
and Taxation Code. If the amount in the fund exceeds that designated
amount, the interest shall be deposited into the Oil Spill Prevention
and Administration Fund, and shall be available for the purposes
authorized by Article 6 (commencing with Section 8670.38).
   (m) The Legislature finds and declares that effective response to
oil spills requires that the state have available sufficient funds in
a response fund. The Legislature further finds and declares that
maintenance of that fund is of utmost importance to the state and
that the money in the fund shall be used solely for the purposes
specified in subdivision (k).
   (n)  Reserved]
   (o) The Treasurer shall obtain financial security, in the
designated amount specified in subdivision (b) of Section 46012 of
the Revenue and Taxation Code, in a form that, in the event of an oil
spill, may be drawn upon immediately by the administrator upon
making the determinations required by paragraph (2) of subdivision
(a) of Section 8670.49. The financial security may be obtained in any
of the forms described in subdivision (b) of Section 8670.53.3, as
determined by the Treasurer.
   (p) This section does not limit the authority of the administrator
to raise oil spill response fees pursuant to Section 8670.48.5.
  SEC. 42.  Section 8670.48.3 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.48.3.  (a) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1)
of subdivision (f) of Section 8670.48, a loan or other transfer of
money from the fund to the General Fund pursuant to the Budget Act
that reduces the balance of the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund to less
than or equal to 95 percent of the designated amount specified in
subdivision (a) of Section 46012 of the Revenue and Taxation Code
shall not obligate the administrator to resume collection of the oil
spill response fee otherwise required by this article if both of the
following conditions are met:
   (1) The annual Budget Act requires a transfer or loan from the
fund to be repaid to the fund with interest calculated at a rate
earned by the Pooled Money Investment Account as if the money had
remained in the fund.
   (2) The annual Budget Act requires all transfers or loans to be
repaid to the fund on or before June 30, 2017.
   (b) A transfer or loan described in subdivision (a) shall be
repaid as soon as possible if a spill occurs and the administrator
determines that response funds are needed immediately.
   (c) If there is a conflict between this section and any other law
or enactment, this section shall control.
   (d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2017, and, as
of January 1, 2018, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2018, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 43.  Section 8670.49 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.49.  (a) (1) The administrator may only expend money from the
fund to pay for any of the following, subject to the lien
established in Section 8670.53.2:
   (A) To pay the cost of obtaining financial security as authorized
by paragraph (5) of subdivision (k) and subdivision (o) of Section
8670.48.
   (B) To pay the principal, interest, premium, if any, and fees,
charges, and costs of any kind incurred in connection with moneys
drawn by the administrator on the financial security obtained by the
Treasurer, or the moneys borrowed by the Treasurer, as authorized by
paragraph (7) of subdivision (k) of Section 8670.48.
   (C) To pay for the expansion, in the VTS area, pursuant to Section
445 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, of the vessel traffic
service system (VTS system) authorized pursuant to subdivision (f) of
Section 8670.21.
   (2) If a spill has occurred, the administrator may expend the
money in the fund for the purposes identified in paragraphs (1), (2),
(3), (4), and (6) of subdivision (k) of Section 8670.48 only upon
making the following determinations:
   (A) Except as authorized by Section 8670.51.1, a responsible party
does not exist or the responsible party is unable or unwilling to
provide adequate and timely cleanup and to pay for the damages
resulting from the spill. The administrator shall make a reasonable
effort to have the party responsible remove the oil or agree to pay
for any actions resulting from the spill that may be required by law,
provided that the efforts are not detrimental to fish, plant,
animal, or bird life in the affected waters. The reasonable effort of
the administrator shall include attempting to access the responsible
parties' insurance or other proof of financial responsibility.
   (B) Sufficient federal oil spill funds are not available or will
not be available in an adequate period of time.
   (3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subdivision, the
administrator may expend money from the fund for authorized
expenditures when a reimbursement procedure is in place to receive
reimbursements for those expenditures from federal oil spill funds.
   (b) Upon making the determinations specified in paragraph (2) of
subdivision (a), the administrator shall immediately make whatever
payments are necessary for responding to, containing, or cleaning up
the spill, including any wildlife rehabilitation required by law and
payment of claims pursuant to Sections 8670.51 and 8670.51.1, subject
to the lien established by Section 8670.53.2.
  SEC. 44.  Section 8670.50 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.50.  (a) Money from the fund may only be expended to cover
the costs incurred by the state and local governments and agencies
for any of the following:
   (1) Responding promptly to, containing, and cleaning up the
discharge, if those efforts are any of the following:
   (A) Undertaken pursuant to the state and local oil spill
contingency plans established under this chapter, and the California
oil spill contingency plan established under Article 3.5 (commencing
with Section 8574.1) of Chapter 7.
   (B) Undertaken consistent with the standardized emergency
management system established pursuant to Section 8607.
   (C) Undertaken at the direction of the administrator.
   (2) Meeting the requirements of Section 8670.61.5 relating to
wildlife rehabilitation.
   (3) Making the payments authorized by subdivision (k) of Section
8670.48.
   (b) In the event of an oil spill, the administrator shall make
whatever expenditures are necessary and appropriate from the fund to
cover the costs described in subdivision (a), subject to the lien
established pursuant to Section 8670.53.2.
  SEC. 45.  Section 8670.51 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.51.  (a) When a person has obtained a final judgment for
damages resulting from an oil spill in waters of the state, but is
unable, within one year after the date of its entry, to enforce the
judgment pursuant to Title 9 (commencing with Section 680.010) of the
Code of Civil Procedure, or is unable to obtain satisfaction of the
judgment from the federal government within 90 additional days, the
administrator shall pay an amount not to exceed those amounts that
cannot be recovered from a responsible party and the fund shall be
subrogated to all rights, claims, and causes of action that the
claimant has under this chapter, Article 3. 5 (commencing with
Section 8574.1) of Chapter 7, Section 8670.61.5, and Division 7.8
(commencing with Section 8750) of the Public Resources Code.
   (b) Any person may apply to the fund for compensation for damages
and losses suffered as a result of an oil spill in waters of the
state under any of the following conditions:
   (1) The responsible party or parties cannot be ascertained.
   (2) A responsible party is not liable for noneconomic damages
caused by another.
   (3) Subdivision (i) of Section 8670.56.6 is applicable to the
claim.
   (c) The administrator shall not approve any claim in an amount
that exceeds the amount to which the person would otherwise be
entitled pursuant to Section 8670.56.5, and shall pay claims from the
fund that are approved pursuant to this section.
  SEC. 46.  Section 8670.53 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.53.  The Attorney General, in consultation with the
administrator, shall undertake actions to recover all costs to the
funds from any responsible party for an oil spill into waters of the
state for which expenditures are made from the fund. The recovery of
costs pursuant to this section shall not foreclose the Attorney
General from any other actions allowed by law.
  SEC. 47.  Section 8670.54 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.54.  (a) The Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee,
hereafter in this article, the committee, is hereby established to
provide public input and independent judgment of the actions of the
administrator. The committee shall consist of 14 members, of whom
eight shall be appointed by the Governor, three by the Speaker of the
Assembly, and three by the Senate Rules Committee. The appointments
shall be made in the following manner:
   (1) The Speaker of the Assembly and Senate Committee on Rules
shall each appoint a member who shall be a representative of the
public.
   (2) The Governor shall appoint a member who has a demonstrable
knowledge of marine transportation.
   (3) The Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules
shall each appoint two members who have demonstrable knowledge of
environmental protection and the study of ecosystems.
   (4) The Governor shall appoint a member who has served as a local
government elected official or who has worked for a local government.

   (5) The Governor shall appoint a member who has experience in oil
spill response and prevention programs.
   (6) The Governor shall appoint a member who has been employed in
the petroleum industry.
   (7) The Governor shall appoint a member who has worked in state
government.
   (8) The Governor shall appoint a member who has demonstrable
knowledge of the dry cargo vessel industry.
   (9) The Governor shall appoint a member who has demonstrable
knowledge of the railroad industry.
   (10) The Governor shall appoint a member who has demonstrable
knowledge of the oil production industry.
   (b) The committee shall meet as often as required, but at least
twice per year. Members shall be paid one hundred dollars ($100) per
day for each meeting and all necessary travel expenses at state per
diem rates.
   (c) The administrator and any personnel the administrator
determines to be appropriate shall serve as staff to the committee.
   (d) A chair and vice chair shall be elected by a majority vote of
the committee.
  SEC. 48.  Section 8670.55 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.55.  (a) The committee shall provide recommendations to the
administrator, the State Lands Commission, the California Coastal
Commission, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development
Commission, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources, the
Office of the State Fire Marshal, and the Public Utilities
Commission, on any provision of this chapter, including the
promulgation of all rules, regulations, guidelines, and policies.
   (b) The committee may study, comment on, or evaluate, at its own
discretion, any aspect of oil spill prevention and response in the
state. To the greatest extent possible, these studies shall be
coordinated with studies being done by the federal government, the
administrator, the State Lands Commission, the State Water Resources
Control Board, and other appropriate state and international
entities. Duplication with the efforts of other entities shall be
minimized.
   (c) The committee may attend any drills called pursuant to Section
8670.10 or any oil spills, if practicable.
   (d) The committee shall report biennially to the Governor and the
Legislature on its evaluation of oil spill response and preparedness
programs within the state and may prepare and send any additional
reports it determines to be appropriate to the Governor and the
Legislature.
  SEC. 49.  Section 8670.56.5 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.56.5.  (a)  A responsible party, as defined in Section
8670.3, shall be absolutely liable without regard to fault for any
damages incurred by any injured party that arise out of, or are
caused by a spill.
   (b) A responsible person is not liable to an injured party under
this section for any of the following:
   (1) Damages, other than costs of removal incurred by the state or
a local government, caused solely by any act of war, hostilities,
civil war, or insurrection or by an unanticipated grave natural
disaster or other act of God of an exceptional, inevitable, and
irresistible character, that could not have been prevented or avoided
by the exercise of due care or foresight.
   (2) Damages caused solely by the negligence or intentional
malfeasance of that injured party.
   (3) Damages caused solely by the criminal act of a third party
other than the defendant or an agent or employee of the defendant.
   (4) Natural seepage not caused by a responsible party.
   (5) Discharge or leaking of oil or natural gas from a private
pleasure boat or vessel.
   (6) Damages that arise out of, or are caused by, a discharge that
is authorized by a state or federal permit.
   (c) The defenses provided in subdivision (b) shall not be
available to a responsible person who fails to comply with Sections
8670.25, 8670.25.5, 8670.27, and 8670.62.
   (d) Upon motion and sufficient showing by a party deemed to be
responsible under this section, the court shall join to the action
any other party who may be responsible under this section.
   (e) In determining whether a party is a responsible party under
this section, the court shall consider the results of chemical or
other scientific tests conducted to determine whether oil or other
substances produced, discharged, or controlled by the defendant
matches the oil or other substance that caused the damage to the
injured party. The defendant shall have the burden of producing the
results of tests of samples of the substance that caused the injury
and of substances for which the defendant is responsible, unless it
is not possible to conduct the tests because of unavailability of
samples to test or because the substance is not one for which
reliable tests have been developed. At the request of a party, any
other party shall provide samples of oil or other substances within
its possession or control for testing.
   (f) The court may award reasonable costs of the suit, attorneys'
fees, and the costs of necessary expert witnesses to a prevailing
plaintiff. The court may award reasonable costs of the suit and
attorneys' fees to a prevailing defendant if the court finds that the
plaintiff commenced or prosecuted the suit pursuant to this section
in bad faith or solely for purposes of harassing the defendant.
   (g) This section does not prohibit a person from bringing an
action for damages caused by oil or by exploration, under any other
provision or principle of law, including, but not limited to, common
law. However, damages shall not be awarded pursuant to this section
to an injured party for loss or injury for which the party is or has
been awarded damages under any other provision or principle of law.
Subdivision (b) does not create a defense not otherwise available
regarding an action brought under any other provision or principle of
law, including, but not limited to, common law.
   (h) Damages for which responsible parties are liable under this
section include the following:
   (1) All costs of response, containment, cleanup, removal, and
treatment, including, but not limited to, monitoring and
administration costs incurred pursuant to the California oil spill
contingency plan or actions taken pursuant to directions by the
administrator.
   (2) Injury to, or economic losses resulting from destruction of or
injury to, real or personal property, which shall be recoverable by
any claimant who has an ownership or leasehold interest in property.
   (3) Injury to, destruction of or loss of, natural resources,
including, but not limited to, the reasonable costs of rehabilitating
wildlife, habitat, and other resources and the reasonable costs of
assessing that injury, destruction, or loss, in an action brought by
the state, a county, city, or district. Damages for the loss of
natural resources may be determined by any reasonable method,
including, but not limited to, determination according to the costs
of restoring the lost resource.
   (4) Loss of subsistence use of natural resources, which shall be
recoverable by a claimant who so uses natural resources that have
been injured, destroyed, or lost.
   (5) Loss of taxes, royalties, rents, or net profit shares caused
by the injury, destruction, loss, or impairment of use of real
property, personal property, or natural resources.
   (6) Loss of profits or impairment of earning capacity due to the
injury, destruction, or loss of real property, personal property, or
natural resources, which shall be recoverable by any claimant who
derives at least 25 percent of his or her earnings from the
activities that utilize the property or natural resources, or, if
those activities are seasonal in nature, 25 percent of his or her
earnings during the applicable season.
   (7) Loss of use and enjoyment of natural resources, public
beaches, and other public resources or facilities, in an action
brought by the state, a county, city, or district.
   (i) Except as provided in Section 1431.2 of the Civil Code,
liability under this section shall be joint and several. However,
this section does not bar a cause of action that a responsible party
has or would have, by reason of subrogation or otherwise, against a
person.
   (j) This section does not apply to claims for damages for personal
injury or wrongful death, and does not limit the right of a person
to bring an action for personal injury or wrongful death pursuant to
any provision or principle of law.
   (k)  Payments made by a responsible party to cover liabilities
arising from a discharge of oil, whether under this division or any
other provision of federal, state, or local law, shall not be charged
against royalties, rents, or net profits owed to the United States,
the state, or any other public entity.
   (  l  )  An action that a private or public individual or
entity may have against a responsible party under this section may
be brought directly by the individual or entity or by the state on
behalf of the individual or entity. However, the state shall not
pursue an action on behalf of a private individual or entity that
requests the state not to pursue that action.
   (m) For purposes of this section, "vessels" means vessels as
defined in Section 21 of the Harbors and Navigation Code.
  SEC. 50.  Section 8670.56.6 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.56.6.  (a) (1) Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and
(d), and subject to subdivision (c), a person, including, but not
limited to, an oil spill cooperative, its agents, subcontractors, or
employees, shall not be liable under this chapter or the laws of the
state to any person for costs, damages, or other claims or expenses
as a result of actions taken or omitted in good faith in the course
of rendering care, assistance, or advice in accordance with the
National Contingency Plan, the California oil spill contingency plan,
or at the direction of the administrator, onsite coordinator, or the
Coast Guard in response to a spill or threatened spill.
   (2) The qualified immunity under this section shall not apply to
any oil spill response action that is inconsistent with the
following:
   (A) The directions of the unified command, consisting of at least
the Coast Guard and the administrator.
   (B) In the absence of a unified command, the directions of the
administrator pursuant to Section 8670.27.
   (C) In the absence of directions pursuant to subparagraph (A) or
(B), applicable oil spill contingency plans implemented under this
division.
   (3) Nothing in this section shall, in any manner or respect,
affect or impair any cause of action against or any liability of any
person or persons responsible for the spill, for the discharged oil,
or for the vessel, terminal, pipeline, or facility from which the oil
was discharged. The responsible person or persons shall remain
liable for any and all damages arising from the discharge, including
damages arising from improperly carried out response efforts, as
otherwise provided by law.
   (b) Nothing in this section shall, in any manner or respect,
affect or impair any cause of action against or any liability of any
party or parties responsible for the spill, or the responsible party'
s agents, employees, or subcontractors, except persons immunized
under subdivision (a) for response efforts, for the discharged oil,
or for the vessel, terminal, pipeline, or facility from which the oil
was discharged.
   (c) The responsible party or parties shall be subject to both of
the following:
   (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (b) or (i) of Section 8670.56.5,
or any other law, be strictly and jointly and severally liable for
all damages arising pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 8670.56.5
from the response efforts of its agents, employees, subcontractors,
or an oil spill cooperative of which it is a member or with which it
has a contract or other arrangement for cleanup of its oil spills,
unless it would have a defense to the original spill.
   (2) Remain strictly liable for any and all damages arising from
the response efforts of a person other than a person specified in
paragraph (1).
   (d) Nothing in this section shall immunize a cooperative or any
other person from liability for acts of gross negligence or willful
misconduct in connection with the cleanup of a spill.
   (e) This section does not apply to any action for personal injury
or wrongful death.
   (f) As used in this section, a "cooperative" means an organization
of private persons that is established for the primary purpose and
activity of preventing or rendering care, assistance, or advice in
response to a spill or threatened spill.
   (g) Except for the responsible party, membership in a cooperative
shall not be grounds, in and of itself, for liability resulting from
cleanup activities of the cooperative.
   (h) For purposes of this section, there shall be a rebuttable
presumption that an act or omission described in subdivision (a) was
taken in good faith.
   (i) In any situation in which immunity is granted pursuant to
subdivision (a) and a responsible party is not liable, is not liable
for noneconomic damages caused by another, or is partially or totally
insolvent, the fund provided for in Article
                      7 (commencing with Section 8670.46) shall
reimburse, in accordance with its terms, claims of any injured party
for which a person who is granted immunity pursuant to this section
would otherwise be liable.
   (j) (1) The immunity granted by this section shall only apply to
response efforts that are undertaken after the administrator
certifies that contracts with qualified and responsible persons are
in place to ensure an adequate and expeditious response to any
foreseeable oil spill that may occur in waters of the state for which
the responsible party (A) cannot be identified or (B) is unable or
unwilling to respond, contain, and clean up the oil spill in an
adequate and timely manner. In negotiating these contracts, the
administrator shall procure, to the maximum extent practicable, the
services of persons who are willing to respond to oil spills with no,
or lesser, immunity than that conferred by this section, but, in no
event, a greater immunity. The administrator shall make the
certification required by this subdivision on an annual basis. Upon
certification, the immunity conferred by this section shall apply to
all response efforts undertaken during the calendar year to which the
certification applies. In the absence of the certification required
by this subdivision, the immunity conferred by this section shall not
attach to any response efforts undertaken by any person in waters of
the state.
   (2) In addition to the authority to negotiate contracts described
in paragraph (1), the administrator may also negotiate and enter into
indemnification agreements with qualified and financially
responsible persons to respond to oil spills that may occur in waters
of the state for which the responsible party (A) cannot be
identified or (B) is unable or unwilling to respond, contain, and
clean up the oil spill in an adequate and timely manner.
   (3) The administrator may indemnify response contractors for (A)
all damages payable by means of settlement or judgment that arise
from response efforts to which the immunity conferred by this section
would otherwise apply, and (B) reasonably related legal costs and
expenses incurred by the responder, provided that indemnification
shall only apply to response efforts undertaken after the expiration
of any immunity that may exist as the result of the contract
negotiations authorized in this subdivision. In negotiating these
contracts, the administrator shall procure, to the maximum extent
practicable, the services of persons who are willing to respond to
oil spills with no, or as little, right to indemnification as
possible. All indemnification shall be paid by the administrator from
the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund.
   (4) (A) The contracts required by this section, and any other
contracts entered into by the administrator for response,
containment, or cleanup of an existing spill, or for response of an
imminent threat of a spill, the payment of which is to be made from
the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund created pursuant to Section
8670.46, shall be exempt from Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100)
of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code and Article 6 (commencing
with Section 999) of Chapter 6 of Division 4 of the Military and
Veterans Code.
   (B) The exemption specified in subparagraph (A) applies only to
contracts for which the services are used for a period of less than
90 days, cumulatively, per year.
   (C) This paragraph shall not be construed as limiting the
administrator's authority to exercise the emergency powers granted
pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 8670.62, including the
authority to enter into emergency contracts that are exempt from
approval by the Department of General Services.
   (k) (1) With regard to a person who is regularly engaged in the
business of responding to oil spills, the immunity conferred by this
section shall not apply to any response efforts by that person that
occur later than 60 days after the first day the person's response
efforts commence.
   (2) Notwithstanding the limitation contained in paragraph (1), the
administrator may extend, upon making all the following findings,
the period of time, not to exceed 30 days, during which the immunity
conferred by this section applies to response efforts:
   (A) Due to inadequate or incomplete containment and stabilization,
there exists a substantial probability that the size of the spill
will significantly expand and (i) threaten previously uncontaminated
resources, (ii) threaten already contaminated resources with
substantial additional contamination, or (iii) otherwise endanger the
public health and safety or harm the environment.
   (B) The remaining work is of a difficult or perilous nature that
extension of the immunity is clearly in the public interest.
   (C) No other qualified and financially responsible contractor is
prepared and willing to complete the response effort in the absence
of the immunity, or a lesser immunity, as negotiated by contract.
   (3) The administrator shall provide five days' notice of his or
her proposed decision to either extend, or not extend, the immunity
conferred by this section. Interested parties shall be given an
opportunity to present oral and written evidence at an informal
hearing. In making his or her proposed decision, the administrator
shall specifically seek and consider the advice of the relevant Coast
Guard representative. The administrator's decision to not extend the
immunity shall be announced at least 10 working days before the
expiration of the immunity to provide persons an opportunity to
terminate their response efforts as contemplated by paragraph (4).
   (4) A person or their agents, subcontractors, or employees shall
not incur any liability under this chapter or any other provision of
law solely as a result of that person's decision to terminate their
response efforts because of the expiration of the immunity conferred
by this section. A person's decision to terminate response efforts
because of the expiration of the immunity conferred by this section
shall not in any manner impair, curtail, limit, or otherwise affect
the immunity conferred on the person with regard to the person's
response efforts undertaken during the period of time the immunity
applied to those response efforts.
   (5) The immunity granted under this section shall attach, without
the limitation contained in this subdivision, to the response efforts
of any person who is not regularly engaged in the business of
responding to oil spills. A person who is not regularly engaged in
the business of responding to oil spills includes, but is not limited
to, (A) a person who is primarily dedicated to the preservation and
rehabilitation of wildlife and (B) a person who derives his or her
livelihood primarily from fishing.
   (  l  ) As used in this section, "response efforts" means
rendering care, assistance, or advice in accordance with the
National Contingency Plan, the California oil spill contingency plan,
or at the direction of the administrator, United States
Environmental Protection Agency, or the Coast Guard in response to a
spill or threatened spill into waters of the state.
  SEC. 51.  Section 8670.61.5 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.61.5.  (a) For purposes of this chapter, "wildlife
rehabilitation" means those actions that are necessary to fully
mitigate for the damage from a spill caused to wildlife, fisheries,
wildlife habitat, and fisheries habitat.
   (b) Responsible parties shall fully mitigate adverse impacts to
wildlife, fisheries, wildlife habitat, and fisheries habitat. Full
mitigation shall be provided by successfully carrying out
environmental projects or funding restoration activities required by
the administrator in carrying out projects complying with the
requirements of this section. Responsible parties are also liable for
the costs incurred by the administrator or other government agencies
in carrying out this section.
   (c) If any significant wildlife rehabilitation is necessary, the
administrator may require the responsible party to prepare and submit
to the administrator, and to implement, a wildlife rehabilitation
plan. The plan shall describe the actions that will be implemented to
fully meet the requirements of subdivision (b), describe contingency
measures that will be carried out in the event that any of the plan
actions are not fully successful, provide a reasonable implementation
schedule, describe the monitoring and compliance program, and
provide a financing plan. The administrator shall review and
determine whether to approve the plan within 60 days of submittal.
Before approving a plan, the administrator shall first find that the
implementation of the plan will fully mitigate the adverse impacts to
wildlife, fisheries, wildlife habitat, and fisheries habitat. If the
habitat contains beaches that are or were used for recreational
purposes, the Department of Parks and Recreation shall review the
plan and provide comments to the administrator.
   (d) The plan shall place first priority on avoiding and minimizing
any adverse impacts. For impacts that do occur, the plan shall
provide for full onsite restoration of the damaged resource to the
extent feasible. To the extent that full onsite restoration is not
feasible, the plan shall provide for offsite in-kind mitigation to
the extent feasible. To the extent that adverse impacts still have
not been fully mitigated, the plan shall provide for the enhancement
of other similar resources to the extent necessary to meet the
requirements of subdivision (b). In evaluating whether a wildlife
rehabilitation plan is adequate, the administrator may use the
habitat evaluation methods or procedures established by the United
States Fish and Wildlife Service or any other reasonable methods as
determined by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
   (e) The administrator shall prepare regulations to implement this
section. The regulations shall include deadlines for the submittal of
plans. In establishing the deadlines, the administrator shall
consider circumstances such as the size of the spill and the time
needed to assess damage and mitigation.
  SEC. 52.  Section 8670.62 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.62.  (a) Any person who discharges oil into waters of the
state, upon order of the administrator, shall do all of the
following:
   (1) Clean up the oil.
   (2) Abate the effects of the discharge.
   (3) In the case of a threatened discharge, take other necessary
remedial action.
   (b) Upon failure of any person to comply with a cleanup or
abatement order, the Attorney General or a district attorney, at the
request of the administrator, shall petition the superior court for
that county for the issuance of an injunction requiring the person to
comply with the order. In any such suit, the court shall have
jurisdiction to grant a prohibitory or mandatory injunction, either
preliminary or permanent, as the facts may warrant.
   (c) Consistent with the state contingency plan, the administrator
may expend available money to perform any response; containment;
cleanup; wildlife rehabilitation, which includes assessment of
resource injuries and damages, or remedial work required pursuant to
subdivision (a) that, in the administrator's judgment, is required by
the circumstances or the urgency of prompt action required to
prevent pollution, nuisance, or injury to the environment of the
state. The action may be taken in default of, or in addition to,
remedial work by the responsible party or other persons, and
regardless of whether injunctive relief is sought. The administrator
may perform the work in cooperation with any other governmental
agency, and may use rented tools or equipment, either with or without
operators furnished. Notwithstanding any other law, the
administrator may enter into oral contracts for the work, and the
contracts, whether written or oral, may include provisions for
equipment rental and the furnishing of labor and materials necessary
to accomplish the work. The contracts shall be exempt from Part 2
(commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract
Code and Article 6 (commencing with Section 999) of Chapter 6 of
Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code.
   (d) If the discharge is cleaned up, or attempted to be cleaned up,
the effects thereof abated, or, in the case of threatened pollution
or nuisance, other necessary remedial action is taken by any
governmental agency, the person or persons who discharged the waste,
discharged the oil, or threatened to cause or permit the discharge of
the oil within the meaning of subdivision (a) shall be liable to
that governmental agency for the reasonable costs actually incurred
in cleaning up that waste, abating the effects thereof, or taking
other remedial action. The amount of the costs shall be recoverable
in a civil action by, and paid to, the applicable governmental agency
and the administrator, to the extent the administrator contributed
to the cleanup costs from the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund or other
available funds.
   (e) If, despite reasonable effort by the administrator to identify
the party responsible for the discharge of oil or the condition of
pollution or nuisance, the person is not identified at the time
cleanup, abatement, or remedial work must be performed, the
administrator shall not be required to issue an order under this
section. The absence of a responsible party shall not in any way
limit the powers of the administrator under this section.
   (f) For purposes of this section, "threaten" means a condition
creating a substantial probability of harm, when the probability and
potential extent of harm makes it reasonably necessary to take
immediate action to prevent, reduce, or mitigate damages to persons,
property, or natural resources.
  SEC. 53.  Section 8670.64 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.64.  (a) A person who commits any of the following acts
shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in a county jail
for not more than one year or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision
(h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code:
   (1) Except as provided in Section 8670.27, knowingly fails to
follow the direction or orders of the administrator in connection
with an oil spill.
   (2) Knowingly fails to notify the Coast Guard that a vessel is
disabled within one hour of the disability and the vessel, while
disabled, causes a discharge of oil that enters marine waters. For
purposes of this paragraph, "vessel" means a vessel, as defined in
Section 21 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, of 300 gross tons or
more.
   (3) Knowingly engages in or causes the discharge or spill of oil
into waters of the state, or a person who reasonably should have
known that he or she was engaging in or causing the discharge or
spill of oil into waters of the state, unless the discharge is
authorized by the United States, the state, or another agency with
appropriate jurisdiction.
   (4) Knowingly fails to begin cleanup, abatement, or removal of
spilled oil as required in Section 8670.25.
   (b) The court shall also impose upon a person convicted of
violating subdivision (a), a fine of not less than five thousand
dollars ($5,000) or more than five hundred thousand dollars
($500,000) for each violation. For purposes of this subdivision, each
day or partial day that a violation occurs is a separate violation.
   (c) (1) A person who knowingly does any of the acts specified in
paragraph (2) shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not
less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) or more than two
hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), or by imprisonment in a
county jail for not more than one year, or by both the fine and
imprisonment. Each day or partial day that a violation occurs is a
separate violation. If the conviction is for a second or subsequent
violation of this subdivision, the person shall be punished by
imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal
Code, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine
of not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or more than five
hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), or by both that fine and
imprisonment:
   (2) The acts subject to this subdivision are all of the following:

   (A) Failing to notify the Office of Emergency Services in
violation of Section 8670.25.5.
   (B) Knowingly making a false or misleading oil spill report to the
Office of Emergency Services.
   (C) Continuing operations for which an oil spill contingency plan
is required without an oil spill contingency plan approved pursuant
to Article 5 (commencing with Section 8670.28).
   (D) Except as provided in Section 8670.27, knowingly failing to
follow the material provisions of an applicable oil spill contingency
plan.
  SEC. 54.  Section 8670.66 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.66.  (a) Any person who intentionally or negligently does any
of the following acts shall be subject to a civil penalty for a
spill of not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or more than
one million dollars ($1,000,000), for each violation, and each day or
partial day that a violation occurs is a separate violation:
   (1) Except as provided in Section 8670.27, fails to follow the
direction or orders of the administrator in connection with a spill
or inland spill.
   (2) Fails to notify the Coast Guard that a vessel is disabled
within one hour of the disability and the vessel, while disabled,
causes a spill that enters waters of the state. For purposes of this
paragraph, "vessel" means a vessel, as defined in Section 21 of the
Harbors and Navigation Code, of 300 gross tons or more.
   (3) Is responsible for a spill, unless the discharge is authorized
by the United States, the state, or other agency with appropriate
jurisdiction.
   (4) Fails to begin cleanup, abatement, or removal of oil as
required in Section 8670.25.
   (b) Except as provided in subdivision (a), any person who
intentionally or negligently violates any provision of this chapter,
or Division 7.8 (commencing with Section 8750) of the Public
Resources Code, or any permit, rule, regulation, standard, or
requirement issued or adopted pursuant to those provisions, shall be
liable for a civil penalty not to exceed two hundred fifty thousand
dollars ($250,000) for each violation of a separate provision, or,
for continuing violations, for each day that violation continues.
   (c) A person shall not be liable for a civil penalty imposed under
this section and for a civil penalty imposed pursuant to Section
8670.67 for the same act or failure to act.
  SEC. 55.  Section 8670.67 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.67.  (a) Any person who intentionally or negligently does any
of the following acts shall be subject to an administrative civil
penalty for a spill not to exceed two hundred thousand dollars
($200,000), for each violation as imposed by the administrator
pursuant to Section 8670.68, and each day or partial day that a
violation occurs is a separate violation:
   (1) Except as provided in Section 8670.27, fails to follow the
applicable contingency plans or the direction or orders of the
administrator in connection with a spill or inland spill.
   (2) Fails to notify the Coast Guard that a vessel is disabled
within one hour of the disability and the vessel, while disabled,
causes a discharge that enters waters of the state. For purposes of
this paragraph, "vessel" means a vessel, as defined in Section 21 of
the Harbors and Navigation Code, of 300 gross tons or more.
   (3) Is responsible for a spill, unless the discharge is authorized
by the United States, the state, or other agency with appropriate
jurisdiction.
   (4) Fails to begin cleanup, abatement, or removal of spilled oil
as required by Section 8670.25.
   (b) Except as provided in subdivision (a), any person who
intentionally or negligently violates any provision of this chapter,
or Division 7.8 (commencing with Section 8750) of the Public
Resources Code, or any permit, rule, regulation, standard, cease and
desist order, or requirement issued or adopted pursuant to those
provisions, shall be liable for an administrative civil penalty as
imposed by the administrator pursuant to Section 8670.68, not to
exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for each violation of
a separate provision, or, for continuing violations, for each day
that violation continues.
   (c) A person shall not be liable for a civil penalty imposed under
this section and for a civil penalty imposed pursuant to Section
8670.66 for the same act or failure to act.
  SEC. 56.  Section 8670.67.5 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.67.5.  (a) Any person who without regard to intent or
negligence causes or permits a spill shall be strictly liable civilly
in accordance with subdivision (b) or (c).
   (b) A penalty may be administratively imposed by the administrator
in accordance with Section 8670.68 in an amount not to exceed twenty
dollars ($20) per gallon for a spill. The amount of the penalty
shall be reduced for every gallon of released oil that is recovered
and properly disposed of in accordance with applicable law.
   (c) Whenever the release of oil resulted from gross negligence or
reckless conduct, the administrator shall, in accordance with Section
8670.68, impose a penalty in an amount not to exceed sixty dollars
($60) per gallon for a spill. The amount of the penalty shall be
reduced for every gallon of released oil that is recovered and
properly disposed of in accordance with applicable law.
   (d) The administrator shall adopt regulations governing the method
for determining the amount of oil that is cleaned up.
  SEC. 57.  Section 8670.69.4 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.69.4.  (a) When the administrator determines that any person
has undertaken, or is threatening to undertake, any activity or
procedure that (1) requires a permit, certificate, approval, or
authorization under this chapter, without securing a permit, or (2)
is inconsistent with any of the permits, certificates, rules,
regulations, guidelines, or authorizations previously issued or
adopted by the administrator, or (3) threatens to cause or
substantially increases the risk of unauthorized discharge of oil
into the waters of the state, the administrator may issue an order
requiring that person to cease and desist.
   (b) Any cease and desist order issued by the administrator may be
subject to those terms and conditions as the administrator may
determine are necessary to ensure compliance with this division.
   (c) Any cease and desist order issued by the administrator shall
become null and void 90 days after issuance.
   (d) A cease and desist order issued by the administrator shall be
effective upon the issuance thereof, and copies shall be served
immediately by certified mail upon the person or governmental agency
being charged with the actual or threatened violation.
   (e) Any cease and desist order issued by the administrator shall
be consistent with subdivision (a) of Section 8670.27.
  SEC. 58.  Section 8670.69.7 of the Government Code is repealed.
  SEC. 59.  Section 8670.71 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   8670.71.  (a) The administrator shall fund only those projects
approved by the Environmental Enhancement Committee.
   (b) For purposes of this article, an enhancement project is a
project that acquires habitat for preservation, or improves habitat
quality and ecosystem function above baseline conditions, and that
meets all of the following requirements:
   (1) Is located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the
state, as defined in Section 8670.3.
   (2) Has measurable outcomes within a predetermined timeframe.
   (3) Is designed to acquire, restore, or improve habitat or restore
ecosystem function, or both, to benefit fish and wildlife.
  SEC. 60.  Section 8670.95 is added to the Government Code, to read:

   8670.95.  If any provision of this chapter or the application
thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, that
invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the
chapter that can be given effect without the invalid provision or
application, and to this end the provisions of this chapter are
severable.
  SEC. 61.  Section 449 of the Harbors and Navigation Code is amended
to read:
   449.  (a) The marine exchange and its officers and directors are
subject to Section 5047.5 of the Corporations Code to the extent that
the marine exchange meets the criteria specified in that section.
   (b) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to include the marine
exchange or its officers, directors, employees, or representatives
within the meaning of "responsible party" as defined in Section
8670.3 of the Government Code and subdivision (p) of Section 8750 of
the Public Resources Code for the purposes of the
Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act
(Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 8574.1) of Chapter 7 and
Chapter 7.4 (commencing with Section 8670.1) of Division 1 of Title 2
of the Government Code and Division 7.8 (commencing with Section
8750) of the Public Resources Code).
  SEC. 62.  It is the intent of the Legislature that the
reorganization and transfer made by Sections 63 to 127, inclusive,
Section 181, and Sections 187 to 190, inclusive, of this act be
carried out in a manner to preserve state primacy under the federal
Safe Drinking Water Act and that the terms of this act shall be
liberally construed to achieve this purpose.
  SEC. 63.  Section 116271 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to
read:
   116271.  (a) The State Water Resources Control Board succeeds to
and is vested with all of the authority, duties, powers, purposes,
functions, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the State Department
of Public Health, its predecessors, and its director for purposes of
all of the following:
   (1) The Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Act (Article 3
(commencing with Section 100825) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division
101).
   (2) Article 3 (commencing with Section 106875) of Chapter 4 of
Part 1.
   (3) Article 1 (commencing with Section 115825) of Chapter 5 of
Part 10.
   (4) This chapter and the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Law of 1997 (Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 116760)).
   (5) Article 2 (commencing with Section 116800), Article 3
(commencing with Section 116825), and Article 4 (commencing with
Section 116875) of Chapter 5.
   (6) Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 116975).
   (7) The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood
Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Division 43
(commencing with Section 75001) of the Public Resources Code).
                                                               (8)
The Water Recycling Law (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 13500) of
Division 7 of the Water Code).
   (9) Chapter 7.3 (commencing with Section 13560) of Division 7 of
the Water Code.
   (10) The California Safe Drinking Water Bond Law of 1976 (Chapter
10.5 (commencing with Section 13850) of Division 7 of the Water
Code).
   (11) Wholesale Regional Water System Security and Reliability Act
(Division 20.5 (commencing with Section 73500) of the Water Code).
   (12) Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach
Protection Act of 2002 (Division 26.5 (commencing with Section 79500)
of the Water Code).
   (b) The State Water Resources Control Board shall maintain a
drinking water program and carry out the duties, responsibilities,
and functions described in this section. Statutory reference to
"department," "state department," or "director" regarding a function
transferred to the State Water Resources Control Board shall refer to
the State Water Resources Control Board. This section does not
impair the authority of a local health officer to enforce this
chapter or a county's election not to enforce this chapter, as
provided in Section 116500.
   (c) The State Water Resources Control Board shall succeed to the
status of grantee or applicant, as appropriate, for any federal
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund capitalization grants that the
State Department of Public Health and any of its predecessors applied
for.
   (d) Regulations adopted, orders issued, and all other
administrative actions taken by the State Department of Public
Health, any of its predecessors, or its director, pursuant to the
authorities now vested in the State Water Resources Control Board and
in effect immediately preceding the operative date of this section
shall remain in effect and are fully enforceable unless and until
readopted, amended, or repealed, or until they expire by their own
terms. Regulations in the process of adoption pursuant to the
authorities vested in the State Water Resources Control Board shall
continue under the authority of the State Water Resources Control
Board unless and until the State Water Resources Control Board
determines otherwise. Any other administrative action adopted,
prescribed, taken, or performed by, or on behalf of, the State
Department of Public Health, or its director, in the administration
of a program or the performance of a duty, responsibility, or
authorization transferred to the State Water Resources Control Board
shall remain in effect and shall be deemed to be an action of the
State Water Resources Control Board unless and until the State Water
Resources Control Board determines otherwise.
   (e) Permits, licenses, accreditations, certificates, and other
formal approvals and authorizations issued by the State Department of
Public Health, any of its predecessors, or its director pursuant to
authorities vested in the State Water Resources Control Board
pursuant to this section are not affected by the transfer and remain
in effect, subject to all applicable laws and regulations, unless and
until renewed, reissued, revised, amended, suspended, or revoked by
the State Water Resources Control Board or its deputy director, as
authorized pursuant to subdivision (k).
   (f) Any action or proceeding by or against the State Department of
Public Health, including any officer or employee of the State
Department of Public Health named in an official capacity, or any of
its predecessors, pertaining to matters vested in the State Water
Resources Control Board by this section shall not abate, but shall
continue in the name of the State Water Resources Control Board. The
State Water Resources Control Board shall be substituted for the
State Department of Public Health, including any officer or employee
of the State Department of Public Health named in an official
capacity, and any of its predecessors, by the court or agency where
the action or proceeding is pending. The substitution shall not in
any way affect the rights of the parties to the action or proceeding.

   (g) On and after the operative date of this section, the
unexpended balance of all funds available for use by the State
Department of Public Health or any of its predecessors in carrying
out any functions transferred to the State Water Resources Control
Board are available for use by the State Water Resources Control
Board.
   (h) Books, documents, data, records, and property of the State
Department of Public Health pertaining to functions transferred to
the State Water Resources Control Board shall be transferred to the
State Water Resources Control Board. This subdivision does not
transfer any part of property commonly known as the Richmond Campus
that is owned by the State Public Works Board.
   (i) A contract, lease, license, or any other agreement, including
local primacy agreements, as described in Section 116330, to which
the State Department of Public Health, any of its predecessors, its
director, or their agents, is a party, are not void or voidable by
reason of this section, but shall continue in full force and effect,
with the State Water Resources Control Board assuming all of the
rights, obligations, liabilities, and duties of the State Department
of Public Health and any of its predecessors as it relates to the
duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction vested
in the State Water Resources Control Board pursuant to this section.
This assumption does not affect the rights of the parties to the
contract, lease, license, or agreement.
   (j) If the Department of Water Resources entered into agreements
on behalf of the State Department of Public Health or its
predecessor, the State Department of Health Services, pursuant to
Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 116760), the State Water
Resources Control Board shall also succeed the Department of Water
Resources as a party to those agreements and to all related security
instruments, including, but not limited to, fiscal services
agreements, deeds of trust, guarantees, letters of credit, and
deposit control agreements.
   (k) (1) The State Water Resources Control Board shall appoint a
deputy director who reports to the executive director to oversee the
issuance and enforcement of public water system permits and other
duties as appropriate. The deputy director shall have public health
expertise.
   (2) The deputy director is delegated the State Water Resources
Control Board's authority to provide notice, approve notice content,
approve emergency notification plans, and take other action pursuant
to Article 5 (commencing with Section 116450), to issue, renew,
reissue, revise, amend, or deny any public water system permits
pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 116525), to suspend or
revoke any public water system permit pursuant to Article 8
(commencing with Section 116625), and to issue citations, assess
penalties, or issue orders pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with
Section 116650). Decisions and actions of the deputy director taken
pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 116450) or Article 7
(commencing with Section 116525) are deemed decisions and actions
taken, but are not subject to reconsideration, by the State Water
Resources Control Board. Decisions and actions of the deputy director
taken pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 116625) and
Article 9 (commencing with Section 116650) are deemed decisions and
actions taken by the State Water Resources Control Board, but any
aggrieved person may petition the State Water Resources Control Board
for reconsideration of the decision or action. This subdivision is
not a limitation on the State Water Resources Control Board's
authority to delegate any other powers and duties.
   (3) The State Water Resources Control Board shall not delegate any
authority, duty, power, purpose, function, or responsibility
specified in this section, including, but not limited to, issuance
and enforcement of public water system permits, to the regional water
quality control boards.
   (l) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 64.  Section 116760.10 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.10.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the
following:
   (a) The department has discovered toxic contaminants and new
pathogenic organisms, including cryptosporidium, in many of
California's public drinking water systems.
   (b) Many of the contaminants in California's drinking water
supplies are known to cause, or are suspected of causing, cancer,
birth defects, and other serious illnesses.
   (c) It is unlikely that the contamination problems of small public
water systems can be solved without financial assistance from the
state.
   (d) The protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the
people of California requires that the water supplied for domestic
purposes be at all times pure, wholesome, and potable. It is in the
interest of the people that the State of California provide technical
and financial assistance to ensure a safe, dependable, and potable
supply of water for domestic purposes and that water is available in
adequate quantity at sufficient pressure for health, cleanliness, and
other domestic purposes.
   (e) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide for the
upgrading of existing public water supply systems to ensure that all
domestic water supplies meet safe drinking water standards and other
requirements established under Chapter 4 (commencing with Section
116270).
   (f) (1) The extent of the current risk to public health from
contamination in drinking water creates a compelling need to upgrade
existing public water systems. The demand for financial assistance to
enable public water systems to meet drinking water standards and
regulations exceeds funds available from the Safe Drinking Water
State Revolving Fund.
   (2) A project whose primary purpose is to supply or attract growth
shall not be eligible to receive assistance from the Safe Drinking
Water State Revolving Fund.
   (3) A project whose primary purpose is to enable a public water
system to improve public health protection by complying with drinking
water standards and regulations and that also includes components to
accommodate a reasonable amount of growth over its useful life shall
be eligible for assistance from the Safe Drinking Water State
Revolving Fund, but the project shall receive priority based on the
component to meet drinking water standards pursuant to Section
116760.70. The department shall expressly consider the effort of the
applicant to secure funds other than those available from the Safe
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund in establishing the priority
listing for funding pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section
116760.50).
   (4) After projects have been prioritized for funding into priority
list categories pursuant to the requirements of Section 116760.70,
within each category, projects that do not include a component of
growth, shall receive priority for funding over projects that have a
component to accommodate a reasonable amount of growth.
   (g) The Legislature further finds and declares that regional
solutions to water contamination problems are often more effective,
efficient, and economical than solutions designed to address solely
the problems of a single small public water system, and it is in the
interest of the people of the State of California to encourage the
consolidation of the management and the facilities of small water
systems to enable those systems to better address their water
contamination problems.
   (h) The protection of drinking water sources is essential to
ensuring that the people of California are provided with pure,
wholesome, and potable drinking water.
   (i) That coordination among local, state, and federal public
health and environmental management programs be undertaken to ensure
that sources of drinking water are protected while avoiding
duplication of effort and reducing program costs.
   (j) It is necessary that a source water protection program be
implemented for the purposes of delineating, assessing, and
protecting drinking water sources throughout the state and that
federal funds be utilized pursuant to the federal Safe Drinking Water
Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300j et seq.) to carry out that program.
   (k) It is in the interest of the people of the state to provide
funds for a perpetual Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund that
may be combined with similar federal funding to the extent the
funding is authorized pursuant to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act
(42 U.S.C. Sec. 300j et seq.).
   (  l  ) This chapter shall govern implementation of the
Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, and shall be implemented in
a manner that is consistent with the federal Safe Drinking Water
Act, and, to the extent authorized under the federal act, in a manner
that is consistent with the California Safe Drinking Water Act,
Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116275).
   (m) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 65.  Section 116760.10 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.10.  (a) Because the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (42
U.S.C. Sec. 300j et seq.) provides for establishment of a perpetual
drinking water revolving fund, which will be partially capitalized by
federal contributions, it is in the interest of the people of the
state, in order to ensure full participation by the state under the
federal Safe Drinking Water Act, to enact this chapter to authorize
the state to establish and implement a state drinking water revolving
fund that will meet federal conditions for receipt of federal funds.
The primary purpose of this chapter is to enable receipt of funds
under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. It is the intent of the
Legislature that the terms of this chapter shall be liberally
construed to achieve this purpose.
   (b)  Toxic contaminants and new pathogenic organisms, including
cryptosporidium, have been discovered in many of California's public
drinking water systems.
   (c) Many of the contaminants in California's drinking water
supplies are known to cause, or are suspected of causing, cancer,
birth defects, and other serious illnesses.
   (d) It is unlikely that the contamination problems of small public
water systems can be solved without financial assistance from the
state.
   (e) The protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the
people of California requires that the water supplied for domestic
purposes be at all times pure, wholesome, and potable. It is in the
interest of the people that the State of California provide technical
and financial assistance to ensure a safe, dependable, and potable
supply of water for domestic purposes and that water is available in
adequate quantity at sufficient pressure for health, cleanliness, and
other domestic purposes.
   (f) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide for the
upgrading of existing public water supply systems to ensure that all
domestic water supplies meet safe drinking water standards and other
requirements established under Chapter 4 (commencing with Section
116270).
   (g) The extent of the current risk to public health from
contamination in drinking water creates a compelling need to upgrade
existing public water systems. The demand for financial assistance to
enable public water systems to meet drinking water standards and
regulations exceeds funds available from the Safe Drinking Water
State Revolving Fund.
   (h) The Legislature further finds and declares that regional
solutions to water contamination problems are often more effective,
efficient, and economical than solutions designed to address solely
the problems of a single small public water system, and it is in the
interest of the people of the State of California to encourage the
consolidation of the management and the facilities of small water
systems to enable those systems to better address their water
contamination problems.
   (i) The protection of drinking water sources is essential to
ensuring that the people of California are provided with pure,
wholesome, and potable drinking water.
   (j) That coordination among local, state, and federal public
health and environmental management programs be undertaken to ensure
that sources of drinking water are protected while avoiding
duplication of effort and reducing program costs.
   (k) It is necessary that a source water protection program be
implemented for the purposes of delineating, assessing, and
protecting drinking water sources throughout the state and that
federal funds be utilized pursuant to the federal Safe Drinking Water
Act to carry out that program.
   (l) It is in the interest of the people of the state to provide
funds for a perpetual Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund that
may be combined with similar federal funding to the extent the
funding is authorized pursuant to the federal Safe Drinking Water
Act.
   (m) This chapter shall govern implementation of the Safe Drinking
Water State Revolving Fund, and shall be implemented in a manner that
is consistent with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and, to the
extent authorized under the federal act, in a manner that is
consistent with the California Safe Drinking Water Act, Chapter 4
(commencing with Section 116270).
   (n) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 66.  Section 116760.20 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.20.  (a) Unless the context otherwise requires, the
following definitions govern the construction of this chapter:
   (1) "Acceptable result" means the project that, when constructed,
solves the problem for which the project was placed on the project
priority list established pursuant to Section 116760.70, ensures the
owner and operator of the improved or restructured public water
system shall have long-term technical, managerial, and financial
capacity to operate and maintain the public water system in
compliance with state and federal safe drinking water standards, can
provide a dependable source of safe drinking water long-term, and is
both short-term and long-term affordable, as determined by applicable
regulations adopted by the department.
   (2) "Cost-effective project" means a project that achieves an
acceptable result at the most reasonable cost.
   (3) "Department" means the State Department of Public Health.
   (4) "Disadvantaged community" means a community that meets the
definition provided in Section 116275.
   (5) "Federal Safe Drinking Water Act" or "federal act" means the
federal Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300f et seq.) and
acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.
   (6) "Fund" means the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
created by Section 116760.30.
   (7) "Funding" means a loan or grant, or both, awarded under this
chapter.
   (8) "Matching funds" means state money that equals that percentage
of federal contributions required by the federal act to be matched
with state funds.
   (9) "Project" means proposed facilities for the construction,
improvement, or rehabilitation of a public water system, and may
include all items set forth in Section 116761 as necessary to carry
out the purposes of this chapter. It also may include refinancing
loans, annexation or consolidation of water systems, source water
assessments, source water protection, and other activities specified
under the federal act.
   (10) "Public agency" means any city, county, city and county,
whether general law or chartered, district, joint powers authority,
or other political subdivision of the state, that owns or operates a
public water system.
   (11) "Public water system" or "public water supply system" means a
system for the provision to the public of water for human
consumption, as defined in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section
116270), as it may be amended from time to time.
   (12) "Reasonable amount of growth" means an increase in growth not
to exceed 10 percent of the design capacity needed, based on peak
flow, to serve the water and fire flow demand in existence at the
time plans and specifications for the project are approved by the
department, over the 20-year useful life of a project. For projects
other than the construction of treatment plants including, but not
limited to, storage facilities, pipes, pumps, and similar equipment,
where the 10-percent allowable growth cannot be adhered to due to the
sizes of equipment or materials available, the project shall be
limited to the next available larger size.
   (13) "Safe drinking water standards" means those standards
established pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116270),
as they may now or hereafter be amended.
   (14) "Severely disadvantaged community" means a community with a
median household income of less than 60 percent of the statewide
average.
   (15) "Supplier" means any person, partnership, corporation,
association, public agency, or other entity that owns or operates a
public water system.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 67.  Section 116760.20 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.20.  (a) Unless the context otherwise requires, the
following definitions govern the construction of this chapter:
   (1) "Acceptable result" means the project that, when constructed,
solves the problem for which the project was placed on the project
priority list established pursuant to Section 116760.70, ensures the
owner and operator of the improved or restructured public water
system shall have long-term technical, managerial, and financial
capacity to operate and maintain the public water system in
compliance with state and federal safe drinking water standards, can
provide a dependable source of safe drinking water long-term, and is
both short-term and long-term affordable, as determined by applicable
regulations adopted by the board.
   (2) "Board" means the State Water Resources Control Board.
   (3) "Cost-effective project" means a project that achieves an
acceptable result at the most reasonable cost.
   (4) "Disadvantaged community" means a community that meets the
definition provided in Section 116275.
   (5) "Federal Safe Drinking Water Act" or "federal act" means the
federal Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300f et seq.) and
acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.
   (6) "Fund" means the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
created by Section 116760.30.
   (7) "Funding" means a loan or grant, or both, awarded under this
chapter.
   (8) "Matching funds" means state money that equals that percentage
of federal contributions required by the federal act to be matched
with state funds.
   (9) "Project" means proposed facilities for the construction,
improvement, or rehabilitation of a public water system, and may
include all items set forth in Section 116761 as necessary to carry
out the purposes of this chapter. It also may include refinancing
loans, annexation or consolidation of water systems, source water
assessments, source water protection, and other activities specified
under the federal act.
   (10) "Public agency" means any city, county, city and county,
whether general law or chartered, district, joint powers authority,
or other political subdivision of the state, that owns or operates a
public water system.
   (11) "Public water system" or "public water supply system" means a
system for the provision to the public of water for human
consumption, as defined in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section
116270), as it may be amended from time to time.
   (12) "Reasonable amount of growth" means an increase in growth not
to exceed 10 percent of the design capacity needed, based on peak
flow, to serve the water and fire flow demand in existence at the
time plans and specifications for the project are approved by the
board, over the 20-year useful life of a project. For projects other
than the construction of treatment plants including, but not limited
to, storage facilities, pipes, pumps, and similar equipment, where
the 10-percent allowable growth cannot be adhered to due to the sizes
of equipment or materials available, the project shall be limited to
the next available larger size.
   (13) "Safe drinking water standards" means those standards
established pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116270),
as they may now or hereafter be amended.
   (14) "Severely disadvantaged community" means a community with a
median household income of less than 60 percent of the statewide
average.
   (15) "Small community water system" has the meaning set forth in
Section 116275.
   (16) "Supplier" means any person, partnership, corporation,
association, public agency, or other entity that owns or operates a
public water system.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 68.  Section 116760.20 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.20.  (a) Unless the context otherwise requires, the
following definitions govern the construction of this chapter:
   (1) "Acceptable result" means the project that, when constructed,
solves the problem for which the project was placed on the project
priority list, ensures the owner and operator of the improved or
restructured public water system shall have long-term technical,
managerial, and financial capacity to operate and maintain the public
water system in compliance with state and federal safe drinking
water standards, can provide a dependable source of safe drinking
water long-term, and is both short-term and long-term affordable, as
determined by the board.
   (2) "Board" means the State Water Resources Control Board.
   (3) "Cost-effective" means achieves an acceptable result at the
most reasonable cost.
   (4) "Disadvantaged community" means a community that meets the
definition provided in Section 116275.
   (5) "Federal Safe Drinking Water Act" or "federal act" means the
federal Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300f et seq.) and
acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.
   (6) "Fund" means the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
created by Section 116760.30.
                                  (7) "Financing" means financial
assistance awarded under this chapter, including loans, refinancing,
installment sales agreements, purchase of debt, loan guarantees for
municipal revolving funds, and grants.
   (8) "Matching funds" means state money that equals that percentage
of federal contributions required by the federal act to be matched
with state funds.
   (9) "Project" means cost-effective facilities for the
construction, improvement, or rehabilitation of a public water
system. It also may include the planning and design of the
facilities, annexation or consolidation of water systems, source
water assessments, source water protection, and other activities
specified under the federal act.
   (10) "Public agency" means any city, county, city and county,
whether general law or chartered, district, joint powers authority,
or other political subdivision of the state, that owns or operates a
public water system.
   (11) "Public water system" or "public water supply system" means a
system for the provision to the public of water for human
consumption, as defined in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section
116270).
   (12) "Safe drinking water standards" means those standards
established pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116270),
as they may now or hereafter be amended.
   (13) "Severely disadvantaged community" means a community with a
median household income of less than 60 percent of the statewide
average.
   (14) "Small community water system" has the meaning set forth in
Section 116275.
   (15) "Supplier" means any person, partnership, corporation,
association, public agency, or other entity that owns or operates a
public water system.
   (b) This section shall become operative on January 1 of the next
calendar year occurring after the board provides notice to the
Legislature and the Secretary of State and posts notice on its
Internet Web site that the board has adopted a policy handbook
pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 69.  Section 116760.30 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.30.  (a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury the
Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for the purpose of
implementing this chapter, and, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the
Government Code, the fund is hereby continuously appropriated,
without regard to fiscal years, to the department to provide, from
moneys available for this purpose, grants or revolving fund loans for
the design and construction of projects for public water systems
that will enable suppliers to meet safe drinking water standards. The
department shall be responsible for administering the fund.
   (b) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, the
department shall report at least once every two years to the policy
and budget committees of the Legislature on the implementation of
this chapter and expenditures from the fund. The report shall
describe the numbers and types of projects funded, the reduction in
risks to public health from contaminants in drinking water provided
through the funding of the projects, and the criteria used by the
department to determine funding priorities. Commencing with reports
submitted on or after January 1, 2013, the report shall include the
results of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's most
recent survey of the infrastructure needs of California's public
water systems, the amount of money available through the fund to
finance those needs, the total dollar amount of all funding
agreements executed pursuant to this chapter since the date of the
previous report, the fund utilization rate, the amount of
unliquidated obligations, and the total dollar amount paid to funding
recipients since the previous report.
   (c) Notwithstanding any other law, the Controller may use the
moneys in the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for loans to
the General Fund as provided in Sections 16310 and 16381 of the
Government Code. However, interest shall be paid on all moneys loaned
to the General Fund from the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving
Fund. Interest payable shall be computed at a rate determined by the
Pooled Money Investment Board to be the current earning rate of the
fund from which loaned. This subdivision does not authorize any
transfer that will interfere with the carrying out of the object for
which the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was created.
   (d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 70.  Section 116760.30 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.30.  (a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury the
Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for the purpose of
implementing this chapter, and, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the
Government Code, moneys in the fund are hereby continuously
appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the board for
expenditure in accordance with this chapter.
   (b) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, the
board shall, at least once every two years, post information on its
Internet Web site and send a link of the Internet Web site to the
policy and budget committees of the Legislature regarding the
implementation of this chapter and expenditures from the fund. The
information posted on the board's Internet Web site shall describe
the numbers and types of projects funded, the reduction in risks to
public health from contaminants in drinking water provided through
the funding of the projects, and the criteria used by the board to
determine funding priorities. The Internet Web site posting shall
include the results of the United States Environmental Protection
Agency's most recent survey of the infrastructure needs of California'
s public water systems, the amount of money available through the
fund to finance those needs, the total dollar amount of all funding
agreements executed pursuant to this chapter since the date of the
previous report or Internet Web site post, the fund utilization rate,
the amount of unliquidated obligations, and the total dollar amount
paid to funding recipients since the previous report or Internet Web
site post.
   (c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 71.  Section 116760.39 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.39.  (a) In addition to the actions described in Section
116760.40, the department may, to implement the Safe Drinking Water
State Revolving Fund, improve access to financial assistance for
small community water systems and not-for-profit nontransient
noncommunity water systems serving severely disadvantaged communities
by doing both of the following:
   (1) Working to establish a payment process pursuant to which the
recipient of financial assistance would receive funds within 30 days
of the date on which the department receives a complete project
payment request, unless the department, within that 30-day period,
determines that the project payment would not be in accordance with
the terms of the program guidelines.
   (2) Investigating the use of wire transfers or other appropriate
payment procedures to expedite project payments.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 72.  Section 116760.39 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.39.  (a) In addition to the actions described in Section
116760.40, the board may, to implement the Safe Drinking Water State
Revolving Fund, improve access to financial assistance for small
community water systems and not-for-profit nontransient noncommunity
water systems serving severely disadvantaged communities by doing
both of the following:
   (1) Working to establish a payment process pursuant to which the
recipient of financial assistance would receive funds within 30 days
of the date on which the board receives a complete project payment
request, unless the board, within that 30-day period, determines that
the project payment would not be in accordance with the terms of the
program guidelines.
   (2) Investigating the use of wire transfers or other appropriate
payment procedures to expedite project payments.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 73.  Section 116760.40 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.40.  (a) The department may undertake any of the following
actions to implement the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund:
   (1) Enter into agreements with the federal government for federal
contributions to the fund.
   (2) Accept federal contributions to the fund.
   (3) Use moneys in the fund for the purposes permitted by the
federal act.
   (4) Provide for the deposit of matching funds and other available
and necessary moneys into the fund.
   (5) Make requests, on behalf of the state, for deposit into the
fund of available federal moneys under the federal act.
   (6) Determine, on behalf of the state, that public water systems
that receive financial assistance from the fund will meet the
requirements of, and otherwise be treated as required by, the federal
act.
   (7) Provide for appropriate audit, accounting, and fiscal
management services, plans, and reports relative to the fund.
   (8) Take additional incidental action as may be appropriate for
adequate administration and operation of the fund.
   (9) Enter into an agreement with, and accept matching funds from,
a public water system. A public water system that seeks to enter into
an agreement with the department and provide matching funds pursuant
to this subdivision shall provide to the department evidence of the
availability of those funds in the form of a written resolution, or
equivalent document, from the public water system before it requests
a preliminary loan commitment.
   (10) Charge public water systems that elect to provide matching
funds a fee to cover the actual cost of obtaining the federal funds
pursuant to Section 1452(e) of the federal act (42 U.S.C. Sec.
300j-12) and to process the loan application. The fee shall be waived
by the department if sufficient funds to cover those costs are
available from other sources.
   (11) Use money returned to the fund under Section 116761.85 and
any other source of matching funds, if not prohibited by statute, as
matching funds for the federal administrative allowance under Section
1452(g) of the federal act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300j-12).
   (12) Establish separate accounts or subaccounts as required or
allowed in the federal act and related guidance, for funds to be used
for administration of the fund and other purposes. Within the fund
the department shall establish the following accounts, including, but
not limited to:
   (A) A fund administration account for state expenses related to
administration of the fund pursuant to Section 1452(g)(2) of the
federal act.
   (B) A water system reliability account for department expenses
pursuant to Section 1452(g)(2)(A), (B), (C), or (D) of the federal
act.
   (C) A source protection account for state expenses pursuant to
Section 1452(k) of the federal act.
   (D) A small system technical assistance account for department
expenses pursuant to Section 1452(g)(2) of the federal act.
   (E) A state revolving loan account pursuant to Section 1452(a)(2)
of the federal act.
   (F) A wellhead protection account established pursuant to Section
1452(a)(2) of the federal act.
   (13) Deposit federal funds for administration and other purposes
into separate accounts or subaccounts as allowed by the federal act.
   (14) Determine, on behalf of the state, whether sufficient
progress is being made toward compliance with the enforceable
deadlines, goals, and requirements of the federal act and the
California Safe Drinking Water Act, Chapter 4 (commencing with
Section 116270).
   (15) To the extent permitted under federal law, including, but not
limited to, Section 1452(a)(2) and (f)(4) of the federal Safe
Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300j-12(a)(2) and (f)(4)), use any
and all amounts deposited in the fund, including, but not limited
to, loan repayments and interest earned on the loans, as a source of
reserve and security for the payment of principal and interest on
revenue bonds, the proceeds of which are deposited in the fund.
   (16) Request the Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
(I-Bank), established under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 63021)
of Division 1 of Title 6.7 of the Government Code, to issue revenue
bonds, enter into agreements with the I-Bank, and take all other
actions necessary or convenient for the issuance and sale of revenue
bonds pursuant to Article 6.3 (commencing with Section 63048.55) of
Chapter 2 of Division 1 of Title 6.7 of the Government Code. The
purpose of the bonds is to augment the fund.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 74.  Section 116760.40 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.40.  (a) The board may undertake any of the following
actions to implement the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund:
   (1) Enter into agreements with the federal government for federal
contributions to the fund.
   (2) Accept federal contributions to the fund.
   (3) Use moneys in the fund for the purposes permitted by the
federal act.
   (4) Provide for the deposit of matching funds and other available
and necessary moneys into the fund.
   (5) Make requests, on behalf of the state, for deposit into the
fund of available federal moneys under the federal act.
   (6) Determine, on behalf of the state, that public water systems
that receive financial assistance from the fund will meet the
requirements of, and otherwise be treated as required by, the federal
act.
   (7) Provide for appropriate audit, accounting, and fiscal
management services, plans, and reports relative to the fund.
   (8) Take additional incidental action as may be appropriate for
adequate administration and operation of the fund.
   (9) Enter into an agreement with, and accept matching funds from,
a public water system.
   (10) Charge public water systems that elect to provide matching
funds a fee to cover the actual cost of obtaining the federal funds
pursuant to Section 1452(e) of the federal act (42 U.S.C. Sec.
300j-12) and to process the loan application. The fee shall be waived
by the board if sufficient funds to cover those costs are available
from other sources.
   (11) Use any source of matching funds, if not prohibited by
statute, as matching funds for the federal administrative allowance
under Section 1452(g) of the federal act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300j-12).
   (12) Establish separate accounts or subaccounts as required or
allowed in the federal act and related guidance, for funds to be used
for administration of the fund and other purposes. Within the fund,
the board may modify existing accounts and may establish other
accounts as the board deems appropriate or necessary for proper
administration of the chapter.
   (13) Deposit federal funds for administration and other purposes
into separate accounts or subaccounts, as allowed by the federal act.

   (14) Determine, on behalf of the state, whether sufficient
progress is being made toward compliance with the enforceable
deadlines, goals, and requirements of the federal act and the
California Safe Drinking Water Act, Chapter 4 (commencing with
Section 116270).
   (15) To the extent permitted under federal law, including, but not
limited to, Section 1452(a)(2) and (f)(4) of the federal Safe
Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300j-12(a)(2) and (f)(4)), use any
and all amounts deposited in the fund, including, but not limited
to, loan repayments and interest earned on the loans, as a source of
reserve and security for the payment of principal and interest on
revenue bonds, the proceeds of which are deposited in the fund.
   (16) Request the Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
(I-Bank), established under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 63021)
of Division 1 of Title 6.7 of the Government Code, to issue revenue
bonds, enter into agreements with the I-Bank, and take all other
actions necessary or convenient for the issuance and sale of revenue
bonds pursuant to Article 6.3 (commencing with Section 63048.55) of
Chapter 2 of Division 1 of Title 6.7 of the Government Code. The
purpose of the bonds is to augment the fund.
   (17) Engage in the transfer of capitalization grant funds, as
authorized by Section 35.3530(c) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal
Regulations and reauthorized by Public Law 109-54, to the extent set
forth in an Intended Use Plan, that shall be subject to approval by
the board.
   (18) Cross-collateralize revenue bonds with the State Water
Pollution Control Revolving Fund created pursuant to Section 13477 of
the Water Code, as authorized by Section 35.3530(d) of Title 40 of
the Code of Federal Regulations.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 75.  Section 116760.42 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.42.  (a) The department may enter into an agreement with
the federal government for federal contributions to the fund only if
both of the following apply:
   (1) The state has obtained or appropriated any required state
matching funds.
   (2) The department is prepared to commit to expenditure of any
minimum amount in the fund in the manner required by the federal act.

   (b) An agreement between the department and the federal government
shall contain those provisions, terms, and conditions required by
the federal act, and any implementing federal rules, regulations,
guidelines, and policies, including, but not limited to, agreement to
the following:
   (1) Moneys in the fund shall be expended in an expeditious and
timely manner.
   (2) All moneys in the fund as a result of federal capitalization
grants shall be expended to ensure sufficient progress is being made
toward compliance with the enforceable deadlines, goals, and
requirements of the federal act, including any applicable compliance
deadlines.
   (3) Federal funds deposited in the special accounts are
continuously appropriated for use by the department as allowed by
federal law. Unexpended funds in the special accounts shall be
carried over into subsequent years for use by the department.
   (c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 76.  Section 116760.42 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.42.  (a) The board may enter into an agreement with the
federal government for federal contributions to the fund only if the
board is prepared to commit to expenditure of any minimum amount in
the fund in the manner required by the federal act.
   (b)  An agreement between the board and the federal government
shall contain those provisions, terms, and conditions required by the
federal act, and implementing federal rules, regulations,
guidelines, and policies, including, but not limited to, agreement to
the following:
   (1) Moneys in the fund shall be expended in an expeditious and
timely manner.
   (2) All moneys in the fund as a result of federal capitalization
grants shall be expended to ensure sufficient progress is being made
toward compliance with the enforceable deadlines, goals, and
requirements of the federal act, including any applicable compliance
deadlines.
   (3) Federal funds deposited in the special accounts are
continuously appropriated for use by the board as allowed by federal
law. Unexpended funds in the special accounts shall be carried over
into subsequent years for use by the board.
   (4) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 77.  Section 116760.43 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.43.  (a) The department may adopt emergency regulations
pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of
Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code necessary or convenient
to implement this chapter and to meet requirements pursuant to the
federal act.
   (b) The adoption of any emergency regulations that are filed with
the Office of Administrative Law within 18 months of the effective
date of this act shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for
the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety,
or general welfare.
   (c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 78.  Section 116760.43 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.43.  (a) The board shall implement this chapter pursuant to
the adoption of a policy handbook that is not subject to the
requirements of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1
of Division 3 of the Government Code. The policy handbook shall be
posted on the board's Internet Web site.
   (b) Any regulations that have been promulgated pursuant to this
chapter are repealed effective upon adoption by the board of the
policy handbook.
   (c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 79.  Section 116760.44 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.44.  (a) The department may deposit administrative fees and
charges paid by public water systems and other available and
necessary money into the administrative account of the fund.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 80.  Section 116760.44 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.44.  (a) The board may deposit administrative fees and
charges paid by public water systems and other available and
necessary money into an account of the fund.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 81.  Section 116760.46 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.46.  (a) The Safe Drinking Water Small Community Emergency
Grant Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury.
   (b) The following moneys shall be deposited in the grant fund:
   (1) Moneys transferred to the grant fund pursuant to subdivision
(c).
   (2) Notwithstanding Section 16475 of the Government Code, any
interest earned upon the moneys deposited in the grant fund.
   (c) (1) For any loans made for projects meeting the eligibility
criteria under Section 116760.50, the department may assess an annual
charge to be deposited in the grant fund in lieu of interest that
would otherwise be charged.
   (2) Any amounts collected under this subdivision shall be
deposited in the grant fund. Not more than fifty million dollars
($50,000,000) shall be deposited in the grant fund.
   (3) The charge authorized by this subdivision may be applied at
any time during the term of the financing and, once applied, shall
remain unchanged.
   (4) The charge authorized by this subdivision shall not increase
the financing repayment amount, as set forth in the terms and
conditions imposed pursuant to this chapter.
   (d) (1) Moneys in the grant fund may be expended on grants for
projects that meet the requirements stated in Section 116475 and that
serve disadvantaged and severely disadvantaged communities.
   (2) For the purpose of approving grants, the department shall give
priority to projects that serve severely disadvantaged communities.
   (3) Funds expended pursuant to this section shall be expended in a
manner consistent with the federal EPA grant regulations established
in Section 35.3530(b)(2) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal
Regulations.
   (e) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 82.  Section 116760.46 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.46.  (a) The Safe Drinking Water Small Community Emergency
Grant Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury.
   (b) The following moneys shall be deposited in the grant fund:
   (1) Moneys transferred to the grant fund pursuant to subdivision
(c).
   (2) Notwithstanding Section 16475 of the Government Code, any
interest earned upon the moneys deposited in the grant fund.
   (c) (1) For any financing made pursuant to this chapter, the board
may assess an annual charge to be deposited in the grant fund in
lieu of interest that would otherwise be charged.
   (2) Any amounts collected under this subdivision shall be
deposited in the grant fund.
   (3) The charge authorized by this subdivision may be applied at
any time during the term of the financing and, once applied, shall
remain unchanged, unless the board determines that the application of
the charge is any of the following:
   (A) No longer consistent with federal requirements regarding the
fund.
   (B) No longer necessary.
   (C) Negatively affecting the board's ability to fund projects that
support the board's goals as specified in this chapter.
   (4) If the board ceases collecting the charge before the financing
repayment is complete, the board shall replace the charge with an
identical interest rate.
   (5) The charge authorized by this subdivision shall not increase
the financing repayment amount, as set forth in the terms and
conditions imposed pursuant to this chapter.
   (d) (1) Moneys in the grant fund may be expended on grants for
projects that meet the requirements of this chapter and that serve
disadvantaged and severely disadvantaged communities or address
emergencies experienced by small community water systems.
   (2) For the purpose of approving grants, the board shall give
priority to projects that serve severely disadvantaged communities.
   (3) Funds expended pursuant to this section shall be expended in a
manner consistent with the federal EPA capitalization grant
requirements established in Section 35.3530(b)(2) of Title 40 of
                                          the Code of Federal
Regulations.
   (e) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 83.  Section 116760.50 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.50.  (a) The department shall establish criteria that shall
be met for projects to be eligible for consideration for funding
under this chapter. The criteria shall include all of the following:
   (1) All preliminary design work for a defined project that will
enable the applicant to supply water that meets safe drinking water
standards, including a cost estimate for the project, shall be
completed.
   (2) A legal entity shall exist that has the authority to enter
into contracts and incur debt on behalf of the community to be served
and owns the public water system or has the right to operate the
public water system under a lease with a term of at least 20 years,
unless otherwise authorized by the department. If the proposed
project is funded by a loan under this chapter, the department may
require the applicant to secure a lease for the full term of the loan
if the loan exceeds 20 years.
   (3) The applicant shall hold all necessary water rights.
   (4) The applicant shall have completed any review required
pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13
(commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) and the
guidelines adopted pursuant thereto, and have included plans for
compliance with that act in its preliminary plans for the project.
   (5) The applicant has assembled sufficient financial data to
establish its ability to complete the proposed project and to
establish the amount of debt financing it can undertake.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 84.  Section 116760.50 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.50.  (a) The board shall establish eligibility criteria for
funding pursuant to this chapter that includes all of the following:

   (1) All preliminary design work for a defined project that will
enable the applicant to supply water that meets safe drinking water
standards, including a cost estimate for the project, shall be
completed.
   (2) A legal entity shall exist that has the authority to enter
into contracts and incur debt on behalf of the community to be served
and owns the public water system or has the right to operate the
public water system for at least the term of the financing agreement.

   (3) The applicant shall hold all necessary water rights.
   (4) The applicant shall have completed any review required
pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13
(commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) and the
guidelines adopted pursuant thereto, and have included plans for
compliance with that act in its preliminary plans for the project.
   (5) The applicant shall have assembled sufficient financial data
to establish its ability to complete the proposed project and to
establish the amount of debt financing it can undertake.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 85.  Section 116760.50 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.50.  (a) The board shall establish eligibility criteria for
project financing pursuant to this chapter that shall be consistent
with federal requirements.
   (b) This section shall become operative on January 1 of the next
calendar year occurring after the board provides notice to the
Legislature and the Secretary of State and posts notice on its
Internet Web site that the board has adopted a policy handbook
pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 86.  Section 116760.55 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.55.  (a) For purposes of the department considering
eligibility for grant funding for a planning project, a legal entity
may apply on behalf of one or more public water systems serving
disadvantaged or severely disadvantaged communities if all of the
following requirements are met:
   (1) The legal entity has a signed agreement with each public water
system for which it is applying for funding for a planning and
feasibility study project that indicates that the public water system
agrees to the joint application and that the legal entity is acting
on behalf of, and in place of, the public water system.
   (2) The application is for 100 percent grant funding for a
planning and feasibility project.
   (3) The planning and feasibility study project includes a study of
the feasibility of consolidation, which may include expansion of
service to communities not currently served by a public water system.

   (4) The applicant has demonstrated that the legal entity has the
ability to complete the proposed planning project.
   (5) At least one of the project participating public water systems
has a primary drinking water standard violation and is on the
project priority list.
   (b) For purposes of this section, "legal entity" means an entity
that is duly formed and operating under the laws of this state.
   (c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 87.  Section 116760.55 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.55.  (a) For purposes of the board considering eligibility
for grant or principal forgiveness funding for a planning project, a
legal entity may apply on behalf of one or more public water systems
serving disadvantaged or severely disadvantaged communities if all of
the following requirements are met:
   (1) The legal entity has a signed agreement with each public water
system for which it is applying for funding for a planning and
feasibility study project that indicates that the public water system
agrees to the joint application and that the legal entity is acting
on behalf of, and in place of, the public water system.
   (2) The application is for 100 percent grant or principal
forgiveness funding for a planning and feasibility project.
   (3) The planning and feasibility study project includes a study of
the feasibility of consolidation, which may include expansion of
service to communities not currently served by a public water system.

   (4) The applicant has demonstrated that the legal entity has the
ability to complete the proposed planning project.
   (5) At least one of the project participating public water systems
has a primary drinking water standard violation and is on the
project priority list.
   (b) For purposes of this section, "legal entity" means an entity
that is duly formed and operating under the laws of this state.
   (c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 88.  Section 116760.60 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.60.  (a) The department shall notify suppliers that may be
eligible for funding pursuant to this chapter of the purposes of this
chapter and the regulations established by the department.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 89.  Section 116760.70 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.70.  (a) The department, after public notice and hearing,
shall, from time to time, establish a priority list of proposed
projects to be considered for funding under this chapter. In doing
so, the department shall determine if improvement or rehabilitation
of the public water system is necessary to provide pure, wholesome,
and potable water in adequate quantity and at sufficient pressure for
health, cleanliness, and other domestic purposes. The department
shall establish criteria for placing public water systems on the
priority list for funding that shall include criteria for priority
list categories. Priority shall be given to projects that meet all of
the following requirements:
   (1) Address the most serious risk to human health.
   (2) Are necessary to ensure compliance with requirements of
Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116270) including requirements for
filtration.
   (3) Assist systems most in need on a per household basis according
to affordability criteria.
   (b) The department may, in establishing a new priority list, merge
those proposed projects from the existing priority list into the new
priority list.
   (c) In establishing the priority list, the department shall
consider the system's implementation of an ongoing source water
protection program or wellhead protection program.
   (d) In establishing the priority list categories and the priority
for funding projects, the department shall carry out the intent of
the Legislature pursuant to subdivisions (e) to (h), inclusive, of
Section 116760.10 and do all of the following:
   (1) Give priority to upgrade an existing system to meet drinking
water standards.
   (2) After giving priority pursuant to paragraph (1), consider
whether the applicant has sought other funds when providing funding
for a project to upgrade an existing system and to accommodate a
reasonable amount of growth.
   (e) Consideration of an applicant's eligibility for funding shall
initially be based on the priority list in effect at the time the
application is received and the project's ability to proceed. If a
new priority list is established during the time the application is
under consideration, but before the applicant receives a letter of
commitment, the department may consider the applicant's eligibility
for funding based on either the old or new priority list.
   (f) The department may change the ranking of a specific project on
the priority lists at any time following the publication of the list
if information, that was not available at the time of the
publication of the list, is provided that justifies the change in the
ranking of the project.
   (g) The department shall provide one or more public hearings on
the Intended Use Plan, the priority list, and the criteria for
placing public water systems on the priority list. The department
shall provide notice of the Intended Use Plan, criteria, and priority
list not less than 30 days before the public hearing. The Intended
Use Plan, criteria, and priority list shall not be subject to the
requirements of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1
of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. The department
shall conduct duly noticed public hearings and workshops around the
state to encourage the involvement and active input of public and
affected parties, including, but not limited to, water utilities,
local government, public interest, environmental, and consumer
groups, public health groups, land conservation interests, health
care providers, groups representing vulnerable populations, groups
representing business and agricultural interests, and members of the
general public, in the development and periodic updating of the
Intended Use Plan and the priority list.
   (h) The requirements of this section do not constitute an
adjudicatory proceeding as defined in Section 11405.20 of the
Government Code and Section 11410.10 of the Government Code is not
applicable.
   (i) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 90.  Section 116760.70 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.70.  (a) The board, after public notice and opportunity for
comment, shall, from time to time, establish a priority list of
proposed projects to be considered for funding under this chapter. In
doing so, the board shall determine if improvement or rehabilitation
of the public water system is necessary to provide pure, wholesome,
and potable water in adequate quantity and at sufficient pressure for
health, cleanliness, and other domestic purposes. The board shall
establish criteria for placing public water systems on the priority
list for funding that shall include criteria for priority list
categories. Priority shall be given to projects that meet all of the
following requirements:
   (1) Address the most serious risk to human health.
   (2) Are necessary to ensure compliance with requirements of
Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116270) including requirements for
filtration.
   (3) Assist systems most in need on a per household basis according
to affordability criteria.
   (b) The board may, in establishing a new priority list, merge
those proposed projects from the existing priority list into the new
priority list.
   (c) In establishing the priority list, the board shall consider
the system's implementation of an ongoing source water protection
program or wellhead protection program.
   (d) In establishing the priority list categories and the priority
for funding projects, the board shall carry out the intent of the
Legislature pursuant to subdivisions (f) to (i), inclusive, of
Section 116760.10 and do all of the following:
   (1) Give priority to upgrade an existing system to meet drinking
water standards.
   (2) After giving priority pursuant to paragraph (1), consider
whether the applicant has sought other funds when providing funding
for a project to upgrade an existing system and to accommodate a
reasonable amount of growth.
   (e) Consideration of an applicant's eligibility for funding shall
initially be based on the priority list in effect at the time the
application is received and the project's ability to proceed. If a
new priority list is established during the time the application is
under consideration, but before the applicant receives a letter of
commitment, the board may consider the applicant's eligibility for
funding based on either the old or new priority list.
   (f) The board may change the ranking of a specific project on the
priority lists at any time following the publication of the list if
information, that was not available at the time of the publication of
the list, is provided that justifies the change in the ranking of
the project.
   (g) The board shall provide one or more public hearings on the
Intended Use Plan, the priority list, and the criteria for placing
public water systems on the priority list. The board shall adopt an
Intended Use Plan and provide notice of the Intended Use Plan,
criteria, and priority list not less than 30 days before the adoption
of the Intended Use Plan. The Intended Use Plan, criteria, and
priority list shall not be subject to the requirements of Chapter 3.5
(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2
of the Government Code.
   (h) The requirements of this section do not constitute an
adjudicatory proceeding as defined in Section 11405.20 of the
Government Code and Section 11410.10 of the Government Code is not
applicable.
   (i) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 91.  Section 116760.79 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.79.  (a) Applications for funding under this chapter shall
be made in the form and with the supporting material prescribed by
the department.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 92.  Section 116760.79 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.79.  (a) Applications for funding under this chapter shall
be made in the form and with the supporting material prescribed by
the board.
   (b)  This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed on January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after the
board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of State
and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has adopted
a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 93.  Section 116760.80 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.80.  (a) The department shall determine, based on
applications received, whether a particular applicant meets the
criteria to be eligible for consideration.
   (b) If the applicant does not meet the criteria, it may be
considered for planning and preliminary engineering study funding. An
applicant successfully completing a study is eligible for
consideration for project design and construction funding after the
study is completed and it has met the criteria to be eligible for
consideration for project design and construction funding.
   (c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 94.  Section 116760.80 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.80.  (a) The board shall determine, based on applications
received, whether a particular applicant meets the criteria to be
eligible for consideration.
   (b) If the applicant does not meet the criteria, it may be
considered for planning and preliminary engineering study funding. An
applicant successfully completing a study is eligible for
consideration for project design and construction funding after the
study is completed and it has met the criteria to be eligible for
consideration for project design and construction funding.
   (c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 95.  Section 116760.90 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116760.90.  (a) The department shall not approve an application
for funding unless the department determines that the proposed study
or project is necessary to enable the applicant to meet safe drinking
water standards, and is consistent with an adopted countywide plan,
if any. The department may refuse to fund a study or project if it
determines that the purposes of this chapter may more economically
and efficiently be met by means other than the proposed study or
project. The department shall not approve an application for funding
a project with a primary purpose to supply or attract future growth.
The department may limit funding to costs necessary to enable
suppliers to meet primary drinking water standards, as defined in
Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116270).
   (b) With respect to applications for funding of project design and
construction, the department shall also determine all of the
following:
   (1) Upon completion of the project, the applicant will be able to
supply water that meets safe drinking water standards.
   (2) The project is cost-effective.
   (3) If the entire project is not to be funded under this chapter,
the department shall specify which costs are eligible for funding.
   (c) In considering an application for funding a project that meets
all other requirements of this chapter and regulations, the
department shall not be prejudiced by the applicant initiating the
project before the department approves the application for funding.
Preliminary project costs that are otherwise eligible for funding
pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall not be ineligible
because the costs were incurred by the applicant before the
department approves the application for funding. Construction costs
that are otherwise eligible for funding pursuant to the provisions of
this chapter shall not be ineligible because the costs were incurred
after the approval of the application by the department but prior to
the department entering into a contract with the applicant pursuant
to Section 116761.50.
   (d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 96.  Section 116760.90 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   116760.90.  (a) The board shall not approve an application for
funding unless the board determines that the proposed study or
project is necessary to enable the applicant to meet safe drinking
water standards, and is consistent with an adopted countywide plan,
if any. The board may refuse to fund a study or project if it
determines that the purposes of this chapter may more economically
and efficiently be met by means other than the proposed study or
project. The board shall not approve an application for funding a
project with a primary purpose to supply or attract future growth.
The board may limit funding to costs necessary to enable suppliers to
meet primary drinking water standards, as defined in Chapter 4
(commencing with Section 116270).
   (b) With respect to applications for funding of project design and
construction, the board shall also determine all of the following:
   (1) Upon completion of the project, the applicant will be able to
supply water that meets safe drinking water standards.
   (2) The project is cost effective.
   (3) If the entire project is not to be funded under this chapter,
the board shall specify which costs are eligible for funding.
   (c) In considering an application for funding a project that meets
all other requirements of this chapter and regulations, the board
shall not be prejudiced by the applicant initiating the project
before the board approves the application for funding. Preliminary
project costs that are otherwise eligible for funding pursuant to the
provisions of this chapter shall not be ineligible because the costs
were incurred by the applicant before the board approves the
application for funding. Construction costs that are otherwise
eligible for funding pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall
not be ineligible because the costs were incurred after the approval
of the application by the board, but before the board entering into
a contract with the applicant pursuant to Section 116761.50.
   (d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 97.  Section 116761 of the Health and Safety Code is amended
to read:
   116761.  (a) Planning and preliminary engineering studies, project
design, and construction costs eligible for funding under this
chapter shall be established by the department and may include any of
the following:
   (1) Reasonable costs for the construction, improvement, or
rehabilitation of facilities of the public water system, which may
include water supply, treatment works, and all or part of a water
distribution system, if necessary to carry out the purposes of this
chapter.
   (2) Reasonable costs associated with the consolidation of water
systems, including, but not limited to, reasonable facility fees,
connection fees, or similar charges.
   (3) Reasonable costs of purchasing water systems, water rights, or
watershed lands.
   (4) Operation and maintenance costs only to the extent they are
used in the startup and testing of the completed project. All other
operation and maintenance costs shall be the responsibility of the
supplier and shall not be considered as part of the project costs.
   (5) Reasonable costs of establishing eligibility for funding under
this chapter that were incurred before the department entered into a
commitment to fund the project under this chapter.
   (6) The acquisition of real property or interests therein only if
the acquisition is integral to a project, and as otherwise limited in
the federal act.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 98.  Section 116761 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to
read:
   116761.  (a) Planning and preliminary engineering studies, project
design, and construction costs eligible for funding under this
chapter shall be established by the board and may include any of the
following:
   (1) Reasonable costs for the construction, improvement, or
rehabilitation of facilities of the public water system, which may
include water supply, treatment works, and all or part of a water
distribution system, if necessary to carry out the purposes of this
chapter.
   (2) Reasonable costs associated with the consolidation of water
systems, including, but not limited to, reasonable facility fees,
connection fees, or similar charges.
   (3) Reasonable costs of purchasing water systems, water rights, or
watershed lands.
   (4) Operation and maintenance costs only to the extent they are
used in the startup and testing of the completed project. All other
operation and maintenance costs shall be the responsibility of the
supplier and shall not be considered as part of the project costs.
   (5) Reasonable costs of establishing eligibility for funding under
this chapter that were incurred before the board entered into a
commitment to fund the project under this chapter.

(6) The acquisition of real property or interests therein only if the
acquisition is integral to a project, and as otherwise limited in
the federal act.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 99.  Section 116761.20 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.20.  (a) Planning and preliminary engineering studies,
project design, and construction costs incurred by community and
not-for-profit noncommunity public water systems may be funded under
this chapter by loans, and, if these systems are owned by public
agencies or private not-for-profit water companies, by grants or a
combination of grants and loans.
   (b) (1) The department shall determine what portion of the full
costs the public agency or private not-for-profit water company is
capable of repaying and authorize funding in the form of a loan for
that amount. The department shall authorize a grant only to the
extent the department finds the public agency or not-for-profit water
company is unable to repay the full costs of a loan.
   (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a small
community water system or nontransient noncommunity water system that
is owned by a public agency or a private not-for-profit water
company and serving a severely disadvantaged community, is deemed to
have no ability to repay a loan.
   (c) At the request of the department, the Public Utilities
Commission shall submit comments concerning the ability of suppliers,
subject to its jurisdiction, to finance the project from other
sources and to repay the loan.
   (d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 100.  Section 116761.20 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.20.  (a) Planning and preliminary engineering studies,
project design, and construction costs incurred by community and
not-for-profit noncommunity public water systems may be funded under
this chapter by loans or other repayable financing, and, if these
systems are owned by public agencies or private not-for-profit water
companies, by grants, principal forgiveness, or a combination of
grants and loans or other financial assistance.
   (b) (1) The board shall determine what portion of the full costs
the public agency or private not-for-profit water company is capable
of repaying and authorize funding in the form of a loan or other
repayable financing for that amount. The board shall authorize a
grant or principal forgiveness only to the extent the board finds the
public agency or not-for-profit water company is unable to repay the
full costs of the financing.
   (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a small
community water system or nontransient noncommunity water system that
is owned by a public agency or a private not-for-profit water
company and serving a severely disadvantaged community, is deemed to
have no ability to repay any financing.
   (c) At the request of the board, the Public Utilities Commission
shall submit comments concerning the ability of suppliers, subject to
its jurisdiction, to finance the project from other sources and to
repay the financing.
   (d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 101.  Section 116761.21 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.21.  (a) Not more than 30 percent and not less than 15
percent, provided that there are projects eligible for funding as
prescribed in Section 116760.70, of the total amount deposited in the
fund may be expended for grants. This amount shall be limited to
disadvantaged communities specified in Section 1452(d) of the federal
act (42 U.S.C.A. Sec. 300j-12).
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 102.  Section 116761.22 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.22.  (a) Loans for project design and construction shall be
repaid over a term not longer than the useful life of the project
constructed or 20 years, whichever is shorter, except as provided in
the federal act.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 103.  Section 116761.23 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.23.  (a) The maximum amount of a planning grant permitted
under this chapter for each participating public water system's share
of the costs of the planning, engineering studies, environmental
documentation, and design of a single project shall be no more than
five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
   (b) Unless the department approves an increase pursuant to this
subdivision, the maximum amount of a construction grant award
authorized under this chapter to each participating public water
system for its share of the cost of the construction of a single
project shall be no more than three million dollars ($3,000,000). The
department may approve an increase in the maximum amount for a
construction grant award authorized under this chapter so that the
maximum amount of the construction grant award does not exceed ten
million dollars ($10,000,000) only if the department makes all of the
following findings:
   (1) A public water system that serves a disadvantaged community
has a defined project need that exceeds the maximum grant amount of
three million dollars ($3,000,000).
   (2) The defined project has been bypassed in at least one funding
cycle due to a lack of funds.
   (3) The defined project is eligible for funding pursuant to the
program regulations.
   (4) The defined project represents the highest public health risk
among unfunded projects, as determined by the department according to
its standard criteria.
   (c) Total funding under this article for planning, engineering
studies, environmental documentation, project design, and
construction costs of a single project, whether in the form of a loan
or a grant, or both, shall be determined by an assessment of
affordability using criteria established by the department.
   (d) Subject to all other limitations of this chapter, a small
community water system or nontransient noncommunity water system,
owned by a public agency or private not-for-profit water company,
serving severely disadvantaged communities shall be eligible to
receive up to 100 percent of eligible project costs in the form of a
grant, to the extent the system cannot afford a loan as determined by
the department pursuant to Section 116761.20.
   (e) Subject to the availability of funds and the applicant's
ability to repay, an applicant may receive up to the full cost of the
project in the form of a loan bearing interest at the rate
established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 116761.65.
   (f) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 104.  Section 116761.23 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.23.  (a) The maximum amount of a planning grant permitted
under this chapter for each participating public water system's share
of the costs of the planning, engineering studies, environmental
documentation, and design of a single project shall be no more than
five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
   (b) Unless the board approves an increase pursuant to this
subdivision, the maximum amount of a construction grant award
authorized under this chapter to each participating public water
system for its share of the cost of the construction of a single
project shall be no more than three million dollars ($3,000,000). The
board may approve an increase in the maximum amount for a
construction grant award authorized under this chapter so that the
maximum amount of the construction grant award does not exceed ten
million dollars ($10,000,000) only if the board makes all of the
following findings:
   (1) A public water system that serves a disadvantaged community
has a defined project need that exceeds the maximum grant amount of
three million dollars ($3,000,000).
   (2) The defined project has been bypassed in at least one funding
cycle due to a lack of funds.
   (3) The defined project is eligible for funding pursuant to the
program regulations.
   (4) The defined project represents the highest public health risk
among unfunded projects, as determined by the board according to its
standard criteria.
   (c) Total funding under this article for planning, engineering
studies, environmental documentation, project design, and
construction costs of a single project, whether in the form of a loan
or a grant, or both, shall be determined by an assessment of
affordability using criteria established by the board.
   (d) Subject to all other limitations of this chapter, a small
community water system or nontransient noncommunity water system,
owned by a public agency or private not-for-profit water company,
serving severely disadvantaged communities shall be eligible to
receive up to 100 percent of eligible project costs in the form of a
grant, to the extent the system cannot afford a loan as determined by
the board pursuant to Section 116761.20.
   (e) Subject to the availability of funds and the applicant's
ability to repay, an applicant may receive up to the full cost of the
project in the form of a loan bearing interest at the rate
established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 116761.65.
   (f) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 105.  Section 116761.24 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.24.  (a) Not less than 15 percent of the total amount
deposited in the fund shall be expended for providing loans and
grants to public water systems that regularly serve fewer than 10,000
persons to the extent those funds can be obligated for eligible
projects.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 106.  Section 116761.40 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.40.  (a) The failure or inability of any public water
system to receive funds under this chapter or any other loan or grant
program or any delay in obtaining the funds shall not alter the
obligation of the system to comply in a timely manner with all
applicable drinking water standards and requirements of the
California Safe Drinking Water Act or the federal act.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 107.  Section 116761.40 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.40.  (a) The failure or inability of any public water
system to receive funds under this chapter or any other financial
assistance program or any delay in obtaining the funds shall not
alter the obligation of the system to comply in a timely manner with
all applicable drinking water standards and requirements of the
California Safe Drinking Water Act or the federal act.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 108.  Section 116761.50 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.50.  (a) The department may enter into contracts with
applicants for grants or loans for the purposes set forth in this
chapter. Any contract entered into pursuant to this section shall
include only terms and conditions consistent with this chapter and
the regulations established under this chapter.
   (b) The contract shall include all of the following terms and
conditions that are applicable:
   (1) An estimate of the reasonable cost of the project or study.
   (2) An agreement by the department to loan or grant, or loan and
grant, the applicant an amount that equals the portion of the costs
found by the department to be eligible for a state loan or grant. The
agreement may provide for disbursement of funds during the progress
of the study or construction, or following completion of the study or
construction, as agreed by the parties.
   (3) An agreement by the applicant to proceed expeditiously with
the project or study.
   (4) An agreement by the applicant to commence operations of the
project upon completion of the project, and to properly operate and
maintain the project in accordance with the applicable provisions of
law.
   (5) In the case of a loan, an agreement by the applicant to repay
the state, over a period not to exceed the useful life of the project
or 20 years, whichever is shorter, except as provided in the federal
act, or in the case of a study, over a period not to exceed five
years, all of the following:
   (A) The amount of the loan.
   (B) The administrative fee specified in subdivision (a) of Section
116761.70.
   (C) Interest on the principal, which is the amount of the loan
plus the administrative fee.
   (6) In the case of a grant, an agreement by the public agency or
private not-for-profit water company to operate and maintain the
water system for a period of 20 years, unless otherwise authorized by
the department.
   (c) The contract may include any of the following terms and
conditions:
   (1) An agreement by the supplier to adopt a fee structure that
provides for the proper maintenance and operations of the project and
includes a sinking fund for repair and replacement of the facilities
in cases where appropriate. The fee structure shall also provide an
acceptable dedicated source of revenue for the repayment of the
amount of the loan, and the payment of administrative fees and
interest.
   (2) If the entire project is not funded pursuant to this chapter,
the department may include a provision requiring the applicant to
share the cost of the project or obtain funding from other sources.
   (d) The department may require applicants to provide security for
loan contracts.
   (e) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 109.  Section 116761.50 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.50.  (a) The board may enter into contracts with applicants
for grants or loans for the purposes set forth in this chapter. Any
contract entered into pursuant to this section shall include only
terms and conditions consistent with this chapter and the regulations
established under this chapter.
   (b) The contract shall include all of the following terms and
conditions that are applicable:
   (1) An estimate of the reasonable cost of the project or study.
   (2) An agreement by the board to loan or grant, or loan and grant,
the applicant an amount that equals the portion of the costs found
by the board to be eligible for a state loan or grant. The agreement
may provide for disbursement of funds during the progress of the
study or construction, or following completion of the study or
construction, as agreed by the parties.
   (3) An agreement by the applicant to proceed expeditiously with
the project or study.
   (4) An agreement by the applicant to commence operations of the
project upon completion of the project, and to properly operate and
maintain the project in accordance with the applicable provisions of
law.
   (5) In the case of a loan, an agreement by the applicant to repay
the state, over a period not to exceed the useful life of the project
or 20 years, whichever is shorter, except as provided in the federal
act, or in the case of a study, over a period not to exceed five
years, all of the following:
   (A) The amount of the loan.
   (B) The administrative fee specified in subdivision (a) of Section
116761.70.
   (C) Interest on the principal, which is the amount of the loan
plus the administrative fee.
   (6) In the case of a grant, an agreement by the public agency or
private not-for-profit water company to operate and maintain the
water system for the term of the financing agreement or the useful
life of the project, as determined by the board, unless otherwise
authorized by the board.
   (c) The contract may include any of the following terms and
conditions:
   (1) An agreement by the supplier to adopt a fee structure that
provides for the proper maintenance and operations of the project and
includes a sinking fund for repair and replacement of the facilities
in cases where appropriate. The fee structure shall also provide an
acceptable dedicated source of revenue for the repayment of the
amount of the loan, and the payment of administrative fees and
interest.
   (2) If the entire project is not funded pursuant to this chapter,
the board may include a provision requiring the applicant to share
the cost of the project or obtain funding from other sources.
   (d) The board may require applicants to provide security for loan
contracts.
   (e) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 110.  Section 116761.50 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.50.  (a) The board may enter into financing agreements with
applicants for the purposes set forth in this chapter.
   (b) If the board provides construction financing, the financing
recipient shall commit to operate and maintain, or ensure the
operation and maintenance of, the water system for the term of the
financing agreement or the useful life of the project, as determined
by the board, unless otherwise authorized by the board.
   (c) This section shall become operative on January 1 of the next
calendar year occurring after the board provides notice to the
Legislature and the Secretary of State and posts notice on its
Internet Web site that the board has adopted a policy handbook
pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 111.  Section 116761.60 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.60.  (a) All funding received under this chapter shall be
expended by the applicant within three years of the execution of the
contract with the department or its designee. The three-year period
may be extended, with the approval of the department, until five
years after the date the original contract, not including amendments,
was executed.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 112.  Section 116761.60 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.60.  (a) All funding received under this chapter shall be
expended by the applicant within three years of the execution of the
contract with the board or its designee. The three-year period may be
extended, with the approval of the board, until five years after the
date the original contract, not including amendments, was executed.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 113.  Section 116761.62 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.62.  (a) To the extent permitted by federal and state law,
moneys in the fund may be expended to rebate to the federal
government all arbitrage profits required by the federal Tax Reform
Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-514) or any amendment of or supplement to
that law. To the extent that this expenditure of the moneys in the
fund is prohibited by federal or state law, any rebates required by
federal law shall be paid from the General Fund or other sources,
upon appropriation by the Legislature.
   (b) Notwithstanding any other law or regulation, the department
may enter into contracts or may procure those services and equipment
that may be necessary to ensure prompt and complete compliance with
any provisions relating to the fund imposed by either the federal Tax
Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-514) or the federal Safe Drinking
Water Act.
   (c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 114.  Section 116761.62 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.62.  (a) To the extent permitted by federal and state law,
moneys in the fund may be expended to rebate to the federal
government all arbitrage profits required by the federal Tax Reform
Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-514) or any amendment of or supplement to
that law. To the extent that this expenditure of the moneys in the
fund is prohibited by federal or state law, any rebates required by
federal law shall be paid from the General Fund or other sources,
upon appropriation by the Legislature.
   (b) Notwithstanding any other law or regulation, the board may
enter into contracts or may procure those services and equipment that
may be necessary to ensure prompt and complete compliance with any
provisions relating to the fund imposed by either the federal Tax
Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-514) or the federal Safe Drinking
Water Act.
   (c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 115.  Section 116761.65 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.65.  (a) The department shall annually establish the
interest rate for loans made pursuant to this chapter at 50 percent
of the average interest rate, computed by the true interest cost
method, paid by the state on general obligation bonds issued in the
prior calendar year. All loans made pursuant to this chapter shall
carry the interest rate established for the calendar year in which
the funds are committed to the loan, as of the date of the letter of
commitment. The interest rate set for each loan shall be applied
throughout the repayment period of the loan. Interest on the loan
shall not be deferred.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), if the loan applicant is a
public water system that is a disadvantaged community or provides
matching funds, the interest rate on the loan shall be zero percent.
   (c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 116.  Section 116761.65 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.65.  (a) The board shall annually establish the interest
rate for loans made pursuant to this chapter at a rate not to exceed
50 percent of the average interest rate, computed by the true
interest cost method, paid by the state on general obligation bonds
issued in the prior calendar year. All loans made pursuant to this
chapter shall carry the interest rate established for the calendar
year in which the funds are committed to the loan, as of the date of
the letter of commitment. The interest rate set for each loan shall
be applied throughout the repayment period of the loan. Interest on
the loan shall not be deferred.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), if the loan applicant is a
public water system that is a disadvantaged community or provides
matching funds, the interest rate on the loan shall be zero percent.
   (c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 117.  Section 116761.65 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.65.  (a) The board shall annually establish the interest
rate for repayable financing made pursuant to this chapter at a rate
not to exceed 50 percent of the average interest rate, computed by
the true interest cost method, paid by the state on general
obligation bonds issued in the prior calendar year, rounded up to the
closest one-tenth of 1 percent.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), if the financing is for a
public water system that serves a disadvantaged community with a
financial hardship as determined by the board or if the financing is
for a public water system that provides matching funds, the interest
rate shall be 0 percent.
   (c) This section shall become operative on January 1 of the next
calendar year occurring after the board provides notice to the
Legislature and the Secretary of State and posts notice on its
Internet Web site that the board has adopted a policy handbook
pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 118.  Section 116761.70 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.70.  (a) Not more than 4 percent of the capitalization
grant may be used by the department for administering this chapter.
The department may establish a reasonable schedule of administrative
fees for loans, which shall be paid by the applicant to reimburse the
state for the costs of the state administration
                       of this chapter.
   (b) Charges incurred by the Attorney General in protection of the
state's interest in the use of repayment of grant and loan funds
under this chapter shall be paid. These charges shall not be paid
from funds allocated for administrative purposes, but shall be
treated as a program expense not to exceed one-half of 1 percent of
the total amount deposited in the fund.
   (c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 119.  Section 116761.70 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.70.  (a) Not more than 4 percent of the capitalization
grant may be used by the board for administering this chapter. The
board may establish a reasonable schedule of administrative fees that
shall be paid by the applicant to reimburse the state for the costs
of the state administration of this chapter.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 120.  Section 116761.80 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.80.  (a) The department may expend money repaid to the
state pursuant to any contract executed under Section 116761.50 as
necessary for the administration of contracts entered into by the
department under this chapter, but those expenditures may not in any
year exceed 1.5 percent of the amount of principal and interest
projected to be paid to the state in that year pursuant to this
chapter.
   (b) Charges incurred by the Attorney General in protecting the
state's interest in the use of funds and repayment of funds under
this chapter may be paid by the department from these funds, but
those charges may not exceed one-half of 1 percent of the amount of
principal and interest projected to be paid to the state in that year
pursuant to this chapter.
   (c) Any of these sums unexpended by the department at the end of
any year shall automatically revert to the fund.
   (d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 121.  Section 116761.85 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116761.85.  (a) Except as provided in Section 116761.80, all money
repaid to the state pursuant to any contract executed under
subdivision (a) of Section 116761.50, including interest payments and
all interest earned on or accruing to any moneys in the fund, shall
be deposited in the fund and shall be available in perpetuity, for
expenditure for the purposes and uses permitted by this chapter and
the federal act.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 122.  Section 116761.85 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116761.85.  (a) Moneys repaid to the state pursuant to any
contract executed pursuant to this chapter, including interest
payments and all interest earned on or accruing to any moneys in the
fund, shall be deposited in the fund and shall be available in
perpetuity, for expenditure for the purposes and uses permitted by
this chapter and the federal act.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 123.  Section 116762.60 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   116762.60.  (a) The department shall, contingent upon receiving
federal capitalization grant funds, develop and implement a program
to protect sources of drinking water. In carrying out this program,
the department shall coordinate with local, state, and federal
agencies that have public health and environmental management
programs to ensure an effective implementation of the program while
avoiding duplication of effort and reducing program costs. The
program shall include all of the following:
   (1) A source water assessment program to delineate and assess the
drinking water supplies of public drinking water systems pursuant to
Section 1453 of the federal act.
   (2) A wellhead protection program to protect drinking water wells
from contamination pursuant to Section 1428 of the federal act.
   (3) Pursuant to Section 1452(k) of the federal act, the department
shall set aside federal capitalization grant funds sufficient to
carry out paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a).
   (b) The department shall set aside federal capitalization grant
funds to provide assistance to water systems pursuant to Section 1452
(k) of the federal act for the following source water protection
activities, to the extent that those activities are proposed:
   (1) To acquire land or a conservation easement if the purpose of
the acquisition is to protect the source water of the system from
contamination and to ensure compliance with primary drinking water
regulations.
   (2) To implement local, voluntary source water protection measures
to protect source water in areas delineated pursuant to Section 1453
of the federal act, in order to facilitate compliance with primary
drinking water regulations applicable to the water system under
Section 1412 of the federal act or otherwise significantly further
the health protection objectives of the federal and state acts.
   (3) To carry out a voluntary, incentive-based source water quality
protection partnership pursuant to Section 1454 of the federal act.
   (c) The department shall conduct duly noticed public hearings,
public workshops, focus groups, or meetings around the state to
encourage the involvement and active input of public and affected
parties in the development and periodic updating of the source water
protection program adopted pursuant to this article. The notices
shall contain basic information about the program in an
understandable format and shall notify widely representative groups,
including, but not limited to, federal, state, and local governmental
agencies, water utilities, public interest, environmental, and
consumer groups, public health groups, land conservation groups,
health care providers, groups representing vulnerable populations,
groups representing business and agricultural interests, and members
of the general public. In addition, the department shall convene a
technical advisory committee and a citizens' advisory committee made
up of those representative groups to provide advice and direction on
program development and implementation.
   (d) The department shall submit a report to the Legislature every
two years on its activities under this section. The report shall
contain a description of each program for which funds have been set
aside under this section, the effectiveness of each program in
carrying out the intent of the federal and state acts, and an
accounting of the amount of set aside funds used.
   (e) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 124.  Section 116762.60 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116762.60.  (a) The board shall, contingent upon receiving federal
capitalization grant funds, develop and implement a program to
protect sources of drinking water. In carrying out this program, the
board shall coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies that
have public health and environmental management programs to ensure an
effective implementation of the program while avoiding duplication
of effort and reducing program costs. The program shall include all
of the following:
   (1) A source water assessment program to delineate and assess the
drinking water supplies of public drinking water systems pursuant to
Section 1453 of the federal act.
   (2) A wellhead protection program to protect drinking water wells
from contamination pursuant to Section 1428 of the federal act.
   (3) Pursuant to Section 1452(k) of the federal act, the board
shall set aside federal capitalization grant funds sufficient to
carry out paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a).
   (b) The board shall set aside federal capitalization grant funds
to provide assistance to water systems pursuant to Section 1452(k) of
the federal act for the following source water protection
activities, to the extent that those activities are proposed:
   (1) To acquire land or a conservation easement if the purpose of
the acquisition is to protect the source water of the system from
contamination and to ensure compliance with primary drinking water
regulations.
   (2) To implement local, voluntary source water protection measures
to protect source water in areas delineated pursuant to Section 1453
of the federal act, in order to facilitate compliance with primary
drinking water regulations applicable to the water system under
Section 1412 of the federal act or otherwise significantly further
the health protection objectives of the federal and state acts.
   (3) To carry out a voluntary, incentive-based source water quality
protection partnership pursuant to Section 1454 of the federal act.
   (c) The board shall conduct duly noticed public hearings, public
workshops, focus groups, or meetings around the state to encourage
the involvement and active input of public and affected parties in
the development and periodic updating of the source water protection
program adopted pursuant to this article. The notices shall contain
basic information about the program in an understandable format and
shall notify widely representative groups, including, but not limited
to, federal, state, and local governmental agencies, water
utilities, public interest, environmental, and consumer groups,
public health groups, land conservation groups, health care
providers, groups representing vulnerable populations, groups
representing business and agricultural interests, and members of the
general public. In addition, the board shall convene a technical
advisory committee and a citizens' advisory committee made up of
those representative groups to provide advice and direction on
program development and implementation.
   (d) (1) The board shall submit a report to the Legislature every
two years on its activities under this section. The report shall
contain a description of each program for which funds have been set
aside under this section, the effectiveness of each program in
carrying out the intent of the federal and state acts, and an
accounting of the amount of set aside funds used.
   (2) A report submitted pursuant to this subdivision shall be
submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
   (e) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014, and is
repealed as of January 1 of the next calendar year occurring after
the board provides notice to the Legislature and the Secretary of
State and posts notice on its Internet Web site that the board has
adopted a policy handbook pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 125.  Section 116762.60 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116762.60.  (a) The board shall, contingent upon receiving federal
capitalization grant funds, develop and implement a program to
protect sources of drinking water. In carrying out this program, the
board shall coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies that
have public health and environmental management programs to ensure an
effective implementation of the program while avoiding duplication
of effort and reducing program costs. The program shall include all
of the following:
   (1) A source water assessment program to delineate and assess the
drinking water supplies of public drinking water systems pursuant to
Section 1453 of the federal act.
   (2) A wellhead protection program to protect drinking water wells
from contamination pursuant to Section 1428 of the federal act.
   (3) Pursuant to Section 1452(k) of the federal act, the board
shall set aside federal capitalization grant funds sufficient to
carry out paragraphs (1) and (2).
   (b) The board shall set aside federal capitalization grant funds
to provide assistance to water systems pursuant to Section 1452(k) of
the federal act for the following source water protection
activities, to the extent that those activities are proposed:
   (1) To acquire land or a conservation easement if the purpose of
the acquisition is to protect the source water of the system from
contamination and to ensure compliance with primary drinking water
regulations.
   (2) To implement local, voluntary source water protection measures
to protect source water in areas delineated pursuant to Section 1453
of the federal act, in order to facilitate compliance with primary
drinking water regulations applicable to the water system under
Section 1412 of the federal act or otherwise significantly further
the health protection objectives of the federal and state acts.
   (3) To carry out a voluntary, incentive-based source water quality
protection partnership pursuant to Section 1454 of the federal act.
   (c) The board shall post a report to its Internet Web site, every
two years, on its activities under this section. The report shall
contain a description of each program for which funds have been set
aside under this section, the effectiveness of each program in
carrying out the intent of the federal and state acts, and an
accounting of the amount of set aside funds used.
   (d) This section shall become operative on January 1 of the next
calendar year occurring after the board provides notice to the
Legislature and the Secretary of State and posts notice on its
Internet Web site that the board has adopted a policy handbook
pursuant to Section 116760.43.
  SEC. 126.  Section 131110 of the Health and Safety Code is amended
to read:
   131110.  (a) The department shall maintain a program of Drinking
Water and Environmental Management.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 127.  Section 131110 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   131110.  (a) The department shall maintain a program of
Environmental Management.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 128.  Section 541.5 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   541.5.  (a) The department shall not close, or propose to close, a
state park in the 2012-13 or 2013-14 fiscal year. The commission and
the department shall recommend all necessary steps to establish a
sustainable funding strategy for the department to the Legislature on
or before January 1, 2015.
   (b) There is hereby appropriated twenty million five hundred
thousand dollars ($20,500,000) to the department from the State Parks
and Recreation Fund, which shall be available for encumbrance until
June 30, 2016, and for liquidation until June 30, 2018, to be
expended as follows:
   (1) Ten million dollars ($10,000,000) shall be available to
provide for matching funds pursuant to subdivision (c).
   (2) Ten million dollars ($10,000,000) shall be available for the
department to direct funds to parks that remain at risk of closure or
that will keep parks open during the 2012-13 to 2015-16 fiscal
years, inclusive. Priority may be given to parks subject to a donor
or operating agreement or other contractual arrangement with the
department.
   (3) Up to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) shall be
available for the department to pay for ongoing audits and
investigations as directed by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee,
the office of the Attorney General, the Department of Finance, or
other state agency.
   (c) The department shall match on a dollar-for-dollar basis all
financial contributions contributed by a donor pursuant to an
agreement for the 2012-13 fiscal year for which the department
received funds as of July 31, 2013, and for agreements entered into
in the 2013-14 fiscal year. These matching funds shall be used
exclusively in the park unit subject to those agreements.
   (d) The department shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget
Committee in writing not less than 30 days before the expenditure of
funds under this section of the funding that shall be expended, the
manner of the expenditure, and the recipient of the expenditure.
   (e) The prohibition on the closure or proposed closure of a state
park in the 2012-13 or 2013-14 fiscal year, pursuant to paragraph
(a), does not limit or affect the department's authority to enter
into an operating agreement, pursuant to Section 5080.42, during the
2012-13 or 2013-14 fiscal year, for purposes of the operation of the
entirety of a state park during the 2012-13 or 2013-14 fiscal year.
  SEC. 129.  Section 2705 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   2705.  (a) A city, county, and city and county shall collect a fee
from each applicant for a building permit. Each fee shall be equal
to a specific amount of the proposed building construction for which
the building permit is issued as determined by the local building
officials. The fee amount shall be assessed in the following way:
   (1) Group R occupancies, as defined in the California Building
Code (Part 2 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations), one
to three stories in height, except hotels and motels, shall be
assessed at the rate of thirteen dollars ($13) per one hundred
thousand dollars ($100,000), with appropriate fractions thereof.
   (2) All other buildings shall be assessed at the rate of
twenty-eight dollars ($28) per one hundred thousand dollars
($100,000), with appropriate fractions thereof.
   (3) The fee shall be the amount assessed under paragraph (1) or
(2), depending on building type, or fifty cents ($0.50), whichever is
the higher.
   (b) (1) In lieu of the requirements of subdivision (a), a city,
county, and city and county may elect to include a rate of thirteen
dollars ($13) per one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), with
appropriate fractions thereof, in its basic building permit fee for
any Group R occupancy defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a),
and a rate of twenty-eight dollars ($28) per one hundred thousand
dollars ($100,000), with appropriate fractions thereof, for all other
building types. A city, county, and city and county electing to
collect the fee pursuant to this subdivision need not segregate the
fees in a fund separate from any fund into which basic building
permit fees are deposited.
   (2) "Building," for the purpose of this chapter, is any structure
built for the support, shelter, or enclosure of persons, animals,
chattels, or property of any kind.
   (c) (1) A city, county, and city and county may retain up to 5
percent of the total amount it collects under subdivision (a) or (b)
for data utilization, for seismic education incorporating data
interpretations from data of the strong-motion instrumentation
program and the seismic hazards mapping program, and, in accordance
with paragraph (2), for improving the preparation for damage
assessment after strong seismic motion events.
   (2) A city, county, and city and county may use any funds retained
pursuant to this subdivision to improve the preparation for damage
assessment in its jurisdiction only after it provides the Department
of Conservation with information indicating to the department that
data utilization and seismic education activities have been
adequately funded.
   (d) Funds collected pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b), less the
amount retained pursuant to subdivision (c), shall be deposited in
the Strong-Motion Instrumentation and Seismic Hazards Mapping Fund,
as created by Section 2699.5 to be used exclusively for purposes of
this chapter, Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 2621), and Chapter
7.8 (commencing with Section 2690).
  SEC. 130.  Section 3160 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   3160.  (a) On or before January 1, 2015, the Secretary of the
Natural Resources Agency shall cause to be conducted, and completed,
an independent scientific study on well stimulation treatments,
including, but not limited to, hydraulic fracturing and acid well
stimulation treatments. The scientific study shall evaluate the
hazards and risks and potential hazards and risks that well
stimulation treatments pose to natural resources and public,
occupational, and environmental health and safety. The scientific
study shall do all of the following:
   (1) Follow the well-established standard protocols of the
scientific profession, including, but not limited to, the use of
recognized experts, peer review, and publication.
   (2) Identify areas with existing and potential conventional and
unconventional oil and gas reserves where well stimulation treatments
are likely to spur or enable oil and gas exploration and production.

   (3) (A) Evaluate all aspects and effects of well stimulation
treatments, including, but not limited to, the well stimulation
treatment, additive and water transportation to and from the well
site, mixing and handling of the well stimulation treatment fluids
and additives onsite, the use and potential for use of nontoxic
additives and the use or reuse of treated or produced water in well
stimulation treatment fluids, and flowback fluids and the handling,
treatment, and disposal of flowback fluids and other materials, if
any, generated by the treatment. Specifically, the potential for the
use of recycled water in well stimulation treatments, including
appropriate water quality requirements and available treatment
technologies, shall be evaluated. Well stimulation treatments
include, but are not limited to, hydraulic fracturing and acid well
stimulation treatments.
   (B) Review and evaluate acid matrix stimulation treatments,
including the range of acid volumes applied per treated foot and
total acid volumes used in treatments, types of acids, acid
concentration, and other chemicals used in the treatments.
   (4) Consider, at a minimum, atmospheric emissions, including
potential greenhouse gas emissions, the potential degradation of air
quality, potential impacts on wildlife, native plants, and habitat,
including habitat fragmentation, potential water and surface
contamination, potential noise pollution, induced seismicity, and the
ultimate disposition, transport, transformation, and toxicology of
well stimulation treatments, including acid well stimulation fluids,
hydraulic fracturing fluids, and waste hydraulic fracturing fluids
and acid well stimulation in the environment.
   (5) Identify and evaluate the geologic features present in the
vicinity of a well, including the well bore, that should be taken
into consideration in the design of a proposed well stimulation
treatment.
   (6) Include a hazard assessment and risk analysis addressing
occupational and environmental exposures to well stimulation
treatments, including hydraulic fracturing treatments, hydraulic
fracturing treatment-related processes, acid well stimulation
treatments, acid well stimulation treatment-related processes, and
the corresponding impacts on public health and safety with the
participation of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard
Assessment.
   (7) Clearly identify where additional information is necessary to
inform and improve the analyses.
   (b) (1) (A) On or before January 1, 2015, the division, in
consultation with the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the
State Air Resources Board, the State Water Resources Control Board,
the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, and any local air
districts and regional water quality control boards in areas where
well stimulation treatments, including acid well stimulation
treatments and hydraulic fracturing treatments, may occur, shall
adopt rules and regulations specific to well stimulation treatments.
The rules and regulations shall include, but are not limited to,
revisions, as needed, to the rules and regulations governing
construction of wells and well casings to ensure integrity of wells,
well casings, and the geologic and hydrologic isolation of the oil
and gas formation during and following well stimulation treatments,
and full disclosure of the composition and disposition of well
stimulation fluids, including, but not limited to, hydraulic
fracturing fluids, acid well stimulation fluids, and flowback fluids.

   (B) The rules and regulations shall additionally include
provisions for an independent entity or person to perform the
notification requirements pursuant to paragraph (6) of subdivision
(d), for the operator to provide for baseline and followup water
testing upon request as specified in paragraph (7) of subdivision
(d).
   (C) (i) In order to identify the acid matrix stimulation
treatments that are subject to this section, the rules and
regulations shall establish threshold values for acid volume applied
per treated foot of any individual stage of the well or for total
acid volume of the treatment, or both, based upon a quantitative
assessment of the risks posed by acid matrix stimulation treatments
that exceed the specified threshold value or values in order to
prevent, as far as possible, damage to life, health, property, and
natural resources pursuant to Section 3106.
   (ii) On or before January 1, 2020, the division shall review and
evaluate the threshold values for acid volume applied per treated
foot and total acid volume of the treatment, based upon data
collected in the state, for acid matrix stimulation treatments. The
division shall revise the values through the regulatory process, if
necessary, based upon the best available scientific information,
including the results of the independent scientific study pursuant to
subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a).
   (2) Full disclosure of the composition and disposition of well
stimulation fluids, including, but not limited to, hydraulic
fracturing fluids and acid stimulation treatment fluids, shall, at a
minimum, include:
   (A) The date of the well stimulation treatment.
   (B) A complete list of the names, Chemical Abstract Service (CAS)
numbers, and maximum concentration, in percent by mass, of each and
every chemical constituent of the well stimulation treatment fluids
used. If a CAS number does not exist for a chemical constituent, the
well owner or operator may provide another unique identifier, if
available.
     (C) The trade name, the supplier, concentration, and a brief
description of the intended purpose of each additive contained in the
well stimulation treatment fluid.
   (D) The total volume of base fluid used during the well
stimulation treatment, and the identification of whether the base
fluid is water suitable for irrigation or domestic purposes, water
not suitable for irrigation or domestic purposes, or a fluid other
than water.
   (E) The source, volume, and specific composition and disposition
of all water, including, but not limited to, all water used as base
fluid during the well stimulation treatment and recovered from the
well following the well stimulation treatment that is not otherwise
reported as produced water pursuant to Section 3227. Any repeated
reuse of treated or untreated water for well stimulation treatments
and well stimulation treatment-related activities shall be
identified.
   (F) The specific composition and disposition of all well
stimulation treatment fluids, including waste fluids, other than
water.
   (G) Any radiological components or tracers injected into the well
as part of, or in order to evaluate, the well stimulation treatment,
a description of the recovery method, if any, for those components or
tracers, the recovery rate, and specific disposal information for
recovered components or tracers.
   (H) The radioactivity of the recovered well stimulation fluids.
   (I) The location of the portion of the well subject to the well
stimulation treatment and the extent of the fracturing or other
modification, if any, surrounding the well induced by the treatment.
   (c) (1) Through the consultation process described in paragraph
(1) of subdivision (b), the division shall collaboratively identify
and delineate the existing statutory authority and regulatory
responsibility relating to well stimulation treatments and well
stimulation treatment-related activities of the Department of Toxic
Substances Control, the State Air Resources Board, any local air
districts, the State Water Resources Control Board, the Department of
Resources Recycling and Recovery, any regional water quality control
board, and other public entities, as applicable. This shall specify
how the respective authority, responsibility, and notification and
reporting requirements associated with well stimulation treatments
and well stimulation treatment-related activities are divided among
each public entity.
   (2) On or before January 1, 2015, the division shall enter into
formal agreements with the Department of Toxic Substances Control,
the State Air Resources Board, any local air districts where well
stimulation treatments may occur, the State Water Resources Control
Board, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, and any
regional water quality control board where well stimulation
treatments may occur, clearly delineating respective authority,
responsibility, and notification and reporting requirements
associated with well stimulation treatments and well stimulation
treatment-related activities, including air and water quality
monitoring, in order to promote regulatory transparency and
accountability.
   (3) The agreements under paragraph (2) shall specify the
appropriate public entity responsible for air and water quality
monitoring and the safe and lawful disposal of materials in
landfills, include trade secret handling protocols, if necessary, and
provide for ready public access to information related to well
stimulation treatments and related activities.
   (4) Regulations, if necessary, shall be revised appropriately to
incorporate the agreements under paragraph (2).
   (d) (1) Notwithstanding any other law or regulation, prior to
performing a well stimulation treatment on a well, the operator shall
apply for a permit to perform a well stimulation treatment with the
supervisor or district deputy. The well stimulation treatment permit
application shall contain the pertinent data the supervisor requires
on printed forms supplied by the division or on other forms
acceptable to the supervisor. The information provided in the well
stimulation treatment permit application shall include, but is not
limited to, the following:
   (A) The well identification number and location.
   (B) The time period during which the well stimulation treatment is
planned to occur.
   (C) A water management plan that shall include all of the
following:
   (i) An estimate of the amount of water to be used in the
treatment. Estimates of water to be recycled following the well
stimulation treatment may be included.
   (ii) The anticipated source of the water to be used in the
treatment.
   (iii) The disposal method identified for the recovered water in
the flowback fluid from the treatment that is not produced water
included in the statement pursuant to Section 3227.
   (D) A complete list of the names, Chemical Abstract Service (CAS)
numbers, and estimated concentrations, in percent by mass, of each
and every chemical constituent of the well stimulation fluids
anticipated to be used in the treatment. If a CAS number does not
exist for a chemical constituent, the well owner or operator may
provide another unique identifier, if available.
   (E) The planned location of the well stimulation treatment on the
well bore, the estimated length, height, and direction of the induced
fractures or other planned modification, if any, and the location of
existing wells, including plugged and abandoned wells, that may be
impacted by these fractures and modifications.
   (F) A groundwater monitoring plan. Required groundwater monitoring
in the vicinity of the well subject to the well stimulation
treatment shall be satisfied by one of the following:
   (i) The well is located within the boundaries of an existing oil
or gas field-specific or regional monitoring program developed
pursuant to Section 10783 of the Water Code.
   (ii) The well is located within the boundaries of an existing oil
or gas field-specific or regional monitoring program developed and
implemented by the well owner or operator meeting the model criteria
established pursuant to Section 10783 of the Water Code.
   (iii) Through a well-specific monitoring plan implemented by the
owner or operator meeting the model criteria established pursuant to
Section 10783 of the Water Code, and submitted to the appropriate
regional water board for review.
   (G) The estimated amount of treatment-generated waste materials
that are not reported in subparagraph (C) and an identified disposal
method for the waste materials.
   (2) (A) At the supervisor's discretion, and if applied for
concurrently, the well stimulation treatment permit described in this
section may be combined with the well drilling and related operation
notice of intent required pursuant to Section 3203 into a single
combined authorization. The portion of the combined authorization
applicable to well stimulation shall meet all of the requirements of
a well stimulation treatment permit pursuant to this section.
   (B) The time period available for approval of the combined
authorization applicable to well stimulation is subject to the terms
of this section, and not Section 3203.
   (3) (A) The supervisor or district deputy shall review the well
stimulation treatment permit application and may approve the permit
if the application is complete. An incomplete application shall not
be approved.
   (B) A well stimulation treatment or repeat well stimulation
treatment shall not be performed on any well without a valid permit
that the supervisor or district deputy has approved.
   (C) In considering the permit application, the supervisor shall
evaluate the quantifiable risk of the well stimulation treatment.
   (D) In the absence of state implementation of a regional
groundwater monitoring program pursuant to paragraph (1) of
subdivision (h) of Section 10783 of the Water Code, the supervisor or
district deputy may approve a permit application for well
stimulation treatment pursuant to subparagraph (A) prior to the
approval by the State Water Resources Control Board or a regional
water quality control board of an area-specific groundwater
monitoring program developed by an owner or operator pursuant to
paragraph (2) of subdivision (h) of Section 10783 of the Water Code,
but the well stimulation treatment shall not commence until the state
board or the regional board approves the area-specific groundwater
monitoring program.
   (4) The well stimulation treatment permit shall expire one year
from the date that the permit is issued.
   (5) Within five business days of issuing a permit to perform a
well stimulation treatment, the division shall provide a copy of the
permit to the appropriate regional water quality control board or
boards and to the local planning entity where the well, including its
subsurface portion, is located. The division shall also post the
permit on the publicly accessible portion of its Internet Web site
within five business days of issuing a permit.
   (6) (A) It is the policy of the state that a copy of the approved
well stimulation treatment permit and information on the available
water sampling and testing be provided to every tenant of the surface
property and every surface property owner or authorized agent of
that owner whose property line location is one of the following:
   (i) Within a 1,500 foot radius of the wellhead.
   (ii) Within 500 feet from the horizontal projection of all
subsurface portions of the designated well to the surface.
   (B) (i) The well owner or operator shall identify the area
requiring notification and shall contract with an independent entity
or person who is responsible for, and shall perform, the notification
required pursuant to subparagraph (A).
   (ii) The independent entity or person shall identify the
individuals notified, the method of notification, the date of the
notification, a list of those notified, and shall provide a list of
this information to the division.
   (iii) The performance of the independent entity or persons shall
be subject to review and audit by the division.
   (C) A well stimulation treatment shall not commence before 30
calendar days after the permit copies pursuant to subparagraph (A)
are provided.
   (7) (A) A property owner notified pursuant to paragraph (6) may
request water quality sampling and testing from a designated
qualified contractor on any water well suitable for drinking or
irrigation purposes and on any surface water suitable for drinking or
irrigation purposes as follows:
   (i) Baseline measurements prior to the commencement of the well
stimulation treatment.
   (ii) Followup measurements after the well stimulation treatment on
the same schedule as the pressure testing of the well casing of the
treated well.
   (B) The State Water Resources Control Board shall designate one or
more qualified independent third-party contractor or contractors
that adhere to board-specified standards and protocols to perform the
water sampling and testing. The well owner or operator shall pay for
the sampling and testing. The sampling and testing performed shall
be subject to audit and review by the State Water Resources Control
Board or applicable regional water quality control board, as
appropriate.
   (C) The results of the water testing shall be provided to the
division, appropriate regional water board, and the property owner or
authorized agent. A tenant notified pursuant to paragraph (6) shall
receive information on the results of the water testing to the extent
authorized by his or her lease and, where the tenant has lawful use
of the ground or surface water identified in subparagraph (A), the
tenant may independently contract for similar groundwater or surface
water testing.
   (8) The division shall retain a list of the entities and property
owners notified pursuant to paragraphs (5) and (6).
   (9) The operator shall provide notice to the division at least 72
hours prior to the actual start of the well stimulation treatment in
order for the division to witness the treatment.
   (e) The Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency shall notify the
Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the chairs of the Assembly
Natural Resources, Senate Environmental Quality, and Senate Natural
Resources and Water Committees on the progress of the independent
scientific study on well stimulation and related activities. The
first progress report shall be provided to the committees on or
before April 1, 2014, and progress reports shall continue every four
months thereafter until the independent study is completed, including
a peer review of the study by independent scientific experts.
   (f) If a well stimulation treatment is performed on a well, a
supplier that performs any part of the stimulation or provides
additives directly to the operator for a well stimulation treatment
shall furnish the operator with information suitable for public
disclosure needed for the operator to comply with subdivision (g).
This information shall be provided as soon as possible but no later
than 30 days following the conclusion of the well stimulation
treatment.
   (g) (1) Within 60 days following cessation of a well stimulation
treatment on a well, the operator shall post or cause to have posted
to an Internet Web site designated or maintained by the division and
accessible to the public, all of the well stimulation fluid
composition and disposition information required to be collected
pursuant to rules and regulations adopted under subdivision (b),
including well identification number and location. This shall include
the collected water quality data, which the operator shall report
electronically to the State Water Resources Control Board.
   (2) (A) The division shall commence the process to develop an
Internet Web site for operators to report the information required
under this section. The Internet Web site shall be capable of
organizing the reported information in a format, such as a
spreadsheet, that allows the public to easily search and aggregate,
to the extent practicable, each type of information required to be
collected pursuant to subdivision (b) using search functions on that
Internet Web site. The Internet Web site shall be functional within
two years of the Department of Technology's approval of a Feasibility
Study Report or appropriation authority to fund the development of
the Internet Web site, whichever occurs latest, but no later than
January 1, 2016.
   (B) The division may direct reporting to an alternative Internet
Web site developed by the Ground Water Protection Council and the
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission in the interim until such
time as approval or appropriation authority pursuant to subparagraph
(A) occur. Prior to the implementation of the division's Internet Web
site, the division shall obtain the data reported by operators to
the alternative Internet Web site and make it available in an
organized electronic format to the public no later than 15 days after
it is reported to the alternative Internet Web site.
   (h) The operator is responsible for compliance with this section.
   (i) (1) All geologic features within a distance reflecting an
appropriate safety factor of the fracture zone for well stimulation
treatments that fracture the formation and that have the potential to
either limit or facilitate the migration of fluids outside of the
fracture zone shall be identified and added to the well history.
Geologic features include seismic faults identified by the California
Geologic Survey.
   (2) For the purposes of this section, the "fracture zone" is
defined as the volume surrounding the well bore where fractures were
created or enhanced by the well stimulation treatment. The safety
factor shall be at least five and may vary depending upon geologic
knowledge.
   (3) The division shall review the geologic features important to
assessing well stimulation treatments identified in the independent
study pursuant to paragraph (5) of subdivision (a). Upon completion
of the review, the division shall revise the regulations governing
the reporting of geologic features pursuant to this subdivision
accordingly.
   (j) (1) Public disclosure of well stimulation treatment fluid
information claimed to contain trade secrets is governed by Section
1060 of the Evidence Code, or the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (Title 5
(commencing with Section 3426) of Part 1 of Division 4 of the Civil
Code), and the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing
with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).

   (2) Notwithstanding any other law or regulation, none of the
following information shall be protected as a trade secret:
   (A) The identities of the chemical constituents of additives,
including CAS identification numbers.
   (B) The concentrations of the additives in the well stimulation
treatment fluids.
   (C) Any air or other pollution monitoring data.
   (D) Health and safety data associated with well stimulation
treatment fluids.
   (E) The chemical composition of the flowback fluid.
   (3) If a trade secret claim is invalid or invalidated, the
division shall release the information to the public by revising the
information released pursuant to subdivision (g). The supplier shall
notify the division of any change in status within 30 days.
   (4) (A) If a supplier believes that information regarding a
chemical constituent of a well stimulation fluid is a trade secret,
the supplier shall nevertheless disclose the information to the
division in conjunction with a well stimulation treatment permit
application, if not previously disclosed, within 30 days following
cessation of a well stimulation on a well, and shall notify the
division in writing of that belief.
   (B) A trade secret claim shall not be made after initial
disclosure of the information to the division.
   (C) To comply with the public disclosure requirements of this
section, the supplier shall indicate where trade secret information
has been withheld and provide substitute information for public
disclosure. The substitute information shall be a list, in any order,
of the chemical constituents of the additive, including CAS
identification numbers. The division shall review and approve the
supplied substitute information.
   (D) This subdivision does not permit a supplier to refuse to
disclose the information required pursuant to this section to the
division.
   (5) In order to substantiate the trade secret claim, the supplier
shall provide information to the division that shows all of the
following:
   (A) The extent to which the trade secret information is known by
the supplier's employees and others involved in the supplier's
business and outside the supplier's business.
   (B) The measures taken by the supplier to guard the secrecy of the
trade secret information.
   (C) The value of the trade secret information to the supplier and
its competitors.
   (D) The amount of effort or money the supplier expended developing
the trade secret information and the ease or difficulty with which
the trade secret information could be acquired or duplicated by
others.
   (6) If the division determines that the information provided in
support of a request for trade secret protection pursuant to
paragraph (5) is incomplete, the division shall notify the supplier
and the supplier shall have 30 days to complete the submission. An
incomplete submission does not meet the substantive criteria for
trade secret designation.
   (7) If the division determines that the information provided in
support of a request for trade secret protection does not meet the
substantive criteria for trade secret designation, the department
shall notify the supplier by certified mail of its determination. The
division shall release the information to the public, but not
earlier than 60 days after the date of mailing the determination,
unless, prior to the expiration of the 60-day period, the supplier
obtains an action in an appropriate court for a declaratory judgment
that the information is subject to protection or for a preliminary
injunction prohibiting disclosure of the information to the public
and provides notice to the division of the court order.
   (8) The supplier is not required to disclose trade secret
information to the operator.
   (9) Upon receipt of a request for the release of trade secret
information to the public, the following procedure applies:
   (A) The division shall notify the supplier of the request in
writing by certified mail, return receipt requested.
   (B) The division shall release the information to the public, but
not earlier than 60 days after the date of mailing the notice of the
request for information, unless, prior to the expiration of the
60-day period, the supplier obtains an action in an appropriate court
for a declaratory judgment that the information is subject to
protection or for a preliminary injunction prohibiting disclosure of
the information to the public and provides notice to the division of
that action.
   (10) The division shall develop a timely procedure to provide
trade secret information in the following circumstances:
   (A) To an officer or employee of the division, the state, local
governments, including, but not limited to, local air districts, or
the United States, in connection with the official duties of that
officer or employee, to a health professional under any law for the
protection of health, or to contractors with the division or other
government entities and their employees if, in the opinion of the
division, disclosure is necessary and required for the satisfactory
performance of a contract, for performance of work, or to protect
health and safety.
   (B) To a health professional in the event of an emergency or to
diagnose or treat a patient.
   (C) In order to protect public health, to any health professional,
toxicologist, or epidemiologist who is employed in the field of
public health and who provides a written statement of need. The
written statement of need shall include the public health purposes of
the disclosure and shall explain the reason the disclosure of the
specific chemical and its concentration is required.
   (D) A health professional may share trade secret information with
other persons as may be professionally necessary, in order to
diagnose or treat a patient, including, but not limited to, the
patient and other health professionals, subject to state and federal
laws restricting disclosure of medical records including, but not
limited to, Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 56.10) of Part 2.6 of
Division 1 of the Civil Code.
   (E) For purposes of this paragraph, "health professional" means
any person licensed or certified pursuant to Division 2 (commencing
with Section 500) of the Business and Professions Code, the
Osteopathic Initiative Act, the Chiropractic Initiative Act, or the
Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency
Medical Care Personnel Act (Division 2.5 (commencing with Section
1797) of the Health and Safety Code).
   (F) A person in possession of, or access to, confidential trade
secret information pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision may
disclose this information to any person who is authorized to receive
it. A written confidentiality agreement shall not be required.
   (k) A well granted confidential status pursuant to Section 3234
shall not be required to disclose well stimulation treatment fluid
information pursuant to subdivision (g) until the confidential status
of the well ceases. Notwithstanding the confidential status of a
well, it is public information that a well will be or has been
subject to a well stimulation treatment.
   (l) The division shall perform random periodic spot check
inspections to ensure that the information provided on well
stimulation treatments is accurately reported, including that the
estimates provided prior to the commencement of the well stimulation
treatment are reasonably consistent with the well history.
   (m) Where the division shares jurisdiction over a well or the well
stimulation treatment on a well with a federal entity, the division'
s rules and regulations shall apply in addition to all applicable
federal laws and regulations.
   (n) This article does not relieve the division or any other agency
from complying with any other provision of existing laws,
regulations, and orders.
   (o) Well stimulation treatments used for routine maintenance of
wells associated with underground storage facilities where natural
gas is injected into and withdrawn from depleted or partially
depleted oil or gas reservoirs pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section
3403.5 are not subject to this section.
  SEC. 131.  Section 3161 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   3161.  (a) The division shall finalize the regulations governing
this article on or before January 1, 2015. Notwithstanding any other
laws, the regulations shall become effective on July 1, 2015.
   (b) The division shall allow, until regulations specified in
subdivision (b) of Section 3160 are finalized and implemented, and
upon written notification by an operator, all of the activities
defined in Section 3157, provided all of the following conditions are
met:
   (1) The owner or operator certifies compliance with paragraph (2)
of subdivision (b) of, paragraphs (1), (6), and (7) of subdivision
(d) of, and paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of, Section 3160.
   (2) The owner or operator shall provide a complete well history,
incorporating the information required by Section 3160, to the
division on or before March 1, 2015.
   (3) (A) The division commences the preparation of an environmental
impact report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality
Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000)), to provide the
public with detailed information regarding any potential
environmental impacts of well stimulation in the state.
   (B) Any environmental review conducted by the division shall fully
comply with both of the following requirements:
   (i) The EIR shall be certified by the division as the lead agency,
no later than July 1, 2015.
   (ii) The EIR shall address the issue of activities that may be
conducted as defined in Section 3157 and that may occur at oil wells
in the state existing prior to, and after, January 1, 2014.
   (C) This paragraph does not prohibit a local lead agency from
conducting its own EIR.
   (4) The division ensures that all activities pursuant to this
section fully conform with this article and other applicable
provisions of law on or before December 31, 2015, through a
permitting process.
   (c) The division has the emergency regulatory authority to
implement the purposes of this section. Notwithstanding Section
11349.6 of the Government Code or other laws, an emergency regulation
adopted pursuant to this
        subdivision implementing subdivision (b) shall be filed with,
but shall not be disapproved by, the Office of Administrative Law,
and shall remain in effect until revised by the director or July 1,
2015, whichever is earlier.
   (d) This section does not limit the authority of the division to
take appropriate action pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 3106.
  SEC. 132.  Section 4629.5 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   4629.5.  (a) (1) There is hereby imposed an assessment on a person
who purchases a lumber product or an engineered wood product for the
storage, use, or other consumption in this state, at the rate of 1
percent of the sales price.
   (2) A retailer shall charge the person the amount of the
assessment as a charge that is separate from, and not included in,
any other fee, charge, or other amount paid by the purchaser.
   (3) The retailer shall collect the assessment from the person at
the time of sale, and may retain reimbursement pursuant to Sections
2000 and 2001 of Title 18 of the California Code of Regulations, as
approved by the State Board of Equalization at its September 10,
2013, meeting, for startup costs associated with the collection of
the assessment, to be taken on the first return or next consecutive
returns until the entire reimbursement amount is retained.
   (b) The retailer shall separately state the amount of the
assessment imposed under this section on the sales receipt given by
the retailer to the person at the time of sale.
   (c) The State Board of Equalization shall administer and collect
the assessment imposed by this section pursuant to the Fee Collection
Procedures Law (Part 30 (commencing with Section 55001) of Division
2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code) with those changes as may be
necessary to conform to this article. For purposes of this section,
the references in the Fee Collection Procedures Law to "fee" shall
include the assessment imposed by this section.
   (d) (1) The assessment is required to be collected by a retailer
and any amount unreturned to the person who paid an amount in excess
of the assessment, but was collected from the person under the
representation by the retailer that it was owed as an assessment,
constitutes debts owed by the retailer to this state.
   (2) A person who purchases a lumber product or an engineered wood
product for storage, use, or other consumption in this state is
liable for the assessment until it has been paid to this state,
except that payment to a retailer relieves the person from further
liability for the assessment. Any assessment collected from a person
that has not been remitted to the State Board of Equalization shall
be a debt owed to the state by the retailer required to collect and
remit the assessment. This part does not impose any obligation upon a
retailer to take any legal action to enforce the collection of the
assessment imposed by this section.
   (e) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), the
State Board of Equalization may prescribe, adopt, and enforce
regulations relating to the administration and enforcement of this
section, including, but not limited to, collections, reporting,
refunds, and appeals.
   (f) (1) The assessment imposed by this section is due and payable
to the State Board of Equalization quarterly on or before the last
day of the month next succeeding each quarterly period.
   (2) On or before the last day of the month following each
quarterly period, a return for the preceding quarterly period shall
be filed with the State Board of Equalization using electronic media,
in the form prescribed by the State Board of Equalization. Returns
shall be authenticated in a form or pursuant to methods, as
prescribed by the State Board of Equalization.
   (g) For purposes of this section, all of the following shall
apply:
   (1) "Purchase" has the same meaning as that term is defined in
Section 6010 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
   (2) "Retailer" has the same meaning as that term is defined in
Section 6015 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
   (3) "Sales price" has the same meaning as that term is defined in
Section 6011 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
   (4) "Storage" has the same meaning as that term is defined in
Section 6008 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
   (5) "Use" has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section
6009 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
   (h) (1) A person required to pay the assessment imposed under this
article shall register with the State Board of Equalization. Every
application for registration shall be made in a form prescribed by
the State Board of Equalization and shall set forth the name under
which the applicant transacts or intends to transact business, the
location of the person's place or places of business, and any other
information that the State Board of Equalization may require. An
application for registration shall be authenticated in a form or
pursuant to methods as may be prescribed by the State Board of
Equalization.
   (2) An application for registration filed pursuant to this section
may be filed using electronic media as prescribed by the State Board
of Equalization.
   (3) Electronic media includes, but is not limited to, computer
modem, magnetic media, optical disc, facsimile machine, or telephone.

  SEC. 133.  Section 4629.6 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   4629.6.  Moneys deposited in the fund shall, upon appropriation by
the Legislature, only be expended for the following purposes:
   (a) To reimburse the State Board of Equalization for its
administrative costs associated with the administration, collection,
audit, and issuance of refunds related to the lumber products and
engineered wood assessment established pursuant to Section 4629.5.
   (b) To pay refunds issued pursuant to Part 30 (commencing with
Section 55001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
   (c) To support the activities and costs of the department, the
Department of Conservation, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the
State Water Resources Control Board, and regional water quality
control boards associated with the review of projects or permits
necessary to conduct timber operations. On or after July 1, 2013,
except for fees applicable for fire prevention or protection within
state responsibility area classified lands or timber yield
assessments, no currently authorized or required fees shall be
charged by the agencies listed in this subdivision for activities or
costs associated with the review of a project, inspection and
oversight of projects, and permits necessary to conduct timber
operations of those departments and boards.
   (d) For transfer to the department's Forest Improvement Program,
upon appropriation by the Legislature, for forest resources
improvement grants and projects administered by the department
pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 4790) and Chapter 2
(commencing with Section 4799.06) of Part 2 of Division 4.
   (e) To fund existing restoration grant programs, with priority
given to the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program administered by the
Department of Fish and Wildlife and grant programs administered by
state conservancies.
   (f) (1) As a loan to the Department of Fish and Wildlife for
activities to address environmental damage occurring on forest lands
resulting from marijuana cultivation. Not more than five hundred
thousand dollars ($500,000) may be loaned from the fund in a fiscal
year pursuant to this paragraph. This paragraph shall become
inoperative on July 1, 2017.
   (2) Any funds deposited into the Timber Regulation and Forest
Restoration Fund pursuant to subdivision (d) or (f) of Section 12025
of the Fish and Game Code shall be credited toward loan repayment.
   (3) Moneys from the General Fund shall not be used to repay a loan
authorized pursuant to this subdivision.
   (g) To the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for
fuel treatment grants and projects pursuant to authorities under the
Wildland Fire Protection and Resources Management Act of 1978
(Article 1 (commencing with Section 4461) of Chapter 7 of Part 2 of
Division 4).
   (h) To the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to
provide grants to local agencies responsible for fire protection,
qualified nonprofits, recognized tribes, local and state governments,
and resources conservation districts, undertaken on a state
responsibility area (SRA) or on wildlands not in an SRA that pose a
threat to the SRA, to reduce the costs of wildland fire suppression,
reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote adaptation of forested
landscapes to changing climate, improve forest health, and protect
homes and communities.
  SEC. 134.  Section 4629.7 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   4629.7.  All grants made pursuant to subdivisions (g) and (h) of
Section 4629.6 shall fund activities that do any of the following, in
order of priority:
   (a) Improve forest health.
   (b) Promote climate mitigation strategies included in the
California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Division 25.5
(commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code)
scoping plan for the forest sector, as adopted by the State Air
Resources Control Board, or as amended through subsequent actions of
that board.
   (c) Promote climate change adaptation strategies for the forest
sector, as adopted by the Natural Resources Agency in the California
Climate Adaptation Strategy.
  SEC. 135.  Section 4629.8 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   4629.8.  (a) Funds deposited in the Timber Regulation and Forest
Restoration Fund shall be appropriated in accordance with the
following priorities:
   (1) First priority shall be for funding associated with the
administration and delivery of responsibilities identified in
subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, of Section 4629.6.
   (2) Only after paragraph (1) is funded, the second priority shall
be, if deposits are sufficient in future years to maintain the fund,
by 2016, at a minimum reserve of four million dollars ($4,000,000),
for use and appropriation by the Legislature in years during which
revenues to the account are projected to fall short of the ongoing
budget allocations for support of the activities identified in
paragraph (1).
   (3) Only after paragraphs (1) and (2) are funded, the third
priority shall be in support of activities designated in subdivisions
(d), (e), and (f) of Section 4629.6.
   (4) Only after paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) are funded, the fourth
priority shall be to support the activities designated in
subdivisions (g) and (h) of Section 4629.6.
   (b) Funds shall not be used to pay for or reimburse any
requirements, including mitigation of a project proponent or
applicant, as a condition of any permit.
  SEC. 136.  Section 5009 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   5009.  The State Park Contingent Fund is continued in existence.
All moneys collected or received from contractual agreements,
donations, gifts, bequests, or local government appropriations for
improvements or additions to the state park system, shall be
deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the contingent fund.
All moneys deposited shall be used for the improvement, maintenance,
operation, or administration of state parks, or the acquisition of
additional lands and properties for the state park system, in
accordance with the terms of the agreement, donation, gift, bequest,
or local government appropriation from which the moneys are derived.
  SEC. 137.  Section 5010.6 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   5010.6.  (a) For purposes of this section, "subaccount" means the
State Parks Revenue Incentive Subaccount created pursuant to this
section.
   (b) The State Parks Revenue Incentive Subaccount is hereby created
within the State Parks and Recreation Fund and the Controller shall
annually transfer four million three hundred forty thousand dollars
($4,340,000) from the State Parks and Recreation Fund to the
subaccount.
   (c) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the
funds in the subaccount are hereby continuously appropriated to the
department for activities, programs, and projects, including, but not
limited to, capital outlay projects, that are consistent with the
mission of the department and that increase the department's capacity
to generate revenue and to implement the revenue generation program
developed pursuant to Section 5010.7. Expenditures from the
subaccount may include expenditures for staffing entry points,
including department employees, seasonal employees, state and local
conservation corps, individuals qualified pursuant to Chapter 0908 of
the Department Operations Manual, and employees of organizations
with agreements with state parks pursuant to Sections 513, 5009.1,
5009.3, and 5080. Activities, programs, and projects funded by the
subaccount shall each include all of the following:
   (1) A clear description of the proposed use of funds.
   (2) A timeframe for implementation of the activity, program, or
project.
   (3) A projection of revenues, including annual income, fees, and
projected usage rates.
   (4) A projection of costs, including design, planning,
construction, operation, staff, maintenance, marketing, and
information technology.
   (5) A market analysis demonstrating demand for the activity,
project, or program.
   (6) A projected rate of return on the investment.
   (d) The Office of State Audits and Evaluations shall review the
activities, programs, and projects funded from the subaccount
pursuant to subdivision (c) to ensure appropriate internal controls
are in place. The department shall reimburse the Office of State
Audits and Evaluations from the subaccount for any costs related to
the review.
   (e) The revenue generated from activities, programs, and projects
funded by the subaccount are continuously appropriated for
expenditure by the department pursuant to subdivisions (c) and (d) of
Section 5010.7.
   (f) The funds in the subaccount shall be available for encumbrance
and expenditure until June 30, 2019, and for liquidation until June
30, 2021.
   (g)  This section shall become inoperative on June 30, 2021, and,
as of January 1, 2022, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2022, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 138.  Section 5010.6.5 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   5010.6.5.  On July 1, 2021, the Controller shall transfer any
unexpended funds remaining in the State Parks Revenue Incentive
Subaccount created pursuant to Section 5010.6 to the State Parks and
Recreation Fund.
  SEC. 139.  Section 5010.7 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   5010.7.  (a) The department shall develop a revenue generation
program as an essential component of a long-term sustainable park
funding strategy. On or before July 1, 2014, and annually thereafter,
the department shall assign a revenue generation target to each
district under the control of the department. The department shall
develop guidelines for districts to report the use of funds generated
by the revenue generation program, and shall post information and
copies of the reports on its Internet Web site.
   (b) The California State Park Enterprise Fund is hereby created in
the State Treasury as a working capital fund, and the revenue shall
be available to the department upon appropriation by the Legislature
for capital outlay or support expenditures for revenue generating
investments in state parks. These investments may include, but are
not limited to, planning and implementation of a statewide electronic
fee collection system that includes installation of modern fee
collection equipment and technologies to enhance collection of state
park users fees and that will enable park users to pay fees with
commonly used forms of electronic fund transfers, including, but not
limited to, credit and debit card transactions, and other park
revenue generating projects, and shall be available for encumbrance
and expenditure until June 30, 2019, and for liquidation until June
30, 2021.
   (1) The department shall prepare guidelines for districts to apply
for funds for capital projects that are consistent with this
subdivision.
   (2) The guidelines prepared pursuant to this paragraph shall
require all of the following:
   (A) A clear description of the proposed use of funds.
   (B) A timeframe of implementation of the capital project.
   (C) A projection of revenue, including annual income, fees, and
projected usage rates.
   (D) A projection of costs, including design, planning,
construction, operation, staff, maintenance, marketing, and
information technology.
   (E) A market analysis demonstrating demand for the project.
   (F) A projected rate of return on the investment.
   (c) The revenue generated by the revenue generation program
developed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deposited into the
State Parks and Recreation Fund. Revenue identified as being in
excess of the revenue targets shall be transferred to the State Parks
Revenue Incentive Subaccount, established pursuant to Section
5010.6, on or before June 1, annually.
   (d) Moneys transferred to the State Parks Revenue Incentive
Subaccount pursuant to subdivision (c) shall be expended as follows:
   (1) (A) The department shall allocate 50 percent of the total
amount of revenues deposited into the State Parks Revenue Incentive
Subaccount pursuant to subdivision (c), generated by a park district
to that district if the amount of revenues generated exceeds the
targeted revenue amount prescribed in the revenue generation program.
The revenues to be allocated to a park district that fails to
achieve the revenue target shall remain in the subaccount.
   (B) With the approval of the director, each district shall use the
funds it receives pursuant to this section to improve the parks in
that district through revenue generation programs and projects and
other activities that will assist in the district's revenue
generation activities, and the programs, projects, and other
activities shall be consistent with the mission and purpose of each
unit and with the plan developed for the unit pursuant to subdivision
(a) of Section 5002.2.
   (C) The department shall report to the Legislature, commencing on
July 1, 2014, and annually on or before each July 1 thereafter, on
the revenue distributed to each district pursuant to this section.
   (2) The department shall use 50 percent of the funds deposited
into the State Parks Revenue Incentive Subaccount pursuant to
subdivision (c) for the following purposes:
   (A) To fund the capital costs of construction and installation of
new revenue and fee collection equipment and technologies and other
physical upgrades to existing state park system lands and facilities.

   (B) For costs of restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of
the state park system and its natural, historical, and
visitor-serving resources that enhance visitation and are designed to
create opportunities to increase revenues.
   (C) For costs to the department to implement the action plan
required to be developed by the department pursuant to Section
5019.92 of the Public Resources Code.
   (D) Pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 5010.6, for
expenditures to support revenue generation projects that include, but
are not limited to, staffing kiosks, campgrounds, and parking lots.
   (e) The funds generated by the revenue generation program shall
not be used by the department to expand the park system, unless there
is significant revenue generation potential from such an expansion.
   (f) Notwithstanding Section 5009, moneys received by the
department from private contributions and other public funding
sources may also be deposited into the California State Park
Enterprise Fund and the State Parks Revenue Incentive Subaccount for
use for the purposes of subdivision (c) and subdivision (d).
   (g) The department shall provide all relevant information on its
Internet Web site concerning how funds in the State Parks and
Recreation Revenue Incentive Subaccount and the California State Park
Enterprise Fund are spent.
   (h) The department may recoup its costs for implementing and
administering the working capital from the fund.
  SEC. 140.  Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 5019.10) is added
to Chapter 1 of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code, to read:

      Article 1.5.  The Parks Project Revolving Fund


   5019.10.  (a) The Parks Project Revolving Fund is hereby
established in the State Treasury. Except as otherwise specified in
this section, upon approval of the Department of Finance there shall
be transferred to, or deposited in, the fund all money appropriated,
contributed, or made available from any source, including sources
other than state appropriations, for expenditure on work within the
powers and duties of the department with respect to the construction,
alteration, repair, and improvement of state park facilities,
including, but not limited to, services, new construction, major
construction and equipment, minor construction, maintenance,
improvements, and equipment, and other building and improvement
projects for which an appropriation is made or, as to funds from
sources other than state appropriations, as may be authorized by
written agreement between the contributor or contributors of funds
and the department and approved by the Department of Finance.
   (b) Money from state sources transferred to, or deposited in, the
fund for major construction shall be limited to the amount necessary
based on receipt of competitive bids. Money transferred for this
purpose shall be upon the approval of the Department of Finance. Any
amount available, in the state appropriation, that is in excess of
the amount necessary based on receipt of competitive bids, shall be
immediately transferred to the credit of the fund from which the
appropriation was made. Money in the fund also may be expended, upon
approval of the Department of Finance, to finance the cost of a
construction project within the powers and duties of the department
for which the federal government will contribute a partial cost
thereof, if written evidence has been received from a federal agency
indicating that money has been appropriated by Congress and the
federal government, and that the federal government will pay to the
state the amount specified upon the completion of construction of the
project. The director may approve plans, specifications, and
estimates of cost, and advertise for and receive bids on, those
projects in anticipation of the receipt of the written evidence.
Money transferred or deposited for the purposes of this subdivision
is continuously appropriated to, and available for expenditure by,
the department for the purposes for which it is appropriated,
contributed, or made available, without regard to fiscal years and
irrespective of the provisions of Section 13340 of the Government
Code.
   (c) As used in this article, "fund" means the Parks Project
Revolving Fund.
   5019.11.  The department shall file against the fund all claims
covering expenditures incurred in connection with services, new
construction, major construction and equipment, minor construction,
maintenance, improvements, and equipment, and other building and
improvement projects, and the Controller shall draw his or her
warrant therefor against that fund.
   5019.12.  The department shall keep a record of all expenditures
chargeable against each specific portion of the fund. Any
unencumbered balance in any portion of the fund, either within three
months after completion of the project for which the portion was
transferred or within three years from the time the portion was
transferred or deposited therein, whichever is earlier, shall be
withdrawn from the fund and transferred to the credit of the fund
from which the appropriation was made. As to funds from other than
state appropriations, they shall be paid out or refunded as provided
in the agreement relating to the contributions. The Department of
Finance may approve an extension of the time of withdrawal. For the
purpose of this section, an estimate, prepared by the department upon
receipt of bids, of the amount required for supervision,
engineering, and other items, if any, necessary for the completion of
a project, on which a construction contract has been awarded, shall
be deemed a valid encumbrance and shall be included with any other
valid encumbrances in determining the amount of an unencumbered
balance.
   5019.13.  At any time, the department, without furnishing a
voucher or itemized statement, may withdraw from the fund a sum not
to exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000). Any sum withdrawn
pursuant to this section shall be used as a revolving fund when
payments of compensation earned or cash advances are necessary with
respect to the construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of
state park facilities.
   5019.14.  The department shall annually submit to the Department
of Finance a report that reconciles, by project, all of the
following:
   (a) Amounts transferred to the fund.
   (b) Amounts expended from the fund.
   (c) In cases of project savings or completion, or both, unexpended
amounts withdrawn from the fund and transferred to the credit of the
fund, paid out, or refunded, as provided in Section 5019.12.
   5019.15.  This article shall become inoperative on the date that
is three years after the date that Section 5018.1 is repealed, and,
as of January 1 immediately following that inoperative date, is
repealed, unless a later enacted statute that is enacted before that
January 1 deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes
inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 141.  Section 14507.5 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   14507.5.  (a) "Community Conservation Corps" means a nonprofit
public benefit corporation formed or operating pursuant to Part 2
(commencing with Section 5110) of Division 2 of Title 1 of the
Corporations Code, or an agency operated by a city, county, or city
and county, that is certified by the California Conservation Corps as
meeting all of the following criteria:
   (1) The corps is organized in the form of supervised work crews
and selects young men and women for participation on the basis of
motivation for hard work, personal development, and public service,
without regard to their prior employment or educational background,
and consistent with Section 14402. Participation shall be for a
period of one year, and may be extended.
   (2) The corps' program is based upon a highly disciplined work
experience, includes an educational component, and is designed to
develop corpsmembers' character and civic consciousness through
rigorous work                                          on public
projects. The educational component of the corps' program includes
enrollment in a vocational education program, public or charter high
school, or postsecondary community college.
   (3) The corps compensates corpsmembers at not less than the
federal minimum wage, and provides corpsmembers assistance in
obtaining permanent employment following their participation in the
corps program.
   (4) The corps engages in recycling and litter abatement projects
as well as projects that accomplish the conservationist and other
purposes described in subdivisions (a) to (h), inclusive, of Section
14300, and that assist agencies of local government and other
nonprofit community organizations in developing, rehabilitating, and
restoring parklands, recreational facilities, and other community
resources.
   (5) The corps consists of an average annual enrollment of not less
than 50 corpsmembers between 18 and 25 years of age. In determining
the average annual enrollment of a community conservation corps for
the purposes of Section 14581.1, the California Conservation Corps
shall not include special corpsmembers, as described in Section
14303, who are employed by a community conservation corps.
   (b) The California Conservation Corps shall evaluate a community
conservation corps for the purpose of determining its eligibility for
certification, pursuant to this section, after it has completed 12
months of continuous operation, and annually thereafter.
  SEC. 142.  Section 14552 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   14552.  (a) The department shall establish and implement an
auditing system to ensure that the information collected, and refund
values and redemption payments paid pursuant to this division, comply
with the purposes of this division. Notwithstanding Sections 14573
and 14573.5, the auditing system adopted by the department may
include prepayment or postpayment controls.
   (b) (1) The department may audit or investigate any action taken
up to five years before the onset of the audit or investigation and
may determine if there was compliance with this division and the
regulations adopted pursuant to this division, during that period.
   (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law establishing a
shorter statute of limitation, the department may take an enforcement
action, including, but not limited to, an action for restitution or
to impose penalties, at any time within five years after the
department discovers, or with reasonable diligence, should have
discovered, a violation of this division or the regulations adopted
pursuant to this division.
   (c) During the conduct of any inspection, including, but not
limited to, an inspection conducted as part of an audit or
investigation, the entity that is the subject of the inspection
shall, during its normal business hours, provide the department with
immediate access to its facilities, operations, and any relevant
record, that, in the department's judgment, the department determines
are necessary to carry out this section to verify compliance with
this division and the regulations adopted pursuant to this division.
   (1) The department may take disciplinary action pursuant to
Section 14591.2 against any person who fails to provide the
department with access pursuant to this subdivision including, but
not limited to, imposing penalties and the immediate suspension or
termination of any certificate or registration held by the operator.
   (2) The department shall protect any information obtained pursuant
to this section in accordance with Section 14554, except that this
section does not prohibit the department from releasing any
information that the department determines to be necessary in the
course of an enforcement action.
   (d) The auditing system adopted by the department shall allow for
reasonable shrinkage in material due to moisture, dirt, and foreign
material. The department, after an audit by a qualified auditing firm
and a hearing, shall adopt a standard to be used to account for
shrinkage and shall incorporate this standard in the audit process.
   (e) If the department prevails against an entity in a civil or
administrative action brought pursuant to this division, and money is
owed to the department as a result of the action, the department may
offset the amount against amounts claimed by the entity to be due to
it from the department. The department may take this offset by
withholding payments from the entity or by authorizing all processors
to withhold payment to a certified recycling center.
   (f) If the department determines, pursuant to an audit or
investigation, that a distributor or beverage manufacturer has
overpaid the redemption payment or processing fee, the department may
do either of the following:
   (1) Offset the overpayment against future payments.
   (2) Refund the payment pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with
Section 13140) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the
Government Code.
  SEC. 143.  Section 14581 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   14581.  (a) Subject to the availability of funds and in accordance
with subdivision (b), the department shall expend the moneys set
aside in the fund, pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 14580, for
the purposes of this section in the following manner:
   (1) For each fiscal year, the department may expend the amount
necessary to make the required handling fee payment pursuant to
Section 14585.
   (2) Fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) shall be expended
annually for payments for curbside programs and neighborhood dropoff
programs pursuant to Section 14549.6.
   (3) (A) Ten million five hundred thousand dollars ($10,500,000)
may be expended annually for payments of five thousand dollars
($5,000) to cities and ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for payments to
counties for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup
activities, or the department may calculate the payments to counties
and cities on a per capita basis, and may pay whichever amount is
greater, for those activities.
   (B) Eligible activities for the use of these funds may include,
but are not necessarily limited to, support for new or existing
curbside recycling programs, neighborhood dropoff recycling programs,
public education promoting beverage container recycling, litter
prevention, and cleanup, cooperative regional efforts among two or
more cities or counties, or both, or other beverage container
recycling programs.
   (C) These funds shall not be used for activities unrelated to
beverage container recycling or litter reduction.
   (D) To receive these funds, a city, county, or city and county
shall fill out and return a funding request form to the department.
The form shall specify the beverage container recycling or litter
reduction activities for which the funds will be used.
   (E) The department shall annually prepare and distribute a funding
request form to each city, county, or city and county. The form
shall specify the amount of beverage container recycling and litter
cleanup funds for which the jurisdiction is eligible. The form shall
not exceed one double-sided page in length, and may be submitted
electronically. If a city, county, or city and county does not return
the funding request form within 90 days of receipt of the form from
the department, the city, county, or city and county is not eligible
to receive the funds for that funding cycle.
   (F) For the purposes of this paragraph, per capita population
shall be based on the population of the incorporated area of a city
or city and county and the unincorporated area of a county. The
department may withhold payment to any city, county, or city and
county that has prohibited the siting of a supermarket site, caused a
supermarket site to close its business, or adopted a land use policy
that restricts or prohibits the siting of a supermarket site within
its jurisdiction.
   (4) One million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) may be
expended annually in the form of grants for beverage container
recycling and litter reduction programs.
   (5) (A) The department shall expend the amount necessary to pay
the processing payment established pursuant to Section 14575. The
department shall establish separate processing fee accounts in the
fund for each beverage container material type for which a processing
payment and processing fee are calculated pursuant to Section 14575,
or for which a processing payment is calculated pursuant to Section
14575 and a voluntary artificial scrap value is calculated pursuant
to Section 14575.1, into which account shall be deposited both of the
following:
   (i) All amounts paid as processing fees for each beverage
container material type pursuant to Section 14575.
   (ii) Funds equal to the difference between the amount in clause
(i) and the amount of the processing payments established in
subdivision (b) of Section 14575, and adjusted pursuant to paragraph
(2) of subdivision (c) of, and subdivision (f) of, Section 14575, to
reduce the processing fee to the level provided in subdivision (e) of
Section 14575, or to reflect the agreement by a willing purchaser to
pay a voluntary artificial scrap value pursuant to Section 14575.1.
   (B) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the
moneys in each processing fee account are hereby continuously
appropriated to the department for expenditure without regard to
fiscal years, for purposes of making processing payments pursuant to
Section 14575.
   (6) Up to five million dollars ($5,000,000) may be annually
expended by the department for the purposes of undertaking a
statewide public education and information campaign aimed at
promoting increased recycling of beverage containers.
   (7) Up to ten million dollars ($10,000,000) may be expended
annually by the department for quality incentive payments for empty
glass beverage containers pursuant to Section 14549.1.
   (8) (A) Up to ten million dollars ($10,000,000) may be expended
annually by the department for market development payments for empty
plastic beverage containers pursuant to Section 14549.2, until
January 1, 2017.
   (B) In addition to the amount specified in subparagraph (A), the
department may expend the amount calculated pursuant to subparagraph
(C) for market development payments for empty plastic beverage
containers pursuant to Section 14549.2.
   (C) The department shall calculate the amount authorized for
expenditure pursuant to subparagraph (B) in the following manner:
   (i) The department shall determine, on or before January 1, 2012,
and annually thereafter, whether the amount of funds estimated to be
necessary pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph
(6) for deposit to a processing fee account established by the
department for plastic beverage containers to make processing
payments for plastic beverage containers for the current calendar
year is less than the total amount of funds that were estimated to be
necessary the previous calendar year pursuant to clause (ii) of
subparagraph (A) of paragraph (6) for deposit to that processing fee
account.
   (ii) If the amount estimated to be necessary for the current
calendar year, as specified in clause (i), is less than the amount
estimated to be necessary for the previous calendar year, the
department shall calculate the amount of that difference.
   (iii) The department shall expend an amount that is not greater
than 50 percent of the amount calculated pursuant to clause (ii) for
purposes of subparagraph (B).
   (iv) If the department determines that the amount of funds
authorized for expenditure pursuant to this subparagraph is not
needed to make plastic market development payments pursuant to
subparagraph (B) in the calendar year for which that amount is
allocated, the department may expend those funds during the following
year.
   (v) If the department determines that there are insufficient funds
to both make the market development payments pursuant to
subparagraph (B) and to deposit the amount required by clause (ii) of
subparagraph (A) of paragraph (6), for purposes of making the
processing payments and reducing the processing fees pursuant to
Section 14575 for plastic beverage containers, the department shall
suspend the implementation of this subparagraph and subparagraph (B).

   (D) Subparagraphs (B) and (C) shall remain operative only until
January 1, 2017.
   (b) (1) If the department determines, pursuant to a review made
pursuant to Section 14556, that there may be inadequate funds to pay
the payments required by this division, the department shall
immediately notify the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of
the Legislature regarding the inadequacy.
   (2) On or before 180 days, but not less than 80 days, after the
notice is sent pursuant to paragraph (1), the department may reduce
or eliminate expenditures, or both, from the funds as necessary,
according to the procedure set forth in subdivision (c).
   (c) If the department determines that there are insufficient funds
to make the payments specified pursuant to this section and Section
14575, the department shall reduce all payments proportionally.
   (d) Prior to making an expenditure pursuant to paragraph (6) of
subdivision (a), the department shall convene an advisory committee
consisting of representatives of the beverage industry, beverage
container manufacturers, environmental organizations, the recycling
industry, nonprofit organizations, and retailers to advise the
department on the most cost-effective and efficient method of the
expenditure of the funds for that education and information campaign.

   (e) Subject to the availability of funds, the department shall
retroactively pay in full any payments provided in this section that
have been proportionally reduced during the period of January 1,
2010, through June 30, 2010.
  SEC. 144.  Section 14581.1 is added to the Public Resources Code,
to read:
   14581.1.  (a) The department shall expend in each fiscal year,
from the moneys set aside in the fund pursuant to subdivision (c) of
Section 14580, twenty million nine hundred seventy-four thousand
dollars ($20,974,000), plus the cost-of-living adjustment, as
provided in subdivision (c), less fifteen million dollars
($15,000,000), in the form of grants for beverage container litter
reduction programs and recycling programs, including education and
outreach, issued to either of the following:
   (1) Certified community conservation corps that were in existence
on September 30, 1999, or that are formed subsequent to that date,
that are designated by a city or a city and county to perform litter
abatement, recycling, and related activities, if the city or the city
and county has a population, as determined by the most recent
census, of more than 250,000 persons.
   (2) Community conservation corps that are designated by a county
to perform litter abatement, recycling, and related activities, and
are certified by the California Conservation Corps as having operated
for a minimum of two years and as meeting all other criteria of
Section 14507.5.
   (b) The grants provided pursuant to this section shall not
comprise more than 75 percent of the annual budget of a community
conservation corps.
   (c) The amount of twenty million nine hundred seventy-four
thousand dollars ($20,974,000) that is referenced in subdivision (a)
is a base amount for the 2014-15 fiscal year, and the department
shall adjust that amount annually to reflect any increases or
decreases in the cost of living as measured by the Department of
Labor or a successor agency of the federal government.
   (d) For the 2014-15 fiscal year only, the amount to be expended
from the fund for the purposes specified in subdivision (a) shall be
increased by seven million five hundred thousand dollars
($7,500,000).
  SEC. 145.  Division 12.5 (commencing with Section 17000) is added
to the Public Resources Code, to read:

      DIVISION 12.5.  Community Conservation Corps


   17000.  For purposes of this division, the following definitions
shall apply:
   (a) "Certified community conservation corps" means a community
conservation corps that was in existence on September 30, 1999, or
that is formed subsequent to that date, and that is designated by a
city or a city and county to perform litter abatement, recycling, and
related activities, if the city or the city and county has a
population, as determined by the most recent census, of more than
250,000 persons.
   (b) "Community conservation corps" means a community conservation
corps, as defined in Section 14507.5, that is designated by a county
to perform litter abatement, recycling, and related activities, and
that is certified by the California Conservation Corps as having
operated for a minimum of two years and as meeting all other criteria
of Section 14507.5.
   (c) "Department" means the Department of Resources Recycling and
Recovery.
   17001.  (a) For purposes of the 2014-15 fiscal year only, subject
to Section 17002, the department shall expend funds from the
following sources, for issuing grants to certified community
conservation corps and community conservation corps, in accordance
with, and for the purposes specified in, this subdivision:
   (1) The department shall expend the amount made available for
expenditure during the 2014-15 fiscal year pursuant to Section
14581.1 in the form of grants for implementing beverage container
litter reduction programs and beverage container recycling programs,
including education and outreach, pursuant to Division 12.1
(commencing with Section 14501).
   (2) The department shall expend four million dollars ($4,000,000)
from the funds in the Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling
Account, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for grants to
implement programs relating to the collection and recovery of covered
electronic waste, including education and outreach, in accordance
with Chapter 8.5 (commencing with Section 42460) of Part 3 of
Division 30.
   (3) The department shall expend two million five hundred thousand
dollars ($2,500,000) from the funds in the California Tire Recycling
Management Fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for grants
relating to implementing programs to clean up and abate waste tires
and to reuse and recycle waste tires, including, but not limited to,
the tire recycling program authorized by Section 42872, and including
education and outreach, in accordance with Chapter 17 (commencing
with Section 42860) of Part 3 of Division 30.
   (4) The department shall expend one million dollars ($1,000,000)
from the funds in the California Used Oil Recycling Fund, upon
appropriation by the Legislature, for grants to implement programs
relating to the collection of used oil, including education and
outreach, in accordance with Chapter 4 (commencing with Section
48600) of Part 7 of Division 30.
   (b) On and after July 1, 2015, subject to Section 17002, the
department shall expend funds from the following sources, for issuing
grants to certified community conservation corps and community
conservation corps, in accordance with, and for the purposes
specified in, this subdivision:
   (1) The department shall expend in each fiscal year the amount
made available pursuant to Section 14581.1 for grants to implement
beverage container litter reduction programs and beverage container
recycling programs, including education and outreach, pursuant to
Division 12.1 (commencing with Section 14501).
   (2) The department shall expend eight million dollars ($8,000,000)
each fiscal year from the funds in the Electronic Waste Recovery and
Recycling Account, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for grants
to implement programs relating to the collection and recovery of
covered electronic waste, including education and outreach, in
accordance with Chapter 8.5 (commencing with Section 42460) of Part 3
of Division 30.
   (3) The department shall expend five million dollars ($5,000,000)
each fiscal year from the funds in the California Tire Recycling
Management Fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for grants to
implement programs relating to clean up and abate waste tires and to
reuse and recycle waste tires, including, but not limited to, the
tire recycling program authorized by Section 42872, and including
education and outreach, in accordance with Chapter 17 (commencing
with Section 42860) of Part 3 of Division 30.
   (4) The department shall expend two million dollars ($2,000,000)
each fiscal year from the funds in the California Used Oil Recycling
Fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for grants to implement
programs relating to the collection of used oil, including education
and outreach, in accordance with Chapter 4 (commencing with Section
48600) of Part 7 of Division 30.
   17002.  The amount the department may expend for a fiscal year
pursuant to Section 17001 shall not exceed the amount determined for
that fiscal year pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 14581.1.
  SEC. 146.  Section 21190 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   21190.  There is in this state the California Environmental
Protection Program, which shall be concerned with the preservation
and protection of California's environment. In this connection, the
Legislature hereby finds and declares that, since the inception of
the program pursuant to the Marks-Badham Environmental Protection and
Research Act, the Department of Motor Vehicles has, in the course of
issuing environmental license plates, consistently informed
potential purchasers of those plates, by means of a detailed
brochure, of the manner in which the program functions, the
particular purposes for which revenues from the issuance of those
plates can lawfully be expended, and examples of particular projects
and programs that have been financed by those revenues. Therefore,
because of this representation by the Department of Motor Vehicles,
purchasers come to expect and rely that the moneys paid by them will
be expended only for those particular purposes, which results in an
obligation on the part of the state to expend the revenues only for
those particular purposes.
   Accordingly, all funds expended pursuant to this division shall be
used only to support identifiable projects and programs of state
agencies, cities, cities and counties, counties, districts, the
University of California, private nonprofit environmental and land
acquisition organizations, and private research organizations that
have a clearly defined benefit to the people of the State of
California and that have one or more of the following purposes:
   (a) The control and abatement of air pollution, including all
phases of research into the sources, dynamics, and effects of
environmental pollutants.
   (b) The acquisition, preservation, restoration, or any combination
thereof, of natural areas or ecological reserves.
   (c) Environmental education, including formal school programs and
informal public education programs. The State Department of Education
may administer moneys appropriated for these programs, but shall
distribute not less than 90 percent of moneys appropriated for the
purposes of this subdivision to fund environmental education programs
of school districts, other local schools, state agencies other than
the State Department of Education, and community organizations. Not
more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated for environmental
education may be used for State Department of Education programs or
defraying administrative costs.
   (d) Protection of nongame species and threatened and endangered
plants and animals.
   (e) Protection, enhancement, and restoration of fish and wildlife
habitat and related water quality, including review of the potential
impact of development activities and land use changes on that
habitat.
   (f) The purchase, on an opportunity basis, of real property
consisting of sensitive natural areas for the state park system and
for local and regional parks.
   (g) Reduction or minimization of the effects of soil erosion and
the discharge of sediment into the waters of the Lake Tahoe region,
including the restoration of disturbed wetlands and stream
environment zones, through projects by the California Tahoe
Conservancy and grants to local public agencies, state agencies,
federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
   (h) Scientific research on the risks to California's natural
resources and communities caused by the impacts of climate change.
  SEC. 147.  Section 30821 is added to the Public Resources Code, to
read:
   30821.  (a) In addition to any other penalties imposed pursuant to
this division, a person, including a landowner, who is in violation
of the public access provisions of this division is subject to an
administrative civil penalty that may be imposed by the commission in
an amount not to exceed 75 percent of the amount of the maximum
penalty authorized pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 30820 for
each violation. The administrative civil penalty may be assessed for
each day the violation persists, but for no more than five years.
   (b) All penalties imposed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be
imposed by majority vote of the commissioners present in a duly
noticed public hearing in compliance with the requirements of Section
30810, 30811, or 30812.
   (c) In determining the amount of civil liability, the commission
shall take into account the factors set forth in subdivision (c) of
Section 30820.
   (d) A person shall not be subject to both monetary civil liability
imposed under this section and monetary civil liability imposed by
the superior court for the same act or failure to act. If a person
who is assessed a penalty under this section fails to pay the
administrative penalty, otherwise fails to comply with a restoration
or cease and desist order issued by the commission in connection with
the penalty action, or challenges any of these actions by the
commission in a court of law, the commission may maintain an action
or otherwise engage in judicial proceedings to enforce those
requirements and the court may grant any relief as provided under
this chapter.
   (e) If a person fails to pay a penalty imposed by the commission
pursuant to this section, the commission may record a lien on the
property in the amount of the penalty assessed by the commission.
This lien shall have the force, effect, and priority of a judgment
lien.
   (f) In enacting this section, it is the intent of the Legislature
to ensure that unintentional, minor violations of this division that
only cause de minimis harm will not lead to the imposition of
administrative penalties if the violator has acted expeditiously to
correct the violation.
   (g) "Person," for the purpose of this section, does not include a
local government, a special district, or an agency thereof, when
acting in a legislative                                          or
adjudicative capacity.
   (h) Administrative penalties pursuant to subdivision (a) shall not
be assessed if the property owner corrects the violation consistent
with this division within 30 days of receiving written notification
from the commission regarding the violation, and if the alleged
violator can correct the violation without undertaking additional
development that requires a permit under this division. This 30-day
timeframe for corrective action does not apply to previous violations
of permit conditions incurred by a property owner.
   (i) The commission shall prepare and submit, pursuant to Section
9795 of the Government Code, a report to the Legislature by January
15, 2019, that includes all of the following:
   (1) The number of new violations reported annually to the
commission from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2018, inclusive.
   (2) The number of violations resolved from January 1, 2015, to
December 31, 2018, inclusive.
   (3) The number of administrative penalties issued pursuant to this
section, the dollar amount of the penalties, and a description of
the violations from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2018, inclusive.

   (j) Revenues derived pursuant to this section shall be deposited
into the Violation Remediation Account of the Coastal Conservancy
Fund and expended pursuant to Section 30823.
  SEC. 148.  Section 31012 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   31012.  (a) The Coastal Trust Fund is hereby established in the
State Treasury, to receive and disburse funds paid to the conservancy
in trust, subject to the right of recovery to fulfill the purposes
of the trust, as provided in this section.
   (b) (1) There is in the Coastal Trust Fund the San Francisco Bay
Area Conservancy Program Account, which shall be expended solely for
the purposes of Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 31160).
   (2) The conservancy shall deposit in the San Francisco Bay Area
Conservancy Program Account all funds received by the conservancy for
the purposes of the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program
established under Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 31160), from
sources other than the state or federal government and not provided
for in subdivision (a) of Section 31164. These funds include, but are
not limited to, private donations, fees, penalties, and local
government contributions.
   (c) (1) There is in the Coastal Trust Fund the Coastal Program
Account. Funds in the Coastal Program Account shall be expended
solely for their specified trust purposes.
   (2) Upon approval of the Department of Finance, the conservancy
shall deposit in the Coastal Program Account all funds paid to the
conservancy in trust for purposes of this division, except those
funds identified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b). The funds that
shall be deposited in the Coastal Program Account, upon that
approval, include, but are not limited to, funds that are paid to the
conservancy in trust for purposes of mitigation, for settlement of
litigation, instead of other conditions of coastal development
permits or other regulatory entitlements, or for other trust purposes
consistent with this division and specified by the terms of a gift
or contract. Funds in the Coastal Program Account shall be separately
accounted for according to their source and trust purpose. Funds
shall not be deposited in the Coastal Program Account without the
Department of Finance's approval.
   (d) (1) There is in the Coastal Trust Fund the California Climate
Resilience Account. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government
Code, and except as provided in paragraph (6), funds in the account
are continuously appropriated to the conservancy, as follows, without
regard to fiscal year. Funds shall be expended by the conservancy,
the California Coastal Commission, and the San Francisco Bay
Conservation and Development Commission for coastal zone management
planning and implementation activities to address the risks and
impacts of climate change, sea level rise, and associated extreme
events to coastal and bay communities and natural resources. The
purpose of the account is to support project implementation, capital
outlay, and local assistance grants. Up to 10 percent of the funds
shall be available for administrative costs.
   (2) Except as specified by an instrument imposing conditions on
the use or expenditure of the specific funds provided, funds
appropriated for these purposes shall be allocated as follows:
   (A) To the California Coastal Commission, 20 percent of the funds
deposited in the account during each fiscal year.
   (B) To the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development
Commission, 20 percent of the funds deposited in the account during
each fiscal year.
   (C) To the conservancy, 60 percent of the funds deposited in the
account during each fiscal year.
   (3) Funds in the account shall be expended solely for their
specified purposes.
   (4) Funds that may be deposited into the California Climate
Resilience Account include, but are not limited to, appropriations
and grants, funds from the federal government, regional planning
agencies, and local governments, fees, litigation settlements,
permits, and mitigation requirements, and private donations that are
eligible to be spent for the purposes of the account.
   (5) Nothing in this section shall apply to funds eligible for
deposit in the Bay Fill Clean-Up and Abatement Fund pursuant to
Section 66647 of the Government Code or to any funds collected
pursuant to the California Coastal Act of 1976 (Division 20
(commencing with Section 30000)).
   (6) To the extent that any funds are appropriated into the account
by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act, those funds shall be
segregated for purposes of accounting. Funds appropriated into the
account by the Legislature in the Annual Budget act shall not be
continuously appropriated and are subject to the provisions of
Section 16304 of the Government Code.
   (e) Interest that accrues on funds in the Coastal Trust Fund shall
be retained in the Coastal Trust Fund and available for expenditure
by the conservancy for the trust purposes.
   (f) The conservancy shall maintain separate accountings of funds
within the Coastal Trust Fund, pursuant to its fiduciary duties, for
the purpose of separating deposits and interest on those deposits,
according to their trust purposes.
   (g) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, and
except as provided in subdivision (d), all funds in the Coastal Trust
Fund are continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year,
to the conservancy to fulfill the trust purposes for which the
payments of funds were made.
   (h) The conservancy shall provide an annual accounting to the
Department of Finance of the conservancy's expenditures from, and
other activities related to, the Coastal Trust Fund.
  SEC. 149.  Section 42476 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   42476.  (a) The Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account is
hereby established in the Integrated Waste Management Fund. All fees
collected pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in the
account. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the
funds in the account are hereby continuously appropriated, without
regard to fiscal year, for the following purposes:
   (1) To pay refunds of the covered electronic waste recycling fee
imposed under Section 42464.
   (2) To make electronic waste recovery payments to an authorized
collector of covered electronic waste pursuant to Section 42479.
   (3) To make electronic waste recycling payments to covered
electronic waste recyclers pursuant to Section 42479.
   (4) To make payments to manufacturers pursuant to subdivision (h).

   (b) (1) The money in the account may be expended for the following
purposes only upon appropriation by the Legislature in the annual
Budget Act:
   (A) For the administration of this chapter by the Department of
Resources Recycling and Recovery and the department.
   (B) To reimburse the State Board of Equalization for its
administrative costs of registering, collecting, making refunds, and
auditing retailers and consumers in connection with the covered
electronic waste recycling fee imposed under Section 42464.
   (C) To provide funding to the department to implement and enforce
Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 25100) of Division 20 of the
Health and Safety Code, as that chapter relates to covered electronic
devices, and any regulations adopted by the department pursuant to
that chapter.
   (D) To establish the public information program specified in
subdivision (d).
   (E) For expenditure pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a)
of, and paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of, Section 17001.
   (2) Any fines or penalties collected pursuant to this chapter
shall be deposited in the Electronic Waste Penalty Subaccount, which
is hereby established in the account. The funds in the Electronic
Waste Penalty Subaccount may be expended by the Department of
Resources Recycling and Recovery or the department only upon
appropriation by the Legislature.
   (c) Notwithstanding Section 16475 of the Government Code, any
interest earned upon funds in the Electronic Waste Recovery and
Recycling Account shall be deposited in that account for expenditure
pursuant to this chapter.
   (d) Not more than 1 percent of the funds annually deposited in the
Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account shall be expended
for the purposes of establishing the public information program to
educate the public in the hazards of improper covered electronic
device storage and disposal and on the opportunities to recycle
covered electronic devices.
   (e) The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall adopt
regulations specifying cancellation methods for the recovery,
processing, or recycling of covered electronic waste.
   (f) The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery may pay an
electronic waste recycling payment or electronic waste recovery
payment only for covered electronic waste that meets all of the
following conditions:
   (1) (A) The covered electronic waste is demonstrated to have been
generated by a person who used the covered electronic device while
located in this state.
   (B) Covered electronic waste generated outside of the state and
subsequently brought into the state is not eligible for payment.
   (C) The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall
establish documentation requirements for purposes of this paragraph
that are necessary to demonstrate that the covered electronic waste
was generated in the state and eligible for payment.
   (2) The covered electronic waste, including any residuals from the
processing of the waste, is handled in compliance with all
applicable statutes and regulations.
   (3) The manufacturer or the authorized collector or recycler of
the electronic waste provides a cost-free and convenient opportunity
to recycle electronic waste, in accordance with the legislative
intent specified in subdivision (b) of Section 42461.
   (4) If the covered electronic waste is processed, the covered
electronic waste is processed in this state according to the
cancellation method authorized by the Department of Resources
Recycling and Recovery.
   (g) The Legislature hereby declares that the state is a market
participant in the business of the recycling of covered electronic
waste for all of the following reasons:
   (1) The fee is collected from the state's consumers for covered
electronic devices sold for use in the state.
   (2) The purpose of the fee and subsequent payments is to prevent
damage to the public health and the environment from waste generated
in the state.
   (3) The recycling system funded by the fee ensures that
economically viable and sustainable markets are developed and
supported for recovered materials and components in order to conserve
resources and maximize business and employment opportunities within
the state.
   (h) (1) The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery may
make a payment to a manufacturer that takes back a covered electronic
device from a consumer in this state for purposes of recycling the
device at a processing facility. The amount of the payment made by
the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall equal the
value of the covered electronic waste recycling fee paid for that
device. To qualify for a payment pursuant to this subdivision, the
manufacturer shall demonstrate both of the following to the
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery:
   (A) The covered electronic device for which payment is claimed was
used in this state.
   (B) The covered electronic waste for which a payment is claimed,
including any residuals from the processing of the waste, has been,
and will be, handled in compliance with all applicable statutes and
regulations.
   (2) A covered electronic device for which a payment is made under
this subdivision is not eligible for an electronic waste recovery
payment or an electronic waste recycling payment under Section 42479.

  SEC. 150.  Section 42872.1 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   42872.1.  (a) This section shall be known, and may be cited, as
the Rubberized Pavement Market Development Act.
   (b) In accordance with the tire recycling program authorized by
Section 42872, the department shall award grants in the following
manner:
   (1) To cities, counties, and other local governmental agencies for
the funding of public works projects that utilize rubberized
pavement.
   (2) To state and local governmental agencies, including regional
park districts, for the funding of disability access projects at
parks and Class I bikeways as defined in subdivision (a) of Section
890.4, relative to projects that utilize rubberized pavement.
   (c) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the department shall
award the grants pursuant to subdivision (b) in the amount of two
dollars ($2) for every 12 pounds of crumb rubber used in a public
works or disability access project by a state or local governmental
agency, including a regional park district.
   (2) The department may adjust the amount of grants awarded
pursuant to paragraph (1) to an amount that is greater than, or less
than, two dollars ($2) for every 12 pounds of crumb rubber if the
department finds this adjustment would further the purposes of this
article.
   (d) This section shall become inoperative on June 30, 2019, and,
as of January 1, 2020, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2020, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 151.  Section 42885.5 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   42885.5.  (a) The department shall adopt a five-year plan, which
shall be updated every two years, to establish goals and priorities
for the waste tire program and each program element.
   (b) On or before July 1, 2001, and every two years thereafter, the
department shall submit the adopted five-year plan to the
appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature. The
department shall include in the plan, programmatic and fiscal issues
including, but not limited to, the hierarchy used by the department
to maximize productive uses of waste and used tires, and the
performance objectives and measurement criteria used by the
department to evaluate the success of its waste and used tire
recycling program. Additionally, the plan shall describe each program
element's effectiveness, based upon performance measures developed
by the department, including, but not limited to, the following:
   (1) Enforcement and regulations relating to the storage of waste
and used tires.
   (2) Cleanup, abatement, or other remedial action related to waste
tire stockpiles throughout the state.
   (3) Research directed at promoting and developing alternatives to
the landfill disposal of waste tires.
   (4) Market development and new technology activities for used
tires and waste tires.
   (5) The waste and used tire hauler program, the registration of,
and reporting by, tire brokers, and the manifest system.
   (6) A description of the grants, loans, contracts, and other
expenditures proposed to be made by the department under the tire
recycling program.
   (7) Until June 30, 2015, the grant program authorized under
Section 42872.5 to encourage the use of waste tires, including, but
not limited to, rubberized asphalt concrete technology, in public
works projects.
   (8) Border region activities, conducted in coordination with the
California Environmental Protection Agency, including, but not
limited to, all of the following:
   (A) Training programs to assist Mexican waste and used tire
haulers to meet the requirements for hauling those tires in
California.
   (B) Environmental education training.
   (C) Development of a waste tire abatement plan, with the
appropriate government entities of California and Mexico.
   (D) Tracking both the legal and illegal waste and used tire flow
across the border and recommended revisions to the waste tire
policies of California and Mexico.
   (E) Coordination with businesses operating in the border region
and with Mexico, with regard to applying the same environmental and
control requirements throughout the border region.
   (F) Development of projects in Mexico in the California-Mexico
border region, as defined by the La Paz Agreement, that include, but
are not limited to, education, infrastructure, mitigation, cleanup,
prevention, reuse, and recycling projects, that address the movement
of used tires from California to Mexico that are eventually disposed
of in California.
   (9) Grants to certified community conservation corps and community
conservation corps, pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of,
and paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of, Section 17001, for purposes
of the programs specified in paragraphs (2) and (6) and for related
education and outreach.
   (c) The department shall base the budget for the California Tire
Recycling Act and program funding on the plan.
   (d) The plan may not propose financial or other support that
promotes, or provides for research for the incineration of tires.
  SEC. 152.  Section 42889 of the Public Resources Code, as amended
by Section 33 of Chapter 401 of the Statutes of 2013, is amended to
read:
   42889.  (a) Of the moneys collected pursuant to Section 42885, an
amount equal to seventy-five cents ($0.75) per tire on which the fee
is imposed shall be transferred by the State Board of Equalization to
the Air Pollution Control Fund. The state board shall expend those
moneys, or allocate those moneys to the districts for expenditure, to
fund programs and projects that mitigate or remediate air pollution
caused by tires in the state, to the extent that the state board or
the applicable district determines that the program or project
remediates air pollution harms created by tires upon which the fee
described in Section 42885 is imposed.
   (b) The remaining moneys collected pursuant to Section 42885 shall
be used to fund the waste tire program, and shall be appropriated to
the department in the annual Budget Act in a manner consistent with
the five-year plan adopted and updated by the department. These
moneys shall be expended for the payment of refunds under this
chapter and for the following purposes:
   (1) To pay the administrative overhead cost of this chapter, not
to exceed 6 percent of the total revenue deposited in the fund
annually, or an amount otherwise specified in the annual Budget Act.
   (2) To pay the costs of administration associated with collection,
making refunds, and auditing revenues in the fund, not to exceed 3
percent of the total revenue deposited in the fund, as provided in
subdivision (c) of Section 42885.
   (3) To pay the costs associated with operating the tire recycling
program specified in Article 3 (commencing with Section 42870).
   (4) To pay the costs associated with the development and
enforcement of regulations relating to the storage of waste tires and
used tires. The department shall consider designating a city,
county, or city and county as the enforcement authority of
regulations relating to the storage of waste tires and used tires, as
provided in subdivision (c) of Section 42850, and regulations
relating to the hauling of waste and used tires, as provided in
subdivision (b) of Section 42963. If the department designates a
local entity for that purpose, the department shall provide
sufficient, stable, and noncompetitive funding to that entity for
that purpose, based on available resources, as provided in the
five-year plan adopted and updated as provided in subdivision (a) of
Section 42885.5. The department may consider and create, as
appropriate, financial incentives for citizens who report the illegal
hauling or disposal of waste tires as a means of enhancing local and
statewide waste tire and used tire enforcement programs.
   (5) To pay the costs of cleanup, abatement, removal, or other
remedial action related to waste tire stockpiles throughout the
state, including all approved costs incurred by other public agencies
involved in these activities by contract with the department. Not
less than six million five hundred thousand dollars ($6,500,000)
shall be expended by the department during each of the following
fiscal years for this purpose: 2001-02 to 2006-07, inclusive.
   (6) To make studies and conduct research directed at promoting and
developing alternatives to the landfill disposal of waste tires.
   (7) To assist in developing markets and new technologies for used
tires and waste tires. The department's expenditure of funds for
purposes of this subdivision shall reflect the priorities for waste
management practices specified in subdivision (a) of Section 40051.
   (8) To pay the costs associated with implementing and operating a
waste tire and used tire hauler program and manifest system pursuant
to Chapter 19 (commencing with Section 42950).
   (9) To pay the costs to create and maintain an emergency reserve,
which shall not exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000).
   (10) To pay the costs of cleanup, abatement, or other remedial
action related to the disposal of waste tires in implementing and
operating the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
Program established pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section
48100) of Part 7.
   (11) To fund border region activities specified in paragraph (8)
of subdivision (b) of Section 42885.5.
   (12) For expenditure pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a)
of, and paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of, Section 17001.
   (c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
2024, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute
that is enacted before January 1, 2024, deletes or extends that
date.
  SEC. 153.  Section 42889 of the Public Resources Code, as amended
by Section 34 of Chapter 401 of the Statutes of 2013, is amended to
read:
   42889.  Funding for the waste tire program shall be appropriated
to the department in the annual Budget Act. The moneys in the fund
shall be expended for the payment of refunds under this chapter and
for the following purposes:
   (a) To pay the administrative overhead cost of this chapter, not
to exceed 5 percent of the total revenue deposited in the fund
annually, or an amount otherwise specified in the annual Budget Act.
   (b) To pay the costs of administration associated with collection,
making refunds, and auditing revenues in the fund, not to exceed 3
percent of the total revenue deposited in the fund, as provided in
subdivision (b) of Section 42885.
   (c) To pay the costs associated with operating the tire recycling
program specified in Article 3 (commencing with Section 42870).
   (d) To pay the costs associated with the development and
enforcement of regulations relating to the storage of waste tires and
used tires. The department shall consider designating a city,
county, or city and county as the enforcement authority of
regulations relating to the storage of waste tires and used tires, as
provided in subdivision (c) of Section 42850, and regulations
relating to the hauling of waste and used tires, as provided in
subdivision (b) of Section 42963. If the department designates a
local entity for that purpose, the department shall provide
sufficient, stable, and noncompetitive funding to that entity for
that purpose, based on available resources, as provided in the
five-year plan adopted and updated as provided in subdivision (a) of
Section 42885.5. The department may consider and create, as
appropriate, financial incentives for citizens who report the illegal
hauling or disposal of waste tires as a means of enhancing local and
statewide waste tire and used tire enforcement programs.
   (e) To pay the costs of cleanup, abatement, removal, or other
remedial action related to waste tire stockpiles throughout the
state, including all approved costs incurred by other public agencies
involved in these activities by contract with the department. Not
less than six million five hundred thousand dollars ($6,500,000)
shall be expended by the department during each of the following
fiscal years for this purpose: 2001-02 to 2006-07, inclusive.
   (f) To fund border region activities specified in paragraph (8) of
subdivision (b) of Section 42885.5.
   (g) For expenditure pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a)
of, and paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of, Section 17001.
   (h) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2024.
  SEC. 154.  Section 48653 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   48653.  The board shall deposit all amounts paid pursuant to
Section 48650 by manufacturers, civil penalties, and fines paid
pursuant to this chapter, and all other revenues received pursuant to
this chapter into the California Used Oil Recycling Fund, which is
hereby created in the State Treasury. Notwithstanding Section 13340
of the Government Code, the money in the fund is to be appropriated
solely as follows:
   (a) Continuously appropriated to the board for expenditure for the
following purposes:
   (1) To pay recycling incentives pursuant to Section 48651.
   (2) To provide a reserve for contingencies, as may be available
after making other payments required by this section, in an amount
not to exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000).
   (3) (A) To make payments for the implementation of local used oil
collection programs adopted pursuant to Article 10 (commencing with
Section 48690) to cities, based on the city's population, and
counties, based on the population of the unincorporated area of the
county. Payment shall be determined by multiplying the total annual
amount by the fraction equal to the population of cities and counties
that are eligible for payments
        pursuant to Section 48690, divided by the population of the
state. The board shall use the latest population estimates of the
state generated by the Population Research Unit of the Department of
Finance in making the calculations required by this paragraph.
Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of Section 48656, the total annual
amount shall equal eleven million dollars ($11,000,000), subject to
subparagraph (B).
   (B) If sufficient funds are not available to initially issue full
funding pursuant to subparagraph (A), the board shall provide funding
as follows:
   (i) For the purposes set forth in this paragraph, one-half of the
amount that remains in the fund after the expenditures are made
pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) and subdivision (b). The board may
utilize additional amounts from the fund, up to, but not exceeding,
eleven million dollars ($11,000,000).
   (ii) As the board finds is fiscally appropriate, for the purposes
set forth in Section 48656. The board shall give priority to the
distribution of funding in clause (i) for the purposes of this
paragraph.
   (C) Pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Section 48691,
it is the intent of this paragraph that at least one million dollars
($1,000,000) be made available specifically for used oil filter
collection and recycling programs.
   (4) To implement Section 48660.5, in an amount not to exceed two
hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) annually.
   (5) For expenditures pursuant to Section 48656.
   (b) The money in the fund may be expended by the board for the
administration of this chapter and by the department for inspections
and reports pursuant to Section 48661, only upon appropriation by the
Legislature in the annual Budget Act.
   (c) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the money in the fund
may be transferred to the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and
Abatement Account in the General Fund, upon appropriation by the
Legislature in the annual Budget Act, to pay the costs associated
with implementing and operating the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste
Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program established pursuant to Chapter
2.5 (commencing with Section 48100).
   (2) The money in the fund attributable to a charge increase or
adjustment made or authorized in an amendment to subdivision (a) of
Section 48650 by the act adding this paragraph shall not be
transferred to the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement
Account.
   (d) The money in the fund may be expended by the Department of
Resources Recycling and Recovery, upon appropriation by the
Legislature, pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of, and
paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of, Section 17001.
   (e) Appropriations to the board to pay the costs necessary to
administer this chapter shall not exceed three million dollars
($3,000,000) annually.
   (f) The Legislature hereby finds and declares its intent that
three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) should be annually
appropriated from the California Used Oil Recycling Fund in the
annual Budget Act to the board, commencing with fiscal year 2010-11,
for the purposes of Section 48655 and to conduct those investigations
and enforcement actions necessary to ensure a used oil storage
facility or used oil transfer facility causes the used lubricating
oil to be transported, as required by subdivision (a) of Section
48651.
  SEC. 155.  Section 71116 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   71116.  (a) The Environmental Justice Small Grant Program is
hereby established under the jurisdiction of the California
Environmental Protection Agency. The California Environmental
Protection Agency shall adopt regulations for the implementation of
this section. These regulations shall include, but need not be
limited to, all of the following:
   (1) Specific criteria and procedures for the implementation of the
program.
   (2) A requirement that each grant recipient submit a written
report to the agency documenting its expenditures of the grant funds
and the results of the funded project.
   (3) Provisions promoting the equitable distribution of grant funds
in a variety of areas throughout the state, with the goal of making
grants available to organizations that will attempt to address
environmental justice issues.
   (b) The purpose of the program is to provide grants to eligible
community groups, including, but not limited to, community-based,
grassroots nonprofit organizations that are located in areas
adversely affected by environmental pollution and hazards and that
are involved in work to address environmental justice issues.
   (c) (1) Both of the following are eligible to receive moneys from
the fund.
   (A) A nonprofit entity.
   (B) A federally recognized tribal government.
   (2) For the purposes of this section, "nonprofit entity" means any
corporation, trust, association, cooperative, or other organization
that meets all of the following criteria:
   (A) Is operated primarily for scientific, educational, service,
charitable, or other similar purposes in the public interest.
   (B) Is not organized primarily for profit.
   (C) Uses its net proceeds to maintain, improve, or expand, or any
combination thereof, its operations.
   (D) Is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the
federal Internal Revenue Code, or is able to provide evidence to the
agency that the state recognizes the organization as a nonprofit
entity.
   (3) For the purposes of this section, "nonprofit entity"
specifically excludes an organization that is a tax-exempt
organization under Section 501 (c)(4) of the federal Internal Revenue
Code.
   (d) Individuals may not receive grant moneys from the fund.
   (e) Grant recipients shall use the grant award to fund only the
project described in the recipient's application. Recipients shall
not use the grant funding to shift moneys from existing or proposed
projects to activities for which grant funding is prohibited under
subdivision (g).
   (f) Grants shall be awarded on a competitive basis for projects
that are based in communities with the most significant exposure to
pollution. Grants shall be limited to any of the following purposes
and no other:
   (1) Resolve environmental problems through distribution of
information.
   (2) Identify improvements in communication and coordination among
agencies and stakeholders in order to address the most significant
exposure to pollution.
   (3) Expand the understanding of a community about the
environmental issues that affect their community.
   (4) Develop guidance on the relative significance of various
environmental risks.
   (5) Promote community involvement in the decisionmaking process
that affects the environment of the community.
   (6) Present environmental data for the purposes of enhancing
community understanding of environmental information systems and
environmental information.
   (g) (1) The agency shall not award grants for, and grant funding
shall not be used for, any of the following:
   (A) Other state grant programs.
   (B) Lobbying or advocacy activities relating to any federal,
state, regional, or local legislative, quasi-legislative,
adjudicatory, or quasi-judicial proceeding involving development or
adoption of statutes, guidelines, rules, regulations, plans or any
other governmental proposal, or involving decisions concerning
siting, permitting, licensing, or any other governmental action.
   (C) Litigation, administrative challenges, enforcement action, or
any type of adjudicatory proceeding.
   (D) Funding of a lawsuit against any governmental entity.
   (E) Funding of a lawsuit against a business or a project owned by
a business.
   (F) Matching state or federal funding.
   (G) Performance of any technical assessment for purposes of
opposing or contradicting a technical assessment prepared by a public
agency.
   (2) An organization's use of funds from a grant awarded under this
section to educate a community regarding an environmental justice
issue or a governmental process does not preclude that organization
from subsequent lobbying or advocacy concerning that same issue or
governmental process, as long as the lobbying or advocacy is not
funded by a grant awarded under this section.
   (h) The agency shall review, evaluate, and select grant
recipients, and screen grant applications to ensure that they meet
the requirements of this section.
   (i) The maximum amount of a grant provided pursuant to this
section may not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
   (j) For the purposes of this section, "environmental justice" has
the same meaning as defined in Section 65040.12 of the Government
Code.
   (k) The Secretary for Environmental Protection may expend up to
one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) per year for
the purposes of this section.
   (l) Board, departments, and offices within the California
Environmental Protection Agency may allocate funds from various
special funds, settlements, and penalties to implement this program.
  SEC. 156.  Section 379.6 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to
read:
   379.6.  (a) (1)  It is the intent of the Legislature that the
self-generation incentive program increase deployment of distributed
generation and energy storage systems to facilitate the integration
of those resources into the electrical grid, improve efficiency and
reliability of the distribution and transmission system, and reduce
emissions of greenhouse gases, peak demand, and ratepayer costs. It
is the further intent of the Legislature that the commission, in
future proceedings, provide for an equitable distribution of the
costs and benefits of the program.
   (2)  The commission, in consultation with the Energy Commission,
may authorize the annual collection of not more than the amount
authorized for the self-generation incentive program in the 2008
calendar year, through December 31, 2019. The commission shall
require the administration of the program for distributed energy
resources originally established pursuant to Chapter 329 of the
Statutes of 2000 until January 1, 2021. On January 1, 2021, the
commission shall provide repayment of all unallocated funds collected
pursuant to this section to reduce ratepayer costs.
   (3) The commission shall administer solar technologies separately,
pursuant to the California Solar Initiative adopted by the
commission in Decisions 05-12-044 and 06-01-024, as modified by
Article 1 (commencing with Section 2851) of Chapter 9 of Part 2 of
Division 1 of this code and Chapter 8.8 (commencing with Section
25780) of Division 15 of the Public Resources Code.
   (b) (1) Eligibility for incentives under the self-generation
incentive program shall be limited to distributed energy resources
that the commission, in consultation with the State Air Resources
Board, determines will achieve reductions in emissions of greenhouse
gases pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
(Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and
Safety Code).
   (2) On or before July 1, 2015, the commission shall update the
factor for avoided greenhouse gas emissions based on the most recent
data available to the State Air Resources Board for greenhouse gas
emissions from electricity sales in the self-generation incentive
program administrators' service areas as well as current estimates of
greenhouse gas emissions over the useful life of the distributed
energy resource, including consideration of the effects of the
California Renewables Portfolio Standard.
   (c) Eligibility for the funding of any combustion-operated
distributed generation projects using fossil fuel is subject to all
of the following conditions:
   (1)  An oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions rate standard of 0.07
pounds per megawatthour and a minimum efficiency of 60 percent, or
any other NOx emissions rate and minimum efficiency standard adopted
by the State Air Resources Board. A minimum efficiency of 60 percent
shall be measured as useful energy output divided by fuel input. The
efficiency determination shall be based on 100 percent load.
   (2) Combined heat and power units that meet the 60-percent
efficiency standard may take a credit to meet the applicable NOx
emissions standard of 0.07 pounds per megawatthour. Credit shall be
at the rate of one megawatthour for each 3,400,000 British thermal
units (Btus) of heat recovered.
   (3) The customer receiving incentives shall adequately maintain
and service the combined heat and power units so that during
operation the system continues to meet or exceed the efficiency and
emissions standards established pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2).
   (4) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a project that does not meet
the applicable NOx emissions standard is eligible if it meets both of
the following requirements:
   (A) The project operates solely on waste gas. The commission shall
require a customer that applies for an incentive pursuant to this
paragraph to provide an affidavit or other form of proof that
specifies that the project shall be operated solely on waste gas.
Incentives awarded pursuant to this paragraph shall be subject to
refund and shall be refunded by the recipient to the extent the
project does not operate on waste gas. As used in this paragraph,
"waste gas" means natural gas that is generated as a byproduct of
petroleum production operations and is not eligible for delivery to
the utility pipeline system.
   (B) The air quality management district or air pollution control
district, in issuing a permit to operate the project, determines that
operation of the project will produce an onsite net air emissions
benefit, compared to permitted onsite emissions if the project does
not operate. The commission shall require the customer to secure the
permit prior to receiving incentives.
   (d) In determining the eligibility for the self-generation
incentive program, minimum system efficiency shall be determined
either by calculating electrical and process heat efficiency as set
forth in Section 216.6, or by calculating overall electrical
efficiency.
   (e) Eligibility for incentives under the program shall be limited
to distributed energy resource technologies that the commission
determines meet all of the following requirements:
   (1) The distributed energy resource technology is capable of
reducing demand from the grid by offsetting some or all of the
customer's onsite energy load, including, but not limited to, peak
electric demand.
   (2) The distributed energy resource technology is commercially
available.
   (3) The distributed energy resource technology safely utilizes the
existing transmission and distribution system.
   (4) The distributed energy resource technology improves air
quality by reducing criteria air pollutants.
   (f) Recipients of the self-generation incentive program funds
shall provide relevant data to the commission and the State Air
Resources Board, upon request, and shall be subject to onsite
inspection to verify equipment operation and performance, including
capacity, thermal output, and usage to verify criteria air pollutant
and greenhouse gas emissions performance.
   (g) In administering the self-generation incentive program, the
commission shall determine a capacity factor for each distributed
generation system energy resource technology in the program.
   (h) (1) In administering the self-generation incentive program,
the commission may adjust the amount of rebates and evaluate other
public policy interests, including, but not limited to, ratepayers,
energy efficiency, peak load reduction, load management, and
environmental interests.
   (2) The commission shall consider the relative amount and the cost
of greenhouse gas emission reductions, peak demand reductions,
system reliability benefits, and other measurable factors when
allocating program funds between eligible technologies.
   (i) The commission shall ensure that distributed generation
resources are made available in the program for all ratepayers.
   (j) In administering the self-generation incentive program, the
commission shall provide an additional incentive of 20 percent from
existing program funds for the installation of eligible distributed
generation resources manufactured in California.
   (k) The costs of the program adopted and implemented pursuant to
this section shall not be recovered from customers participating in
the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program.
   (l) The commission shall evaluate the overall success and impact
of the self-generation incentive program based on the following
performance measures:
   (1) The amount of reductions of emissions of greenhouse gases.
   (2) The amount of reductions of emissions of criteria air
pollutants measured in terms of avoided emissions and reductions of
criteria air pollutants represented by emissions credits secured for
project approval.
   (3) The amount of energy reductions measured in energy value.
   (4) The amount of reductions of aggregate noncoincident customer
peak demand.
   (5) The ratio of the electricity generated by distributed energy
resource projects receiving incentives from the program to the
electricity capable of being produced by those distributed energy
resource projects, commonly known as a capacity factor.
   (6) The value to the electrical transmission and distribution
system measured in avoided costs of transmission and distribution
upgrades and replacement.
   (7) The ability to improve onsite electricity reliability as
compared to onsite electricity reliability before the self-generation
incentive program technology was placed in service.
  SEC. 156.5.  Section 1807 of the Public Utilities Code is amended
to read:
   1807.  (a) An award made under this article shall be paid by the
public utility that is the subject of the hearing, investigation, or
proceeding, as determined by the commission, within 30 days.
Notwithstanding any other law, an award paid by a public utility
pursuant to this article shall be allowed by the commission as an
expense for the purpose of establishing rates of the public utility
by way of a dollar-for-dollar adjustment to rates imposed by the
commission immediately on the determination of the amount of the
award, so that the amount of the award shall be fully recovered
within one year from the date of the award.
   (b) Due to the bankruptcy of Sacramento Natural Gas Storage, the
commission's intervenor compensation award to the Avondale Glen Elder
Neighborhood Association in A.07-04-013 has been reduced to a
fraction of the amount awarded. In this limited circumstance, the
commission may pay to the Avondale Glen Elder Neighborhood
Association the difference between the amount received from the
bankruptcy court and the amount awarded by the commission by
increasing the fees collected in section 401 for the limited purpose
of D. 13-11-018.
   SEC. 156.7.    Section 2851 of the   Public
Utilities Code   is amended to read: 
   2851.  (a) In implementing the California Solar Initiative, the
commission shall do all of the following:
   (1) (A) The commission shall authorize the award of monetary
incentives for up to the first megawatt of alternating current
generated by solar energy systems that meet the eligibility criteria
established by the Energy Commission pursuant to Chapter 8.8
(commencing with Section 25780) of Division 15 of the Public
Resources Code. The commission shall determine the eligibility of a
solar energy system, as defined in Section 25781 of the Public
Resources Code, to receive monetary incentives until the time the
Energy Commission establishes eligibility criteria pursuant to
Section 25782. Monetary incentives shall not be awarded for solar
energy systems that do not meet the eligibility criteria. The
incentive level authorized by the commission shall decline each year
following implementation of the California Solar Initiative, at a
rate of no less than an average of 7 percent per year, and, except as
provided in subparagraph (B), shall be zero as of December 31, 2016.
The commission shall adopt and publish a schedule of declining
incentive levels no less than 30 days in advance of the first decline
in incentive levels. The commission may develop incentives based
upon the output of electricity from the system, provided those
incentives are consistent with the declining incentive levels of this
paragraph and the incentives apply to only the first megawatt of
electricity generated by the system.
   (B) The incentive level for the installation of a solar energy
system pursuant to Section 2852 shall be zero as of December 31,
2021.
   (2) The commission shall adopt a performance-based incentive
program so that by January 1, 2008, 100 percent of incentives for
solar energy systems of 100 kilowatts or greater and at least 50
percent of incentives for solar energy systems of 30 kilowatts or
greater are earned based on the actual electrical output of the solar
energy systems. The commission shall encourage, and may require,
performance-based incentives for solar energy systems of less than 30
kilowatts. Performance-based incentives shall decline at a rate of
no less than an average of 7 percent per year. In developing the
performance-based incentives, the commission may:
   (A) Apply performance-based incentives only to customer classes
designated by the commission.
   (B) Design the performance-based incentives so that customers may
receive a higher level of incentives than under incentives based on
installed electrical capacity.
   (C) Develop financing options that help offset the installation
costs of the solar energy system, provided that this financing is
ultimately repaid in full by the consumer or through the application
of the performance-based rebates.
   (3) By January 1, 2008, the commission, in consultation with the
Energy Commission, shall require reasonable and cost-effective energy
efficiency improvements in existing buildings as a condition of
providing incentives for eligible solar energy systems, with
appropriate exemptions or limitations to accommodate the limited
financial resources of low-income residential housing.
   (4) Notwithstanding subdivision (g) of Section 2827, the
commission may develop a time-variant tariff that creates the maximum
incentive for ratepayers to install solar energy systems so that the
system's peak electricity production coincides with California's
peak electricity demands and that ensures that ratepayers receive due
value for their contribution to the purchase of solar energy systems
and customers with solar energy systems continue to have an
incentive to use electricity efficiently. In developing the
time-variant tariff, the commission may exclude customers
participating in the tariff from the rate cap for residential
customers for existing baseline quantities or usage by those
customers of up to 130 percent of existing baseline quantities, as
required by Section 739.9. Nothing in this paragraph authorizes the
commission to require time-variant pricing for ratepayers without a
solar energy system.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), in implementing the
California Solar Initiative, the commission may authorize the award
of monetary incentives for solar thermal and solar water heating
devices, in a total amount up to one hundred million eight hundred
thousand dollars ($100,800,000).
   (c) (1) In implementing the California Solar Initiative, the
commission shall not allocate more than fifty million dollars
($50,000,000) to research, development, and demonstration that
explores solar technologies and other distributed generation
technologies that employ or could employ solar energy for generation
or storage of electricity or to offset natural gas usage. Any program
that allocates additional moneys to research, development, and
demonstration shall be developed in collaboration with the Energy
Commission to ensure there is no duplication of efforts, and adopted
by the commission through a rulemaking or other appropriate public
proceeding. Any grant awarded by the commission for research,
development, and demonstration shall be approved by the full
commission at a public meeting. This subdivision does not prohibit
the commission from continuing to allocate moneys to research,
development, and demonstration pursuant to the self-generation
incentive program for distributed generation resources originally
established pursuant to Chapter 329 of the Statutes of 2000, as
modified pursuant to Section 379.6.
   (2) The Legislature finds and declares that a program that
provides a stable source of monetary incentives for eligible solar
energy systems will encourage private investment sufficient to make
solar technologies cost effective.
   (3) On or before June 30, 2009, and by June 30th of every year
thereafter, the commission shall submit to the Legislature an
assessment of the success of the California Solar Initiative program.
That assessment shall include the number of residential and
commercial sites that have installed solar thermal devices for which
an award was made pursuant to subdivision (b) and the dollar value of
the award, the number of residential and commercial sites that have
installed solar energy systems, the electrical generating capacity of
the installed solar energy systems, the cost of the program, total
electrical system benefits, including the effect on electrical
service rates, environmental benefits, how the program affects the
operation and reliability of the electrical grid, how the program has
affected peak demand for electricity, the progress made toward
reaching the goals of the program, whether the program is on schedule
to meet the program goals, and recommendations for improving the
program to meet its goals. If the commission allocates additional
moneys to research, development, and demonstration that explores
solar technologies and other distributed generation technologies
pursuant to paragraph (1), the commission shall include in the
assessment submitted to the Legislature, a description of the
program, a summary of each award made or project funded pursuant to
the program, including the intended purposes to be achieved by the
particular award or project, and the results of each award or
project.
   (d) (1) The commission shall not impose any charge upon the
consumption of natural gas, or upon natural gas ratepayers, to fund
the California Solar Initiative.
   (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any charge imposed
to fund the program adopted and implemented pursuant to this section
shall be imposed upon all customers not participating in the
California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or family electric rate
assistance (FERA) programs, including those residential customers
subject to the rate limitation specified in Section 739.9 for
existing baseline quantities or usage up to
                         130 percent of existing baseline quantities
of electricity.
   (3) The costs of the program adopted and implemented pursuant to
this section  may   shall  not be recovered
from customers participating in the California Alternate Rates for
Energy or CARE program established pursuant to Section 739.1, except
to the extent that program costs are recovered out of the
nonbypassable system benefits charge authorized pursuant to Section
399.8.
   (e) Except as provided in subdivision (f),  in 
implementing the California Solar Initiative, the commission shall
ensure that the total cost over the duration of the program does not
exceed three billion five hundred fifty million eight hundred
thousand dollars ($3,550,800,000). Except as provided in subdivision
(f), financial components of the California Solar Initiative shall
consist of the following:
   (1) Programs under the supervision of the commission funded by
charges collected from customers of San Diego Gas and Electric
Company, Southern California Edison Company, and Pacific Gas and
Electric Company. Except as provided in subdivision (f), the total
cost over the duration of these programs shall not exceed two billion
three hundred sixty-six million eight hundred thousand dollars
($2,366,800,000) and includes moneys collected directly into a
tracking account for support of the California Solar Initiative.
   (2) Programs adopted, implemented, and financed in the amount of
seven hundred eighty-four million dollars ($784,000,000), by charges
collected by local publicly owned electric utilities pursuant to
Section 2854. Nothing in this subdivision shall give the commission
power and jurisdiction with respect to a local publicly owned
electric utility or its customers.
   (3) Programs for the installation of solar energy systems on new
construction (New Solar Homes Partnership Program), administered by
the Energy Commission, and funded by charges in the amount of four
hundred million dollars ($400,000,000), collected from customers of
San Diego Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison
Company, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. If the commission is
notified by the Energy Commission that funding available pursuant to
Section 25751 of the Public Resources Code for the New Solar Homes
Partnership Program  has   and any other funding
for the purposes of this paragraph have  been exhausted, the
commission may require an electrical corporation to continue
administration of the program pursuant to the guidelines established
for the program by the Energy Commission, until the funding limit
authorized by this paragraph has been reached. The commission, in
consultation with the Energy Commission, shall supervise the
administration of the continuation of the New Solar Homes Partnership
Program by an electrical corporation. An electrical corporation may
elect to have a third party, including the Energy Commission,
administer the utility's continuation of the New Solar Homes
Partnership Program. After the exhaustion of funds, the Energy
Commission shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee 30
days prior to the continuation of the program.
   (4) The changes made to this subdivision by Chapter 39 of the
Statutes of 2012 do not authorize the levy of a charge or any
increase in the amount collected pursuant to any existing charge, nor
do the changes add to, or detract from, the commission's existing
authority to levy or increase charges.
   (f) Upon the expenditure or reservation in any electrical
corporation's service territory of the amount specified in paragraph
(1) of subdivision (e) for low-income residential housing programs
pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 2852, the commission shall
authorize the continued collection of the charge for the purposes of
Section 2852. The commission shall ensure that the total amount
collected pursuant to this subdivision does not exceed one hundred
eight million dollars ($108,000,000). Upon approval by the
commission, an electrical corporation may use amounts collected
pursuant to subdivision (e) for purposes of funding the general
market portion of the California Solar Initiative, that remain
unspent and unencumbered after December 31, 2016, to reduce the
electrical corporation's portion of the total amount collected
pursuant to this subdivision.
  SEC. 157.  Section 46001.5 is added to the Revenue and Taxation
Code, to read:
   46001.5.  (a) The board may adopt regulations relating to the
administration and enforcement of this part pursuant to the
Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section
11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
   (b) An emergency regulation adopted pursuant to amendments made to
this part by Assembly Bill 1466 of the 2013-14 Regular Session shall
be deemed an emergency and necessary to avoid serious harm to the
public peace, health, safety, or general welfare for the purposes of
Sections 11346.1 and 11349.6 of the Government Code, and the board is
hereby exempt from the requirement that it describe facts showing
the need for immediate action and from review by the Office of
Administrative Law.
  SEC. 158.  Section 46002 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
amended to read:
   46002.  The collection and administration of the fees referred to
in Sections 46051 and 46052 shall be governed by the definitions
contained in Chapter 7.4 (commencing with Section 8670.1) of Division
1 of Title 2 of the Government Code and this part.
  SEC. 159.  Section 46006 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
amended to read:
   46006.  "Administrator" means the person appointed by the Governor
pursuant to Section 8670.4 of the Government Code to implement the
Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act
(Chapter 7.4 (commencing with Section 8670.1) of Division 1 of Title
2 of the Government Code).
  SEC. 160.  Section 46007 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
amended to read:
   46007.  "Barges" means vessels that carry oil in commercial
quantities as cargo but are not equipped with a means of
self-propulsion.
  SEC. 161.  Section 46008 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
repealed.
  SEC. 162.  Section 46010 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
amended to read:
   46010.  "Crude oil" means petroleum in an unrefined or natural
state, including condensate and natural gasoline, and including
substances that enhance, cut, thin, or reduce viscosity.
  SEC. 163.  Section 46011 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
repealed.
  SEC. 164.  Section 46011 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code,
to read:
   46011.  (a) "Facility" means any of the following located in state
waters or located where an oil spill may impact state waters:
   (1) A building, structure, installation, or equipment used in oil
exploration, oil well drilling operations, oil production, oil
refining, oil storage, oil gathering, oil processing, oil transfer,
oil distribution, or oil transportation.
   (2) A marine terminal.
   (3) A pipeline that transports oil.
   (4) A railroad that transports oil as cargo.
   (5) A drill ship, semisubmersible drilling platform, jack-up type
drilling rig, or any other floating or temporary drilling platform.
   (b) "Facility" does not include any of the following:
   (1) A vessel, except a vessel located and used for any purpose
described in paragraph (5) of subdivision (a).
   (2) An owner or operator subject to Chapter 6.67 (commencing with
Section 25270) of or Chapter 6.75 (commencing with Section 25299.10)
of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code.
   (3) Operations on a farm, nursery, logging site, or construction
site that are either of the following:
   (A) Do not exceed 20,000 gallons in a single storage tank.
   (B) Have a useable tank storage capacity not exceeding 75,000
gallons.
   (4) A small craft refueling dock.
  SEC. 165.  Section 46013 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
amended to read:
   46013.  "Feepayer" means any person liable for the payment of a
fee imposed by either Section 8670.40 or 8670.48 of the Government
Code.
  SEC. 166.  Section 46014 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
repealed.
  SEC. 167.  Section 46015 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
repealed.
  SEC. 168.  Section 46016 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
repealed.
  SEC. 169.  Section 46017 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
amended to read:
   46017.  "Marine terminal" means any facility used for transferring
crude oil or petroleum products to or from tankers or barges. For
purposes of this part, a marine terminal includes all piping not
integrally connected to a tank facility as defined in subdivision (n)
of Section 25270.2 of the Health and Safety Code.
  SEC. 170.  Section 46018 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
repealed.
  SEC. 171.  Section 46018 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code,
to read:
   46018.  "Oil" means any kind of petroleum, liquid hydrocarbons, or
petroleum products or any fraction or residues therefrom, including,
but not limited to, crude oil, bunker fuel, gasoline, diesel fuel,
aviation fuel, oil sludge, oil refuse, oil mixed with waste, and
liquid distillates from unprocessed natural gas.
  SEC. 172.  Section 46019 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
repealed.
  SEC. 173.  Section 46023 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
amended to read:
   46023.  "Refinery" means a facility that refines crude oil,
including condensate and natural gasoline, into petroleum products,
lubricating oils, coke, or asphalt.
  SEC. 174.  Section 46024 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
repealed.
  SEC. 175.  Section 46025 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
repealed.
  SEC. 176.  Section 46027 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
repealed.
  SEC. 177.  Section 46027 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code,
to read:
   46027.  "State waters" or "waters of the state" means any surface
water, including saline waters, marine waters, and freshwaters,
within the boundaries of the state but does not include groundwater.
  SEC. 178.  Section 46028 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
amended to read:
   46028.  "Tanker" means a self-propelled vessel that is constructed
or adapted for the carriage of oil in bulk or in commercial
quantities as cargo.
  SEC. 179.  Section 46101 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is
amended to read:
   46101.  Every person who operates a refinery in this state, a
marine terminal in waters of the state, or operates a pipeline to
transport crude oil or petroleum products out of the state shall
register with the board.
  SEC. 180.  Section 5024 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
   5024.  (a) A person described in Section 5101 may also apply for a
set of commemorative collegiate reflectorized license plates, and
the department shall issue those special license plates in lieu of
the regular license plates. The collegiate reflectorized plates shall
be of a distinctive design, and shall be available in a special
series of letters or numbers, or both, as determined by the
department. The collegiate reflectorized plates shall also contain
the name of the participating institution as well as the
reflectorized logotype, motto, symbol, or other distinctive design,
as approved by the department, representing the participating
university or college selected by the applicant. The department may
issue the commemorative collegiate reflectorized license plates as
environmental license plates, as defined in Section 5103, in a
combination of numbers or letters, or both, as requested by the owner
or lessee of the vehicle.
   (b) Any public or private postsecondary educational institution in
the state, which is accredited or has been accepted as a recognized
candidate for accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and
Colleges, may indicate to the department its decision to be included
in the commemorative collegiate license plate program and submit its
distinctive design for the logotype, motto, symbol, or other design.
However, no public or private postsecondary educational institution
may be included in the program until not less than 5,000 applications
are received for license plates containing that institution's
logotype, motto, symbol, or other design. Each participating
institution shall collect and hold applications for collegiate
license plates until it has received at least 5,000 applications.
Once the institution has received at least 5,000 applications, it
shall submit the applications, along with the necessary fees, to the
department. Upon receiving the first application, the institution
shall have one calendar year to receive the remaining required
applications. If, after that one calendar year, 5,000 applications
have not been received, the institution shall refund to all
applicants any fees or deposits which have been collected.
   (c) In addition to the regular fees for an original registration,
a renewal of registration, or a transfer of registration, the
following commemorative collegiate license plate fees shall be paid:
   (1) Fifty dollars ($50) for the initial issuance of the plates.
These plates shall be permanent and shall not be required to be
replaced.
   (2) Forty dollars ($40) for each renewal of registration which
includes the continued display of the plates.
   (3) Fifteen dollars ($15) for transfer of the plates to another
vehicle.
   (4) Thirty-five dollars ($35) for replacement plates, if the
plates become damaged or unserviceable.
   (d) When payment of renewal fees is not required as specified in
Section 4000, or when the person determines to retain the
commemorative collegiate license plates upon sale, trade, or other
release of the vehicle upon which the plates have been displayed, the
person shall notify the department and the person may retain the
plates.
   (e) Of the revenue derived from the additional special fees
provided in this section, less costs incurred by the department
pursuant to this section, one-half shall be deposited in the
California Collegiate License Plate Fund, which is hereby created,
and one-half shall be deposited in the California Environmental
License Plate Fund.
   (f) The money in the California Collegiate License Plate Fund is,
notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, continuously
appropriated to the Controller for allocation as follows:
   (1) To the governing body of participating public institutions in
the proportion that funds are collected on behalf of each, to be used
for need-based scholarships, distributed according to federal
student aid guidelines.
   (2) With respect to funds collected on behalf of accredited
nonprofit, private, and independent colleges and universities in the
state, to the California Student Aid Commission for grants to
students at those institutions, in the proportion that funds are
collected on behalf of each institution, who demonstrate eligibility
and need in accordance with the Cal Grant Program pursuant to Chapter
1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42 of the Education
Code, but who did not receive an award based on a listing prepared by
the California Student Aid Commission.
   (g) The scholarships and grants shall be awarded without regard to
race, religion, creed, sex, or age.
   (h) The Resources License Plate Fund is hereby abolished and all
remaining funds shall be transferred to the California Environmental
License Plate Fund effective July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 181.  Section 174 of the Water Code is amended to read:
   174.  (a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that in order
to provide for the orderly and efficient administration of the water
resources of the state, it is necessary to establish a control board
that shall exercise the adjudicatory and regulatory functions of the
state in the field of water resources.
   (b) It is also the intention of the Legislature to combine the
water rights and the water pollution and water quality functions of
state government to provide for consideration of water pollution and
water quality, and availability of unappropriated water whenever
applications for appropriation of water are granted or waste
discharge requirements or water quality objectives are established.
   (c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 182.  Section 174 is added to the Water Code, to read:
   174.  (a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that in order
to provide for the orderly and efficient administration of the water
resources of the state, it is necessary to establish a control board
that shall exercise the adjudicatory and regulatory functions of the
state in the field of water resources.
   (b) It is also the intention of the Legislature to combine the
water rights, water quality, and drinking water functions of the
state government to provide for coordinated consideration of water
rights, water quality, and safe and reliable drinking water.
   (c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 183.  Section 10783 of the Water Code is amended to read:
   10783.  (a) The Legislature finds and declares that protecting the
state's groundwater for beneficial use, particularly sources and
potential sources of drinking water, is of paramount concern.
   (b) The Legislature further finds and declares that strategic,
scientifically based groundwater monitoring of the state's oil and
gas fields is critical to allaying the public's concerns regarding
well stimulation treatments of oil and gas wells.
   (c) On or before July 1, 2015, in order to assess the potential
effects of well stimulation treatments, as defined in Article 3
(commencing with Section 3150) of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of the
Public Resources Code, on the state's groundwater resources in a
systematic way, the state board shall develop model groundwater
monitoring criteria, to be implemented either on a well-by-well basis
for a well subject to well stimulation treatment or on a regional
scale. The model criteria shall address a range of spatial sampling
scales from methods for conducting appropriate monitoring on
individual oil and gas wells subject to a well stimulation treatment,
to methods for conducting a regional groundwater monitoring program.
The state board shall take into consideration the recommendations
received pursuant to subdivision (d) and shall include in the model
criteria, at a minimum, the components identified in subdivision (f).
The state board shall prioritize monitoring of groundwater that is
or has the potential to be a source of drinking water, but shall
protect all waters designated for any beneficial use.
   (d) The state board, in consultation with the Department of
Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources, shall
seek the advice of experts on the design of the model groundwater
monitoring criteria. The experts shall assess and make
recommendations to the state board on the model criteria. These
recommendations shall prioritize implementation of regional
groundwater monitoring programs statewide, as warranted, based upon
the prevalence of well stimulation treatments of oil and gas wells
and groundwater suitable as a source of drinking water.
   (e) The state board shall also seek the advice of stakeholders
representing the diverse interests of the oil- and gas-producing
areas of the state. The stakeholders shall include the oil and gas
industry, agriculture, environmental justice, and local government,
among others, with regional representation commensurate with the
intensity of oil and gas development in that area. The stakeholders
shall also make recommendations to the state board regarding the
development and implementation of groundwater monitoring criteria,
including priority locations for implementation.
   (f) The scope and nature of the model groundwater monitoring
criteria shall include the determination of all of the following:
   (1) An assessment of the areas to conduct groundwater quality
monitoring and their appropriate boundaries.
   (2) A list of the constituents to measure and assess water
quality.
   (3) The location, depth, and number of monitoring wells necessary
to detect groundwater contamination at spatial scales ranging from an
individual oil and gas well to a regional groundwater basin
including one or more oil and gas fields.
   (4) The frequency and duration of the monitoring.
   (5) A threshold criteria indicating a transition from well-by-well
monitoring to a regional monitoring program.
   (6) Data collection and reporting protocols.
   (7) Public access to the collected data under paragraph (6).
   (g) Factors to consider in addressing subdivision (f) shall
include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
   (1) The existing quality and existing and potential use of the
groundwater.
   (2) Groundwater that is not a source of drinking water consistent
with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's definition
of an Underground Source of Drinking Water as containing less than
10,000 milligrams per liter total dissolved solids in groundwater (40
C.F.R. 144.3), including exempt aquifers pursuant to Section 146.4
of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
   (3) Proximity to human population, public water service wells, and
private groundwater use, if known.
   (4) The presence of existing oil and gas production fields,
including the distribution, physical attributes, and operational
status of oil and gas wells therein.
   (5) Events, including well stimulation treatments and oil and gas
well failures, among others, that have the potential to contaminate
groundwater, appropriate monitoring to evaluate whether groundwater
contamination can be attributable to a particular event, and any
monitoring changes necessary if groundwater contamination is
observed.
   (h) (1) On or before January 1, 2016, the state board or
appropriate regional board shall begin implementation of the regional
groundwater monitoring programs based upon the model criteria
developed under subdivision (c).
   (2) In the absence of state implementation of a regional
groundwater monitoring program, a well owner or operator may develop
and implement an area-specific groundwater monitoring program, for
the purpose of subparagraph (D) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (d)
of Section 3160 of the Public Resources Code, based upon the model
criteria developed under subdivision (c), subject to approval by the
state or regional board, and that meets the requirements of this
section.
   (i) The model criteria for either a well-by-well basis for a well
subject to well stimulation treatment, or for a regional groundwater
monitoring program, shall be used to satisfy the permitting
requirements for well stimulation treatments on oil and gas wells
pursuant to Section 3160 of the Public Resources Code. The model
criteria used on a well-by-well basis for a well subject to a well
stimulation treatment shall be used where no regional groundwater
monitoring plan approved by the state or regional board, if
applicable, exists and has been implemented by either the state or
regional board or the well owner or operator.
   (j) The model criteria shall accommodate monitoring where surface
access is limited. Monitoring is not required for oil and gas wells
where the wells do not penetrate groundwater of beneficial use, as
determined by a regional water quality control board, or solely
penetrate exempt aquifers pursuant to Section 146.4 of Title 40 of
the Code of Federal Regulations.
   (k) (1) The model criteria and groundwater monitoring programs
shall be reviewed and updated periodically, as needed.
   (2) The use of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's
definition of an Underground Source of Drinking Water as containing
less than 10,000 milligrams per liter total dissolved solids in
groundwater (40 C.F.R. 144.3) and whether exempt aquifers pursuant to
Section 146.4 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations shall
be subject to groundwater monitoring shall be reviewed by the state
board through a public process on or before January 1, 2020.
   (l) (1) All groundwater quality data collected pursuant to
subparagraph (F) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 3160
of the Public Resources Code shall be submitted to the state board in
an electronic format that is compatible with the state board's
GeoTracker database, following the guidelines detailed in Chapter 30
(commencing with Section 3890) of Division 3 of Title 23 of the
California Code of Regulations.
   (2) A copy of the reported data under paragraph (1) shall be
transferred by the state board to a public, nonprofit
doctoral-degree-granting educational institution located in the San
Joaquin Valley, administered pursuant to Section 9 of Article IX of
the California Constitution, in order to form the basis of a
comprehensive groundwater quality data repository to promote
research, foster interinstitutional collaboration, and seek
understanding of the numerous factors influencing the state's
groundwater.
   (m) The adoption of criteria required pursuant to this section is
exempt from the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure
Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of
Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). The adoption of
criteria pursuant to this section shall instead be accomplished by
means of a public process reasonably calculated to give those persons
interested in their adoption an opportunity to be heard.
  SEC. 184.  Section 13272 of the Water Code is amended to read:
   13272.  (a) Except as provided by subdivision (b), any person who,
without regard to intent or negligence, causes or permits any oil or
petroleum product to be discharged in or on any waters of the state,
or discharged or deposited where it is, or probably will be,
discharged in or on any waters of the state, shall, as soon as (1)
that person has knowledge of the discharge, (2) notification is
possible, and (3) notification can be provided without substantially
impeding cleanup or other emergency measures, immediately notify the
Office of Emergency Services of the discharge in accordance with the
spill reporting provision of the California oil spill contingency
plan adopted pursuant to Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 8574.1)
of Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
   (b) The notification required by this section shall not apply to a
discharge in compliance with waste discharge requirements or other
provisions of this division.
   (c) Any person who fails to provide the notice required by this
section is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of
not less than five hundred dollars ($500) or more than five thousand
dollars ($5,000) per day for each day of failure to
                          notify, or imprisonment of not more than
one year, or both. Except where a discharge to the waters of this
state would have occurred but for cleanup or emergency response by a
public agency, this subdivision shall not apply to any discharge to
land that does not result in a discharge to the waters of this state.
This subdivision shall not apply to any person who is fined by the
federal government for a failure to report a discharge of oil.
   (d) Notification received pursuant to this section or information
obtained by use of that notification shall not be used against any
person providing the notification in any criminal case, except in a
prosecution for perjury or giving a false statement.
   (e) Immediate notification to the appropriate regional board of
the discharge, in accordance with reporting requirements set under
Section 13267 or 13383, shall constitute compliance with the
requirements of subdivision (a).
   (f) The reportable quantity for oil or petroleum products shall be
one barrel (42 gallons) or more, by direct discharge to the
receiving waters, unless a more restrictive reporting standard for a
particular body of water is adopted.
  SEC. 185.  Section 13350 of the Water Code is amended to read:
   13350.  (a) A person who (1) violates a cease and desist order or
cleanup and abatement order hereafter issued, reissued, or amended by
a regional board or the state board, or (2) in violation of a waste
discharge requirement, waiver condition, certification, or other
order or prohibition issued, reissued, or amended by a regional board
or the state board, discharges waste, or causes or permits waste to
be deposited where it is discharged, into the waters of the state, or
(3) causes or permits any oil or any residuary product of petroleum
to be deposited in or on any of the waters of the state, except in
accordance with waste discharge requirements or other actions or
provisions of this division, shall be liable civilly, and remedies
may be proposed, in accordance with subdivision (d) or (e).
   (b) (1) A person who, without regard to intent or negligence,
causes or permits a hazardous substance to be discharged in or on any
of the waters of the state, except in accordance with waste
discharge requirements or other provisions of this division, shall be
strictly liable civilly in accordance with subdivision (d) or (e).
   (2) For purposes of this subdivision, the term "discharge"
includes only those discharges for which Section 13260 directs that a
report of waste discharge shall be filed with the regional board.
   (3) For purposes of this subdivision, the term "discharge" does
not include an emission excluded from the applicability of Section
311 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1321) pursuant to
Environmental Protection Agency regulations interpreting Section 311
(a)(2) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1321(a)(2)).
   (c) A person shall not be liable under subdivision (b) if the
discharge is caused solely by any one or combination of the
following:
   (1) An act of war.
   (2) An unanticipated grave natural disaster or other natural
phenomenon of an exceptional, inevitable, and irresistible character,
the effects of which could not have been prevented or avoided by the
exercise of due care or foresight.
   (3) Negligence on the part of the state, the United States, or any
department or agency thereof. However, this paragraph shall not be
interpreted to provide the state, the United States, or any
department or agency thereof a defense to liability for any discharge
caused by its own negligence.
   (4) An intentional act of a third party, the effects of which
could not have been prevented or avoided by the exercise of due care
or foresight.
   (5) Any other circumstance or event that causes the discharge
despite the exercise of every reasonable precaution to prevent or
mitigate the discharge.
   (d) The court may impose civil liability either on a daily basis
or on a per gallon basis, but not on both.
   (1) The civil liability on a daily basis shall not exceed fifteen
thousand dollars ($15,000) for each day the violation occurs.
   (2) The civil liability on a per gallon basis shall not exceed
twenty dollars ($20) for each gallon of waste discharged.
   (e) The state board or a regional board may impose civil liability
administratively pursuant to Article 2.5 (commencing with Section
13323) of Chapter 5 either on a daily basis or on a per gallon basis,
but not on both.
   (1) The civil liability on a daily basis shall not exceed five
thousand dollars ($5,000) for each day the violation occurs.
   (A) When there is a discharge, and a cleanup and abatement order
is issued, except as provided in subdivision (f), the civil liability
shall not be less than five hundred dollars ($500) for each day in
which the discharge occurs and for each day the cleanup and abatement
order is violated.
   (B) When there is no discharge, but an order issued by the
regional board is violated, except as provided in subdivision (f),
the civil liability shall not be less than one hundred dollars ($100)
for each day in which the violation occurs.
   (2) The civil liability on a per gallon basis shall not exceed ten
dollars ($10) for each gallon of waste discharged.
   (f) A regional board shall not administratively impose civil
liability in accordance with paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) in an
amount less than the minimum amount specified, unless the regional
board makes express findings setting forth the reasons for its action
based upon the specific factors required to be considered pursuant
to Section 13327.
   (g) The Attorney General, upon request of a regional board or the
state board, shall petition the superior court to impose, assess, and
recover the sums. Except in the case of a violation of a cease and
desist order, a regional board or the state board shall make the
request only after a hearing, with due notice of the hearing given to
all affected persons. In determining the amount to be imposed,
assessed, or recovered, the court shall be subject to Section 13351.
   (h) Article 3 (commencing with Section 13330) and Article 6
(commencing with Section 13360) apply to proceedings to impose,
assess, and recover an amount pursuant to this article.
   (i)  A person who incurs any liability established under this
section shall be entitled to contribution for that liability from a
third party, in an action in the superior court and upon proof that
the discharge was caused in whole or in part by an act or omission of
the third party, to the extent that the discharge is caused by the
act or omission of the third party, in accordance with the principles
of comparative fault.
   (j) Remedies under this section are in addition to, and do not
supersede or limit, any and all other remedies, civil or criminal,
except that no liability shall be recoverable under subdivision (b)
for any discharge for which liability is recovered under Section
13385.
   (k) Notwithstanding any other law, all funds generated by the
imposition of liabilities pursuant to this section shall be deposited
into the Waste Discharge Permit Fund. These moneys shall be
separately accounted for, and shall be available for expenditure,
upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the following purposes:
   (1) To the state board to assist regional boards, and other public
agencies with authority to clean up waste or abate the effects of
the waste, in cleaning up or abating the effects of the waste on
waters of the state, or for the purposes authorized in Section 13443,
or to assist in implementing Chapter 7.3 (commencing with Section
13560).
   (2) Up to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) per fiscal
year, to assist the Department of Fish and Wildlife to address the
impacts of marijuana cultivation on the natural resources of the
state.
   (l) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2017,
and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
is enacted before July 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.
  SEC. 186.  Section 13350 is added to the Water Code, to read:
   13350.  (a) A person who (1) violates a cease and desist order or
cleanup and abatement order hereafter issued, reissued, or amended by
a regional board or the state board, or (2) in violation of a waste
discharge requirement, waiver condition, certification, or other
order or prohibition issued, reissued, or amended by a regional board
or the state board, discharges waste, or causes or permits waste to
be deposited where it is discharged, into the waters of the state, or
(3) causes or permits any oil or any residuary product of petroleum
to be deposited in or on any of the waters of the state, except in
accordance with waste discharge requirements or other actions or
provisions of this division, shall be liable civilly, and remedies
may be proposed, in accordance with subdivision (d) or (e).
   (b) (1) A person who, without regard to intent or negligence,
causes or permits a hazardous substance to be discharged in or on any
of the waters of the state, except in accordance with waste
discharge requirements or other provisions of this division, shall be
strictly liable civilly in accordance with subdivision (d) or (e).
   (2) For purposes of this subdivision, the term "discharge"
includes only those discharges for which Section 13260 directs that a
report of waste discharge shall be filed with the regional board.
   (3) For purposes of this subdivision, the term "discharge" does
not include an emission excluded from the applicability of Section
311 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1321) pursuant to
Environmental Protection Agency regulations interpreting Section 311
(a)(2) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1321(a)(2)).
   (c) A person shall not be liable under subdivision (b) if the
discharge is caused solely by any one or combination of the
following:
   (1) An act of war.
   (2) An unanticipated grave natural disaster or other natural
phenomenon of an exceptional, inevitable, and irresistible character,
the effects of which could not have been prevented or avoided by the
exercise of due care or foresight.
   (3) Negligence on the part of the state, the United States, or any
department or agency thereof. However, this paragraph shall not be
interpreted to provide the state, the United States, or any
department or agency thereof a defense to liability for any discharge
caused by its own negligence.
   (4) An intentional act of a third party, the effects of which
could not have been prevented or avoided by the exercise of due care
or foresight.
   (5) Any other circumstance or event that causes the discharge
despite the exercise of every reasonable precaution to prevent or
mitigate the discharge.
   (d) The court may impose civil liability either on a daily basis
or on a per gallon basis, but not on both.
   (1) The civil liability on a daily basis shall not exceed fifteen
thousand dollars ($15,000) for each day the violation occurs.
   (2) The civil liability on a per gallon basis shall not exceed
twenty dollars ($20) for each gallon of waste discharged.
   (e) The state board or a regional board may impose civil liability
administratively pursuant to Article 2.5 (commencing with Section
13323) of Chapter 5 either on a daily basis or on a per gallon basis,
but not on both.
   (1) The civil liability on a daily basis shall not exceed five
thousand dollars ($5,000) for each day the violation occurs.
   (A) When there is a discharge, and a cleanup and abatement order
is issued, except as provided in subdivision (f), the civil liability
shall not be less than five hundred dollars ($500) for each day in
which the discharge occurs and for each day the cleanup and abatement
order is violated.
   (B) When there is no discharge, but an order issued by the
regional board is violated, except as provided in subdivision (f),
the civil liability shall not be less than one hundred dollars ($100)
for each day in which the violation occurs.
   (2) The civil liability on a per gallon basis shall not exceed ten
dollars ($10) for each gallon of waste discharged.
   (f) A regional board shall not administratively impose civil
liability in accordance with paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) in an
amount less than the minimum amount specified, unless the regional
board makes express findings setting forth the reasons for its action
based upon the specific factors required to be considered pursuant
to Section 13327.
   (g) The Attorney General, upon request of a regional board or the
state board, shall petition the superior court to impose, assess, and
recover the sums. Except in the case of a violation of a cease and
desist order, a regional board or the state board shall make the
request only after a hearing, with due notice of the hearing given to
all affected persons. In determining the amount to be imposed,
assessed, or recovered, the court shall be subject to Section 13351.
   (h) Article 3 (commencing with Section 13330) and Article 6
(commencing with Section 13360) apply to proceedings to impose,
assess, and recover an amount pursuant to this article.
   (i)  A person who incurs any liability established under this
section shall be entitled to contribution for that liability from a
third party, in an action in the superior court and upon proof that
the discharge was caused in whole or in part by an act or omission of
the third party, to the extent that the discharge is caused by the
act or omission of the third party, in accordance with the principles
of comparative fault.
   (j) Remedies under this section are in addition to, and do not
supersede or limit, any and all other remedies, civil or criminal,
except that no liability shall be recoverable under subdivision (b)
for any discharge for which liability is recovered under Section
13385.
   (k) Notwithstanding any other law, all funds generated by the
imposition of liabilities pursuant to this section shall be deposited
into the Waste Discharge Permit Fund. These moneys shall be
separately accounted for, and shall be expended by the state board,
upon appropriation by the Legislature, to assist regional boards, and
other public agencies with authority to clean up waste or abate the
effects of the waste, in cleaning up or abating the effects of the
waste on waters of the state, or for the purposes authorized in
Section 13443, or to assist in implementing Chapter 7.3 (commencing
with Section 13560).
   (l) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2017.
  SEC. 187.  Section 13478 of the Water Code is amended to read:
   13478.  (a) The board may undertake any of the following:
   (1) Enter into agreements with the federal government for federal
contributions to the fund.
   (2) Accept federal contributions to the fund.
   (3) Enter into an agreement with, and accept matching funds from,
a municipality. A municipality that seeks to enter into an agreement
with the board and provide matching funds pursuant to this
subdivision shall provide to the board evidence of the availability
of those funds in the form of a written resolution adopted by the
governing body of the municipality before it requests a preliminary
financial assistance commitment.
   (4) Use moneys in the fund for the purposes permitted by the
federal act.
   (5) Provide for the deposit of matching funds and any other
available and necessary moneys into the fund.
   (6) Make requests on behalf of the state for deposit into the fund
of available federal moneys under the federal act and determine on
behalf of the state appropriate maintenance of progress toward
compliance with the enforceable deadlines, goals, and requirements of
the federal act.
   (7) Determine on behalf of the state that publicly owned treatment
works that receive financial assistance from the fund will meet the
requirements of, and otherwise be treated as required by, the federal
act.
   (8) Provide for appropriate audit, accounting, and fiscal
management services, plans, and reports relative to the fund.
   (9) Take additional incidental action as appropriate for the
adequate administration and operation of the fund.
   (10) Charge municipalities that elect to provide matching funds a
fee to cover the actual cost of obtaining the federal funds pursuant
to Section 603(d)(7) of the federal act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1383(d)(7))
and processing the financial assistance application. The fee shall be
waived by the board if sufficient funds to cover those costs are
available from other sources.
   (11) Use money returned to the fund under clause (ii) of
subparagraph (D) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section
13480, and any other source of matching funds, if not prohibited by
statute, as matching funds for the federal administrative allowance
under Section 603(d)(7) of the federal act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1383(d)
(7)).
   (12) Expend money repaid by financial assistance recipients for
financial assistance service under clauses (i) and (ii) of
subparagraph (D) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 13480
to pay administrative costs incurred by the board under this
chapter.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 188.  Section 13478 is added to the Water Code, to read:
   13478.  (a) The board may undertake any of the following:
   (1) Enter into agreements with the federal government for federal
contributions to the fund.
   (2) Accept federal contributions to the fund.
   (3) Enter into an agreement with, and accept matching funds from,
a municipality. A municipality that seeks to enter into an agreement
with the board and provide matching funds pursuant to this
subdivision shall provide to the board evidence of the availability
of those funds in the form of a written resolution adopted by the
governing body of the municipality before it requests a preliminary
financial assistance commitment.
   (4) Use moneys in the fund for the purposes permitted by the
federal act.
   (5) Provide for the deposit of matching funds and any other
available and necessary moneys into the fund.
   (6) Make requests on behalf of the state for deposit into the fund
of available federal moneys under the federal act and determine on
behalf of the state appropriate maintenance of progress toward
compliance with the enforceable deadlines, goals, and requirements of
the federal act.
   (7) Determine on behalf of the state that publicly owned treatment
works that receive financial assistance from the fund will meet the
requirements of, and otherwise be treated as required by, the federal
act.
   (8) Provide for appropriate audit, accounting, and fiscal
management services, plans, and reports relative to the fund.
   (9) Take additional incidental action as appropriate for the
adequate administration and operation of the fund.
   (10) Charge municipalities that elect to provide matching funds a
fee to cover the actual cost of obtaining the federal funds pursuant
to Section 603(d)(7) of the federal act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1383(d)(7))
and processing the financial assistance application. The fee shall be
waived by the board if sufficient funds to cover those costs are
available from other sources.
   (11) Use money returned to the fund under clause (ii) of
subparagraph (D) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section
13480, and any other source of matching funds, if not prohibited by
statute, as matching funds for the federal administrative allowance
under Section 603(d)(7) of the federal act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1383(d)
(7)).
   (12) Expend money repaid by financial assistance recipients for
financial assistance service under clauses (i) and (ii) of
subparagraph (D) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 13480
to pay administrative costs incurred by the board under this
chapter.
   (13) Engage in the transfer of capitalization grant funds, as
authorized by Section 35.3530(c) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal
Regulations and reauthorized by Public Law 109-54, to the extent set
forth in an Intended Use Plan, that shall be subject to approval by
the board.
   (14) Cross-collateralize revenue bonds with the Safe Drinking
Water State Revolving Fund created pursuant to Section 116760.30 of
the Health and Safety Code, as authorized by Section 35.3530(d) of
Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 189.  Section 13485 of the Water Code is amended to read:
   13485.  (a) The board may adopt rules and regulations necessary or
convenient to implement this chapter and to meet federal
requirements pursuant to the federal act.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as
of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 190.  Section 13485 is added to the Water Code, to read:
   13485.  (a) The board may adopt rules and regulations necessary or
convenient to implement this chapter and to meet federal
requirements pursuant to the federal act.
   (b) The board may implement this chapter through a policy handbook
that shall not be subject to the requirements of Chapter 3.5
(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of the
Government Code.
   (c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 191.  Section 13528.5 is added to the Water Code, to read:
   13528.5.  (a) The state board may carry out the duties and
authority granted to a regional board pursuant to this chapter.
   (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
  SEC. 192.  (a) The Director of Finance may make available for
expenditure in the 2014-15 fiscal year from the Oil Spill Prevention
and Administration Fund, established pursuant to Section 8670.38 of
the Government Code, an augmentation of Item 0860-001-0320 of the
Budget Act of 2014 in an amount equal to the reasonable costs
incurred by the State Board of Equalization associated with
amendments made to Section 8670.40 of the Government Code in the
2013-14 Regular Session.
   (b) Any augmentation shall be authorized no sooner than 30 days
following the transmittal of the approval to the Chairperson of the
Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
  SEC. 193.  Notwithstanding any other law, the unencumbered balance
of the appropriation provided for in Item 4265-111-0001 of Chapter 2
of the Statutes of 2014, for the purposes specified in Provision 3 of
that item, is hereby appropriated to the State Water Resources
Control Board, as of June 30, 2014. This fund shall be available for
encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2016, for purposes
consistent with subdivisions (a) and (c) of Section 75021 of the
Public Resources Code for grants pursuant to the Public Water System
Drought Emergency Funding Guidelines adopted by the State Department
of Public Health on March 28, 2014, for public water systems to
address drought-related drinking water emergencies. The State Water
Resources Control Board shall make every effort to use other funds
available to address drinking water emergencies, including federal
funds made available for the drought prior to using the funds
specified in this section.
  SEC. 194.  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the
Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the
meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
Constitution.
  SEC. 195.  This act is a bill providing for appropriations related
to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section
12 of Article IV of the California Constitution, has been identified
as related to the budget in the Budget Bill, and shall take effect
immediately.