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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 7. WATER QUALITY [13000 - 16104]

  ( Division 7 repealed and added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 482. )

CHAPTER 17. Clean Water and Water Reclamation Bond Law of 1988 [14050 - 14076]

  ( Chapter 17 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 2. Clean Water and Water Reclamation Bond Program [14055 - 14061]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. )

14055.
  

(a) The proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the 1988 Clean Water and Water Reclamation Fund, which is hereby created. There shall be established in the fund a Small Communities Grant Account for the purpose of implementing Section 14056 and a Water Reclamation Account for the purpose of implementing Section 14058.

(b) From time to time, the board may modify existing accounts in the fund, or may establish other accounts in the fund, and in all other bond funds administered by the board, which the board determines are appropriate or necessary for proper administration.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14056.
  

(a) The sum of twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) of the money in the fund shall be deposited in the Small Communities Grant Account and, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, is hereby continuously appropriated for state grants to small communities for construction of treatment works eligible for assistance under Title VI of the federal act.

(b) The board may enter into grant contracts in accordance with this section with qualifying small communities having authority to construct, operate, and maintain treatment works to aid in the construction of eligible projects.

(c) The board may make grants to small communities in an amount on a sliding scale, based on a community’s ability to pay, not to exceed 971/2 percent of the total estimated cost of pollution studies, planning, design, and construction determined in accordance with applicable state laws and regulations. Total state assistance under this section shall not exceed two million dollars ($2,000,000) for any single eligible project.

(d) Any contract entered into pursuant to this section may include such provisions as may be determined by the board, provided that any contract shall include the following provisions:

(1) An estimate of the reasonable cost of the eligible project.

(2) An agreement by the small community to proceed expeditiously with, and complete, the proposed eligible project, commence operation of the treatment works upon completion, and to properly operate and maintain the works in accordance with applicable provisions of law.

(e) Small communities eligible for a state grant may also apply for a loan from the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund for costs not covered by the grant.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14057.
  

The sum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) of the money in the fund shall be available for transfer by the board to the Clean Water Bond Guarantee Fund and shall be available to the board to guarantee local agency bond issues pursuant to Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 13425) of Chapter 6. After January 1, 1990, the board may transfer any funds in the Clean Water Bond Guarantee Fund which have not been committed to guaranteeing local agency bond issues to the 1988 Clean Water and Water Reclamation Fund.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14058.
  

(a) The sum of thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) of the money in the fund shall be deposited in the Water Reclamation Account and, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, is hereby continuously appropriated to the board for the purposes of this section.

(b) The board may enter into contracts with local public agencies having authority to construct, operate, and maintain water reclamation projects, for loans to aid in the design and construction of eligible water reclamation projects. The board may loan up to 100 percent of the total eligible cost of design and construction of an eligible reclamation project.

(c) Any contract for an eligible water reclamation project entered into pursuant to this section may include such provisions as determined by the board and shall include both of the following provisions:

(1) An estimate of the reasonable cost of the eligible water reclamation project.

(2) An agreement by the local public agency to proceed expeditiously with, and complete, the eligible water reclamation project; commence operation of the project in accordance with applicable provisions of law, and provide for the payment of the local public agency’s share of the cost of the project, including principal and interest on any state loan made pursuant to this section.

(d) Loan contracts may not provide for a moratorium on payments of principal or interest.

(e) Any loans made from the fund may be for a period of up to 20 years. The interest rate for the loans shall be set at a rate equal to 50 percent of the interest rate paid by the state on the most recent sale of state general obligation bonds, with that rate to be computed according to the true interest cost method. When the interest rate so determined is not a multiple of one-tenth of 1 percent, the interest rate shall be set at the next higher multiple of one-tenth of 1 percent.

(f) All money repaid to the state pursuant to any contract executed under this chapter shall be deposited in the Water Recycling Subaccount in the Clean Water and Water Recycling Account in the Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection, and Flood Protection Bond Fund created by Section 79136, for the purposes set forth in Article 4 (commencing with Section 79135) of Chapter 7 of Division 26.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 725, Sec. 3. Amendment approved in Proposition 13 at the March 7, 2000, election. Note: This section was added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, and approved in Prop. 83 on Nov. 8, 1988.)

14059.
  

As approved by the Legislature annually in the Budget Act, the board may expend for the administration of this chapter not more than 5 percent of the amount of the bonds authorized to be issued under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14060.
  

As approved by the Legislature annually in the Budget Act, the board may, by contract or otherwise, undertake plans, surveys, research, development, and studies necessary, convenient, or desirable to carry out the purposes of this division, and may prepare recommendations with regard thereto, including the preparation of comprehensive statewide or areawide studies and reports on water reclamation and the collection, treatment, and disposal of waste under a comprehensive cooperative plan.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14061.
  

The board may adopt rules, regulations, and guidelines necessary or appropriate to carry out this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

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