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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 104. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH [106500 - 119406]

  ( Division 104 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

PART 12. DRINKING WATER [116270 - 117130]

  ( Part 12 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 4.5. Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Law of 1997 [116760 - 116762.60]

  ( Chapter 4.5 added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 734, Sec. 15. )

ARTICLE 8. Source Water Protection Program [116762.60- 116762.60.]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 734, Sec. 15. )

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.

(Repealed (in Sec. 124) and added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 35, Sec. 125. (SB 861) Effective June 20, 2014. Section became operative on January 1, 2015, pursuant to its own provisions.)

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