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DIVISION 24. SAFE, CLEAN, RELIABLE WATER SUPPLY ACT [78500 - 78702]

  ( Division 24 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 6. Water Supply Reliability [78651 - 78682.6]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Feasibility Projects [78655 - 78657]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. )

78655.
  

(a) (1) There is hereby created in the account the Feasibility Projects Subaccount.

(2) For the purposes of this article, “subaccount” means the Feasibility Projects Subaccount created by paragraph (1).

(b) The sum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) is hereby transferred from the account to the subaccount for the purpose of implementing this article.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 204 at the November 5, 1996, election.)

78656.
  

Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the money in the subaccount is hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, to the department, for the administration of this article and for feasibility and environmental investigations for any of the following projects:

(a) Off-stream storage upstream of the delta that will provide storage and flood control benefits in an environmentally sensitive and cost-effective manner.

(b) Regional water recycling that may include partnerships or other cooperative efforts undertaken by water agencies, wastewater dischargers, or other public agencies to collect and reuse treated municipal wastewater for agricultural, industrial, residential, and environmental purposes.

(c) Water transfer facilities in a county of the third class that would increase capacity for delivering Colorado River water for use in the southern California coastal plain and reduce demands on the bay-delta.

(d) Desalination.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 204 at the November 5, 1996, election.)

78657.
  

Not more than 3 percent of the total amount deposited in the subaccount may be used to pay the costs incurred in connection with the administration of this article.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 204 at the November 5, 1996, election.)

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