Laws, Regulations and Annotations


Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2023

Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee Law

Health and Safety Code

Division 20. Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions
Chapter 6.75. Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Cleanup

Article 6. Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund

Section 25299.50.1

25299.50.1. Fire Safety Subaccount. (a) For purposes of this section, "fire safety agency" means a city fire department, county fire department, city and county fire department, fire protection district, a joint powers authority formed for the purpose of providing fire protection services, or any other local agency that normally provides fire protection services.

(b) The Fire Safety Subaccount is hereby created in the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund, for expenditure by the board to pay a claim described in paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 25299.52 that was filed before January 1, 2000, by a fire safety agency. Except as provided in subdivision (d), the board shall pay a claim filed by a fire safety agency only from funds appropriated from the Fire Safety Subaccount.

(c) The sum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) of the moneys in the fund derived from the sources described in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, of subdivision (b) of Section 25299.50 is hereby transferred from the fund to the Fire Safety Subaccount, and appropriated therefrom to the board, for expenditure pursuant to this section for a claim filed by a fire safety agency specified in subdivision (b).

(d) The unpaid amount of a claim filed by a fire safety agency specified in subdivision (b), for which a closure letter has not been issued pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 25296.10 on or before January 1, 2006, may not be paid from funds in the Fire Safety Subaccount but shall revert to the priority ranking for claims specified in Section 25299.52.

(e) The payment of claims pursuant to this section may not affect the board's payment of claims filed pursuant to paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 25299.52.

(f) Any funds remaining in the Fire Safety Subaccount on January 1, 2006, shall be transferred to the fund.

(g) Notwithstanding Section 16304 of the Government Code, any funds appropriated for expenditure pursuant to this section shall be eligible for encumbrance until June 30, 2004. Notwithstanding Section 16304.1 of the Government Code, those encumbered funds shall be liquidated on or before December 31, 2005.

(h) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2006, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2006, deletes or extends that date.