as amended, Hueso. Energy: Federal Trust
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Existing law authorizes the
begin delete Stateend delete Energy begin delete Resources Conservation and Developmentend delete Commission to administer funds appropriated by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (federal act) for the federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program to award contracts, grants, and loans for energy-related projects.
This bill would, for
begin delete fiscal year 2016-17,end delete appropriate to the commission $13,000,000 from the moneys derived from the federal act in the Federal Trust Fund for the begin delete above purposes.end delete The bill would, for the fiscal year begin delete 2017-18end delete
and each fiscal year thereafter, continuously appropriate $2,500,000 annually to the begin delete commissionend delete from the moneys derived from the federal act in the Federal Trust Fund for the above begin delete purposes,end delete
until all of those moneys are encumbered or expended.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Revenues disbursed to counties of origin pursuant to
4Section 3821 and grants or loans made to local jurisdictions or
5private entities pursuant to Section 3822 shall be expended by the
6recipient for the following purposes:
7(a) Undertaking research and development projects relating to
8geothermal resource assessment and exploration, and direct-use
9and electric generation technology.
10(b) Local and regional planning and policy development and
11implementation necessary for compliance with programs required
12by local, state, or federal laws and regulations.
13(c) Identification of feasible measures that will mitigate the
14 adverse impacts of the development of geothermal resources and
15the adoption of ordinances, regulations, and guidelines to
16implement those measures.
17(d) Collecting baseline data and conducting environmental
P3 1(e) Preparation or revision of geothermal resource elements, or
2geothermal components of energy elements, for inclusion in the
3local general plan, zoning and other ordinances, and related
4planning and environmental documents.
5(f) Administrative costs incurred by the local jurisdiction that
6are attributable to the development or production of geothermal
8(g) Monitoring and inspecting geothermal facilities and related
9activities to assure compliance with applicable laws, regulations,
11(h) Identifying, researching, and implementing feasible measures
12that will mitigate the adverse impacts of that development or
14(i) Planning, constructing, providing, operating, and maintaining
15those public services and facilities that are necessitated by and
16result from the development or production.
17(j) Undertaking projects demonstrating the technical and
18economic feasibility of geothermal direct heat and electrical
20(k) Undertaking projects for the enhancement, restoration, or
21preservation of natural resources, including, but not limited to,
22water development, water quality improvement, fisheries
23enhancement, and park and recreation facilities and areas.
Section 25463 of the Public Resources Code is
32amended to read:
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
34division, federal funds available to the commission pursuant to
35this chapter may be used by the commission to augment funding
36for any programs or measures authorized by this division unless
37otherwise prohibited by the American Recovery and Reinvestment
38Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The commission may administer
39any funds used to augment other programs using the procedures
40of the augmented program consistent with applicable federal law.
P4 1(b) This section shall be liberally construed to maximize the
2commission’s ability to utilize and award federal funds
3expeditiously and in accordance with the American Recovery and
4Reinvestment Act of 2009 or federal acts related to the American
5Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
6(c) (1) For the
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7sum of thirteen million dollars ($13,000,000) is hereby appropriated
8to the commission from the moneys derived from the American
9Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in the Federal Trust Fund
10for purposes authorized by Section 25461.
16(2) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code,
17for the fiscal year
begin delete 2017-18end delete and each fiscal year thereafter
18until all moneys in the Federal Trust Fund derived from the
19American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 have been
20encumbered or expended, the sum of two million five hundred
21thousand dollars ($2,500,000) annually is hereby continuously
22appropriated to the commission for the purposes authorized by