as amended, Hueso. Energy: Federal Trust
begin delete Fund. end delete
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 the 2016-17 fiscal year, 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 2017-18 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, continuously appropriate $2,500,000 annually to the commission from the moneys derived from the federal act in the Federal Trust Fund for the above purposes
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.
P3 1(d) Collecting baseline data and conducting environmental
3(e) Preparation or revision of geothermal resource elements, or
4geothermal components of energy elements, for inclusion in the
5local general plan, zoning and other ordinances, and related
6planning and environmental documents.
7(f) Administrative costs incurred by the local jurisdiction that
8are attributable to the development or production of geothermal
10(g) Monitoring and inspecting geothermal facilities and related
11activities to assure compliance with applicable laws, regulations,
13(h) Identifying, researching, and implementing feasible measures
14that will mitigate the adverse impacts of that development or
16(i) Planning, constructing, providing, operating, and maintaining
17those public services and facilities that are necessitated by and
18result from the development or production.
19(j) Undertaking projects demonstrating the technical and
20economic feasibility of geothermal direct heat and electrical
22(k) Undertaking projects for the enhancement, restoration, or
23preservation of natural resources, including, but not limited to,
24water development, water quality improvement, fisheries
25enhancement, and park and recreation facilities and areas.
Section 25463 of the Public Resources Code is
34amended to read:
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
36division, federal funds available to the commission pursuant to
37this chapter may be used by the commission to augment funding
38for any programs or measures authorized by this division unless
39otherwise prohibited by the American Recovery and Reinvestment
40Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The commission may administer
P4 1any funds used to augment other programs using the procedures
2of the augmented program consistent with applicable federal law.
3(b) This section shall be liberally construed to maximize the
4commission’s ability to utilize and award federal funds
5expeditiously and in accordance with the American Recovery and
6Reinvestment Act of 2009 or federal acts related to the American
7Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
8(c) (1) For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the sum of thirteen million
9dollars ($13,000,000) is hereby appropriated to the commission
10from the moneys derived from the American Recovery and
11Reinvestment Act of 2009 in the Federal Trust Fund for purposes
12authorized by Section 25461.
18(2) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code,
19for the 2017-18 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter until all
20moneys in the Federal Trust Fund derived from the American
21Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 have been encumbered
22or expended, the sum of two million five hundred thousand dollars
23($2,500,000) annually is hereby continuously appropriated to the
24commission for the purposes authorized by Section 25461.