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WC Sec 79530-79534 SAFE DRINKING WATER (WATER SECURITY, CLEAN DRINKING WATER, COASTAL AND BEACH PROTECTION ACT OF 2002)


WATER CODE
SECTION 79530-79534





79530. (a) The sum of four hundred thirty-five million dollars
($435,000,000) shall be available for appropriation by the
Legislature from the fund to the State Department of Health Services
for grants and loans for infrastructure improvements and related
actions to meet safe drinking water standards including, but not
limited to, the following types of projects:
(1) Grants to small community drinking water systems to upgrade
monitoring, treatment, or distribution infrastructure.
(2) Grants to finance development and demonstration of new
technologies and related facilities for water contaminant removal and
treatment.
(3) Grants for community water quality monitoring facilities and
equipment.
(4) Grants for drinking water source protection.
(5) Grants for treatment facilities necessary to meet disinfectant
by-product safe drinking water standards.
(6) Loans pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Law of 1997 (Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 116760) of Part 12
of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code).
(b) Not less than 60 percent of the money appropriated pursuant to
this section shall be available for grants to Southern California
water agencies to assist in meeting the state's commitment to reduce
Colorado River water use to 4.4 million acre feet per year.



79531. The Legislature may enact such legislation as is necessary
to implement this chapter.



79532. (a) Funds made available pursuant to subdivision (b) of
Section 79530 shall be administered in accordance with this section.

(b) (1) Grant funds appropriated for the purposes of subdivision
(b) of Section 79530 shall be awarded on a competitive basis.
(2) The department shall consolidate the application process
required to implement the grant program described in this section.
(c) For the purposes of this chapter, "southern California water
agencies" means water agencies with service areas entirely or partly
in one or more of the following counties: San Diego, Imperial,
Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, or
Ventura.
(d) Grants may be awarded to southern California water agencies
for eligible projects undertaken by one or more southern California
water agencies and other entities.
(e) A project funded by a grant made pursuant to subdivision (b)
of Section 79530 shall meet both of the following requirements:
(1) The project will assist the grantee to meet safe drinking
water standards.
(2) The project will assist in meeting the state's commitment to
reduce Colorado River water use to 4.4 million acre-feet per year.
(f) In the development of criteria for the grants awarded pursuant
to this section, the State Department of Health Services shall
consult with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment for
the purposes of developing a program that gives priority to projects
that reduce public and environmental exposure to contaminants that
pose the most significant health risks, and that will bring water
systems into compliance with safe drinking water standards. These
include, but are not limited to, projects that address public
exposure to contaminants for which safe drinking water standards have
been established, including arsenic, disinfection byproducts and
uranium. Projects to address emerging contaminants, including
perchlorate, chromium 6, and endocrine disrupters shall also be given
priority.



79534. (a) Funds made available pursuant to paragraph (1), (2),
(3), (4), or (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 79530, and not for the
purposes of subdivision (b) of that section, shall be administered
in accordance with this section.
(b) (1) Grants shall be awarded in accordance with subdivision (a)
of Section 79530 on a statewide competitive basis.
(2) A project that is eligible for funding for the purposes of
subdivision (b) of Section 79530 is not eligible for a grant subject
to this section.
(c) For the purposes of this chapter, "small community" means a
municipality with a population of 3,300 persons or fewer, or 1,000
connections or fewer.
(d) The State Department of Health Services shall consolidate the
application process required to implement the grant program described
in this section.
(e) In the development of criteria for the grants awarded under
this section, the State Department of Health Services shall consult
with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment for the
purpose of developing a program that gives priority to projects that
pose the most significant health risks, and that will bring water
systems into compliance with safe drinking water standards. These
include, but are not limited to, projects that address public
exposure to contaminants for which safe drinking water standards have
been established, including arsenic, disinfection byproducts and
uranium. Projects to address emerging contaminants, including
perchlorate, chromium 6, and endocrine disrupters shall also be given
priority.
(f) Grants awarded pursuant to this section may not exceed ten
million dollars ($10,000,000) for any one project.