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WC Sec 79540-79544 CLEAN WATER AND WATER QUALITY (WATER SECURITY, CLEAN DRINKING WATER, COASTAL AND BEACH PROTECTION ACT OF 2002)

WATER CODE
SECTION 79540-79544





79540. (a) The sum of one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000)
shall be available for appropriation by the Legislature from the fund
to the board for competitive grants for the following purposes:
(1) Water pollution prevention.
(2) Water reclamation.
(3) Water quality improvement.
(4) Water quality blending and exchange projects.
(5) Drinking water source protection projects.
(6) Projects to mitigate pathogen risk from recreational uses at
drinking water storage facilities.
(b) Priority shall be given to projects that assist in meeting
water quality standards established by the board.
(c) The Legislature may enact such legislation as is necessary to
implement this section.



79540.1. (a) Grants shall be awarded in accordance with Section
79540 on a statewide competitive basis.
(b) To the extent funds appropriated pursuant to Section 79540 are
expended for the purposes of programs established under Division
20.4 (commencing with Section 30901) of the Public Resources Code,
those funds shall comply with the requirements of that division.



79541. The sum of one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) shall
be available for appropriation by the Legislature from the fund to
the secretary for the acquisition from willing sellers, restoration,
protection, and development of river parkways. The secretary shall
allocate this money in accordance with Article 6 (commencing with
Section 78682) of Chapter 6 of Division 24 or pursuant to any other
statute that provides for the acquisition, restoration, protection,
and development of river parkways. Priority shall be given to
projects that are implemented pursuant to approved watershed plans
and include water quality and watershed protection benefits. This
money may also be used to acquire facilities necessary to provide
flows to improve water quality downstream.



79542. The sum of forty million dollars ($40,000,000) shall be
available for appropriation by the Legislature from the fund to the
California Tahoe Conservancy for acquisition from willing sellers,
restoration, and protection of land and water resources to improve
water quality in Lake Tahoe.



79543. (a) The sum of one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000)
shall be available for appropriation by the Legislature from the fund
to the board for the purpose of financing projects that restore and
protect the water quality and environment of coastal waters,
estuaries, bays and nearshore waters, and groundwater.
(b) All expenditures, grants, and loans made pursuant to this
section shall be consistent with the requirements of Article 5
(commencing with Section 79148) of Chapter 7 of Division 26.
(c) Of the money made available pursuant to this section, not less
than twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) shall be expended to
implement priority actions specified in the Santa Monica Bay
Restoration Plan. Money appropriated pursuant to this subdivision
shall be allocated as recommended by the Santa Monica Bay Restoration
Commission.
(d) Money made available pursuant to this section shall
supplement, not supplant, money appropriated or available pursuant to
that Article 5 (commencing with Section 79148), and no money
appropriated pursuant to this section shall be used for a project for
which an appropriation was made pursuant to that Article 5
(commencing with Section 79148).



79544. The sum of thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) shall be
available for appropriation by the Legislature from the fund to the
secretary for the purpose of grants to local public agencies, local
water districts, and nonprofit organizations for acquisition from
willing sellers of land and water resources to protect water quality
in lakes, reservoirs, rivers, streams and wetlands in the Sierra
Nevada-Cascade Mountain Region as defined in Section 5096.347 of the
Public Resources Code.