2016 California Code
Fish and Game Code - FGC
DIVISION 6 - FISH
PART 1 - GENERALLY
CHAPTER 5.5 - California Marine Resources Legacy Act
ARTICLE 2 - Partial Removal of Offshore Oil Structures
Section 6618.

CA Fish & Game Code § 6618 (2016) What's This?

6618. (a) The cost savings from the partial removal of an offshore oil structure, as determined pursuant to Section 6614, shall be apportioned and transmitted as described in this section.

(b) Upon receipt of conditional approval pursuant to Section 6617, the owner or operator of the structure shall apportion and directly transmit a portion of the total amount of the cost savings to the entities in subdivision (c) as follows:

(1) Fifty-five percent, if transmitted before January 1, 2017.

(2) Sixty-five percent, if transmitted on or after January 1, 2017, and before January 1, 2023.

(3) Eighty percent, if transmitted on or after January 1, 2023.

(c) Of the total amount of the cost savings to be transmitted pursuant to subdivision (b), the applicant shall directly transmit the following amounts to the following entities:

(1) Eighty-five percent shall be deposited into the California Endowment for Marine Preservation established pursuant to Division 37 (commencing with Section 71500) of the Public Resources Code.

(2) Ten percent shall be deposited into the General Fund.

(3) Two percent shall be deposited into the Fish and Game Preservation Fund for expenditure, upon appropriation by the Legislature, by the department to pay any costs imposed by this chapter that are not otherwise provided for pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 6612 and subdivision (e) of Section 6616. Any moneys remaining in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund, after providing for these costs, shall be used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, first to reimburse the payment of the startup costs described in subdivision (c) of Section 6612, and thereafter to conserve, protect, restore, and enhance the coastal and marine resources of the state consistent with the mission of the department.

(4) Two percent shall be deposited into the Coastal Act Services Fund, established pursuant to Section 30620.1 of the Public Resources Code, and shall be allocated to support state agency work involving research, planning, and regulatory review associated with the application and enforcement of coastal management policies in state and federal waters pursuant to state and federal quasi-judicial authority over offshore oil and gas development.

(5) One percent shall be deposited with the board of supervisors of the county immediately adjacent to the location of the facility prior to its decommissioning. The amount paid to the county shall be managed pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 6817 of the Public Resources Code.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 687, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2011.)

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