§ 10013. General Provisions
(a) These regulations implement provisions in the Environmental Enforcement and Training Act of 2002. The Act created a potential funding source for California environmental training, investigation and enforcement activities. The Secretary has established the Environmental Enforcement and Training Grant Program to allocate and award funds, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to public agencies or private nonprofit organizations for purposes of supporting and enhancing statewide environmental enforcement and training programs for peace officers, firefighters, investigators, state and local environmental regulators, and public prosecutors pursuant to Penal Code section 14301, et seq.
(b) The Environmental Enforcement and Training Grant Program funds are derived from the Environmental Enforcement and Training Account. This Account may provide up to two million dollars ($2,000,000) annually for distribution by the Secretary, upon appropriation by the Legislature, as follows:
(1) Twenty-five percent or one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) whichever is less to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. The commission may decline all or part of the funds allocated to it pursuant to this subdivision. Any funds so declined shall be reallocated by the Secretary for the training of peace officers as allowed by Penal Code section 14314.
(2) Twenty-five percent to the Environmental Circuit Prosecutor Project through the California District Attorney's Association.
(3) Twenty-five percent to the California District Attorneys Association for training and assistance as allowed by Penal Code sections 14306 and 14307.
(4) The balance to the Secretary for discretionary grants as allowed by Penal Code sections 14306 through 14308 or 14309 based on demonstrated need or in order to sustain the current level of presence and enforcement for those programs.
(c) The Secretary shall consult with the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training prior to providing any grant funds for peace officer education and training programs.(1. New section filed 8-7-2003; operative 9-6-2003 (Register 2003, No. 32). 2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (b)(1) and (b)(3)-(4) filed 4-30-2014 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2014, No. 18).)
Note: Authority cited: Section 14301, Penal Code. Reference: Sections: 14300(c), 14300(d), 14301(a)(3), 14301(c), 14303(a), 14314(a), 14314(b), 14314(c) and 14314(d), Penal Code.
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