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  260.391.  Hazardous waste fund created — payments — subaccount created, purpose — transfer of moneys — restrictions on use of moneys — general revenue appropriation to be requested annually. — 1.  There is hereby created in the state treasury a fund to be known as the "Hazardous Waste Fund".  All funds received from hazardous waste permit and license fees, generator fees or taxes, penalties, or interest assessed on those fees or taxes, taxes collected by contract hazardous waste landfill operators, general revenue, federal funds, gifts, bequests, donations, or any other moneys so designated shall be paid to the director of revenue and deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the hazardous waste fund.  The hazardous waste fund, subject to appropriation by the general assembly, shall be used by the department as provided by appropriations and consistent with rules and regulations established by the hazardous waste management commission for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of sections 260.350 to 260.430 and sections 319.100 to 319.127, and 319.137, and 319.139 for the management of hazardous waste, responses to hazardous substance releases as provided in sections 260.500 to 260.550, corrective actions at regulated facilities and illegal hazardous waste sites, prevention of leaks from underground storage tanks and response to petroleum releases from underground and aboveground storage tanks and other related activities required to carry out provisions of sections 260.350 to 260.575 and sections 319.100 to 319.127, and for payments to other state agencies for such services consistent with sections 260.350 to 260.575 and sections 319.100 to 319.139 upon proper warrant issued by the commissioner of administration, and for any other expenditures which are not covered pursuant to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, including but not limited to the following purposes:

  (1)  Administrative services as appropriate and necessary for the identification, assessment and cleanup of abandoned or uncontrolled sites pursuant to sections 260.435 to 260.550;

  (2)  Payments to other state agencies for such services consistent with sections 260.435 to 260.550, upon proper warrant issued by the commissioner of administration, including, but not limited to, the department of health and senior services for the purpose of conducting health studies of persons exposed to waste from an uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste site or exposed to the release of any hazardous substance as defined in section 260.500;

  (3)  Acquisition of property as provided in section 260.420;

  (4)  The study of the development of a hazardous waste facility in Missouri as authorized in section 260.037*;

  (5)  Financing the nonfederal share of the cost of cleanup and site remediation activities as well as postclosure operation and maintenance costs, pursuant to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980;

  (6)  Reimbursement of owners or operators who accept waste pursuant to departmental orders pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of section 260.420; and

  (7)  Transfer of funds, upon appropriation, into the radioactive waste investigation fund in section 260.558.

  2.  The unexpended balance in the hazardous waste fund at the end of each fiscal year shall not be transferred to the general revenue fund of the state treasurer, except as directed by the general assembly by appropriation, and shall be invested to generate income to the fund.  The provisions of section 33.080 relating to the transfer of funds to the general revenue fund of the state by the state treasurer shall not apply to the hazardous waste fund.

  3.  There is hereby created within the hazardous waste fund a subaccount known as the "Hazardous Waste Facility Inspection Subaccount".  All funds received from hazardous waste facility inspection fees shall be paid to the director of revenue and deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the hazardous waste facility inspection subaccount.  Moneys from such subaccount shall be used by the department for conducting inspections at facilities that are permitted or are required to be permitted as hazardous waste facilities by the department.

  4.  The fund balance remaining in the hazardous waste remedial fund shall be transferred to the hazardous waste fund created in this section.

  5.  No moneys shall be available from the fund for abandoned site cleanup unless the director has made all reasonable efforts to secure voluntary agreement to pay the costs of necessary remedial actions from owners or operators of abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites or other responsible persons.

  6.  The director shall make all reasonable efforts to recover the full amount of any funds expended from the fund for cleanup through litigation or cooperative agreements with responsible persons.  All moneys recovered or reimbursed pursuant to this section through voluntary agreements or court orders shall be deposited to the hazardous waste fund created herein.

  7.  In addition to revenue from all licenses, taxes, fees, penalties, and interest, specified in subsection 1 of this section, the department shall request an annual appropriation of general revenue equal to any state match obligation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for cleanup performed pursuant to the authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980.

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(L. 1980 2d Ex. Sess. H.B. 5, et al., A.L. 1993 S.B. 80, et al., A.L. 2000 S.B. 577, A.L. 2005 S.B. 225, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1355 merged with S.B. 659 merged with S.B 782).

*Section 260.037 was repealed by S.B. 613 Revision, 2007.


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