Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - California

(c) The surface mining operator shall pay a fee to the department in the amount the department determines is necessary to pay the department's actual costs incurred in preparing interim management measures and developing and finalizing a memorandum of understanding for the protection of the newly added or newly discovered plant species. The fees shall be deposited in the Endangered and Rare Fish, Wildlife, and Plant Species Conservation and Enhancement Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund and, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, are continuously appropriated to the department for purposes of implementing this section.;

Citation: Cal Fish & G Code § 2081.5;