2200-0109 - Compliance and Permitting Fee Retained Revenue

Account Description FY 2012
GAA
FY 2013
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2200-0109 Compliance and Permitting Fee Retained Revenue
Notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, the department of environmental protection shall adopt emergency regulations to increase existing permit or compliance fees adopted under section 18 of chapter 21A and section 3B of chapter 21E of the General Laws to reflect the increase in the consumer price index since 2004; provided, that this fee increase shall take effect during fiscal year 2013 as soon as emergency regulations are promulgated and shall terminate in the event that: 1) this line item is abolished or reduced in fiscal year 2013, or 2) operational funding for DEP falls below the level authorized in the General Appropriations Act of 2013; provided further, that revenue from said fee shall be used for the sole purpose of ensuring sufficient staff for timely permit decisions and compliance assurance; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment the amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
0 2,500,000

Increased funding to support program operations.