(A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the Title V clean air fund. Except as otherwise provided in division (K) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code, all moneys collected under division (B) of that section , and any gifts, grants, or contributions received by the director of environmental protection for the purposes of the fund, shall be credited to the fund.
The director shall expend all moneys credited to the fund solely to administer and enforce the Title V program pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act, this chapter, and rules adopted under it, except as costs relating to enforcement are limited by the federal Clean Air Act. The director shall establish separate and distinct accounting for all such moneys.
(B) There is hereby created in the state treasury the non-Title V clean air fund. All money collected under divisions (D), (F), (G), (H), (I), and (J) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code shall be credited to the fund. In addition, any gifts, grants, or contributions received by the director for the purposes of the fund shall be credited to the fund.
The director shall expend money in the fund exclusively to pay the cost of administering and enforcing the laws of this state pertaining to the prevention, control, and abatement of air pollution, rules adopted under those laws, and terms and conditions of permits, variances, and orders issued under those laws. However, the director shall not expend money credited to the fund for the administration and enforcement of the Title V permit program established under this chapter and rules adopted under it or motor vehicle inspection and maintenance programs established under sections 3704.14, 3704.141, 3704.16, 3704.161, and 3704.162 of the Revised Code.
(C) The director shall report biennially to the general assembly the amounts of fees and other moneys credited to the funds under this section and the amounts expended from them for each of the various air pollution control programs.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Effective Date: 10-29-1993; 07-01-2005