§128E-8  Funds for operation.  (a)  The department shall establish an account, to be called the local emergency response planning committees account, within the environmental response revolving fund pursuant to section 128D-2, for the purpose of administration and oversight of this chapter.

     (b)  All moneys to meet the general operating needs and expenses of the emergency planning and community right-to-know program of the department shall be allocated by the legislature through appropriations out of the state general fund and the environmental response revolving fund; provided that the appropriations from the environmental response revolving fund shall not exceed the amount of moneys collected from the filing fees assessed in section 128E-9.  The department shall include in its budgetary request for each upcoming fiscal period the amounts necessary to effectuate the purposes of this chapter.

     (c)  The department of health, with the assistance of the department of budget and finance and department of accounting and general services, shall prepare a report for the legislature concerning the amount of moneys collected during the preceding fiscal year, the amount of moneys collected to date during the current fiscal year, and the amount of moneys to be collected during the upcoming fiscal year, pursuant to sections 128E-9 and 128E-11.  The department shall submit the foregoing report to the legislature not less than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session of the legislature. [L 1993, c 300, pt of §1; am L 1997, c 260, §4]