Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. General Administration

Pesticide Cleanup Special Revenue Account

80-8-117. Pesticide cleanup special revenue account. (1) There is a pesticide cleanup special revenue account in the state special revenue fund established in 17-2-102.

(2) There must be deposited in the pesticide cleanup account any civil penalties collected under 80-8-306.

(3) The funds must be used by the department for cleanup and associated costs when a responsible party cannot be identified and located or if the responsible party is unable or unwilling to clean up the pesticide contamination and there is an imminent need to protect agriculture, health, or the environment.

(4) Unencumbered and unexpended funds remaining in the pesticide cleanup account at the end of the fiscal year may not lapse but must be carried forward for the stated purpose unless appropriated by subsequent legislative action.

(5) If a responsible party is identified and located after expenditure of the funds in the pesticide cleanup account, the department may initiate recovery of the funds through a voluntary agreement or in district court.

History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 65, L. 1999.