Article 1. Short Title And Legislative Intent of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 20. >> Chapter 6.8. >> Article 1.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the
Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Substance Account Act.
It is the intent of the Legislature to do all of the
(a) Establish a program to provide for response authority for
releases of hazardous substances, including spills and hazardous
waste disposal sites that pose a threat to the public health or the
(b) Compensate persons, under certain circumstances, for
out-of-pocket medical expenses and lost wages or business income
resulting from injuries proximately caused by exposure to releases of
(c) Make available adequate funds in order to permit the State of
California to assure payment of its 10-percent share of the costs
mandated pursuant to Section 104(c)(3) of the federal act (42 U.S.C.