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New York Great Lakes protection fund
State Finance (STF) CHAPTER 56, ARTICLE 6
§ 97-ee. New York Great Lakes protection fund. 1. There is hereby
established in the joint custody of the state comptroller and the
commissioner of taxation and finance a fund to be known as the "New York
Great Lakes protection fund". Such fund shall consist of revenues
received from the Great Lakes protection fund and all other moneys,
credited or transferred thereto from any other fund or source pursuant
to law.

2. Moneys of the New York Great Lakes protection fund, within amounts
appropriated by the legislature, may be expended only for programs or
grants to supplement existing Great Lakes research and protection
programs consistent with the purposes of the Great Lakes protection fund
agreement including the following:

(a) Research on the economic, environmental and human health effects
of contamination in the Great Lakes;

(b) The collection and analysis of data on the Great Lakes;

(c) The development of new or improved environmental cleanup
technologies applicable to the Great Lakes;

(d) Research to assess the effectiveness of pollution control policies
affecting the Great Lakes; and

(e) The assessment of the health of the Great Lakes fish, wildlife,
waterfowl and other organisms.

3. Moneys shall be paid out of the fund on the audit and warrant of
the state comptroller on vouchers certified or approved by the
commissioner of the department of environmental conservation, as the
contract administrator for the New York Great Lakes protection program,
for which the department will enter into contracts with qualified
parties to carry out the program submitted by the Great Lakes Basin
advisory council.

4. Any income earned on moneys in the New York Great Lakes protection
fund shall be added to and used for the purposes of such fund.