Prior to the issuance of any marketing order by the department, the department shall require the applicants to deposit with it such amounts as the department may deem necessary to defray the expenses of preparing and making effective any marketing order. Funds shall be received, deposited, and disbursed by the department; provided, however, any balance remaining shall be returned to the petitioners if the proposed order does not become effective. If the proposed order does become effective, the total amount deposited may be refunded from the funds collected under the order upon the recommendation of the advisory council and approval of the department.