There is hereby established in the state treasury the environment and natural resources fee fund. Unless otherwise provided by law, this fund shall consist of all fees imposed pursuant to Titles 34A, 45, 46, and 46A, and chapters 1-40 , 10-39B , and 34-44 and legislative appropriations, federal grants, gifts, and civil penalties designated for deposit in the fund. The fund shall be maintained separately and administered by the department to defray the expenses associated with the programs administered by the department and any other purpose authorized by law. Expenditures from the fund shall be budgeted through the normal budget process. Unexpended funds and interest shall remain in the fund until appropriated by the Legislature.

Source: SL 1992, ch 254, § 95; SL 1994, ch 23, § 1.