(a) Money from the fund may only be expended to cover the costs incurred by the state and local governments and agencies for any of the following:
(1) Responding promptly to, containing, and cleaning up the discharge, if those efforts are any of the following:
(A) Undertaken pursuant to the state and local oil spill contingency plans established under this chapter, and the California oil spill contingency plan established under Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 8574.1) of Chapter 7.
(B) Undertaken consistent with the standardized emergency management
system established pursuant to Section 8607.
(C) Undertaken at the direction of the administrator.
(2) Meeting the requirements of Section 8670.61.5 relating to wildlife rehabilitation.
(3) Making the payments authorized by subdivision (k) of Section 8670.48.
(b) In the event of an oil spill, the administrator shall make whatever expenditures are necessary and appropriate from the fund to cover the costs described in subdivision (a), subject to the lien established pursuant to Section 8670.53.2.