2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Conference Report)

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Combined Sewer Overflow Funding (language only)

Item 382 #1c

Item 382 #1c

Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of

Page 376, line 26, after "B." insert "1."
Page 376, line 31, after "projects.", insert:
"These local matching funds shall include, but not be limited to, costs for ongoing maintenance, personnel, inspection functions, outside service contracts, administrative functions, purchase or value of land or easements, debt service payments and any other costs related to the Combined Sewer Overflow projects for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will accept to meet match requirements.
2. The Department of Environmental Quality shall give highest priority ranking consideration to applications for loans from the Waste Water Treatment Revolving Loan Fund by the City of Richmond and the City of Lynchburg for combined sewer overflow projects.  The Director of DEQ shall establish a repayment plan to ensure prompt repayment of the loans after the cities receive the associated federal matching funds."

(This amendment broadens the definition of local matching funds to be considered by the EPA to meet the match requirement for federal CSO grants. This amendment also provides that DEQ shall give a high priority ranking for loans to the Cities of Richmond and Lynchburg to use as required matching funds to draw down federal appropriations. The federal funding will be used for renovations to their sewer systems.)