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Chief Patron: Lewis
DEQ Chesapeake Bay TMDL Grant Requirements (language only)

Item 379 #1s

Item 379 #1s

Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality


Page 459, line 46, following “Quality.” insert:

“Grants awarded for projects related to Chesapeake Bay TMDL requirements may take into account total phosphorus reductions, total nitrogen reductions, or both total phosphorus and total nitrogen reductions.  Grants for eligible projects in localities with high or above average fiscal stress as reported by the Commission on Local Government may be awarded more than 50 percent of eligible project costs.”


(This amendment modifies the eligibility conditions for Water Quality Improvement Fund grants administered by DEQ to allow for a focus on single nutrient reduction and to allow for grants to cover more than half of a project cost in localities with high or above average fiscal stress.)