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15.01.07.00.htm 15.01.07.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Chapter 07 Aquaculture Grant Program Authority: Chapter 14, Laws of Maryland 1989
15.01.07.01.htm 15.01.07.01. 01 General.. These regulations explain the Aquaculture Grant Program..
15.01.07.02.htm 15.01.07.02. 02 Purpose.. The purpose of the Aquaculture Grant Program is to provide matching funds for wastewater facilities for private aquaculture operations. This program will help Maryland aquafarmers design and construct devices that will reduce wastewater discharge or treat effluent to comply with water quality standards established by the Maryland Department of the Environment and the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
15.01.07.03.htm 15.01.07.03. 03 Who May Apply.. A person with an aquaculture project that meets the program objectives as contained in this chapter may apply to the Department for a matching aquaculture grant.
15.01.07.04.htm 15.01.07.04. 04 Application Contents.. A. An application shall contain the following, with each section beginning on a separate sheet of paper:1) Title page, which shall contain the following:. a) The project title;. b) The requested grant amount;. c) A statement of the funding phase, that is, design and testing, or construction and use;. d) The county where the aquaculture project is located; and. e) The applicant's name and signature, address and phone number, or name an
15.01.07.05.htm 15.01.07.05. 05 Application Review and Approval.. A. The Department shall approve or disapprove an application as follows:. 1) The Department shall approve projects in the order in which applications are received, if funds are available, and if in the Department's judgment:a) The scientific and engineering objectives of the project are reasonable;. b) The technological aspects of the project are appropriate and feasible;.
15.01.07.06.htm 15.01.07.06. 06 Grant Agreement.. Upon approval of an application by the Department, the applicant shall execute an agreement. The agreement, among other things, shall obligate the applicant to:A. Establish and operate an aquaculture project according to project specifications;. B. Provide any required funds for the project;. C. Bind any successor in title for the life of the project;. D. Maintain records as required;. E. Allow the Department to monitor the project to determine that the projec
15.01.07.07.htm 15.01.07.07. 07 Distribution of Grant.. A. The Department may disburse funds for a project up to 50 percent of eligible costs or $15,000, whichever is less.B. Grant funds shall be distributed as follows:. 1) One third of the grant shall be awarded to the applicant following the execution of the cost-sharing agreement.2) One third of the grant shall be awarded to the applicant when the project begins operation. The Department shall verify the operation before payment.3) One third of the grant
15.01.07.08.htm 15.01.07.08. 08 Project Monitoring.. After the Department has distributed funds, the Department shall monitor projects to see if the projects are in accordance with the agreement.
15.01.07.09.htm 15.01.07.09. 09 Failure to Establish or Operate a Project.. If a person fails to establish or operate a project in accordance with any agreement executed with the Department, that person shall be liable for the full amount of State funds paid for any project that was not implemented.
15.01.07.9999.htm 15.01.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―09 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 9, 1990 (17:5 Md. R. 634) emergency status expired June 11, 1990; adopted permanently effective June 25, 1990 (17:12 Md. R. 1494)
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