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26.03.05.00.htm 26.03.05.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 03 WATER SUPPLY, SEWERAGE, SOLID WASTE, AND POLLUTION CONTROL PLANNING AND FUNDING Chapter 05 Innovative and Alternative On-Site Sewage Disposal System Grant Program Authority: Environment Article, §9-1401―9-1406, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.03.05.01.htm 26.03.05.01. 01 Purposes and Scope.. A. The purpose of this program is to identify additional types of on-site sewage disposal systems that can be used in Maryland. The Department is authorized to make grants available to political subdivisions for the purpose of constructing innovative and alternative on-site sewage disposal systems.B. The subdivisions shall use the State grants to provide grants to owners of improved properties with failed conventional systems and owners of previ
26.03.05.02.htm 26.03.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Department" means the Department of the Environment.. 2) "Includes or including" means includes or including by way of illustration and not by way of limitation.3) "Innovative and alternative on-site sewage disposal system" means any new, experimental, or non-conventional technology that is added to or used in place of a conventional septic or other on-site sewage system.
26.03.05.03.htm 26.03.05.03. 03 General Provisions.. A. This program may not be applied to the development of an unimproved parcel of land that is proposed to be subdivided into building lots.B. The Department shall manage and supervise the program and make grant available to political subdivisions under conditions listed in Regulation .04 of this chapter.C. A project for which State financial assistance is granted shall comply with all applicable State laws and regulations governing the safe and adequa
26.03.05.04.htm 26.03.05.04. 04 Political Subdivision Eligibility.. A. To be eligible for State funds, a political subdivision shall:. 1) Have local funding and manpower resources available to establish and maintain local innovative and alternative on-site sewage disposal system programs including the ability to:a) Collect data;. b) Prepare technical reports; and. c) Inspect the operation and performance of the systems installed.. 2) Submit an agreement to be signed with the Department as outlined in Regu
26.03.05.05.htm 26.03.05.05. 05 Applicant Eligibility.. A. To be eligible for State funds from a political subdivision under the program an applicant shall:. 1) Own property in this State that is included in the county master water and sewer plan as an area where individual on-site water and sewer systems may be used that:a) Has an existing failed septic system; or. b) Is unimproved, was platted before 1972, and has failed percolation testing requirements;.
26.03.05.06.htm 26.03.05.06. 06 Department Agreements with Political Subdivisions.. Political subdivisions receiving grants under this program are required to enter into an agreement with the Department. This agreement shall provide for:A. The political subdivision to commit adequate resources for establishing a local innovative and alternative on-site sewage disposal system program to be conducted in accordance with requirements established by the Departmen1) Applicant screening and site evaluations;.
26.03.05.07.htm 26.03.05.07. 07 Political Subdivision Agreements with Applicants.. A. Before Department and political subdivision approval of funding for innovative and alternative on-site sewage disposal systems, an agreement shall be signed by the applicant, political subdivision, and the Department which:1) Identifies project elements and fixes their cost based upon a fair assessment of project installation costs, and establishes that the amount of State grant participation may not exceed 50 percent o
26.03.05.9999.htm 26.03.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 2, 1985 (12:24 Md. R. 2348). Chapter recodified from COMAR 10.17.16 to COMAR 26.03.05.
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