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26.03.07.00.htm 26.03.07.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 03 WATER SUPPLY, SEWERAGE, SOLID WASTE, AND POLLUTION CONTROL PLANNING AND FUNDING Chapter 07 Water Pollution Control Fund Construction Financial Assistance Regulations (Industrial User Section) Authority: Environment Article, §9-345―9-349, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.03.07.01.htm 26.03.07.01. 01 Scope.. The laws of Maryland have been amended by Laws of Maryland 1984, Chapter 795, codified at Environment Article, §9-345―9-349, Annotated Code of Maryland, to allow financial assistance to industrial users for loans or loan guarantees for projects that provide pretreatment of pollutants that are discharged directly or indirectly into publicly owned treatment works or into any conveyance leading to a publicly owned treatment works.
26.03.07.02.htm 26.03.07.02. 02 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means the Water Science Advisory Board.. 2) "Department" means the Department of the Environment.. 3) "Discharge permit" means a permit issued by the Department for the discharge of any pollutant or combination of pollutants into the waters of this State.4) "Federal Clean Water Act" means the United States statute codified at 33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq. as amended, and such regulat
26.03.07.03.htm 26.03.07.03. 03 General Provisions.. A. The Department of the Environment and the Department of Housing and Community Development, in accordance with these regulations, may jointly award loans to industrial users for projects that provide for pretreatment of pollutants that are discharged directly or indirectly into publicly owned treatment works or into a conveyance leading to a publicly owned treatment works.B. An applicant for a loan shall:. 1) Obtain applicable federal, State, and local per
26.03.07.04.htm 26.03.07.04. 04 Priority System.. The State priority system for the award of loans shall be developed by the Department of the Environment, may be subjected to public hearings, and will result in a priority list which shall be used to award the financial assistance. The priority system shall take into account, as appropriate:A. The EPA National Pretreatment Standards, 40 CFR §403.6, which are incorporated by reference;.
26.03.07.05.htm 26.03.07.05. 05 Application Requirements.. A. Preapplication to Establish Eligibility and Ranking. Anyone interested in applying for a loan shall submit to the Department of Housing and Community Development sufficient information, as indicated on the preapplication form, for the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Department of the Environment to determine tentative project eligibility, ranking, and cost and applicant financial capability.B. Application After Elig
26.03.07.06.htm 26.03.07.06. 06 Project Eligibility.. A. A loan may not be awarded that will cause a project to be funded at a level exceeding 100 percent of the total project costs.B. Loans may be awarded up to 100 percent of the eligible costs of the project.. C. Loans may be made to refinance existing financing that has been already obtained at terms that are found to be not reasonable.D. Eligible Costs. Costs eligible for a loan are actual construction costs. In addition, at the disc
26.03.07.07.htm 26.03.07.07. 07 Award of a Loan.. The Department of the Environment may only approve a loan to industrial users for projects that provide pretreatment of pollutants that are discharged directly or indirectly into publicly owned treatment works if:A. The Secretary of Housing and Community Development determines that there is a reasonable assurance of repayment of the loan;B. The Secretary of Housing and Community Development determines that the applicant for a loan is unable to obtain, on reason
26.03.07.08.htm 26.03.07.08. 08 Conditions of Loan Agreements.. Loan agreements shall include:. A. Specification of the purpose, amount, manner of repayment, and other conditions required by the Board of Public Works;B. The obligation of the applicant to:. 1) Construct, install, and operate the pretreatment project in a manner which ensures compliance with pretreatment requirements and technical specifications;2) Maintain the project for its expected life span;. 3) Bind a successor in interest;.
26.03.07.9999.htm 26.03.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 21, 1986 (13:8 Md. R. 900). Chapter recodified from COMAR 10.50.06 to COMAR 26.03.07.
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