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26.03.08.00.htm 26.03.08.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 03 WATER SUPPLY, SEWERAGE, SOLID WASTE, AND POLLUTION CONTROL PLANNING AND FUNDING Chapter 08 Water Pollution Control Fund Construction Financial Assistance Regulations (State and Local Government Section) Authority: Environment Article, §9-302, 9-345-350; Agriculture Article, §8-701; Annotated Code of Maryland
26.03.08.01.htm 26.03.08.01. 01 Scope.. The laws of Maryland have been amended to allow financial assistance to State and local governmental entities in the form of grants and loans for projects that provide protection, restoration, and improvement of the quality of the waters of the State.
26.03.08.02.htm 26.03.08.02. 02 Definitions.. A. "Applicant" means any State or local governmental entity.. B. "Board" means the Water Science Advisory Board.. C. "Department" means the Department of the Environment.. D. "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.E. "Federal Clean Water Act" means the United States of America, Statute 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. as amended and such regulatio
26.03.08.03.htm 26.03.08.03. 03 General Provisions.. A. Financial Assistance for Control of Nonpoint Sources of Agriculturally Related Water Pollution.. 1) Except for the provisions promulgated in §A(2)4) all requirements for State financial assistance for control of nonpoint sources of agriculturally related water pollution are contained in the Department of Agriculture's regulations, COMAR 15.01.05.2) Notwithstanding limitations in the percent of eligible costs set forth in COMAR 15.01.05, grants
26.03.08.04.htm 26.03.08.04. 04 Priority System.. A. The State priority system for the award of financial assistance shall be developed by the Department, 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:1) The water quality or public health impacts of the existing circumstances;. 2) The problem prevention aspects of the proposed project;.
26.03.08.05.htm 26.03.08.05. 05 Application Requirements.. A. Preapplication to Establish Eligibility and Ranking. Anyone interested in applying for financial assistance shall submit to the Department on the form provided by the Department sufficient information for the Department to determine tentative project eligibility and priority ranking, financial capability, preliminary cost estimates, and certification that the project is consistent with the County Water and Sewer Plan. Projects applying for for
26.03.08.06.htm 26.03.08.06. 06 Project Eligibility.. A. Financial assistance may not be awarded that will cause a project to be funded at a level exceeding 100 percent of the total project cost.B. Combined State and federal financial assistance normally may not exceed 87-1/2 percent of the federally eligible cost of a project except grants may be awarded for up to 96-1/4 percent of the eligible cost of projects which contain innovative or alternative technology as define in the Clean Water
26.03.08.07.htm 26.03.08.07. 07 Special Requirements.. A. A reserve fund shall be established for grant and loan amendments to meet cost increases.. B. Loans:. 1) Shall bear at least the same rate of interest as the most recent State general obligation bond sale preceding the date of approval by the Board of Public Works;2) Shall be repaid within 30 years;. 3) May not exceed $500,000 as an aggregate principal amount to a single applicant in any calendar year, unless the Board of Public Works determines th
26.03.08.9999.htm 26.03.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 21, 1986 (13:8 Md. R. 901). Chapter recodified from COMAR 10.50.07 to COMAR 26.03.08. Regulation .01 amended effective August 6, 1990 (17:15 Md. R. 1863). Regulation .03 amended effective August 6, 1990 (17:15 Md. R. 1863).
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