3.1. The division
will receive capitalization grants from the U. S. Environmental Protection
Agency for the purpose of establishing a drinking water treatment revolving
fund construction fund to assist public water systems to finance the cost of
infrastructure needed to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act and to fund
non-project activities defined in Section 4 of this rule.
The division shall develop an annual
intended use plan for each year that the drinking water treatment revolving
fund program is in place.
3.2.a. The intended
use plan shall contain the proposed set-aside amounts for non-project
activities that the division intends to use. The set-aside accounts are
described in Section 4 of this rule.
3.2.b. The intended use plan shall contain a
priority list of eligible projects per Section 5 of this rule that the State
intends to fund during the fiscal year covered. The priority ranking procedure
is described in Section 6 of this rule. This list shall contain at a minimum,
the public water system, population served, water supply, project description,
project type, estimated project cost, project priority and the expected
financial terms. The financial administration is described in Section 7 of this
3.2.c. The division shall
also maintain a comprehensive priority list of anticipated future projects as
described in Section 6 of this rule. This list shall contain the projects, the
estimated priority and the expected funding schedule for each.
3.2.d. The intended use plan shall include a
discussion of the financial status of the drinking water treatment revolving
fund. This discussion shall include the total amount of moneys in the fund from
all sources, the types of projects to be funded, the general types and terms of
financial assistance to be provided, the amounts for non-project activities and
the amounts used for disadvantaged communities. The procedure for disadvantaged
communities is described in Section 8 of this rule and shall be included in the
annual intended use plan.
3.3. The division shall submit a
capitalization grant application to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
annually during the years that capitalization grants are available for the
federal drinking water treatment revolving fund program.
3.4. After the division receives U. S.
Environmental Protection Agency approval of the capitalization grant
application which includes the annual intended use plan, financial assistance
may be made to public water systems by the water development authority as
specified in Section 7 of this rule and W. Va. Code '16-13C-1 et
3.5. The applicant's
procedures and requirements for drinking water treatment revolving fund
assistance are described in Section 9 of this rule.
3.6. The division shall submit a biennial
report to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator
discussing the State's activities which receive funding from the federal