Maine Revised Statutes

§1851. State cost-share program for salt and sand storage facilities

The Department of Transportation may administer funds for the construction of municipal or county salt and sand storage facilities in order to reduce salt pollution of ground and surface waters. In administering these funds, the department shall provide reimbursement to municipal and county governmental entities for approved projects in the following order, according to priorities established pursuant to Title 38, section 411: [1999, c. 387, §1 (RPR).]

1. Priority 1 projects.  Priority 1 projects, as long as the site was registered with the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to Title 38, section 413 before October 15, 1997, regardless of the date the priority rating was designated;
[ 1999, c. 387, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Priority 2 projects.  Priority 2 projects, as long as the site was registered with the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to Title 38, section 413 before October 15, 1997, regardless of the date the priority rating was designated;
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3. Priority 3 projects.  Priority 3 projects that were designated before October 15, 1997 and continue to be so designated on April 1, 2000 and Priority 3 projects designated on April 1, 2000 that were designated Priority 5 projects prior to October 15, 1997;
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4. Priority 4 projects.  Priority 4 projects that were constructed before November 1, 1999 with plans and financial information submitted to the Department of Transportation by November 1, 1999. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, 20% of all funds authorized by the Legislature after January 1, 1999 for municipal reimbursement of sand and salt storage facility construction costs must be used to reimburse municipalities with Priority 4 projects eligible under this subsection until all such eligible projects have been fully reimbursed. The department shall reimburse municipalities eligible under this subsection in the order in which those municipalities complete the submission of all required documentation;
[ 1999, c. 387, §1 (NEW); 1999, c. 387, §7 (AFF) .]
5. Priority changes.  Priority 3 projects designated on April 1, 2000 that were designated Priority 4 projects as of October 15, 1997;
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6. Priority 5 projects.  Priority 5 projects that were constructed before November 1, 1999, with plans and financial information submitted to the Department of Transportation by November 1, 1999;
[ 1999, c. 387, §1 (NEW) .]
7. Other projects.  All other projects eligible for reimbursement. Priority 4 and Priority 5 sites designated on April 1, 2000 are not eligible for reimbursement.
[ 1999, c. 387, §1 (NEW) .]

Allocation of funds must be based upon the sum of 25% of the expenses permitted plus 1.25 times the ratio of miles of state and state aid roads maintained for winter maintenance, as described in sections 1001 and 1003, to all miles maintained for winter maintenance by the municipality, quasi-municipal agency or county. The Department of Transportation shall establish guidelines to reimburse eligible local government entities in a consistent and timely manner. [1999, c. 387, §1 (RPR).]

The Department of Transportation shall review and approve municipal and county plans and specifications pursuant to established departmental guidelines for design, construction and size before a municipality or county constructs a facility. Municipal actions inconsistent with such guidelines are reimbursed at the sole discretion of the department. [1999, c. 387, §1 (RPR).]

Reimbursable expenses under this section do not include land acquisition or debt service. [1999, c. 387, §1 (RPR).]

SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 473, (NEW). 1987, c. 769, §A85 (AMD). 1987, c. 793, §A4 (AMD). 1989, c. 502, §A89 (AMD). 1999, c. 387, §7 (AFF). 1999, c. 387, §1 (RPR).

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