1.Grants by State for planning.
The commissioner is authorized to pay an amount at least 15%, but not to exceed
25%, of the expense incurred by a municipality or quasi-municipal corporation in preliminary
or final planning of a pollution abatement program in the form of a grant. The amount
may not be paid until the governing body of the municipality or the quasi-municipal
corporation duly votes to proceed with preliminary or final planning of a pollution
abatement program, as appropriate.
A. For the purposes of this section, "preliminary planning" means engineering studies
that include analysis of existing pollution problems; estimates of the cost of alternative
methods of waste treatment, studies of areas to be served by the proposed facilities
and estimates of the cost of serving such areas; preliminary sketches of existing
and proposed sewer and treatment plant layouts; and estimates of alternative methods
of financing, including user charges, and other studies and estimates designed to
aid the municipality or quasi-municipal corporation in deciding whether and how best
to proceed with a pollution abatement program. [1989, c. 890, Pt. A, §40 (AFF); 1989, c. 890, Pt. B, §26 (AMD).]
B. For the purposes of this section, "final planning" means the preparation of engineering
drawings and specifications for the construction of waste treatment facilities, interceptor
systems and outfalls or other facilities specifically designated in departmental rules.
All proceeds from the sale of bonds for the planning of pollution abatement facilities
expended under the direction and supervision of the commissioner must be segregated,
apportioned and expended as provided by the Legislature. [1989, c. 890, Pt. A, §40 (AFF); 1989, c. 890, Pt. B, §26 (AMD).]
1989, c. 890, Pt. A, §40 (AFF);
1989, c. 890, Pt. B, §26 (AMD)
1969, c. 546, §1 (RPR).
1971, c. 340, §1 (AMD).
1971, c. 618, §12 (AMD).
1973, c. 694, §2 (RPR).
1977, c. 81, (RPR).
1989, c. 890, §§A40,B26 (AMD).
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