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The contract period is for one year from the time of signature of contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligible Recipients. </B>Incorporated communities lying wholly within the State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Criteria for Award. </B>Contracts are awarded on the request from incorporated communities lying wholly within the State based on order of request or on an emergency basis.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Directions and Deadlines for Applying. </B>Requests for information should be made to the EPD, Drinking Water Program, Fluoridation Grant, 205 Butler Street, TTE - 1362, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. There are no deadlines for applying.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.04" name="391-3-21-.04" title="391-3-21-.04">Rule 391-3-21-.04 Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant FY 2005 - FY 2011</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Statutory Basis: O.C.G.A. 28-5-120.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Scope and Purpose of the Grant Program: Under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards a Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant to the State to fund eligible projects which support the implementation of the <U>Georgia Nonpoint Source Management Program</U> (Revision - August 2000). Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant funds for the prevention, control and/or abatement of nonpoint sources of pollution are made available to eligible recipients in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant: The general terms and conditions of the grant are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant projects must specifically identify the nonpoint sources of pollution to be addressed and the activities proposed to prevent, control and/or abate these nonpoint sources of pollution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Maximum Federal reimbursement for a Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant project is 60 percent of the total project cost. <P>Therefore, each recipient must provide non-Federal matching funds or in-kind services for a minimum of 40 percent of the total project cost.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Types of activities which are eligible include: regulatory or non-regulatory programs for enforcement, technical assistance, financial assistance, education, training, technology transfer, TMDL implementation projects, watershed restoration projects, demonstration projects, update and refinement of nonpoint source programs and assessments, monitoring to assess the success of specific nonpoint source implementation projects, urban stormwater control activities that are not specifically required by draft or final NPDES permit, and certain ground water activities. Lake protection and restoration activities are eligible provided that they are not used for "in-lake" work such as aquatic macrophyte harvesting or dredging unless the nonpoint sources of pollution will be remediated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant projects must conform to all applicable legal requirements of Section 319, 40 CFR Part 31 and 40 CFR Part 35, Subpart A, and the requirements of OMB Circular A-87, A-102 and A-110, and must be consistent with the goals, objectives and priorities in the <U>Georgia Nonpoint Source Management Program</U> (Revision - August 2000).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant: Eligible recipients of the Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant funds include local, regional and State units of government, local authorities which operate local government service delivery programs, regional development centers, local school systems, State college and universities, and State agencies. Local governments must have Qualified Local Government status, in compliance with the requirements of the Georgia Planning Act of 1989 and Service Delivery Strategy Law of 1997.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award: The Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant funds are limited. Therefore, a competitive process is used to ensure that the most appropriate projects are selected for funding. Each project proposal will be evaluated to determine if the proposed project is an eligible activity and all eligible project proposals will be ranked based on the selection criteria below. Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant awards are contingent upon review and approval of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and funding by Congress.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Key Ranking Factors for Competitive Project Selection: Project proposals must specifically identify the nonpoint sources of pollution to be addressed and the activities proposed to prevent, control and/or abate these nonpoint sources of pollution. Project proposals must also support the milestones and/or implementation activities described in the <U>Georgia Nonpoint Source Management Program</U> (Revision - August 2000). Finally, project proposals must include an appropriate component to evaluate the effectiveness (i.e., measure of success) of the project (e.g., water quality monitoring, beneficial use assessment, environmental indicators). <P>If the project is implementing structural best management practices, the project must ensure that the practices will be operated and maintained for a period of at least five to ten years. In addition, the project must annually provide (for nitrogen, phosphorus and/or sediment) an estimate of load reductions achieved by the project and (for streambank and wetlands protection or restoration projects) the linear feet of streambank, or acres of wetlands, protected or restored.</P> <P>If a project proposal includes water quality monitoring, a detailed Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) is required. The requirements for QAPP are contained in <U>EPA QA/G-5, EPA Requirements for Quality Assurance Project Plans for Environmental Data Operations</U>.</P> <P>The following selection criteria apply to all Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant FY2005 - FY2011 project proposals:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority will be given to project proposals resulting in measurable (i.e., quantitative) improvements in water quality.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority will be given to project proposals implementing structural best management practices to prevent, control and/or abate nonpoint sources of pollution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority will be given to project proposals implementing actions to alleviate the "criterion violated" identified in the Section 303(d) and Section 305(b) lists of waters which are partially or not supporting designated or beneficial uses due to nonpoint sources of pollution. Emphasis will be placed on projects addressing waters listed for biota, habitat, and/or sediment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(6)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority will be given to project proposals implementing the nonpoint source components of TMDLs that have been finalized as of November 30, 2010 under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(6)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority will be given to project proposals developing, revising and/or implementing TMDL Implementation Plans and/or Watershed Improvement Plans to prevent, control and/or abate nonpoint sources of pollution. Emphasis will be placed on projects implementing Extended Revisions of TMDL Implementation Plans, or plans developed with Section 319(h) funds.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(6)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority will be given to project proposals that support a watershed management approach utilizing cooperating partnerships and/or involving multi-governmental agencies. Emphasis will be placed on projects conducted in conjunction with other nonpoint source management activities within the watershed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(6)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority will be given to projects that include structural and/or managerial improvements that prevent and/or correct the adverse hydrologic impacts of increased impervious surface in a watershed. In order to receive this priority ranking, grantees must develop and implement or have in place development ordinances, stream buffer protections wider than state minimums, or other local mechanisms to ensure long-term success in minimizing the potential future impacts of hydrologic modifications.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(6)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority will be given to project proposals that address and/or implement management measures, enforceable policies and mechanisms that will result in <I>Georgia's Coastal Nonpoint Source Management Program</I> being fully approvable under Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990 (CZARA).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(6)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority will be given to projects located in priority watersheds, as determined by GAEPD and USEPA, that are implementing watershed-based implementation, restoration and/or planning.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.04(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions and Deadlines for Applying: Requests for copies of the general guidelines for preparing a Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant proposal should be made to: <P>Georgia Department of Natural Resources</P> <P>Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>ATTN: NonPoint Source Program</P> <P>4220 International Parkway</P> <P>Suite 101</P> <P>Atlanta, GA 30354</P> <P>Deadline for submitting proposals: <B>November 30, 2010.</B></P> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.05" name="391-3-21-.05" title="391-3-21-.05">Rule 391-3-21-.05 Grants to State and Local Governments from the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Statutory Authority: </B>O.C.G.A. 12-8-90 <I>et seq.</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>General Scope and Purpose. </B>The purpose of this grant is to provide financing to state and local governments for their share of costs associated with the investigation, remediation, post-closure care and maintenance of sites placed on the National Priority List pursuant to the federal Comprehensive Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, or sites placed on the Hazardous Site Inventory pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-8-97&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-8-97</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Terms and Conditions. </B>The terms and conditions of the grant are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For state or local governments that have been designated as a responsible party for a site, and that are not the owner of the site, the Director may pay up to 50% of the first $500,000 of eligible costs, as described in Rule <a title="391-3-19-.09(4)(a)" href="391-3-19-.09#391-3-19-.09(4)(a)">391-3-19-.09(4)(a)</a>, and up to 25% of all eligible costs exceeding $500,000.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For state or local governments, excluding counties or municipal corporations, that have been designated as a responsible party for a site, and that are the owner of the site, the Director may pay up to 50% of the first $500,000 of eligible costs, as described in Rule <a title="391-3-19-.09(4)(a)" href="391-3-19-.09#391-3-19-.09(4)(a)">391-3-19-.09(4)(a)</a>, and up to 25% of all eligible costs exceeding $500,000.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For counties or municipal corporations that have been designated as a responsible party for a site and that own or operate such site, the Director shall pay 100% of the first $500,000 of eligible costs, as described in Rule <a title="391-3-19-.09(4)(a)" href="391-3-19-.09#391-3-19-.09(4)(a)">391-3-19-.09(4)(a)</a>, and may pay up to 50% of all eligible costs exceeding $500,000.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event that the unencumbered balance of the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund falls below $4.0 million, the Director may suspend the provision of financial assistance to state and local governments as described herein.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Total payment of eligible costs, as described in Rule <a title="391-3-19-.09(4)(a)" href="391-3-19-.09#391-3-19-.09(4)(a)">391-3-19-.09(4)(a)</a>, from the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund shall in no event exceed $2,000,000 per site.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those costs set forth and described in Rule <a title="391-3-19-.09(4)(b)" href="391-3-19-.09#391-3-19-.09(4)(b)">391-3-19-.09(4)(b)</a> are not eligible for payment pursuant hereto.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligible Recipients. </B>A state or local government that meets all the eligibility requirements described in Rule <a title="391-3-19-.09(2)" href="391-3-19-.09#391-3-19-.09(2)">391-3-19-.09(2)</a> may receive financial assistance from the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund as described in Paragraph (3) above, "<B>Terms and Conditions</B>." For purposes of this Rule, "state" means any agency, board, bureau, commission or authority of the State of Georgia. For purposes of this Rule, "local government" means any county or municipality or consolidated city-county government, any local solid waste management authority, or any regional solid waste management authority created pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-8-53&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-8-53</a> of the Comprehensive Georgia Solid Waste Management Act.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Criteria for the award. </B>There is no competitive ranking of applications for financial assistance; a state or local government that meets all the eligibility requirements described in Rule <a title="391-3-19-.09(2)" href="391-3-19-.09#391-3-19-.09(2)">391-3-19-.09(2)</a> may receive financial assistance from the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund as described in Paragraph (3) above, "<B>Terms and Conditions</B>."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.05(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Directions and Deadlines for applying. </B>There are no deadlines for applying. Requests for information and applications should be directed to the: <P>Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Hazardous Sites Response Program</P> <P>205 Butler Street SW, Suite 1462</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30334</P> <P>Phone (404) 657-8600</P> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.06" name="391-3-21-.06" title="391-3-21-.06">Rule 391-3-21-.06 Chattahoochee Basin Downstream Assistance (CBDA) Grant Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Statutory Basis:</B> S.F.Y. 1996 - 1997 (Act No. 1037).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>General Scope and Purpose of the Grant.</B> The general purpose a and scope of this grant program is to provide assistance to local governments in the Chattahoochee Basin downstream of the City of Atlanta to deal with water quality problems.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant.</B> The general terms and conditions of the grant are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The grant to the local government will be used for water quality monitoring, to implement projects that mitigate documented water quality problems in the Chattahoochee River, to provide public education on Chattahoochee water quality issues, to develop and/or implement non-point source management strategies or to mitigate documented water treatment problems.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grant awards will range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $1,000,000 per project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The grant shall pay up to 100% of project costs, subject to maximum limitation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligible Recipients for the Grant.</B> Eligible recipient of competitive grants include local and regional units of government including cities, counties and local authorities which operate local government service delivery programs. To be eligible, applicants must be located in and provide services within the Chattahoochee River Basin downstream of the river's confluence with Peachtree Creek. Local governments must have QUALIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT STATUS, in compliance with the requirements of the Georgia Planning Act of 1989.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Criteria for the Award.</B> The following minimum requirements apply to all applicants for assistance: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicant must describe the need, purpose and objective of the activity. Details should be provided on the specific type of activities to be carried out with grant assistance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicant must provide a detailed line budget highlighting all anticipated sources of project/grant funding as well a detailed line item estimate of all expenses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicant must provide a detailed project schedule including start date, completion date and intermediate milestones.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects must be related to water quality issues involving the Chattahoochee River or direct public use of the river's resources.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Directories and Deadlines for Applying.</B> For a copy of the application form contact: <P>Department of Natural Resources</P> <P>Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>205 Butler Street, S.E., Suite 1058</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30334</P> <P>Contact: Mr. Alan Hallum, Branch Chief, Water Protection Branch 404-656-4708</P> <P>Application Deadline: September 1, 1996.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Selection Criteria. <P>Each application will be scored on the following eight Project Selection Criteria. Answers to each of the criteria will be scored from 0 to 3, 3 being the highest and most desirable, and an average of the scores determined. Bonus points will be added to the average as indicated. The maximum score possible is 30.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(7)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Purpose:</B> Is the purpose of the project clearly stated, and will the project work achieve the stated purpose?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(7)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Schedule:</B> Is the project appropriately phased, and call all project work reasonably be completed within the proposed schedule?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(7)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Budget:</B> Is the budget adequate and reasonable?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(7)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Management:</B> Has a capable project manager and fiscal manager within the applicant organization been clearly identified?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(7)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Methodology:</B> Is the there a demonstrated need for this project at this time? Would the project help meet an identified goal within a local, regional or state plan?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(7)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Funding Need:</B> Would the project fail to be completed without CBDA grant assistance?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(7)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Public Participation:</B> Does the project involve meaningful public participation on a large scale or will results of the project be made available widely to the public?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.06(7)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Local Support:</B> Is there evidence of local support of this project?</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <P><B>Bonus:</B> Six (6) points will be added to the average score if the project involves the mitigation of a water quality problem documented in the most recent report on Wafer Quality in Georgia [1305(b) report].</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.07" name="391-3-21-.07" title="391-3-21-.07">Rule 391-3-21-.07 Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Statutory Basis: O.C.G.A. Secs. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=28-5-120&amp;title=28&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">28-5-120</a> et seq. and Secs. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-20&amp;title=12&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">12-5-20</a> et seq.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Scope and Purpose of the Grant Program: Under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency awards a Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant to the State to fund eligible projects that support the implementation of the most recent revision of the Georgia Nonpoint Source Management Plan. Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant funds for the prevention, control and/or abatement of nonpoint sources of pollution are made available to eligible recipients in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant: The general terms and conditions of the grant are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant projects must specifically identify the nonpoint sources of pollution to be addressed and the activities proposed to prevent, control and/or abate these nonpoint sources of pollution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Maximum Federal reimbursement for a Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant project is 60 percent of the total project cost. <P>Therefore, each recipient must provide non-Federal matching funds or in-kind services for a minimum of 40 percent of the total project cost.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Types of activities which are eligible under Federal rules include: regulatory or non-regulatory programs for enforcement, technical assistance, financial assistance, education, training, technology transfer, TMDL implementation projects, watershed restoration projects, demonstration projects, update and refinement of nonpoint source programs and assessments, monitoring to assess the success of specific nonpoint source implementation projects, urban stormwater control activities that are not specifically required by draft or final NPDES permit, and certain ground water activities. Lake protection and restoration activities are eligible provided that they are not used for "in-lake" work such as aquatic macrophyte harvesting or dredging unless the nonpoint sources of pollution will be remediated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant projects must conform to all applicable legal requirements including, but not limited to, Section 319, 40 CFR Part 31, 40 CFR Part 35, Subpart A, and 2 CFR Part 200, 2 CFR Part 1500, and the requirements of OMB Circular A-87, A-102 and A-110, and must be consistent with the goals, objectives and priorities in the most recent revision of the Georgia Nonpoint Source Management Plan.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant: Eligible recipients of the Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant funds include; local, regional and State units of government, local authorities which operate local government service delivery programs, regional commissions, resource conservation and development councils, local school systems, State college and universities, and State agencies. Local government applicants must have Qualified Local Government status, in compliance with the requirements of the Georgia Planning Act of 1989 and Service Delivery Strategy Law of 1997.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award: The Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant funds are limited. Therefore, a competitive process is used to ensure that the most appropriate projects are selected for funding. Each project proposal will be evaluated to determine if the proposed project is an eligible activity, and all eligible project proposals will be ranked based on the selection criteria below. Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant awards are contingent upon review and approval of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and funding by Congress.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Key Ranking Factors for Competitive Project Selection: Project proposals must specifically identify the nonpoint sources of pollution to be addressed and the activities proposed to prevent, control and/or abate these nonpoint sources of pollution. Project proposals must also demonstrate cost effectiveness. Project proposals must also support the milestones and/or implementation activities described in the most recent revision of the Georgia Nonpoint Source Management Plan. Finally, project proposals must include an appropriate component to evaluate the effectiveness (i.e., measure of success) of the project (e.g., water quality monitoring, beneficial use assessment, environmental indicators). <P>If the project is implementing structural best management practices, the project must ensure that the practices will be properly operated and maintained for the reasonable lifespan of the project. In addition, the project must provide (for nitrogen, phosphorus and/or sediment) estimates of load reductions achieved by the project and (for streambank and wetlands protection or restoration projects) the linear feet of streambank, or acres of wetlands, protected or restored for the life of the project.</P> <P>If a project proposal includes water quality monitoring, a detailed Sampling and Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) or Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) is required. The requirements for SQAP are contained in EPD's Guidance On Submitting Water Quality Data For Use By The Georgia Environmental Protection Division In 305(b)/303(d) Listing Assessments (SQAP). The requirements for QAPP are contained in EPA QA/G-5, Guidance for Quality Assurance Project Plans.</P> <P>Project applications will be considered and based on the following criteria. At a minimum, all applications must propose to implement an existing watershed based plan that addresses USEPA's 9-Elements for Watershed Planning and whose area is equal to a single Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 10 or smaller. Those applications that do not meet this minimum requirement will <I>not</I> be considered for funding.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additional criteria to be used to select projects for funding: <P>The following selection criteria apply to all Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant project proposals:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals implementing a watershed-based plan that adequately address USEPA's 9-Elements for Watershed Planning for waters listed as impaired under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, or,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals implementing a watershed-based plan that adequately address USEPA's 9-Elements for Watershed Planning for waters listed as Category 1 under Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act that supports USEPA's Healthy Watersheds Initiative.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals that implement watershed-based plans that will result in measurable (i.e., quantitative) improvements in water quality by implementing structural and/or nonstructural best management practices to prevent, control and/or abate nonpoint sources of pollution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(7)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals implementing actions contained within watershed-based plans that adequately address USEPA's 9-Elements for Watershed Planning to alleviate the "criterion violated" identified in the Section 303(d) and Section 305(b) lists of waters, which are not supporting designated or beneficial uses due to nonpoint sources of pollution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(7)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals that support a watershed management approach utilizing cooperating partnerships and/or involving multi-governmental agencies. Emphasis will be placed on projects conducted in conjunction with other nonpoint source management activities within the watershed as well as projects conducted across jurisdictional boundaries.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additional priority will be given to projects that: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Specifically target waterbodies impaired for violating and/or addressing pathogens, dissolved oxygen, sediment, and/or nutrients;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects that propose implementing management practices identified within the appropriate Regional Water Plan;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(8)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Demonstrate environmental benefits beyond addressing NPS impairments. These benefits may include but are not limited to: environmental justice, protection of healthy streams, air quality, water conservation, energy conservation, stream flow profile, habitat connectivity, and others;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(8)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Demonstrate a match commitment of 50% or higher;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(8)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Are located in priority watersheds, as determined by GAEPD and USEPA, and are focused on watershed-based implementation and restoration;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(8)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Include administrative and/or managerial improvements that prevent and/or correct the adverse hydrologic impacts of increased impervious surface in a watershed. In order to receive this priority ranking, during the project period grantees must develop and implement items such as, development ordinances, stream buffer protections wider than state minimums, or other local mechanisms to ensure long-term success in minimizing the potential future impacts of hydrologic modifications; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(8)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Partner with local Non-Profit watershed groups established prior to the submittal of application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additional priority may be given to project proposals that carry out specific activities that address and/or implement management measures, enforceable policies and mechanisms included in <I>Georgia's Coastal Nonpoint Source Management Program</I>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects that have <I>not</I> demonstrated successful administration of previous Section 319(h), Section 106, and/or Section 604(b) grant funded projects where applicable may receive a reduction in points during project review. Successful administration includes but is not limited to: completing all project activities during the contract period, meeting all required deadlines, completed the project on time and on budget, expending most or all grant funds requested on project activities, and providing adequate documentation as requested by GAEPD.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications that <I>do not</I> follow all instructions and guidelines as described in GAEPD's <I>General Guidelines: Section 319(h) Grant Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant</I>, may not be reviewed or considered for recommendation for funding.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.07(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions and Deadlines for Applying: Requests for copies of the general guidelines for preparing a Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant proposal should be made to: <P>Georgia Department of Natural Resources</P> <P>Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>ATTN: NonPoint Source Program</P> <P>2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive</P> <P>Suite 1462 East</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30334</P> <P>Additional grant information, application materials and staff contact information may be found at the Division's website, <a class="LinkOut" href="http://epd.georgia.gov/" target="_blank">http://epd.georgia.gov/</a>.</P> <P><B>Deadline for submitting proposals</B>: Applications for grant award will be solicited via advertisement on the Division's website no later than January of each year and applications will be due no later than April. Specific application timeframes will be available via the Division's website.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.08" name="391-3-21-.08" title="391-3-21-.08">Rule 391-3-21-.08 Owens-Brockway Supplemental Environmental Project Georgia School Bus Retrofit Grant Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Owens-Brockway Glass Container, Inc. Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Georgia School Bus Retrofit Program Scope and Purpose: Grant funds are available to the 20-county Atlanta ozone maintenance area (Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Spalding, Rockdale, Walton) under the Federal Consent Decree (DOJ Case # 90-5-1-09678) for purchasing and installing diesel emission control devices and/or the incremental cost of purchasing vehicles that will operate on natural gas, propane, or are hybrid electric. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this Program must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identify the vehicles for installing emission control devices and type of emission control equipment to be used; and/or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identify the vehicles for purchase that are hybrid electric or that will operate on propane or natural gas.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including, without limitation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Coordination with EPD personnel;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of verified emission control technologies under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Retrofit Program or the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for projects including emission control equipment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of natural gas, propane, or hybrid electric engine configurations that have been certified by EPA and/or CARB to meet at a minimum the 2010 emission standards for projects including the purchase of natural gas, propane, or hybrid electric vehicles;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission of quarterly and final reports when requested;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Compliance with applicable procurement and subgrant procedures;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification that the emission control equipment was properly installed and is in working condition when applicable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of data-logging in accordance with manufacturer specifications of diesel vehicles that will be equipped with emission control equipment on existing routes to ensure proper exhaust temperature profiles;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)2.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Properly maintain vehicles and retrofit equipment and enforce warranty claims against vendors, as applicable, if a maintenance problem arises for all buses and equipment purchased as a part of this grant; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(a)2.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of the emission control equipment and/or natural gas, propane, and/or hybrid electric vehicles for a minimum of four years unless the equipment is damaged beyond repair and/or the vehicle becomes inoperable and is unable to be repaired. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients. Eligible applicants for this grant are school systems and municipal governments within the 20 county metro Atlanta ozone maintenance area.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Match Requirements. There are no match requirements for this supplemental environmental project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. Grant awards will be limited to projects that include the purchase and installation of diesel emission control devices on public school or municipal government-owned and -operated diesel-powered vehicles and/or equipment; and/or the purchase of natural gas, propane, or hybrid electric vehicles. In the event that the total requested funding in the eligible projects exceed the available funding, EPD will give preference to applications from eligible school systems. Within the preferences, EPD will rank the applications according to the cost effectiveness of each project (cost per ton of emission reduced over the lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline for Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for applications within one month of notice of criteria approval. Applications will be due no later than eight weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award between applicants that reply within the first solicitation period. If funds remain or additional funds are received after funds are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation, additional solicitation(s) will be issued until all of the funds have been obligated. In the first solicitation, projects will be awarded based on the order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria stated in Subsection (d). If additional solicitations are needed, applications will be awarded based on the order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Applications for the Owens-Brockway SEP Georgia School Bus Retrofit Program. Requests for copies of the general guidelines, proposal forms and submittal of applications for the Owens-Brockway SEP Georgia School Bus Retrofit Program should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Mobile and Area Sources Program</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 134</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.08(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the Owens-Brockway SEP Georgia School Bus Retrofit Program is subject to funding provided to EPD. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if necessary to distribute funds among equally-ranked projects or to reduce the project cost to the maximum allowable distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.09" name="391-3-21-.09" title="391-3-21-.09">Rule 391-3-21-.09 Regional Water Plan Seed Grant Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Statutory Basis: O.C.G.A. Secs. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=28-5-120&amp;title=28&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">28-5-120</a> et seq. and Secs. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-520&amp;title=12&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">12-5-520</a> et seq.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Scope and Purpose of the Grant Program: The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds to eligible recipients in Georgia to support and incentivize local governments and other appropriate water users as they undertake implementation activities identified in the applicable Regional Water Plans.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant: Eligible recipients of the Regional Water Plan Seed Grant funds include local, regional and State units of government, local authorities which operate local government service delivery programs, regional commissions, resource conservation and development councils, local school systems, State college and universities, and State agencies. Local governments must have Qualified Local Government status as of the date of application, in compliance with the requirements of the Georgia Planning Act of 1989 and Service Delivery Strategy Law of 1997. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications will include a letter of endorsement signed by the Council Chair or their authorized signatory from the relevant Regional Water Planning Council or Councils that at a minimum describes how the project is consistent with the Council's implementation priorities and the vision and goals articulated in their Regional Water Plan(s).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant: The general terms and conditions of the grant are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Regional Water Plan Seed Grant projects must specifically identify the Regional Water Plan(s) and management practice(s) or other recommendation(s) from each plan (including data and information needs) that the project is designed to address.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prospective applicants must schedule and participate in a project development pre-application meeting with Division staff to ensure the application satisfies the general requirements as well as more specific criteria.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Maximum reimbursement for a Regional Water Plan Seed Grant project is 60 percent of the total project cost. Therefore, each recipient must provide matching funds for a minimum of 40 percent of the total project cost. Of the required 40 percent match, a minimum of 10 percent of the total project cost must be in the form of a cash match. The cash match must be expended to pay for specific elements of the project budget and may not include indirect costs, equipment operation costs, or in-kind services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Types of activities that are eligible include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)(d)i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> undertaking programs to address critical information and/or data needs identified in the Regional Water Plan(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)(d)ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> tracking and analyzing available monitoring data and reporting on water resource conditions identified in the Regional Water Plan(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)(d)iii.">iii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> preparing and distributing technical guidance that address management practices in two or more water planning regions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)(d)iv.">iv.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> providing technical assistance to support implementation of Regional Water Plan(s) management practices; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)(d)v.">v.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> undertaking other specific implementation activities identified in the Regional Water Plan(s).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Regional Water Plan Seed Grant projects must conform to all applicable requirements of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-33&amp;title=12#12-5-33(b)" target="_newtab">12-5-33(b)</a> and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-520&amp;title=12&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">12-5-520</a> et seq. and must be consistent with the policies and implementation actions in the Georgia Comprehensive State-wide Water Management Plan.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award: The Regional Water Plan Seed Grant funds are limited and are contingent upon available funding. Each project proposal will be evaluated by the Division to determine if the proposed project is an eligible activity, and all eligible project proposals will be ranked based on the selection criteria below. The Division funds projects starting with the highest ranking score first and will continue awarding funds to those qualifying applications until the total amount funded reaches the total available amount. The Division reserves the right to coordinate with applicants as needed to modify project scopes and budgets to allow for modified project funding. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals must specifically identify the Regional Water Plan or Plans and management practice(s) or other recommendation(s) from each plan that the project is designed to implement; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(a)i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects that are located within the Metro Water District, or applicants who are located within the Metro Water District, are eligible to apply for a seed grant if all of the following apply: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(a)i.1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The project will provide benefits in one or more of the neighboring Water Planning Council regions,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(a)i.2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The project addresses implementation of one or more management practices or other recommendations from the Regional Water Plans for those regions, and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(a)i.3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application is endorsed by the neighboring Water Planning Council(s) in those regions.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(a)ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the project addresses data or information needs, the applicant must 1) specify the connections between the data to be collected and specific management practice(s) or other recommendation(s) in the Regional Water Plan(s) and 2) demonstrate how the data to be collected will be applied or integrated in the Regional Water Plan(s) or plan implementation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals must be consistent with the implementation priorities and the vision and goals articulated in the applicable Regional Water Plan(s). To ensure this consistency, proposals must demonstrate significant coordination between the applicant, Council(s), and the Division during preparation of the application and throughout the awarded project;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals must demonstrate the state, regional and/or local benefits of the project including but not limited to enhancing water supply or water quality improvements that also provide water supply benefits;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals must demonstrate how the project will enable continued and new implementation of Regional Water Plan management practices or other Regional Water Plan recommendations; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(d)i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications that do not clearly demonstrate this will not be considered for funding.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals must demonstrate how the effectiveness of the project will be evaluated (i.e., measure of success), and numerical measures should be used where appropriate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals should demonstrate collaboration with multiple Regional Water Planning Councils, cooperating partnerships, and/or multi-governmental agencies and local implementing actors;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals should demonstrate coordination with other water management projects and activities within the watershed as well as projects conducted across jurisdictional boundaries;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals should demonstrate additional environmental benefits including but not limited to protection of in-stream flows, water conservation, air quality and energy conservation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals should demonstrate cost effectiveness of both grant and match funds. Cost effectiveness is defined as having the largest possible impact with the funds available; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(i)i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project proposals utilizing indirect costs as a sole source of match will not score as well due to a reduction of cost effectiveness.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a project proposal includes water quality monitoring, a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) will be required. If the data will be submitted to the Division for listing or delisting purposes, a Sampling and Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) will instead be required. The requirements for a SQAP are contained in EPD's Guidance On Submitting Water Quality Data For Use By The Georgia Environmental Protection Division In 305(b)/303(d) Listing Assessments (SQAP), which can be found on the Division's website.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(5)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project applicants who have received grant funds in past years but have <I>NOT</I> demonstrated successful administration of previous Section 319(h), Section 106, Section 604(b) or other grant funded projects may receive a reduction in points during project review. Successful administration includes but is not limited to: completing all project activities during the contract period, meeting all required deadlines, completing the project on time and on budget, expending all grant funds requested on project activities, and providing adequate documentation as requested by the Division.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additional points may also be awarded to projects that demonstrate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A match commitment of 50 percent of total project cost or higher; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A cash match commitment of 20 percent of total project cost or higher.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.09(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions and Deadlines for Applying: Applicants interested in applying for a Regional Water Plan Seed Grant should contact the Division's Grants Unit or visit the Division's website for specific application assistance. Any project proposal that does not satisfy all grant criteria or does not follow the Division's application requirements may not be reviewed or considered for funding. <P>Applications should be submitted to:</P> <P>Georgia Department of Natural Resources</P> <P>Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Watershed Protection Branch</P> <P>ATTN: Grants Unit</P> <P>2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.</P> <P>Suite 1462 East</P> <P>Atlanta, GA 30334</P> <P>Additional grant information, application materials, assistance preparing an application and staff contact information may be found at the Division's website, <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.epd.georgia.gov" target="_blank">www.epd.georgia.gov</a>.</P> <P><B>Deadline for submitting proposals</B>: Applications for grant award will be solicited via advertisement on the web address above no later than July of each year; applications will be due no later than October; and selections will be made no later than February. Specific application timeframes will be available via the website above.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.10" name="391-3-21-.10" title="391-3-21-.10">Rule 391-3-21-.10 Georgia Diesel Engine Retrofit Grants</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) School Bus Retrofit Grant Program Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant program for retrofitting school buses that are located or operated in the 20-county metro-Atlanta ozone nonattainment area. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this Grant must identify the vehicles for retrofit and the type of emission control equipment to be used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic conditions including, without limitation, coordination with EPD personnel; use of retrofit technologies that has been verified under EPA's Retrofit Program or certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB); submission of quarterly reports; submission of a final report; compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures; certification that the emission control equipment was properly installed and is in working condition; proper maintenance of vehicles and retrofit equipment and enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises; and use of the emission control equipment on the vehicles for a minimum of four years unless the equipment is damaged beyond repair or the vehicle becomes inoperable and is unable to be repaired.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects that are awarded these funds require a 20% local or state match. There are limited State matching funds available for projects that qualify which will be awarded for acceptable applicants based on date of application receipt. Once these State funds have been expended, project applicants will be required to provide a 20% match. If a match is required from project applicants, it can be made with in-kind support as well as funds from project applicants.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. An eligible applicant is any public school system fleet located or operated in the designated 20-county metro-Atlanta ozone nonattainment area. To receive funding, participating public school systems must own and operate their fleet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. This project is limited to applications that retrofit school buses located or operated in the 20-county metro-Atlanta ozone nonattainment area. School systems must use currently-verified or certified EPA or CARB equipment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline For Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for applications on March 2, 2009. Applications will be due by close of business on April 16, 2009. Funding will be distributed between applicants that reply within the first solicitation period and are able to provide any required matching funds. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation, a second solicitation will be issued and will remain open until all of the funds have been obligated. Retrofit projects will be awarded based on the order in which memoranda of agreements are signed and matching funds are available. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria stated above.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Diesel Engine Retrofit Act (DERA) State Diesel Grant Program General Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the DERA State Diesel Grant Program for retrofitting school buses located or operated in counties that have not been officially designated as nonattainment for the PM2.5 standard. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this grant must identify the vehicles for retrofit and the type of emission control equipment to be used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic conditions including, without limitation, the coordination with EPD personnel; use of retrofit technologies that have been verified under EPA's Retrofit Program or certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB); submission of quarterly reports; submission of a final report; compliance with applicable Federal procurement and sub-grant procedures; certification that the emission control equipment was properly installed and is in working condition; proper maintenance of vehicles and retrofit equipment and enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises; and use of the emission control equipment on the vehicles for a minimum of four years unless the equipment is damaged beyond repair or the vehicle becomes inoperable and is unable to be repaired.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. An eligible applicant is any public school system fleet that is located or operating within a county that is not designated as nonattainment for the PM2.5 standard.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. This project is limited to applications that retrofit school buses located or operated in counties that are not designated as nonattainment for the PM2.5 standard. Priority will be given to applicants that are located in counties that have not been designated as nonattainment for the PM2.5 standard but whose air quality monitors are showing exceedances of the national ambient air quality standards for particulate matter (PM2.5) or school systems located in counties that have not been designated as nonattainment for the PM2.5 standard but are located adjacent to counties exceeding the PM2.5 standard or adjacent to counties designated as nonattainment for PM2.5 will receive priority for this grant. School systems must use verified or certified EPA or CARB equipment. Applicants will also be given priority if they are able to provide matching funds.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline for Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for request for applications on March 2, 2009. Applications will be due by close of business on April 16, 2009. The projects will be evaluated based on the criteria stated above. A second solicitation will be opened if all of the funds are not obligated in the first solicitation. The second solicitation will remain open until all funding has been obligated and spent.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Applications for the Georgia Diesel Engine Retrofit (DER) Grants (CMAQ and DERA). Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for any of the Georgia DER Grants should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Mobile and Area Sources Program</P> <P>Attn: Stacy Allman</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 136</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354</P> <P> e-mail: stacy.allman@dnr.state.ga.us</P> <P>Note: E-mail copies of project proposals will not be accepted as official submittals.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of Georgia Diesel Engine Retrofit grants are subject to Federal funding provided to EPD.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.11" name="391-3-21-.11" title="391-3-21-.11">Rule 391-3-21-.11 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Georgia Truck Stop Electrification and Green Corridors</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Georgia Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) and Green Corridors Grant Program Scope and Purpose. Grants are available through ARRA to create green corridors in Georgia by installing TSE along the major interstates. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The grant funding must be exclusively used to install TSE as an alternative to operating an internal combustion engine for cab comfort for trucks or other vehicles and/or reefer units on trailers. Projects submitted for funding under this grant must identify the locations and parking spaces that will be electrified and the type of technology and equipment to be used. Eligible TSE costs include the purchase and installation of necessary equipment to electrify truck parking spaces, associated hardware and software, and necessary infrastructure. Existing or acquired land for the parking spaces, TSE equipment and hardware, or infrastructure are not eligible expenses and cannot be used as an in-kind match.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The TSE equipment must be located in Georgia with preference given to locations outside of areas designated as nonattainment for fine particulate mater (PM<SUB>2.5</SUB>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects that are awarded these funds will require a minimum 20% match. The project applicant will be responsible for the match. Grant funds will be distributed to grantee incrementally following completion of construction task(s) provided the match has been satisfied for the incremental distribution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grant recipients must conform to all applicable administrative and programmatic conditions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Selected projects must be completed by September 30, 2010.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. An eligible grant recipient is any TSE vendor seeking grant funding to provide electrification technology for heavy-duty trucks that idle for extended periods of time at truck stops in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. This project is limited to applications that will be used to assist in the development of "green corridors" in the southeast. EPD intends to fund the purchase and installation of TSE equipment at a minimum of three truck stop locations along Georgia interstate(s). The amount of funding per application will depend on the amount of funds requested by applicants and availability of grant funds. The highest scoring project will be fully funded, subject to a maximum of 40% of the total available funding. The second and third highest scoring projects will be funded at equal percentage based on funding requested, and subject to a maximum of 40% each of the total available funding. If the first three projects are fully funded, then the remaining funds will be awarded sequentially to the next highest score. A scoring system will be used to rank and select the submitted applications. The application(s) receiving the highest total score(s) will be selected. The maximum score for a project will be 100. The following criteria will be used to score the submitted applications: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Maximized distance between existing TSE locations from the proposed location in application - 35 Maximum Criteria Points;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proposed locations are along interstate corridors with a minimized distance between the proposed TSE location and the interstate entrance/exit ramp - 20 Maximum Criteria Points;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Experience of vendor installing TSE - 10 Maximum Criteria Points;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exceeds minimum matching fund requirement of 20% - 10 Maximum Criteria Points; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Minimize grant costs per parking space for selected TSE design - 25 Maximum Criteria Points.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline For Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for applications on or before October 1, 2009. Applications will be due by close of business on November 2, 2009. If any funds are remaining after projects are selected from the solicitation issued on or before October 1, 2009, additional solicitations will be issued with specific deadlines until all funds have been exhausted. All applications submitted in response to any additional solicitations will be evaluated based on the criteria in part (c). Selected applicants must sign the memorandum of agreement with EPD within 30 days of receipt of the MOA from EPD.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Applications for the ARRA Georgia TSE and Green Corridors Grant. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the ARRA Georgia TSE and Green Corridors Grant should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Mobile and Area Sources Program</P> <P>Attn: Richard McDonald</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 136</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354 </P> <P>e-mail: Richard_McDonald@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.11(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of ARRA Georgia TSE and Green Corridors grants are subject to Federal funding provided to EPD.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.12" name="391-3-21-.12" title="391-3-21-.12">Rule 391-3-21-.12 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program General Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the ARRA State Clean Diesel Grant Program for installing emission control devices on, repowering, and replacing school buses and transit buses located in Georgia and for rebuilding school and transit bus engines for school and transit buses operated in Georgia. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this grant must identify the vehicles or engines that are planned for retrofit, which includes the installation of emission control devices, repowering, rebuilding, and/or early replacement. Projects proposing to retrofit buses must identify the type of emission control equipment to be used; the make, model, model year, fuel type, and emission certification for the engine to be used; the make, model, model year, fuel type, and emission certification for the replacement bus; and/or the components to be used and the cleaner standard that will be met for rebuilt engines.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable administrative and programmatic conditions including, without limitation, the coordination with EPD personnel; use of emission control technologies, rebuilds, or engines that have been or will be verified or certified under EPA's Retrofit or Certification Program or by the California Air Resources Board (CARB); new buses purchased for replacement of older buses are certified by CARB; submission of quarterly reports; submission of a final report; compliance with applicable Federal procurement and sub-grant procedures; certification that the emission control equipment, engine rebuild, and/or engine repower was properly installed and is in working condition; certification that the bus replacement meets applicable new engine standards and meets all other applicable specifications; proper maintenance of vehicles and, where applicable, retrofit equipment and enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises; and use of the emission control equipment, repowered bus, rebuilt engine, or replacement bus for a minimum of four years unless the equipment or engine is damaged beyond repair or the bus becomes inoperable and is unable to be repaired.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Selected projects must be completed by September 30, 2010.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. An eligible applicant is any public school system or public transit fleet that is located and operating in Georgia and own or have control over the buses included in a submitted project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. This project is limited to applications that install emission control devices on, repower, or replace school or transit buses located or operated in Georgia or rebuild engines for school or transit buses that will be located or operated in Georgia. School and transit systems must use equipment and/or engines that have been or will be verified or certified by EPA or CARB. New diesel buses or new diesel engines procured under this grant must meet the applicable CARB heavy-duty engine standards. Projects for repowering buses require a minimum 25% local or state match. Projects for replacing buses require a minimum 75% local or state match. In the event that the costs of the projects submitted exceed the available funding, EPD will determine the projects to be selected as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> First priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have not been officially designated as nonattainment for the PM2.5 standard and that install emission control devices on school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Second priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have been officially designated as nonattainment for the PM2.5 standard and that install emission control devices on school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repowering and/or replacement of school buses and/or rebuilding school bus engines are third priority and will be ranked on the cost effectiveness of the project ($/ton of emission reduction over lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Transit buses are fourth priority and will be ranked on the cost effectiveness of the project ($/ton of emission reduction over lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Buses installed with emission control devices will be prioritized according to the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(c)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> engine model year 2000 through 2006 buses are equipped with devices that reduce PM by a minimum of 50%; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(c)5.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the cost effectiveness of the project ($/ton of emission reduction over lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline for Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for request for applications on or before September 1, 2009. Applications will be due by close of business on September 25, 2009. The projects will be evaluated based on the criteria stated above. A second solicitation will be opened if all of the funds are not obligated in the first solicitation. The second solicitation will remain open until all funding has been obligated and spent.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Applications for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Clean Diesel Grant. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the ARRA State Clean Diesel Grant should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Mobile and Area Sources Program</P> <P>Attn: Stacy Allman</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 136</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354 </P> <P>e-mail: stacy.allman@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.12(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Clean Diesel Grant is subject to Federal funding provided to EPD. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if necessary to distribute funds among equally ranked projects.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.13" name="391-3-21-.13" title="391-3-21-.13">Rule 391-3-21-.13 Georgia Diesel Engine Retrofit Project Grant</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Georgia Diesel Retrofit Project Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant program for retrofitting diesel vehicles that are located or operated in a PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> nonattainment area. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this Grant must identify the vehicles for retrofit and the type of emission control equipment to be used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including, without limitation, coordination with EPD personnel; use of retrofit technologies that have been or will be verified or certified under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Retrofit Program or the California Air Resources Board (CARB); submission of quarterly reports when applicable; submission of a final report when applicable; compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures; certification that the emission control equipment was properly installed and is in working condition; use of data-logging in accordance with manufacturer specifications of diesel vehicles that will be equipped with emission control equipment on existing routes to ensure proper exhaust temperature profiles; proper maintenance of vehicles and retrofit equipment and enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises; and use of the emission control equipment on the vehicles for a minimum of four years unless the equipment is damaged beyond repair or the vehicle becomes inoperable and is unable to be repaired.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. An eligible applicant is any public school system fleet located or operated in a designated PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> nonattainment area. To receive funding, participating public school systems must own and operate their fleet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. The request for applications will be limited to applications that retrofit school buses located or operated in a PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> nonattainment area. Applications from school systems for this grant must include emission control equipment that is or will be verified or certified by EPA or CARB. Funding for the selected school systems will be limited to $1.2 million. Projects will be ranked by cost effectiveness on a cost-per-ton-of-emissions-reduced basis.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline For Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for applications on or before November 30, 2010. Applications will be due within six weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award between applicants that reply within the first solicitation period. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation, additional solicitation(s) will be issued until all of the funds have been obligated. For each solicitation, retrofit projects will be awarded based on the order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria stated in Subsection (c).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Applications for the Georgia Diesel Retrofit Project Grant. Requests for copies of the general guidelines, proposal forms and submittal of applications for the Fiscal Year 2009 CMAQ Georgia Diesel Retrofit Project Grant should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Mobile and Area Sources Program</P> <P>Attn: Stacy Allman</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 136</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354 </P> <P>e-mail: stacy.allman@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the FY 2009 CMAQ Georgia Diesel Retrofit Project Grant is subject to Federal funding provided to EPD. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if necessary to distribute funds among equally-ranked projects or to reduce the project cost to the maximum allowable distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) Georgia Diesel Engine Retrofit Project Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant program for purchasing and installing diesel emission control devices, purchasing of school buses that will replace an existing diesel school bus early, repowering of diesel school buses, and/or rebuilding of school bus diesel engines that are located or operated in a PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> nonattainment and/or maintenance area. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this Grant must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identify the school buses for early replacement to be replaced with buses that have 2010 or newer model year engines certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the California Air Resources Board (CARB);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identify the school buses for repowering and the replacement engine manufacturer, model, model year, and fuel type, and use a replacement engine which is certified by EPA or CARB to a cleaner emission standard than the original engine;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rebuild the existing engine to an EPA or CARB certified cleaner emission standard and identify the school buses for which the engines will be rebuilt; and/or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identify the school buses for installing emission control devices and type of emission control equipment to be used.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including, without limitation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Coordination with EPD personnel;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of verified emission control technologies under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Retrofit Program or the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for projects including emission control equipment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Follow guidelines established by EPA regarding qualifications for vehicle early replacement, vehicle repower, and engine rebuilds and disposal of replaced vehicle or engine;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission of quarterly and final reports when requested;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification that the emission control equipment was properly installed and is in working condition when applicable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of data-logging in accordance with manufacturer specifications of diesel school buses that will be equipped with emission control equipment on existing routes to ensure proper exhaust temperature profiles;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proper maintenance of school buses and retrofit equipment and enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises, as applicable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of the emission control equipment and/or rebuilt engine on the school buses and/or use of repowered and replacement school buses for a minimum of four years unless the equipment is damaged beyond repair and/or the vehicle becomes inoperable and is unable to be repaired; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(a)2.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit documentation on the decommissioning of the replaced school bus engine in projects that include early bus replacement or bus repowering.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. An eligible applicant is any public school system located or operated in a designated PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> nonattainment or maintenance area. To receive funding, participating public school systems must own and operate their fleet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Match Requirements. Project applicants shall be required to match a minimum of 20% of the project cost for purchasing and installing emissions control devices on their diesel school buses, to match a minimum of 50% of the project cost to purchase early replacement school buses, and/or match a minimum of 25% of the project cost to repower and/or rebuild school bus engines.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. Grant awards will be limited to projects that include the purchase and installation of diesel emission control devices, the purchase of school buses that will replace an existing diesel school bus early, repowering of diesel school buses, and/or rebuilding of school bus diesel engines that are located or operated in a PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> nonattainment and/or maintenance area. For projects including the early replacement of existing school buses, buses that are scheduled in the project applicant's budget to be replaced in the current or following budget year, in relation to the solicitation period, do not qualify for early replacement. In the event that the total requested funding in the eligible projects exceed the available funding, EPD will determine the projects to be selected for awards in accordance with the following priorities: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> First priority will be given for projects purchasing and installing emission control devices on diesel school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Second priority will be given for projects replacing existing diesel school buses early, repowering diesel school buses with a lower polluting engine, and/or rebuilding school bus diesel engines to a cleaner emission standard.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within each priority, applications will be ranked according to the cost effectiveness of the project (cost per ton of emission reduced over the lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline For Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for applications on or before April 1, 2012. Applications will be due within six weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award between applicants that reply within the first solicitation period. If funds remain or additional funds are received after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation, additional solicitation(s) will be issued until all of the funds have been obligated. In the first solicitation, projects will be awarded based on the order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria stated in Subsection (d). If additional solicitations are needed, applications will be awarded based on the order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria stated in Subsection (d).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Applications for the Georgia Diesel Engine Retrofit Project Grant. Requests for copies of the general guidelines, proposal forms and submittal of applications for the CMAQ Georgia Diesel Engine Retrofit Project Grant should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Mobile and Area Sources Program</P> <P>Attn: Stacy Allman</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 134</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354 </P> <P>e-mail: stacy.allman@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.13(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the CMAQ Georgia Diesel Engine Retrofit Project Grant is subject to Federal funding provided to EPD. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if necessary to distribute funds among equally-ranked projects or to reduce the project cost to the maximum allowable distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.14" name="391-3-21-.14" title="391-3-21-.14">Rule 391-3-21-.14 Railroad-Related Emission Reductions Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) Railroad-Related Emissions Reductions in Atlanta Program Scope and Purpose. Funds are available under the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program for converting diesel locomotives that are located or operated in the urban core of the Atlanta PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> nonattainment area. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The grant funding must be used exclusively to convert switcher locomotives operated in the Atlanta "urban core" counties, as defined in subparagraph (c) of this paragraph, that result in reductions of diesel PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> and related pollutants. Projects submitted for funding must identify the locomotives for conversion and the type of conversion equipment to be used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including, without limitation, coordination with EPD personnel; submission of an initial report before the switcher is converted, a report immediately after the conversion, and then a report each six months for the first two years of operation and then once per year for the remaining period of commitment, including detailed activity and emissions data; compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures; certification that the equipment was properly installed and is in working condition; use of data-logging in accordance with manufacturer specifications; proper maintenance of locomotives and conversion equipment and enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises; and use of the converted locomotives in the designated areas for a minimum of 10 years unless the locomotive becomes inoperable and is unable to be repaired or replaced with comparable equipment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects that are awarded these funds will require a minimum 30% match. The project applicant will be responsible for the match. Grant funds will be distributed to the grantee incrementally following completion of conversion task(s) provided the match has been satisfied for the incremental distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. <P>Owners of traditional diesel switcher locomotives operating in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, or Gwinnett County are eligible for this funding assistance. Locomotives eligible for conversion include unregulated (pre-1973) or Tier 0 (1973-2001) diesel switchers that are currently in service and would have remained in service in the proposed/designated railyard for at least five years from the application date. This project must result in emission reductions that would otherwise not occur in the nonattainment area for the remaining useful life of the converted equipment (e.g., the project cannot be applied to increase a fleet size.)</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. <P>The request for proposals will be limited to convert switchers operating in Atlanta "urban core" counties, which are defined as Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett. Highest priority will be given for those operating near the Fire Station No. 8 air quality monitor in Fulton County. Proposals must commit the converted switchers to 80% of their operating time for at least 10 years from the installation of the equipment (or to a similar schedule approved by EPD) within a designated distance of the proposed railyard (also to be approved by EPD). Funding for the selected railroads is not to exceed 70% of the conversion cost.</P> <P>EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if the total amount of the proposals exceeds available funds as follows: if one proposal is received, that proposal will be funded at 100% of the available funds. If two proposals are received, the 2<SUP>nd</SUP> highest scoring proposal will be funded at the lower of a) the amount of the proposal or b) a percentage of the available funds determined as follows: percent of available funds awarded = 20% + (total score/4)% with the remainder awarded to the highest scoring proposal. If three or more proposals are received, the 3<SUP>rd</SUP> highest scoring proposal will be funded at the lower of a) the amount of the proposal or b) 10% of available funds, the 2<SUP>nd</SUP> highest scoring proposal will be funded at a lower of a) the amount of the proposal or b) a percentage of the available funds determined as follows: percent of available funds awarded = 15% + (total score/4)%, and the remainder awarded to the highest scoring proposal.</P> <P>During any solicitation, if the amount of funding provided to individual projects is less than that project's respective proposal, EPD may specify which switcher engines are to be converted based on criteria 2 listed below, for each switcher converted. If two or more proposals are received during any solicitation, EPD may adjust the amount of funding awarded to the 2<SUP>nd</SUP> and, if applicable, 3<SUP>rd</SUP> highest scoring proposal so that the amount of funding awarded plus the amount of match money provided by the grant recipient is sufficient for the complete conversion of the number of locomotives included in the award.</P> <P>Projects will be ranked on a 100-point system with the following criteria:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The proposed railyard location. Highest points will be given to switchers operating near the Fire Station 8 Monitor, with points decreasing with distance. - <I>50 points</I>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cost effectiveness of the project based on the emission levels of the equipment to be used in the conversion, the operating cycle of the switcher to be converted, the emission levels of the engines to be replaced (Tier level or direct measurements), the estimated length of remaining service of the switcher to be replaced, the number of years (minimum 10) that the converted switcher will remain in the Atlanta urban core area, and the amount of time and average duty cycle of operation of the converted switcher. When calculating cost effectiveness, only funds to be awarded under this grant will be included. - <I>50 points</I><P>A commitment to a schedule and maximum time period needed for converting the switchers must be specified, not to exceed 24 months from execution of a contract for the award. Penalties and/or contingencies for not meeting the terms of the contract will be specified in the award contract in accordance with applicable requirements.</P> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline For Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for proposals on or before January 1, 2011. Applications will be due within eight weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award described above. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation, additional solicitations will be issued with specific deadlines until all funds have been obligated. All applications submitted in response to any additional solicitations would be evaluated based on the criteria in subparagraphs (c)1 and 2.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Proposals. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the CMAQ Railroad-Related Emission Reductions in Atlanta should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Planning and Support Program, PRDU</P> <P>Attn: Dr. Michelle Bergin</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 120</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354 </P> <P>e-mail: michelle.bergin@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the CMAQ Railroad-Related Emission Reductions in Atlanta grants are subject to Federal funding provided to EPD.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) Railroad-Related Emissions Reductions in Macon Program Scope and Purpose. Funds are available under the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program for converting diesel locomotives that are located or operated in the Macon Nonattainment area. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The grant funding must be used exclusively to convert switcher locomotives operated in Bibb County that result in reductions of diesel PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> and related pollutants. Projects submitted for funding must identify the locomotives for conversion and the type of conversion equipment to be used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including, without limitation, coordination with EPD personnel; submission of an initial report before the switcher is converted, a report immediately after the conversion, and then a report each six months for the first two years of operation and then once per year for the remaining period of commitment, including detailed activity and emissions data; compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures; certification that the equipment was properly installed and is in working condition; use of data-logging in accordance with manufacturer specifications; proper maintenance of locomotives and conversion equipment and enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises; and use of the converted locomotives in the designated areas for a minimum of 10 years unless the locomotive becomes inoperable and is unable to be repaired or replaced with comparable equipment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects that are awarded these funds will require a minimum 30% match. The project applicant will be responsible for the match. Grant funds will be distributed to grantee incrementally following completion of conversion task(s) provided the match has been satisfied for the incremental distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. <P>Owners of traditional diesel switcher locomotives operating in Bibb County are eligible for this funding assistance. Locomotives eligible for conversion include unregulated (pre-1973) or Tier 0 (1973-2001) diesel switchers that are currently in service and would have remained in service in the proposed/designated railyard for at least five years from the application date. This project must result in emission reductions that would otherwise not occur in the nonattainment area for the remaining useful life of the converted equipment (e.g., the project cannot be applied to increase a fleet size.)</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. <P>The request for proposals will be limited to convert switchers operating in Bibb County. Proposals must commit the converted switchers to 80% of their operating time for at least 10 years from the installation of the equipment (or to a similar schedule approved by EPD) within a designated distance of the proposed railyard (also to be approved by EPD). Funding for the selected railroads is not to exceed 70% of the conversion cost. Priority will be given to the projects with the highest cost effectiveness as follows:</P> <P>Cost effectiveness of the project is to be based on the emission levels of the equipment to be used in the conversion, the operating cycle of the switcher to be converted, the emission levels of the engines to be replaced (tier level or direct measurements), the estimated length of remaining service of the switcher to be replaced, the number of years (minimum 10) that the converted switcher will remain in Bibb County, and the amount of time and average duty cycle of operation of the converted switcher. When calculating cost effectiveness, only funds to be awarded under this grant will be included.</P> <P>Each project will be fully funded based on the cost effectiveness of the proposal and available funds. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if the total amount of the proposals exceeds available funds. If the amount of funding provided to individual projects during additional solicitations is less than that project's respective proposal, EPD may specify which switcher engines are to be converted based on criteria listed in subparagraph (c), for each switcher converted.</P> <P>A commitment to a schedule and maximum time period needed for converting the switchers must be specified, not to exceed 24 months from execution of a contract for the award. Penalties and/or contingencies for not meeting the terms of the contract will be specified in the award contract in accordance with applicable requirements.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline For Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for proposals on or before January 1, 2011. Applications will be due within eight weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award described above. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation, additional solicitations will be issued with specific deadlines until all funds have been obligated. All applications submitted in response to any additional solicitations would be evaluated based on the criteria in subparagraph (c).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Proposals. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the CMAQ Railroad-Related Emission Reductions in Macon should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Planning and Support Program, PRDU</P> <P>Attn: Dr. Michelle Bergin</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 120</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354 </P> <P>e-mail: michelle.bergin@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the CMAQ Railroad-Related Emission Reductions in Macon grants are subject to Federal funding provided to EPD.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> High Priority Projects (HPP) Railroad-Related Emissions Reductions in the Middle Georgia Region Program Scope and Purpose. Funds are available under the High Priority Projects (HPP) Program for converting diesel locomotives that are located or operated in the Middle Georgia Region. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The grant funding must be used exclusively to convert switcher locomotives operated in the Middle Georgia Region, as defined in subparagraph (c) of this paragraph, that result in reduction of diesel PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> and related pollutants. Projects submitted for funding must identify the locomotives for conversion and the type of conversion equipment to be used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including, without limitation, coordination with EPD personnel; submission of an initial report before the switcher is converted, a report immediately after the conversion, and then a report each six months for the first two years of operation and then once per year for the remaining period of commitment, including detailed activity and emissions data; compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures; certification that the equipment was properly installed and is in working condition; use of data-logging in accordance with manufacturer specifications; proper maintenance of locomotives and conversion equipment and enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises; and use of the converted locomotives in the designated areas for a minimum of 10 years unless the locomotive becomes inoperable and is unable to be repaired or replaced with comparable equipment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects that are awarded these funds will require a minimum 20% match. The project applicant will be responsible for the match. Grant funds will be distributed to grantee incrementally following completion of conversion task(s) provided the match has been satisfied for the incremental distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. <P>Owners of traditional diesel switcher locomotives operating in Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Monroe, Jones, Peach, or Twiggs County are eligible for this funding assistance. Locomotives eligible for conversion include unregulated (pre-1973) or Tier 0 (1973-2001) diesel switchers that are currently in service and would have remained in service in the proposed/designated railyard for at least five years from the application date. This project must result in emission reductions that would otherwise not occur in the nonattainment area for the remaining useful life of the converted equipment (e.g., the project cannot be applied to increase a fleet size.)</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. <P>The request for proposals will be limited to convert switchers operating in the Middle Georgia Region, which is defined as Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Monroe, Jones, Peach, and Twiggs County. Proposals must commit the converted switchers to 80% of their operating time for at least 10 years from the installation of the equipment (or to a similar schedule approved by EPD) within a designated distance of the proposed railyard (also to be approved by EPD). Funding for the selected railroads is not to exceed 80% of the conversion cost. Priority will be given to the projects with the highest cost effectiveness as follows:</P> <P>Cost effectiveness of the project is to be based on the emission levels of the equipment to be used in the conversion, the operating cycle of the switcher to be converted, the emission levels of the engines to be replaced (Tier level or direct measurements), the estimated length of remaining service of the switcher to be replaced, the number of years (minimum 10) that the converted switcher will remain in the Middle Georgia Region, and the amount of time and average duty cycle of operation of the converted switcher. When calculating cost effectiveness, only funds to be awarded under this grant will be included.</P> <P>Each project will be fully funded based on the cost effectiveness of the proposal and available funds. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if the total amount of the proposals exceeds available funds. If the amount of funding provided to individual projects during additional solicitations is less than that project's respective proposal, EPD may specify which switcher engines are to be converted based on criteria listed in subparagraph (c), for each switcher converted.</P> <P>A commitment to a schedule and maximum time period needed for converting the switchers must be specified, not to exceed 24 months from execution of a contract for the award. Penalties and/or contingencies for not meeting the terms of the contract will be specified in the award contract in accordance with applicable requirements.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline For Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for proposals on or before January 1, 2011. Applications will be due within eight weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award described above. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation, additional solicitations will be issued with specific deadlines until all funds have been obligated. All applications submitted in response to any additional solicitations would be evaluated based on the criteria in subparagraph (c).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Proposals. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the HPP Railroad-Related Emission Reductions in the Middle Georgia Region should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Planning and Support Program, PRDU</P> <P>Attn: Dr. Michelle Bergin</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 120</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354 </P> <P>e-mail: michelle.bergin@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the HPP Railroad-Related Emission Reductions in the Middle Georgia Region grants are subject to Federal funding provided to EPD.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) Railroad-Related Emissions Reductions in Floyd County Program Scope and Purpose. Funds are available under the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program for converting or replacing diesel locomotives that are located or operated in the Floyd County nonattainment area. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The grant funding must be used exclusively to convert switcher locomotives operated in Floyd County that result in reductions of diesel PM<SUB>2.5</SUB> and related pollutants. Projects submitted for funding must identify the locomotives for conversion and the type of conversion equipment to be used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including, without limitation, coordination with EPD personnel; submission of an initial report before the switcher is converted, a report immediately after the conversion, and then a report each six months for the first two years of operation and then once per year for the remaining period of commitment. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(a)2.a.">a.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The two (2) reports describing activities immediately before and immediately after the conversion must include: a demonstration of compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures, certification that the equipment was properly installed and is in working condition, confirmation of proper maintenance of locomotives and conversion equipment, and provisions to ensure enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(a)2.b.">b.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The two (2) reports covering activities immediately before and immediately after the conversion and two (2) reports covering each six months of the first year of genset operation must include detailed activity and emissions data collected through the use of data-logging or similar equipment in accordance with manufacturer specifications. EPA emission factors may be used in conjunction with measured duty cycle activity.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(a)2.c.">c.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The two (2) reports covering each six month period of the second year of genset operation must indicate if there have been any changes in operating patterns or activity levels since the previous year, deviance from the agreements, or need for unexpected maintenance or repair. If any of these changes occurred the report must detail those changes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(a)2.d.">d.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All reports, beginning with the first six month report of the first year of genset operation, must confirm the use of the converted locomotives in the designated areas during the reporting period unless the locomotive became inoperable and was unable to be repaired or replaced with comparable equipment. The report must explain if there have been significant performance or unanticipated maintenance difficulties.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects that are awarded these funds will require a minimum 30% match. The project applicant will be responsible for the match. Grant funds will be distributed to the grantee incrementally following completion of conversion task(s) provided the match has been satisfied for the incremental distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. <P>Owners of traditional diesel switcher locomotives operating in Floyd County are eligible for this funding assistance. Locomotives eligible for conversion include unregulated (pre-1973) or Tier 0 (1973-2001) diesel switchers that are currently in service and would have remained in service for at least five years from the application date. If EPD and the grantee mutually agree that switcher locomotives operating outside of Floyd County are a more environmentally beneficial candidate for conversion than the switchers operating in Floyd County, the alternative locomotives may be converted to the genset and used to replace the switchers normally operating in Floyd County. Emissions benefits will be calculated as the emission difference between the converted genset switchers and the switchers previously operating in Floyd County, rather than from the locomotives converted. This project must result in emission reductions that would otherwise not occur in the nonattainment area for the remaining useful life of the replaced equipment (e.g., the project cannot be applied to increase a fleet size).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. <P>The request for proposals will be limited to conversion of switchers operating in Floyd County or the replacement of switchers operating in Floyd County with converted locomotives operating outside of Floyd County. Proposals must commit the converted switchers to 80% of their operating time for at least ten years from the installation of the equipment (or to a similar schedule approved by EPD) within a designated distance of the proposed railyard (also to be approved by EPD). Funding for the selected railroads is not to exceed 70% of the conversion cost. Priority will be given to the projects with the highest cost effectiveness as follows:</P> <P>Cost effectiveness of the project is to be based on the emission levels of the equipment to be used in the conversion, the operating cycle and emission levels (tier level or direct measurements) of the switchers that are operating in Floyd County and are to be converted or replaced, the estimated length of remaining service of the switchers to be replaced, the number of years (minimum ten) that the converted switchers will remain in Floyd County, and the amount of time and average duty cycle of operation anticipated for the converted switchers. When calculating cost effectiveness, only funds to be awarded under this grant will be included.</P> <P>Each project will be fully funded based on the cost effectiveness of the proposal and available funds. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if the total amount of the proposals exceed available funds. If the amount of funding provided to individual projects during additional solicitations is less than that project's respective proposal, EPD may specify which switcher engines are to be converted based on criteria listed in Subparagraph (c) for each switcher converted.</P> <P>A commitment to a schedule and maximum time period needed for converting the switchers must be specified, not to exceed 24 months from execution of a contract for the award. Penalties and/or contingencies for not meeting the terms of the contract will be specified in the award contract in accordance with applicable requirements.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline For Submittal. EPD will send out the first solicitation for proposals on or before May 1, 2011. Applications will be due within eight weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award described above. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation, additional solicitations will be issued with specific deadlines until all funds have been obligated. All applications submitted in response to any additional solicitations would be evaluated based on the criteria in Subparagraph (c).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Proposals. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the CMAQ Railroad-Related Emission Reductions in Floyd County should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Planning and Support Program, PRDU</P> <P>Attn: Dr. Michelle Bergin</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 120</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354 </P> <P>e-mail: michelle.bergin@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.14(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the CMAQ Railroad-Related Emission Reductions in Floyd County grants are subject to Federal funding provided to EPD.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.15" name="391-3-21-.15" title="391-3-21-.15">Rule 391-3-21-.15 Georgia Diesel Emissions Reduction Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Georgia Diesel Emissions Reduction Program Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program for retrofitting diesel vehicles that are located or operated in the State of Georgia. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this Grant must identify the vehicles for retrofit and the type of emission control equipment to be used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including, without limitation, coordination with EPD personnel; use of retrofit technologies that have been or will be verified or certified under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Retrofit Program or by the California Air Resources Board (CARB); submission of quarterly reports when applicable; submission of a final report when applicable; compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures; certification that the emission control equipment was properly installed and is in working condition; use of data-logging in accordance with manufacturer specifications of diesel vehicles that will be equipped with emission control equipment on existing routes to ensure proper exhaust temperature profiles; proper maintenance of vehicles and retrofit equipment and enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises; and use of the emission control equipment on the vehicles for a minimum of four years unless the equipment is damaged beyond repair or the vehicle becomes inoperable and is unable to be repaired.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. An eligible applicant is any Georgia public school system that proposes to install emission control devices on school buses the system owns and operates.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. In the event that the costs of the applications submitted for eligible projects exceed the available funding, EPD will determine the projects to be selected as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> First priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that are adjacent to designated PM2.5 nonattainment or maintenance counties.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Second priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have not been designated as nonattainment for PM2.5 and are not adjacent to designated PM2.5 nonattainment or maintenance counties.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Third priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have been officially designated as nonattainment or maintenance for the PM2.5 standard. <P>Within each priority, applications will be ranked according to the following criteria:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(c)3.1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Retrofit of school buses with devices that reduce PM2.5 by a minimum of 50% on school bus engines with model years ranging from 2001 through 2006; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(c)3.2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cost effectiveness of the project (cost per ton of emission reduced over the lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline For Submittal. EPD will issue the first solicitation for applications on or before April 18, 2011. Applications will be due within six weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award between eligible applicants that reply within the first solicitation period. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation or additional funds are received for this program after the initial solicitation, additional solicitation(s) will be issued until all of the funds have been obligated. For each solicitation, retrofit projects will be awarded based on the priority and order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria stated in Subsection (c).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Applications for the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the DERA Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Mobile and Area Sources Program</P> <P>Attn: Stacy Allman</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 134</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354 e-mail: stacy.allman@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program grants is subject to Federal funding provided to EPD. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if necessary to distribute funds among equally ranked projects or to reduce the project cost to the maximum allowable distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Georgia Diesel Emissions Reduction Program Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program for retrofitting, replacing, repowering, and/or rebuilding diesel vehicles/engines that are located or operated in the State of Georgia. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this Grant must identify the school bus(es) proposed for: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Early replacement and the model year of the new replacement bus(es);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repowering and the replacement engine manufacturer, model, model year, and fuel type for each proposed repowered bus;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Existing engine(s) to be rebuilt and the standard the rebuilt engine is expected to meet; and/or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identify the school buses for installing emission control devices and type of emission control equipment to be used.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including, without limitation. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Coordination with EPD personnel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of verified emission control technologies under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Retrofit Program or the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for projects including emission control equipment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of engines certified by EPA or CARB to 2010 or newer heavy duty engine standards for projects including the early replacement of school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of replacement engines certified by EPA or CARB to a cleaner emission standard than the original engine for projects including the repowering of school bus engines.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of rebuilt engines certified to a cleaner EPA or CARB emission standard than the original engines for projects including the rebuilding of existing school bus engines.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds under this award cannot be used for emission reductions that result from school bus replacements or repowers that would have occurred through normal attrition/fleet turnover within three years of October 1, 2012.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds under this award cannot be used for the purchase of school buses or engines to expand a fleet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed replacement bus or engine must perform the same function and operation as the bus or engine that is being replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed replacement bus or engine must be of the same type and similar gross vehicle weight rating or horsepower as the bus or engine being replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed engine to be replaced must be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled within ninety (90) days of the replacement, or returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to a certified cleaner emission standard. Remanufacturing must be completed during the project period. Permanently disabling the engine while retaining possession of the engine is an acceptable scrapping method. Disabling the engine may be completed by drilling a hole in the engine block (the part of the engine containing the cylinders). Alternatively, disabling the engine may be completed by removing the engine oil from the crankcase, replacing it with a 40 percent solution of sodium silicate and running the engine for a short period of time at low speeds, thus rendering the engine inoperable. Remanufacturing of school bus engines requires that the engine be returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to MY 2007 or newer certified emission standards. Other acceptable scrappage methods may be considered and will require prior Division approval. If scrapped or remanufactured engines are to be sold, program income requirements apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any school bus to be replaced must be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled within ninety (90) days of the replacement, or its engine returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to a certified cleaner emission standard. Remanufacturing must be completed during the project period. Permanently disabling the chassis and the engine (see (x) above) while retaining possession of the bus is an acceptable scrapping method. Disabling the chassis may be completed by cutting the chassis in half. Remanufacturing of a highway school bus requires that it be returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to MY 2007 or newer certified emission standards. Other acceptable scrappage methods may be considered and will require prior Division approval. Components that are not part of the bus engine or chassis may be salvaged from the unit being replaced. If scrapped or remanufactured buses or salvaged bus chassis or components are to be sold, program income requirements apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(xii)">(xii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit documentation on the decommissioning of the replaced school bus engine (as outlined in the above sections (x) and (xi)) in projects that include early bus replacement or bus repowering.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(xiii)">(xiii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission of quarterly and final reports when requested.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(xiv)">(xiv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(xv)">(xv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification that the emission control equipment was properly installed and is in working condition when applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(xvi)">(xvi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of data-logging in accordance with manufacturer specifications of diesel school buses that will be equipped with emission control equipment on existing routes to ensure proper exhaust temperature profiles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(xvii)">(xvii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proper maintenance of school buses and retrofit equipment and enforcement of warranty claims against vendors if a maintenance problem arises, as applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(a)2.(xviii)">(xviii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of the emission control equipment and/or rebuilt engine on the school buses and/or use of repowered and replacement school buses for a minimum of four years unless the equipment is damaged beyond repair and/or the vehicles become inoperable and are unable to be repaired.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients of the Grant. An eligible applicant is any Georgia public school system that owns and operates school buses. Eligible applicants can only receive funding for projects proposing to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Retrofit school buses with pre-2007 model year engines with emission control devices;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rebuild school bus pre-2007 engines to a cleaner engine standard;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Replace school buses with pre-2007 model year engines with school buses equipped with 2010 or newer model year engines; and/or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repower school buses with pre-2007 model year engines with engines certified by EPA or CARB to a cleaner emission standard.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Match Requirements. Project applicants shall be required to match a minimum of 50% of the project cost for purchasing and installing emissions control devices on diesel school buses and/or to rebuild school bus engines, to match a minimum of 65% of the project cost to purchase early replacement school buses, and/or match a minimum of 65% of the project cost to repower school bus engines.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. In the event that the costs of the applications submitted for eligible projects exceed the available funding, EPD will determine the projects to be selected as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> First priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that are not designated as nonattainment or maintenance for PM2.5 and who submit projects to retrofit school buses with emission control devices.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Second priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that are not designated as nonattainment or maintenance for PM2.5 and who submit projects to replace school buses early, repower school buses, and/or rebuild school bus engines.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Third priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that are officially designated as nonattainment or maintenance for the PM2.5 standard and who submit projects to retrofit school buses with emission control devices.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fourth priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that are officially designated as nonattainment or maintenance for the PM2.5 standard and who submit projects to replace school buses early, repower school buses, and/or rebuild school bus engines.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within each priority, applications will be ranked according to cost effectiveness of the project (cost per ton of emission reduced over the lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline For Submittal. EPD will issue the first solicitation for applications on or before June 1, 2013. Applications will be due within four weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award between eligible applicants that reply within the first solicitation period. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation or additional funds are received for this program after the initial solicitation, additional solicitation(s) will be issued until all of the funds have been obligated. For each solicitation, retrofit projects will be awarded based on the priority and order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria stated in Subsection (c).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions For Submitting Applications for the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the DERA Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Mobile and Area Sources Program</P> <P>Attn: Stacy Allman</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 134</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354 e-mail: stacy.allman@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program grants is subject to Federal funding provided to EPD. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if necessary to distribute funds among equally ranked projects or to reduce the project cost to the maximum allowable distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Georgia Diesel Emissions Reduction Program Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program for replacing diesel vehicles that are located or operated in the State of Georgia. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this Grant must identify the school bus(es) proposed for early replacement and the model year of the new replacement bus(es).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including but not limited to those in this subsection. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Coordination with EPD personnel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of engines certified by EPA or CARB to 2010 or newer heavy duty engine standards for projects including the early replacement of school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed school bus(es) to be replaced must be between model year 1991-2003.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds under this award cannot be used for emission reductions that result from school bus replacements that would have occurred through normal attrition/fleet turnover within three years of October 1, 2014.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds under this award cannot be used for the purchase of school buses to expand a fleet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed replacement bus must perform the same function and operation as the bus or engine that is being replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed replacement bus must be of the same type and similar gross vehicle weight rating or horsepower as the bus being replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any proposed school bus to be replaced, the bus engine must be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled within ninety (90) days of the replacement, or returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to a certified cleaner emission standard. Permanently disabling the engine, while retaining possession of the engine, is an acceptable scrapping method. Disabling the engine may be completed by drilling a hole in the engine block (the part of the engine containing the cylinders) and manifold. Alternatively, disabling the engine may be completed by removing the engine oil from the crankcase, replacing it with a 40 percent solution of sodium silicate and running the engine for a short period of time at low speeds, thus rendering the engine inoperable. Remanufacturing shall be performed by the original engine manufacturer, or by a dealership/distributor that has a service program that is sponsored/backed by original engine manufacturer warranties (i.e. the new, remanufactured and upgraded engine is warranted by the OEM). Bus engines shall be remanufactured to Model Year (MY) 2007 or newer certified emission standards. Remanufacturing must be completed during the project period. Other acceptable scrappage methods may be considered and will require prior Division approval. This grant does not cover the cost of scrapping or remanufacturing the bus engine. If scrapped or remanufactured engines are to be sold, program income requirements apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any school bus to be replaced, the chassis must be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled within ninety (90) days of the replacement, or its engine returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to a certified cleaner emission standard. Remanufacturing must be completed during the project period. Permanently disabling the chassis and the engine (see (viii) above), while retaining possession of the bus, is an acceptable scrapping method. Disabling the chassis may be completed by cutting through the frame/frame rails on each side at a point located between the front and rear axles. Other acceptable scrappage methods may be considered and will require prior Division approval. This grant does not cover the cost of scrapping or refurbishing the bus chassis. Components that are not part of the bus engine or chassis may be salvaged from the unit being replaced. If scrapped or remanufactured buses or salvaged bus chassis or components are to be sold, program income requirements apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit documentation on the decommissioning of the replaced school bus engine (as outlined in the above sections (viii) and (ix)) in projects that include early bus replacement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission of quarterly and final reports when requested.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(xii)">(xii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(a)2.(xiii)">(xiii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of the replacement school buses for a minimum of four years unless the vehicles become inoperable and are unable to be repaired.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients and Projects for the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An eligible applicant is any Georgia public school system that owns and operates school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible applicants can only receive funding for projects proposing to replace model year 1991-2003 school buses equipped with pre-2007 model year engines with school buses equipped with 2013 or newer model year engines.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Match Requirements. Project applicants shall be required to match a minimum of 75% of the project cost to purchase early replacement school buses. Solicitations may include an additional voluntary cost share so that additional federal funds may be received.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. In the event that the costs of the applications submitted for eligible projects exceed the available funding, EPD will determine the projects to be selected as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> First priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have been designated as nonattainment or maintenance for PM2.5</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Second priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have not been designated as nonattainment or maintenance for PM2.5</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within each priority, applications will be ranked according to cost effectiveness of the project (cost per ton of emission reduced over the lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline for Submittal. EPD will issue the first solicitation for applications on or before December 31, 2014. Applications will be due within four weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award between eligible applicants that reply within the first solicitation period. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation or additional funds are received for this program after the initial solicitation, additional solicitation(s) will be issued until all of the funds have been obligated. For each solicitation, retrofit projects will be awarded based on the priority and order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria and requirements included in this Subsection 391-3-21-.15(3).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions for Submitting Applications for the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the DERA Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Mobile and Area Sources Program</P> <P>Attn: Stacy Allman</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 134</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354</P> <P> e-mail: stacy.allman@dnr.state.ga.us</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program grants is subject to Federal funding provided to EPD. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if necessary to distribute funds among equally ranked projects or to reduce the project cost to the maximum allowable distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Georgia Diesel Emissions Reduction Program Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program for replacing diesel vehicles that are located or operated in the State of Georgia. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this Grant must identify the school bus(es) proposed for early replacement and the model year of the new replacement bus(es).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including but not limited to those in this paragraph. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Coordination with EPD personnel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of engines certified by EPA or CARB to 2010 or newer heavy duty engine standards for projects including the early replacement of school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed school bus(es) to be replaced must be between model year 1996-2006.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds under this award cannot be used for emission reductions that result from school bus replacements that would have occurred through normal attrition/fleet turnover within three years of notice of criteria approval.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds under this award cannot be used for the purchase of school buses to expand a fleet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed replacement bus must perform the same function and operation as the bus or engine that is being replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed replacement bus must be of the same type and similar gross vehicle weight rating or horsepower as the bus being replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any proposed school bus to be replaced, the bus engine must be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled within ninety (90) days of the replacement, or returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to a certified cleaner emission standard. Permanently disabling the engine, while retaining possession of the engine, is an acceptable scrapping method. Disabling the engine may be completed by drilling a hole in the engine block (the part of the engine containing the cylinders) and manifold. Other acceptable scrappage methods may be considered and will require prior Division approval. This grant does not cover the cost of scrapping or remanufacturing the bus engine. If scrapped or remanufactured engines are to be sold, program income requirements apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any school bus to be replaced, the chassis must be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled within ninety (90) days of the replacement, or its engine returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to a certified cleaner emission standard. Remanufacturing must be completed during the project period. Permanently disabling the chassis and the engine (see (viii) above), while retaining possession of the bus, is an acceptable scrapping method. Disabling the chassis may be completed by cutting through the frame/frame rails on each side at a point located between the front and rear axles. Other acceptable scrappage methods may be considered and will require prior Division approval. This grant does not cover the cost of scrapping or refurbishing the bus chassis. Components that are not part of the bus engine or chassis may be salvaged from the unit being replaced. If scrapped or remanufactured buses or salvaged bus chassis or components are to be sold, program income requirements apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit documentation on the decommissioning of the replaced school bus engine (as outlined in the above subparagraphs (viii) and (ix)) in projects that include early bus replacement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission of quarterly and final reports when requested.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(xii)">(xii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(a)2.(xiii)">(xiii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of the replacement school buses for a minimum of four years unless the vehicles become inoperable and are unable to be repaired.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients and Projects for the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An eligible applicant is any Georgia public school system that owns and operates school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible applicants can only receive funding for projects proposing to replace model year 1996-2006 school buses equipped with pre-2007 model year engines with school buses equipped with 2017 or newer model year engines.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Match Requirements. Project applicants shall be required to match a minimum of 75% of the project cost to purchase early replacement school buses. Solicitations may include an additional voluntary cost share so that additional federal funds may be received.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. In the event that the costs of the applications submitted for eligible projects exceed the available funding, EPD will determine the projects to be selected as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> First priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have been designated as nonattainment or maintenance for the 2008 or 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Second priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have not been designated as nonattainment or maintenance for the 2008 or 2015 Ozone NAAQS</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within each priority, applications will be ranked according to cost effectiveness of the project (cost per ton of emission reduced over the lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline for Submittal. EPD will issue the first solicitation for applications within 4 months of notice of criteria approval. Applications will be due within four weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award between eligible applicants that reply within the first solicitation period. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation or additional funds are received for this program after the initial solicitation, additional solicitation(s) will be issued until all of the funds have been obligated. For each solicitation, retrofit projects will be awarded based on the priority and order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria and requirements included in this paragraph 391-3-21-.15 (4).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions for Submitting Applications for the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the DERA Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Planning and Support Program</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 134</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(4)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program grants is subject to Federal funding provided to EPD. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if necessary to distribute funds among equally ranked projects or to reduce the project cost to the maximum allowable distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program for replacing diesel school buses that are located or operated in the State of Georgia. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this Grant must identify the school bus(es) proposed for early replacement and the model year of the new replacement bus(es).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including but not limited to those in this paragraph. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Coordination with EPD personnel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of engines certified by EPA or CARB to 2010 or newer heavy duty engine standards for projects including the early replacement of school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed school bus(es) to be replaced must be between model year 1995-2006.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds under this award cannot be used for emission reductions that result from school bus replacements that would have occurred through normal attrition/fleet turnover within three years of notice of criteria approval.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds under this award cannot be used for the purchase of school buses to expand a fleet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed replacement bus must perform the same function and operation as the bus or engine that is being replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed replacement bus must be of the same type and similar gross vehicle weight rating or horsepower as the bus being replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any proposed school bus to be replaced, the bus engine must be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled within ninety (90) days of the replacement, or returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to a certified cleaner emission standard. Permanently disabling the engine, while retaining possession of the engine, is an acceptable scrapping method. Disabling the engine may be completed by drilling a hole in the engine block (the part of the engine containing the cylinders) and manifold. Other acceptable scrappage methods may be considered and will require prior Division approval. This grant does not cover the cost of scrapping or remanufacturing the bus engine. If scrapped or remanufactured engines are to be sold, program income requirements apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any school bus to be replaced, the chassis must be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled within ninety (90) days of the replacement, or its engine returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to a certified cleaner emission standard. Remanufacturing must be completed during the project period. Permanently disabling the chassis and the engine (see (viii) above), while retaining possession of the bus, is an acceptable scrapping method. Disabling the chassis may be completed by cutting through the frame/frame rails on each side at a point located between the front and rear axles. Other acceptable scrappage methods may be considered and will require prior Division approval. This grant does not cover the cost of scrapping or refurbishing the bus chassis. Components that are not part of the bus engine or chassis may be salvaged from the unit being replaced. If scrapped or remanufactured buses or salvaged bus chassis or components are to be sold, program income requirements apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit documentation on the decommissioning of the replaced school bus engine (as outlined in the above subparagraphs (viii) and (ix)) in projects that include early bus replacement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission of quarterly and final reports when requested.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(xii)">(xii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(a)2.(xiii)">(xiii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of the replacement school buses for a minimum of four years unless the vehicles become inoperable and are unable to be repaired.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients and Projects for the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An eligible applicant is any Georgia public school system that owns and operates school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible applicants can only receive funding for projects proposing to replace model year 1995-2006 school buses equipped with pre-2007 model year engines with school buses equipped with 2017 or newer model year engines.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Match Requirements. Project applicants shall be required to match a minimum of 75% of the project cost to purchase early replacement school buses. Solicitations may include an additional voluntary cost share so that additional federal funds may be received.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. In the event that the costs of the applications submitted for eligible projects exceed the available funding, EPD will determine the projects to be selected as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> First priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have been designated as nonattainment for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The counties included are Bartow, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Henry.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Second priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have been designated as maintenance for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS and attainment for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS. These counties are Cherokee, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Newton, Paulding, and Rockdale.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Third priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have not been designated as nonattainment or maintenance for the 2008 or 2015 Ozone NAAQS.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within each priority, applications will be ranked according to cost effectiveness of the project (cost per ton of emission reduced over the lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline for Submittal. EPD will issue the first solicitation for applications within 4 months of notice of criteria approval. Applications will be due within four weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award between eligible applicants that reply within the first solicitation period. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation or additional funds are received for this program after the initial solicitation, additional solicitation(s) will be issued until all of the funds have been obligated. For each solicitation, retrofit projects will be awarded based on the priority and order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria and requirements included in this paragraph 391-3-21-.15 (5).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions for Submitting Applications for the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the DERA Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Planning and Support Program</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 120</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(5)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program grants is subject to Federal funding provided to EPD. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts if necessary to distribute funds among equally ranked projects or to reduce the project cost to the maximum allowable distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Scope and Purpose. Grants are available under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program for replacing diesel school buses that are located or operated in the State of Georgia. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects submitted for funding under this Grant must identify the school bus(es) proposed for early replacement and the model year of the new replacement bus(es).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submitted projects must conform to all applicable programmatic and administrative conditions including but not limited to those in this paragraph. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Coordination with EPD personnel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of engines certified by EPA or CARB to 2010 or newer heavy-duty engine standards for projects including the early replacement of school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed school bus(es) to be replaced must be between model year 1996-2018.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds under this award cannot be used for emission reductions that result from school bus replacements that would have occurred through normal attrition/fleet turnover within three years of notice of criteria approval.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds under this award cannot be used for the purchase of school buses to expand a fleet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed replacement bus must perform the same function and operation as the bus or engine that is being replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any proposed replacement bus must be of the same type and similar gross vehicle weight rating or horsepower as the bus being replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any proposed school bus to be replaced, the bus engine must be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled within ninety (90) days of the replacement or returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to a certified cleaner emission standard. Permanently disabling the engine, while retaining possession of the engine, is an acceptable scrapping method. Disabling the engine may be completed by drilling a hole in the engine block (the part of the engine containing the cylinders) and manifold. Other acceptable scrappage methods may be considered and will require prior Division approval. This grant does not cover the cost of scrapping or remanufacturing the bus engine. If scrapped or remanufactured engines are to be sold, program income requirements apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any school bus to be replaced, the chassis must be scrapped or rendered permanently disabled within ninety (90) days of the replacement, or its engine returned to the original engine manufacturer for remanufacturing to a certified cleaner emission standard. Remanufacturing must be completed during the project period. Permanently disabling the chassis and the engine (see (viii) above), while retaining possession of the bus, is an acceptable scrapping method. Disabling the chassis may be completed by cutting through the frame/frame rails on each side at a point located between the front and rear axles. Other acceptable scrappage methods may be considered and will require prior Division approval. This grant does not cover the cost of scrapping or refurbishing the bus chassis. Components that are not part of the bus engine or chassis may be salvaged from the unit being replaced. If scrapped or remanufactured buses or salvaged bus chassis or components are to be sold, program income requirements apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit documentation on the decommissioning of the replaced school bus engine (as outlined in the above subparagraphs (viii) and (ix)) in projects that include early bus replacement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission of quarterly and final reports when requested.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(xii)">(xii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Compliance with applicable Federal procurement and subgrant procedures.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(a)2.(xiii)">(xiii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of the replacement school buses for a minimum of four years unless the vehicles become inoperable and are unable to be repaired.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Recipients and Projects for the Grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An eligible applicant is any Georgia public school system that owns and operates school buses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible applicants can only receive funding for projects proposing to replace model year 1996-2009 school buses with school buses equipped with 2016 or newer model year engines; or replace 1996-2018 diesel school buses with 2016 or newer near zero NOx or zero emissions school buses.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Match Requirements. Project applicants shall be required to match a minimum of 75% of the project cost to purchase early replacement school buses. Solicitations may include an additional voluntary cost share so that additional federal funds may be received.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for the Award. In the event that the costs of the applications submitted for eligible projects exceed the available funding, EPD will determine the projects to be selected as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> First priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have been designated as nonattainment for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The counties included are Bartow, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Henry.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Second priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have been designated as maintenance for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS and attainment for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS. These counties are Cherokee, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Newton, Paulding, and Rockdale.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Third priority will be given for public school systems whose fleets are based in counties that have not been designated as nonattainment or maintenance for the 2008 or 2015 Ozone NAAQS.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within each priority, applications will be ranked according to cost effectiveness of the project (cost per ton of emission reduced over the lifetime of the project).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deadline for Submittal. EPD will issue the first solicitation for applications within 4 months of notice of criteria approval. Applications will be due within four weeks after release of the solicitation. Funding will be distributed based on the criteria for award between eligible applicants that reply within the first solicitation period. If funds remain after grants are awarded to all qualified projects from the first solicitation or additional funds are received for this program after the initial solicitation, additional solicitation(s) will be issued until all the funds have been obligated. For each solicitation, retrofit projects will be awarded based on the priority and order in which projects rank within the criteria selection process. The applications will be evaluated based on the criteria and requirements included in this paragraph 391-3-21-.15 (6).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Directions for Submitting Applications for the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program. Requests for copies of the general guidelines and proposal forms and submittal of applications for the DERA Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program should be made to: <P>Georgia Environmental Protection Division</P> <P>Planning and Support Program</P> <P>4244 International Parkway, Suite 120</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30354</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-21-.15(6)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Award of the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program grants is subject to Federal funding provided to EPD. EPD may fund individual projects less than the requested amounts, if necessary, to distribute funds among equally ranked projects or to reduce the project cost to the maximum allowable distribution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.01" name="391-3-21-.01" title="391-3-21-.01">Rule 391-3-21-.01 Terminated</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.02" name="391-3-21-.02" title="391-3-21-.02">Rule 391-3-21-.02 Terminated</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.03" name="391-3-21-.03" title="391-3-21-.03">Rule 391-3-21-.03 Drinking Water Fluoridation Grant Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.04" name="391-3-21-.04" title="391-3-21-.04">Rule 391-3-21-.04 Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant FY 2005 - FY 2011</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.05" name="391-3-21-.05" title="391-3-21-.05">Rule 391-3-21-.05 Grants to State and Local Governments from the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.06" name="391-3-21-.06" title="391-3-21-.06">Rule 391-3-21-.06 Chattahoochee Basin Downstream Assistance (CBDA) Grant Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.07" name="391-3-21-.07" title="391-3-21-.07">Rule 391-3-21-.07 Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.08" name="391-3-21-.08" title="391-3-21-.08">Rule 391-3-21-.08 Owens-Brockway Supplemental Environmental Project Georgia School Bus Retrofit Grant Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.09" name="391-3-21-.09" title="391-3-21-.09">Rule 391-3-21-.09 Regional Water Plan Seed Grant Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.10" name="391-3-21-.10" title="391-3-21-.10">Rule 391-3-21-.10 Georgia Diesel Engine Retrofit Grants</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.11" name="391-3-21-.11" title="391-3-21-.11">Rule 391-3-21-.11 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Georgia Truck Stop Electrification and Green Corridors</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.12" name="391-3-21-.12" title="391-3-21-.12">Rule 391-3-21-.12 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.13" name="391-3-21-.13" title="391-3-21-.13">Rule 391-3-21-.13 Georgia Diesel Engine Retrofit Project Grant</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.14" name="391-3-21-.14" title="391-3-21-.14">Rule 391-3-21-.14 Railroad-Related Emission Reductions Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-21-.15" name="391-3-21-.15" title="391-3-21-.15">Rule 391-3-21-.15 Georgia Diesel Emissions Reduction Program</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>