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9210.0131 PRELIMINARY GRANT APPLICATION.

Subpart 1.

Preliminary grant application.

A preliminary grant application must include the following information:

A.

the name of each applicant and the name and qualifications of the project manager, a description of the proposed waste processing facility, a description of the institutional arrangements necessary for project implementation and operation, a description of the method of facility procurement, and a description of the waste stream for the facility;

B.

the status of the comprehensive solid waste management plan for each county to be affected by the proposed project, and an explanation of how the proposed project is consistent with the goals established by those plans;

C.

information demonstrating:

(1)

whether and to what extent the natural geologic and soil conditions of the counties that would be affected by the proposed project are unsuitable for land disposal of solid waste;

(2)

whether and to what extent the area to benefit from the project has existing solid waste disposal capacity of less than five years; and

(3)

whether the project serves more than one local government unit and, for projects serving eligible jurisdictions in only a single county, the extent to which cooperation with jurisdictions in other counties is not feasible;

D.

a preliminary financial plan that includes:

(1)

estimated total capital costs and total grant eligible costs for the project;

(2)

estimated annual operating and maintenance costs, including disposal costs of residuals and anticipated equipment replacement costs; and

(3)

anticipated sources of funding for the project, including projected tipping fees and revenues from recovered materials and energy;

E.

a resolution from each political subdivision participating in the project that demonstrates that, if a grant is awarded, it will implement the project, provide necessary local financing, and accept and exercise the governmental powers necessary to develop and operate the project;

F.

a description of the type and quantity of materials to be recovered and the existing and potential markets for those materials; and

G.

an implementation plan for the proposed project that specifies the anticipated completion dates for environmental review, Pollution Control Agency permitting, facility construction, and the anticipated date of operation.

Subp. 2.

Completeness.

Applicants shall be notified by the commissioner if their preliminary grant applications are not complete and shall be given 30 days from the notification in which to complete their applications. Extensions shall be granted if requested in a timely manner and good cause exists for the extension. Applications that are not completed and received by the commissioner within the time allowed shall be considered ineligible for funding.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 115A.06

History:

15 SR 839; L 2005 1Sp1 art 2 s 161

Published Electronically:

October 10, 2013

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