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103F.731 Eligibility for assistance.

Subdivision 1. Generally. To be eligible for the financial or technical assistance or both as provided in section 103F.725, a local unit of government applying for assistance must:

(1) have authority to coordinate and enter into contracts with local, state, and federal agencies and private organizations, raise funds, and adopt and enforce official controls; and

(2) provide the agency with those documents required in subdivision 2.

Subd. 2. Documents required. (a) An applicant for assistance shall submit the following to the agency:

(1) an application form as prescribed by the agency;

(2) evidence that the applicant has consulted with the local soil and water conservation districts and watershed districts, where they exist, in preparing the application; and

(3) one of the following documents:

(i) the comprehensive water plan authorized under sections 103B.301 to 103B.355;

(ii) a surface water management plan required under section 103B.231;

(iii) an overall plan required under chapter 103D; or

(iv) any other local plan that provides an inventory of existing physical and hydrologic information on the area, a general identification of water quality problems and goals, and that demonstrates a local commitment to water quality protection or improvement.

(b) After July 1, 1991, only projects that are a part of, or are responsive to, a local water plan under the Comprehensive Local Water Management Act, chapter 103D, or sections 103B.211 to 103B.255, will be eligible under paragraph (a), clause (3).

(c) The document submitted in compliance with paragraph (a), clause (2), must identify existing and potential nonpoint source water pollution problems and must recognize the need and demonstrate the applicant's commitment to abate or prevent water pollution from nonpoint sources in the geographic areas for which the application is submitted.

HIST: 1990 c 391 art 6 s 86

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