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114D.45 CLEAN WATER LEGACY ACCOUNT.

Subdivision 1.Creation.

The clean water legacy account is created as an account in the environmental fund. Money in the account must be made available for the implementation of this chapter and sections 446A.073, 446A.074, and 446A.075, without supplanting or taking the place of any other funds which are currently available or may become available from any other source, whether federal, state, local, or private, for implementation of those sections.

Subd. 2.Sources of revenue.

The following revenues must be deposited in the clean water legacy account:

(1) money transferred to the account; and

(2) interest accrued on the account.

Subd. 3.Purposes.

Subject to appropriation by the legislature, the clean water legacy account may be spent for the following purposes:

(1) to provide grants, loans, and technical assistance to public agencies and others who are participating in the process of identifying impaired waters, developing TMDL's, implementing restoration plans for impaired waters, and monitoring the effectiveness of restoration;

(2) to support measures to prevent waters from becoming impaired and to improve the quality of waters that are listed as impaired but do not have an approved TMDL addressing the impairment;

(3) to provide grants and loans for wastewater and storm water treatment projects through the Public Facilities Authority;

(4) to support the efforts of public agencies associated with subsurface sewage treatment systems and financial assistance for upgrading and replacing the systems; and

(5) to provide funds to state agencies to carry out their responsibilities under this chapter.

History:

2006 c 251 s 9; 2009 c 109 s 14