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§ 449.5. Environmental Enhancement Component.

23 CA ADC § 449.5BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 23. Waters
Division 2. Department of Water Resources
Chapter 2.2. Environmental Water Act of 1989
Article 2. Specific Program Provisions
23 CCR § 449.5
§ 449.5. Environmental Enhancement Component.
(a) Eligibility Requirements
(1) Projects must involve activities listed in Section 12929.26 of the Act.
(2) Applications for technically feasible projects and programs shall be considered for funding. Studies may be funded only if they are associated with technically feasible projects funded by the Environmental Water Fund.
(3) No funds shall be granted or loaned for long-term operation and maintenance. Costs for long-term operation and maintenance may be part of an applicant's in-kind service contribution.
(4) Projects that are mitigation for other projects are not eligible for funding under this program.
(5) In order to allow for a greater number of projects to be funded, the total amount funded through grants, loans, or a combination of grants and loans, for any single project shall not exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000), unless the applicant demonstrates to the Department's satisfaction that the project provides unique possibilities for significant environmental benefits to the State.
(6) Studies not associated with technically feasible projects funded by the Environmental Water Fund may be considered for funding if the applicant demonstrates to the Department's satisfaction that the study provides unique possibilities for significant environmental benefits to the State by advancing our knowledge and understanding of a problem and its solution, and that a resource of statewide significance is in jeopardy and completion of the proposed study is a critical initial step in restoration or enhancement of the resource.
(b) Projects with one or more of the following features may be given priority for funding:
(1) The project is at an advanced stage in the planning process;
(2) The project represents advancement of an overall enhancement or restoration goal of statewide or regional interest.
(c) Application Procedure
(1) Applications shall be submitted to the Department no later than June 30 of each year for consideration for funding in the following fiscal year.
(2) The Department may also solicit applications at any time.
(3) Each application shall include or be accompanied by the following information:
(A) A detailed project description
(B) a detailed description of project benefits
(C) maps of project area, marked with locations of the project components;
(D) a description and determination of technical feasibility and methods to be used, with certification from a California Registered Engineer;
(E) copies of any project feasibility studies that have been prepared for the project;
(F) a detailed schedule for the completion of the proposed project;
(G) an outline of total project costs, including, where applicable:
(i) capital costs, and costs of labor, material, and equipment,
(ii) land acquisition costs,
(iii) planning-related costs
(iv) costs for mitigation if required in order to implement the project, and
(v) an estimate of any long-term operation and maintenance costs associated with the project;
(H) a description of the source and amount of matching funds;
(I) environmental documentation and permits that are required, or a statement pursuant to Section 449.3 (c) if environmental documentation is incomplete;
(J) a detailed justification for any application requesting funding for more than $1,000,000 (one million dollars) per single project. The justification should clearly detail the significant environmental benefits to the State and show that other funds are not available that could reduce the amount requested from the Environmental Water Fund; and
(K) any other information necessary to evaluate the project's eligibility and technical feasibility.
Note: Authority cited: Section 12929.44, Water Code. Reference: Sections 12929.11, 12929.26, 12929.41, 12929.43 and 12929.45, Water Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 6-2-93; operative 7-2-93 (Register 93, No. 23).
This database is current through 6/17/22 Register 2022, No. 24
23 CCR § 449.5, 23 CA ADC § 449.5
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