Application Period for County Planning and Household Hazardous Waste Grant Applications under Act 101, Section 901 of the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988
[47 Pa.B. 7532]
[Saturday, December 9, 2017]
The Department of Environmental Protection announces a request for applications effective January 1, 2018, from counties in this Commonwealth for grant assistance for municipal solid waste planning and household hazardous waste (HHW) education under section 901 of the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101) (53 P.S. § 4000.901).
Planning grants are awarded to counties for 80% of approved costs for preparing municipal waste management plans, as required by Act 101, for carrying out related studies, surveys, investigations, inquiries, research and analysis, including those related to siting, environmental mediation, education programs on pollution prevention and HHW and providing technical assistance to small businesses for pollution prevention. Grants may be awarded for feasibility studies and project development for municipal waste processing or disposal facilities, except for facilities for the combustion of municipal waste that are not proposed to be operated for the recovery of energy. Grant awards are predicated on the receipt of recycling fees required by sections 701 and 702 of Act 101 (53 P.S. §§ 4000.701 and 4000.702), and the availability of money in the recycling fund.
The maximum grant to a county cannot exceed $75,000 per calendar year for planning and is limited to direct costs attributable exclusively to the grant project. Additionally, a county may also request up to $75,000 every 2 years for costs associated with HHW educational programs. HHW educational costs incurred on or beyond January 1, 2016, will be eligible for grant funding.
Potential applicants are required to meet with their Regional Planning and Recycling Coordinator prior to submitting an application for funding consideration. Applications must be submitted electronically utilizing the eGrants system web site at http://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/login.aspx.
Questions regarding the electronic submission of these grants should be directed to the Department of Community and Economic Development's Customer Service line at (800) 379-7448 or email@example.com.
Inquiries concerning this notice should be directed to Mark Vottero, Bureau of Waste Management, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8472, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This solicitation is in effect until further notice.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-2036. Filed for public inspection December 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
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