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25 Pa. Code § 963.9a. Stormwater project evaluation criteria.

§ 963.9a. Stormwater project evaluation criteria.

 The following are stormwater project evaluation criteria:

   (1)  Public health and safety.

     (i)   Elimination of critical ongoing safety or health hazard.

     (ii)   Elimination of a chronic safety or health hazard which frequently occurs.

     (iii)   Elimination of a potential safety or health hazard associated with periodic flooding.

   (2)  Environmental impact.

     (i)   The improvement or prevention of a problem to the environment or to natural resources.

     (ii)   Whether the project is located in areas of karst topography and susceptible to sinkhole development or has no natural watercourse within the municipal boundaries encompassing the project.

   (3)  Economic development.

     (i)   Development, activity and job creation retention resulting directly or indirectly from a project.

     (ii)   Opportunity to use other State programs, such as the Business Infrastructure Development, Site Development and Community Facilities Programs, to fund the project.

     (iii)   Degree of local distress in the county where the project is located.

   (4)  Compliance.

     (i)   Improvement of compliance with existing laws, rules and regulations if compliance will eliminate the necessity to issue an order.

     (ii)   Compliance with law, an order, decree, agreement or a deadline specified in regulation.

   (5)  Adequacy and efficiency.

     (i)   The extent that the project proposes facility regionalization or system consolidation to improve operation, maintenance or function of the stormwater facility.

     (ii)   The extent that the project involves multiple-governmental participation.

     (iii)   The extent that the project has a sponsoring municipal entity which has a population less than or equal to 12,000 residents as reported in the latest census.


   The provisions of this §  963.9a adopted July 7, 1995, effective July 8, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2720.

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