Minnesota Administrative Rules
Pollution Control Agency
7076 - CLEAN WATER PARTNERSHIP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
7076.0225 - WORK PLAN AND REPORTS FOR PROJECT GRANTS AND LOANS.

Universal Citation: MN Rules 7076.0225
7076.0225 WORK PLAN AND REPORTS FOR PROJECT GRANTS AND LOANS.
Subpart 1.

[Repealed, 37 SR 1334]

Subp. 1a. Work plan.

The project sponsor, in cooperation with agency staff, must prepare a work plan after the grant and loan is awarded, in a form prescribed by the commissioner, and must submit the work plan to the commissioner for approval. The work plan must provide measurable outcomes. When selecting best management practices for inclusion in a project, the project sponsor shall consider each of the following factors in evaluating the best management practices:

A. whether the best management practice will achieve the desired project objectives;

B. whether the best management practice will create other water quality or environmental problems;

C. the degree of nonpoint source control achieved for the amount of resources allocated for that control;

D. whether a less costly best management practice could achieve a similar result;

E. whether the best management practice is reasonably suited for the individual site or priority management area; and

F. the likelihood of adoption of the best management practice.

Subp. 2. Semiannual progress report.

The project sponsor must submit a progress report to the commissioner, in a form prescribed by the commissioner, by August 1 and February 1 for the six-month period of January through June and July through December, respectively, of each calendar year of the project period.

Subp. 3.

[Repealed, 37 SR 1334]

Subp. 3a. Project review and budget adjustment.

Upon expenditure of 50 percent of the project grant or loan, the project sponsor must submit to the commissioner for review and approval a detailed summary of project expenditures and completed work activities. The commissioner shall review the summary to verify cost eligibility and acceptable completion of work plan activities, to compare actual expenditures with the approved project work plan budget, and to verify that the terms of the grant or loan contract are being met.

Subp. 4.

[Repealed, 37 SR 1334]

Subp. 5. Project final report.

Upon completion of the project, and in a form prescribed by the commissioner, the project sponsor must submit to the commissioner for review and approval a detailed summary of project expenditures, completed work activities, and measurable outcomes. The commissioner shall review the summary to verify cost eligibility and acceptable completion of work plan activities, to compare actual expenditures with the approved project work plan budget, and to verify that the terms of the grant or loan contract are being met. If the commissioner finds that any funds were used for ineligible project costs, those funds must be returned to the agency, along with any interest or fees, as outlined in the contract.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 103F.745

History:

20 SR 1245; 37 SR 1334

Published Electronically:

March 20, 2013

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