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Applicant eligibility.

(1) Public participation grants may only be awarded to groups of three or more unrelated persons or to not-for-profit public interest organizations.
(2) All applicants must demonstrate their ability to appropriately administer grant funds.
(3) Applications for a hazardous substance release grant, including emergency grants, must include information on:
(a) The nature of the release or threatened release of the hazardous substance;
(b) The location of the release or threatened release of the hazardous substance;
(c) How the applicant group may be adversely affected by the release or threatened release of the hazardous substance;
(d) How the applicant group will promote public participation in the investigation or remediation of the release or threatened release of the hazardous substance;
(e) A complete project description;
(f) How the applicant group represents the environmental, health, and economic interests of individuals affected by the release or threatened release of the hazardous substance;
(g) The applicant group's history and experience, if any, in conducting activities similar to those described in the grant application;
(h) For emergency grants, a description of why an emergency exists, as defined in WAC 173-321-020(3); and
(i) Any other information specified by the department as needed to award a grant.
(4) Applications for a waste management priorities grant must include information on:
(a) How the applicant group will promote or implement the state solid or hazardous waste management priorities;
(b) How the applicant group will promote public participation in the grant project described in the application;
(c) A complete project description;
(d) The applicant group's history and experience, if any, in conducting activities similar to those described in the grant application;
(e) Any other information specified by the department as needed to award a grant.
(5) The following persons or groups of persons shall be ineligible for grant funding:
(a) Any person potentially liable, as defined under RCW 70.105D.040;
(b) Local governments including any political subdivision, regional governmental unit, district, municipal or public corporation, including cities, towns, and counties. The term encompasses but does not refer specifically to the departments within a city, town, or county;
(c) Federal and state governments, or agencies thereof;
(d) Federally recognized Indian tribes, as a governing body. Individual tribe members of three or more persons are eligible to apply for a public participation grant;
(e) Organizations sustained by public funding;
(f) Public and private universities; and
(g) Any organization located outside of Washington state boundaries.
(6) Grant applications failing to qualify may be resubmitted.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.105D RCW. WSR 01-05-024 (Order 97-09A), § 173-321-040, filed 2/12/01, effective 3/15/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080 and chapter 70.105D RCW. WSR 90-18-065 (Order 90-20), § 173-321-040, filed 9/4/90, effective 10/5/90. Statutory Authority: 1989 c 2. WSR 89-21-072 (Order 89-26), § 173-321-040, filed 10/17/89, effective 11/17/89.]
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