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WAC 246-296-010

Purpose and scope.

The purpose of this chapter is to:
(1) Establish a funding program for public water system infrastructure improvements that increase a public water system's ability to provide safe and reliable drinking water and improve public health protection;
(2) Establish eligibility criteria for public water systems to receive funding including, but not limited to, proper operation, management, and maintenance consistent with federal DWSRF capacity requirements;
(3) Provide additional financial assistance to eligible disadvantaged communities;
(4) Provide DWSRF loans in response to an emergency;
(5) Use a portion of the EPA capitalization grant for set-aside activities according to federal law;
(6) Establish that sound financial practices and ongoing oversight are in place to manage the DWSRF in perpetuity;
(7) Establish requirements for public water systems to receive a DWSRF loan including, but not limited to, planning requirements; being resource efficient, sustainable, and environmentally sound;
(8) Establish requirements for public water systems to receive a DWSRF loan in response to an emergency; and
(9) Establish the responsibilities of the department for administering the DWSRF loan program.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.170 as amended by 2016 c 111. WSR 16-14-086, § 246-296-010, filed 7/5/16, effective 8/5/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.170. WSR 16-06-100, § 246-296-010, filed 3/1/16, effective 4/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.170 and Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, H.R. 1452. WSR 12-01-077, § 246-296-010, filed 12/19/11, effective 2/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.170. WSR 01-21-137, § 246-296-010, filed 10/24/01, effective 11/24/01.]
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