Bill Summary for H 1087 (2019-2020)

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Jun 25 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 1087 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 14, 2020
AN ACT TO IMPROVE VIABILITY OF THE WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS OF CERTAIN UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT BY REQUIRING LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION APPROVAL OF GRANT APPLICATIONS; TO REQUIRE CERTAIN WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS TO UNDERGO A REVIEW OF INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT, AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT; TO CREATE AND PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE VIABLE UTILITY RESERVE TO PROVIDE GRANT MONEY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS; TO PROVIDE A STATUTORY PROCESS FOR MERGER AND DISSOLUTION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS ESTABLISHED UNDER CHAPTER 162A OF THE GENERAL STATUTES; TO PROMOTE THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS TO THE OPERATION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS; TO STUDY SUBBASIN TRANSFERS AND HISTORICAL CHARTERS; TO REALLOCATE CERTAIN UNUSED FUNDS FROM THE PFAS RECOVERY FUND; TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER AND FOR WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS; AND TO INCORPORATE FLOOD STORAGE CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS INTO THE ACTIVITIES AND PURPOSES OF THE DIVISION OF MITIGATION SERVICES.
Intro. by Lambeth.

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Conference report makes the following changes to the 6th edition.

Part IV

Increases the amount of funds the Department of Environmental Quality is directed to transfer from the Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging and Aquatic Weed Fund to the Division of Water Resources, by August 15, 2020, from $12,283,657 to $15,799,314. Eliminates the directive requiring a fund transfer from the Film and Entertainment Grant Fund to the Division. Instead, appropriates $15 million in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to DEQ to be allocated to the Division. Now provides that the funds are to provide a State match for an estimated $89,396,979 (was $82,396,979) in federal funds for the specified water development projects. Expands the list of projects to include NRCS EQIP/Stream Restoration, State-Local Projects (WRD Grant Program), and Water Resources Planning (SL 2010-143), with coordinating specified amounts. Additionally increases the amount of intended funds carried forward to supplement the listed projects from $24,567,314 to $30,799,314. Adds the same three projects and provides coordinating carried forward amounts. Makes conforming and technical changes. 

Makes technical changes to proposed GS 143-214.11A concerning flood storage capacity restoration and enhancement. 

 

Makes technical changes to the act's organization. 

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