HB 119: "An Act permitting grants to certain regulated public utilities for water quality enhancement projects and water supply and wastewater systems."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 119 01 "An Act permitting grants to certain regulated public utilities for water quality 02 enhancement projects and water supply and wastewater systems." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 46.03.030(b) is amended to read: 05 (b) The department may grant to a municipality or, to the extent allowed 06 under (i) of this section, to a public utility, as funds are available, a grant for any of 07 the following: 08 (1) a water quality enhancement project; 09 (2) a public water supply, treatment, or distribution system; 10 (3) a wastewater collection, treatment, or discharge system; 11 (4) a solid waste processing, disposal, or resource recovery system. 12 * Sec. 2. AS 46.03.030(e) is amended to read: 13 (e) A grant under this section to a municipality or public utility eligible 14 under (i) of this section for a project funded by an appropriation made by the
01 legislature 02 (1) before July 1, 1994, may not exceed 50 percent of the eligible costs 03 of the project; 04 (2) after July 1, 1994, may not exceed 05 (A) 85 percent of the eligible costs for a municipality with a 06 population of 1,000 persons or less; 07 (B) 70 percent of the eligible costs for a municipality with a 08 population of 1,001 to 5,000 persons; and 09 (C) 50 percent of the eligible costs for a municipality with a 10 population greater than 5,000 persons; however, if a municipality with a 11 population greater than 5,000 persons seeks a grant for a project that relates to 12 a solid waste processing or disposal system that incorporates resource 13 recovery, the department may provide a grant for up to 60 percent of the 14 eligible costs of the project. 15 * Sec. 3. AS 46.03.030 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 16 (i) A public water and sewer utility is eligible for a grant for projects described 17 in (b)(1) - (3) of this section if it serves as the primary utility for a municipality and its 18 rates are regulated by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska under AS 42.05.