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281.57(7)(c)4. 4. Of the additional $11,938,400 authorized in subd. 3. by 1989 Wisconsin Act 366, for fiscal year 1989-90, the department shall allocate $5,969,200 to each of the first 2 municipalities, except a metropolitan sewerage district that serves a 1st class city, whose projects have the highest rankings on the funding list under sub. (6) (a). The department may not release the additional moneys authorized in subd. 3. to such municipalities until the secretary certifies in writing that each municipality has signed an agreement with the department under which the municipality agrees to waive any further challenge to the order of placement of any of its projects on a priority funding list established by the department under sub. (6).
281.57(8) (8)Conditions of payment.
281.57(8)(a)(a) Water conservation. Each municipality receiving state assistance under this section for the construction of a point source pollution abatement facility shall develop and adopt a program of water conservation no less stringent than the federal requirements.
281.57(8)(b) (b) Operation and maintenance. Each municipality receiving state assistance under this section for the construction of a point source pollution abatement facility shall develop and adopt a program of systemwide operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant, including the training of personnel, no less stringent than the federal requirements.
281.57(8)(c) (c) User charges; exception.
281.57(8)(c)1.1. Except as provided under subd. 2., each municipality receiving state assistance under this section for the construction of a point source pollution abatement facility shall develop and adopt a system of equitable user charges to ensure that each recipient of waste treatment services pays its proportionate share of the costs of the operation and maintenance of the point source pollution abatement facility. The user fee system shall be in compliance with title II of the federal act and the rules promulgated under the federal act.
281.57(8)(c)2. 2. The department may issue an exemption from the requirement imposed under subd. 1. if a city or village imposes a system of equitable dedicated charges based upon assessed property values, if the city or village does not operate a wastewater treatment plant but is served by a regional wastewater treatment plant operated by a metropolitan sewerage district created under ss. 66.88 to 66.918 and if the user charges imposed by that district are approved by the department and comply with the requirements of title II of the federal act.
281.57(8)(d) (d) Prior approval. Payment in excess of two-thirds of the state assistance provided for the eligible costs of construction may not be made until the department approves the programs required under pars. (a) and (b) and any system required under par. (c).
281.57(8)(e) (e) Rules. The department shall promulgate rules consistent with this subsection.
281.57(8m) (8m)Repayment. The department may not require a municipality that received a construction grant under this section for a wastewater treatment system that subsequently failed to repay any portion of the grant related to the costs of that failed system if all of the following apply:
281.57(8m)(a) (a) The municipality received the construction grant during fiscal year 1980-81.
281.57(8m)(b) (b) Prior to the construction of the wastewater treatment system funded by the grant under par. (a) the municipality was an unsewered municipality.
281.57(8m)(c) (c) The department directed the municipality to correct the failed wastewater treatment system and the municipality received construction grant funding during fiscal year 1987-88 to make the corrections.
281.57(9) (9)Advance commitments for reimbursement from future appropriations.
281.57(9)(a)(a) The department shall, by rule, implement and administer reimbursement funding to municipalities as part of the financial assistance program under this section to encourage the participation of all municipalities.
281.57(9)(b) (b) The department shall promulgate rules specifying reimbursement eligibility and procedures for commitments of financial assistance. The rules shall specify that reimbursement shall be made or committed:
281.57(9)(b)1. 1. To communities willing to apply for state assistance conditioned upon legislative appropriation of the amounts needed to reimburse municipalities.
281.57(9)(b)2. 2. To communities successfully completing all facility planning and engineering design requirements.
281.57(9)(b)3. 3. For all eligible costs consistent with sub. (4).
281.57(9)(b)4. 4. Prior to the start of construction of any reimbursable project if all required procedures have been complied with.
281.57(9)(b)5. 5. Subject to a priority determination system consistent with sub. (6) for reimbursable projects.
281.57(9)(b)6. 6. Subject to the same provisions of payment under sub. (7).
281.57(9)(b)7. 7. Subject to the same conditions of payment under sub. (8).
281.57(9)(c) (c) The maximum state assistance the department may commit in each fiscal year before fiscal year 1989-90 for future reimbursement under this subsection is an amount equal to the amount authorized under sub. (7) (c) for the subsequent fiscal year.
281.57(9m) (9m)Advance commitments for reimbursement of engineering design costs. The department may make an advance commitment to a municipality for the reimbursement of engineering design costs from funds appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tn) subject to all of the following requirements:
281.57(9m)(a) (a) For fiscal year 1989-90, the advance commitment shall include a provision making the reimbursement of engineering design costs conditional on the award or making of a construction grant under this section or a loan under ss. 281.58 and 281.59. If the financial assistance that the municipality receives for construction of a treatment work is a loan, the engineering design cost reimbursement shall be a loan. After June 30, 1990, and before September 1, 1990, the department may enter into an agreement with a municipality to provide engineering design costs under this subsection if the department makes an advance commitment for the reimbursement of those costs before July 1, 1990, and the municipality receives financial assistance under this section and s. 281.59 for construction.
281.57(9m)(b) (b) The advance commitment may be made only for engineering design activities commenced after the department makes the advance commitment.
281.57(9m)(c) (c) The advance commitment may be made only if the municipality has completed all facility planning requirements.
281.57(9m)(d) (d) The advance commitment may be made only for engineering design projects and costs which are eligible under sub. (4) (a), (b) and (c) 3.
281.57(9m)(e) (e) The advance commitment shall be subject to a priority determination system consistent with sub. (6).
281.57(10) (10)Expenditure authorization. The department may expend, from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tn), the total amount which is authorized under that paragraph to be contracted for public debt and has not been expended, for new grants under this section for engineering design costs, construction costs and other costs which can be funded from bond revenue.
281.57(10m) (10m)Loan for modification or replacement of an innovative or alternative project. Notwithstanding subs. (2), (4) to (10) and (12), during the 1997-99 fiscal biennium, the department shall provide a loan of $1,300,000 to a municipality for all of the planning, design and construction costs incurred after June 30, 1995, for the modification or replacement of a failed innovative or alternative point source pollution abatement facility for which the department issued written approval of eligibility under 40 CFR 35.2032 before December 10, 1996, and which requires additional construction to eliminate discharge of effluent to groundwater and to establish a new surface water outfall. The department may not charge any interest on the loan and may not require the municipality to repay the loan until the municipality receives a grant from the federal environmental protection agency for the modification or replacement of the point source pollution abatement facility. If the federal environmental protection agency denies the grant, the department shall forgive the loan.
281.57(11) (11)Construction. This section shall be liberally construed in aid of the purposes declared in sub. (1).
281.57(12) (12)Sunset.
281.57(12)(a)(a) Notwithstanding sub. (6), the department may not issue a grant award under the state program for a municipality that has not submitted to the department by January 2, 1989, a facility plan which meets the requirements of this section and is approvable by the department under this chapter.
281.57(12)(b) (b) Notwithstanding sub. (6), the department may not issue a grant award under the state program for planning or construction work after June 30, 1990.
281.58 281.58 Clean water fund program; financial assistance.
281.58(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
281.58(1)(ae) (ae) "Capital cost loan" means a loan to a municipality to finance its payment for capital costs to a metropolitan sewerage district organized under ss. 66.88 to 66.918.
281.58(1)(ai) (ai) "Clean water fund program" means the program administered under this section with financial management provided under s. 281.59.
281.58(1)(am) (am) "Effluent limitation" has the meaning designated in s. 283.01 (6).
281.58(1)(b) (b) "Enforceable requirement" means any of the following:
281.58(1)(b)1. 1. Those conditions or limitations of a permit under ch. 283 which, if violated, could result in the initiation of a civil or criminal action under s. 283.89.
281.58(1)(b)2. 2. Those provisions of s. 281.19 (5) which, if violated could result in a departmental order under s. 281.19 (7).
281.58(1)(b)3. 3. If a permit under ch. 283 has not been issued, those conditions or limitations which, in the department's judgment, would be included in the permit when issued.
281.58(1)(b)4. 4. If no permit under ch. 283 applies, any requirement which the department determines is necessary for the best practicable waste treatment technology to meet applicable criteria.
281.58(1)(c) (c) "Industrial user" means any of the following:
281.58(1)(c)1. 1. Any nongovernmental, nonresidential user of a publicly owned treatment work which discharges more than the equivalent of 25,000 gallons per day of sanitary wastes, other than domestic wastes or discharges from sanitary conveniences, or discharges a volume that has the weight of biochemical oxygen demand or suspended solids at least as great as the weight found in 25,000 gallons per day of sanitary waste from residential users, and which is identified in the standard industrial classification manual, 1972, federal office of management and budget, as amended and supplemented as of October 1, 1978, under one of the following divisions:
281.58(1)(c)1.a. a. Division A: agriculture, forestry, and fishing.
281.58(1)(c)1.b. b. Division B: mining.
281.58(1)(c)1.c. c. Division D: manufacturing.
281.58(1)(c)1.d. d. Division E: transportation, communications, electric, gas, and sanitary services.
281.58(1)(c)1.e. e. Division I: services.
281.58(1)(c)2. 2. Any nongovernmental user of a publicly owned treatment work which discharges wastewater to the treatment work which contains toxic pollutants or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to contaminate the sludge of any municipal system, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, to constitute a hazard to humans or animals, to create a public nuisance, or to create any hazard in or have an adverse effect on the waters receiving any discharge from the treatment works.
281.58(1)(c)3. 3. All commercial users of an individual system constructed with grant assistance under s. 281.57.
281.58(1)(cg) (cg) "Market interest rate" means the interest at the effective rate of a revenue obligation issued by the state to fund a project loan or a portion of a project loan under the clean water fund program.
281.58(1)(cm) (cm) "Median household income" means median household income determined by the U.S. bureau of the census as adjusted by the department to reflect changes in household income since the most recent federal census.
281.58(1)(cs) (cs) "Residential user" means a structure or part of a structure, including a mobile home, that is used primarily as a home, residence or sleeping place by one person or 2 or more persons maintaining a common household and that uses a publicly owned treatment work. "Residential user" does not include an institutional, commercial, industrial or governmental facility.
281.58(1)(d) (d) "Treatment work" has the meaning designated in s. 283.01 (18).
281.58(1)(e) (e) "Violator of an effluent limitation" means a person or municipality that after May 17, 1988, is not in substantial compliance with the enforceable requirements of its permit issued under ch. 283 for a reason that the department determines is or has been within the control of the person or municipality.
281.58(2) (2)Rules. The department shall promulgate rules that are necessary for the proper execution of its responsibilities under this section.
281.58(2m) (2m)General duties. The department shall:
281.58(2m)(a) (a) Administer its responsibilities under the clean water fund program.
281.58(2m)(b) (b) Have the lead state role with the U.S. environmental protection agency.
281.58(2m)(c) (c) Cooperate with the department of administration in administering the clean water fund program.
281.58(2m)(d) (d) Have the lead state role with municipalities in providing clean water fund program information, and cooperate with the department of administration in providing such information to municipalities.
281.58(2m)(e) (e) Inspect periodically clean water fund project construction to determine project compliance with construction plans and specifications approved by the department and the requirements of this section and s. 281.59 and, if applicable, of 33 USC 1251 to 1376 and 33 USC 1381 to 1387 and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
281.58(2m)(f) (f) Submit a biennial budget request under s. 16.42 for the clean water fund program.
281.58(3) (3)Acceptance of federal capitalization grants.
281.58(3)(a)(a) The department may enter into an agreement under 33 USC 1382 with the U.S. environmental protection agency to receive a capitalization grant under 33 USC 1381 to 1387. The agreement may contain any provision required by 33 USC 1381 to 1387 and any regulation, guideline or policy adopted under 33 USC 1381 to 1387.
281.58(3)(b) (b) The department may enter into an agreement with the U.S. environmental protection agency to receive a grant for federal financial hardship assistance under P.L. 104-134, Title III. The agreement may contain any provision required by 40 CFR part 31 or other environmental protection agency regulations that apply to grant recipients.
281.58(3m) (3m)Biennial needs list. By May 1 of each even-numbered year, the department shall prepare and submit to the department of administration a biennial needs list that includes all of the following information:
281.58(3m)(a) (a) A list of wastewater treatment projects that the department estimates will apply for financial assistance under the clean water fund program during the next biennium.
281.58(3m)(b) (b) The estimated cost and estimated construction schedule of each project on the list, and the total of the estimated costs of all projects on the list.
281.58(3m)(c) (c) The estimated rank of each project on the priority list under sub. (8e).
281.58(6) (6)Methods of providing financial assistance.
281.58(6)(a)(a) The department may determine whether a municipality is eligible for financial assistance under the clean water fund program for any of the following:
281.58(6)(a)1. 1. Planning, designing and constructing or replacing a treatment work.
281.58(6)(a)2. 2. Implementing a management program established under 33 USC 1329 (b).
281.58(6)(a)3. 3. Developing and implementing a conservation and management plan under 33 USC 1330.
281.58(6)(a)4. 4. A capital cost loan.
281.58(6)(b) (b) The following methods of providing financial assistance may be used under the clean water fund program:
281.58(6)(b)1. 1. Purchasing or refinancing the obligation of a municipality if the obligation was incurred to finance the cost of constructing a water pollution control project located in this state and the obligation was initially incurred on or after May 17, 1988.
281.58(6)(b)2. 2. Purchasing or refinancing the obligation of a municipality if the obligation was incurred to finance the cost of constructing a water pollution control project located in this state and the obligation was initially incurred after March 7, 1985, and before May 17, 1988, if after giving the notice of financial assistance commitment under sub. (15) the requirements of 33 USC 1382 (b) (3) have still not been met.
281.58(6)(b)3. 3. Guaranteeing, or purchasing insurance for, municipal obligations for the construction or replacement of a treatment work if the guarantee or insurance would improve credit market access or reduce interest rates.
281.58(6)(b)4. 4. Making loans at or below the market interest rate.
281.58(6)(b)5. 5. Providing state financial hardship assistance under sub. (13) from the account under s. 25.43 (2) (b).
281.58(6)(b)5m. 5m. Providing federal financial hardship assistance grants under sub. (13) from the account under s. 25.43 (2) (ae).
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