SRF – Proposed Changes

Proposed changes to State Revolving Fund (SRF) program (apologies – we have not translated this from the original bureaucrat-ese)

Notice of Public Comment Period

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program

Pursuant to its authority under 310 CMR 44.06(3) and (4), and 310 CMR 45.06(3) and (4), the

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“MassDEP”) intends to modify the

Project Selection Criteria for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking

Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Loan Programs for calendar year 2011 Intended Use

Plans.

Water and wastewater infrastructure has a significant impact upon where development has and

can occur. As a result, in 2011 the SRF programs intends to continue supporting basic

sustainable development principles. In addition, a continued priority of Governor Patrick’s

Administration is energy conservation and efficiency. That support will be implemented through

weighting of SRF solicitation criteria to include renewable energy generation and energy

efficiency at treatment works. .

In addition to supporting smart growth and greater energy efficiencies at treatment facilities,

MassDEP also intends to increase consideration for projects proposing to use SRF funds to

remedy non-compliance regulatory issues at water and wastewater treatment facilities

DEP is seeking public comment on this notice through the close of business on June 25, 2010.

Written comments should be addressed and sent to: Steven J. McCurdy, Director, Division of

Municipal Services, MA DEP 1 Winter Street, 5th floor Boston, MA 02108

Draft copies of the Project Evaluation Form can be viewed at

http://www.mass.gov/dep/public/publiche.htm. In addition, DEP will conduct one (1) Public

Hearing on its modification to the Project Selection Criteria on June 25, 2010 at DEP’s

headquarters: One Winter Street, Boston, MA. The Public Hearing will begin in Room 2212 at

1:00 p.m.

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