OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6528

AN ACT CONCERNING CLEAN MARINAS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Department of Transportation

TF - Potential Cost

See Below

See Below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill allows the commissioner of the Department of Transportation to enter into a contract with a federal agency and other entities for state harbor improvement grants and authorizes these grants for marina's that participate in the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Connecticut Clean Marina Program. The grant qualifies marinas for an additional grant equal to 10% of the project's cost. To the extent these contracts are approved, there will be an increase in state grant-in-aid funds awarded.

There are 49 certified and pledged clean marinas in the state that would be eligible for this grant. It is not known at this time how many need sediment, dredging, or disposal projects.

The average cost of a dredging project in the state is approximately $20 per cubic yard and the average volume of sediment dredged (based on known permits) is 13,618 cubic yards. The average cost of a sediment, dredging, or disposal project is $272,360.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.