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Substitute House Bill No. 5481

Public Act No. 16-57

AN ACT CONCERNING PHOSPHORUS REDUCTION REIMBURSEMENTS TO MUNICIPALITIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subdivision (6) of subsection (c) of section 22a-478 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(6) Any contract entered into by a municipality prior to, on or after the effective date of this section but before July 1, [2018] 2019, that is eligible for financing as a project undertaken for phosphorus removal to at or below [two-tenths] thirty-one one-hundredths milligrams per liter, [effluent discharge] provided such amount is specified as the average monthly effluent total phosphorous limit in a discharge permit issued to such municipality by the commissioner pursuant to section 22a-430, shall receive (A) a project grant of fifty per cent of the cost of the project associated with such phosphorus removal, (B) except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, a twenty per cent grant for the balance of the cost of the project, and (C) a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs, [. In providing funding under this subdivision, the commissioner shall give priority, first to projects with the lowest permitted limit of phosphorus discharge as contained in a valid discharge permit issued pursuant to section 22a-430, and then to those that remove the greatest amount of phosphorus, as measured in pounds per year] provided nothing in this subdivision shall effect any requirement or schedule in any discharge permit issued by the commissioner pursuant to said section.

Approved May 26, 2016