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Texas Water Development Board
Public Hearing Notice for
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan for
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
The Texas Water Development Board (Board) will conduct a public hearing on the draft American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Intended Use Plan (IUP) to implement funding under the ARRA special DWSRF capitalization grant. The hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. on July 10, 2009, in Room 170 of the Stephen F. Austin Building at 1700 N. Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78701. Public access to the Stephen F. Austin Building is located at the Congress Avenue (east) entrance of the building.
The ARRA DWSRF IUP a list of water projects in prioritized order which will be considered for funding in Fiscal Year 2010 through the DWSRF loan program. The draft ARRA DWSRF IUP has been prepared pursuant to rules adopted by the Texas Water Development Board in 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 371. Please note that these rules have been waived or modified by the TWDB in certain respects in order to comply with special requirements for the ARRA DWSRF capitalization grant. The ARRA DWSRF funds must be used to fund projects that are either under construction or fully committed to construction contracts no later than February 17, 2010. Accordingly, the projects are prioritized on the basis of readiness to proceed to construction before that date. ARRA also requires that 20% of the available funds are set aside for "green" projects and 50% for deep subsidization of projects which the Board has reserved for disadvantaged communities. For more information on green guidance, please view the following links:
- DWSRF Green Project Eligibility, General Requirements and Business Case
- Guidance for DWSRF "Green" Project Solicitation
Interested persons are encouraged to attend the hearing and to present relevant and material comments concerning the draft ARRA DWSRF IUP. The Board also will receive information from applicants in addition to that previously provided in order to supplement or clarify a project's readiness to proceed, disadvantaged community status, or qualifications as a "green" project. However, the Board will not consider any changes or modifications to the scope of work for any project.
In addition, persons may submit written comments to:
General Counsel, Texas Water Development Board
P.O. Box 13231, Austin, Texas 78711
or may file comments at
Comments and supplemental information provided outside of electronic submission at the address stated, written comments to the Board's General Counsel, or at the public hearing on July 10, 2009, will not be considered. Any comments and supplemental information received after 5:00 p.m. July 13, 2009, will not be considered.
Interested persons also may review the draft ARRA of 2009 DWSRF IUP at the Board's website at: Draft DWSRF IUP and Draft DWSRF IUP Cover Letter. Copies of the draft ARRA DWSRF IUP also may be obtained in Room 560 on the 5th floor of the Stephen F. Austin Building or may be obtained from the Texas Water Development Board, Project Finance, P.O. Box 13231, Austin, Texas 78711.
The hearing will be conducted in a manner that allows all members of the public to speak. Please note that time limits on public comments may be imposed.
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact Leslie Anderson at (512) 463-7855 two (2) working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
To view Frequently Asked Questions regarding this public hearing, please click here.