The State Water Infrastructure Authority is to hear during its July 13-14 meeting a summary of public comments on a proposed plan to administer American Rescue Plan Act funding for stormwater projects and revisions to the ARPA stormwater fund entity eligibility requirements.
The meetings are to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, and 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center in Raleigh. The public may listen to the meeting online or by phone.
Other items on the agenda include a welcome from DEQ Secretary Elizabeth Biser and an update on bipartisan infrastructure law and Impacts on state revolving funds. Also during the meeting, decisions are expected to be made on final priority rating systems for projects seeking funding through Division of Water Infrastructure programs.
The two-day agenda is available on the state Department of Environmental Quality’s website.
The July 13 meeting will be available online through WebEx. Password is NCDWI. To listen by phone, call 415-655-0003 and use access code 2421 726 4707.
The July 14 meeting also will be available online through WebEx. Password is NCDWI. To listen by phone, call 415-655-0003 and use access code 2439 003 8119.
To speak during the public comment portion of the meeting, email Jennifer.Haynie@ncdenr.gov by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The authority is an independent body with primary responsibility for awarding federal and state funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, according to DEQ. Other responsibilities include developing a state water infrastructure master plan, recommending ways to maximize the use of available loan and grant funding resources, and examining best and emerging practices.