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RULE §14.3Applicability

(a) Grants may be awarded only for a purpose which is consistent with the agency's jurisdiction and purposes under law, as determined by the executive director.

(b) Purposes for which the agency may award a grant include:

  (1) development or implementation of comprehensive conservation and management plans under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, §320 (33 United States Code, Chapter 1330), for designated national estuaries located in Texas;

  (2) demonstration projects which involve new techniques for pollution prevention, energy or resource conservation, or waste management;

  (3) environmental purposes identified in a federal grant which is intended as pass-through grant;

  (4) development or improvement of monitoring or modeling techniques for water or air quality;

  (5) support of local air pollution programs; or

  (6) studies or program-related efforts to prevent an area which is near-nonattainment with federal air quality standards from reaching nonattainment status or, if such an area has become a nonattainment area, to assist that area's efforts to return to attainment status.

(c) If the agency awards a grant for a purpose other than those specifically listed in subsection (b) of this section, the executive director must identify the purpose, determine and document that it is consistent with the agency jurisdiction and purposes under law, and document how the funding requirements are met under §14.4 of this title (relating to Funding).

(d) This chapter does not restrict or limit the ability of the agency to procure goods or services needed by the agency for the purpose of carrying out its own responsibilities in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Title 7, Intergovernmental Relations, or Title 10, General Government.

Source Note: The provisions of this §14.3 adopted to be effective August 20, 2000, 25 TexReg 7720

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