HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-3626. Authorization of grants and loans — Designation of administering agency — Reservation of funds for operations — Criteria — Priority projects — Eligible projects. (1) The state of Idaho is hereby authorized to make grants and loans at or below market interest rates, as funds are available, to any municipality to assist said municipality in the construction of sewage treatment works, to community public water systems and nonprofit noncommunity public water systems. The state of Idaho is hereby also authorized to make loans at or below market interest rates for the implementation of a management program established under section 319 of the federal water pollution control act, as amended.
(2) The department of environmental quality may use a portion of the interest revenues from wastewater and drinking water loans, in an amount not to exceed one percent (1%) of loans outstanding, subject to annual appropriation, for operation of the wastewater and drinking water loan programs.
(3) The Idaho board of environmental quality through the department of environmental quality shall be the agency for administration of funds authorized for grants or loans under this chapter, and may reserve up to four percent (4%) of the moneys accruing annually to the water pollution control and wastewater facility loan funds to be appropriated annually for the purpose of operating the water quality programs established pursuant to this chapter. The board may also reserve up to six percent (6%) of the moneys accruing annually to the water pollution control fund to be appropriated annually for the purpose of conducting water quality studies including monitoring.
(4) In allocating state construction grants and loans under this chapter, the Idaho board of environmental quality shall give consideration to water pollution control needs, protection of public health and provision of safe drinking water.
(5) Pursuant to subsection (4) of this section, the Idaho board of environmental quality shall establish an integrated list of priority municipal sewage facility and nonpoint source pollution control projects and a list of priority community and nonprofit noncommunity public water systems.
(6) The Idaho board of environmental quality through the department of environmental quality may transfer funds between the wastewater facility loan account and the drinking water loan account. Such transfers shall be listed in the annual intended use plan and approved by the Idaho board of environmental quality.
[(39-3626) 1970, ch. 87, sec. 3, p. 211; am. 1974, ch. 23, sec. 155, p. 725; am. 1974, ch. 80, sec. 2, p. 1167; am. 1977, ch. 176, sec. 2, p. 453; am. 1980, ch. 208, sec. 3, p. 476; am. 1980, ch. 280, sec. 2, p. 728; am. 1987, ch. 174, sec. 2, p. 343; am. 1988, ch. 270, sec. 1, p. 896; am. and redesig. 1995, ch. 352, sec. 10, p. 1184; am. 1999, ch. 137, sec. 11, p. 396; am. 2000, ch. 53, sec. 3, p. 105; am. 2000, ch. 363, sec. 1, p. 1200; am. 2001, ch. 103, sec. 37, p. 282; am. 2004, ch. 61, sec. 1, p. 279; am. 2014, ch. 59, sec. 1, p. 141.]