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Chapter 267-8 GEORGIA PETROLEUM OVERCHARGE PLAN - 2001

Rule 267-8-.01 Purpose

In compliance with the "Fair and Open Grants" Article of the "Budget Accountability and Planning Act of 1993," following is the information on a grant program being implemented in fall/winter 2001.

Rule 267-8-.02 The Name of the Grant Program

Georgia Petroleum Overcharge Plan - 2001.

Rule 267-8-.03 The Citation to Statutory Basis for the Grant Program in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated or Other General Law of the State of Georgia

Funded from Stripper Well Settlement Agreement Petroleum Overcharge funds.

Rule 267-8-.04 The General Scope and Purpose of the Grant Program

To comply with the federal court's order to provide restitution to the State's citizens through energy and transportation related programs.

Rule 267-8-.05 General Terms and Conditions of the Grant

A list of the allowable program activities that are under consideration for funding are as follows: No-Tillage Agriculture Assistance, $101,500; Wheels-to-Work Program/Public Transportation Program, $67,000; Agricultural Spraying Program, $21,000; Lagoon Pumpout System, $21,000; Stackhouse Animal Waste Recycling Program, $40,000; Public Education and Outreach, $275,000; Alternative Fuels/Clean Cities, $175,000; Energy Conservation with Residential Buildings, $175,000; Sustainable Design and Building Program, $75,000; Energy Conservation Program for Public Building, $225,000; Renewable Energy Programs, $146,000.

Rule 267-8-.06 Eligible Recipients of the Grants

State and Local Government and Non-Profit organizations.

Rule 267-8-.07 The Criteria for the Award of the Grant

GEFA is soliciting those energy and transportation related programs and proposals which a) are eligible under the court approved listing for this program, b) provide restitutionary benefits to Georgia citizens either as a whole or individually, c) further the state's general goals in either energy efficiency or transportation. A public hearing will be held on the program activities listed under Section 267-8-.05 on October 10, 2001. Changes may be made to the original plan based upon this public hearing and public comments received orally or in writing. Proposals received may be funded in whole or in part. Some suggested proposals may be held for further review and additional competition, which would be announced later through the "Fair and Open Grants" filing(s) if applicable.

Rule 267-8-.08 Directions and Deadlines for Comments on this Plan

Comments or applications must be in this Office by October 12, 2001, to be considered for the plan. Fax Copies will not be accepted or considered for funding. Comments or applications should be mailed to:

Georgia Petroleum Overcharge Plan - 2001

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority

100 Peachtree Street, Suite 2090

Atlanta, Georgia 30334