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Chapter 515-13 GRANT PROGRAMS

Rule 515-13-.01 Motor Carrier Assistance Program Grant

(1) Sec. 402 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, of 1981 ( Pub. L. 97-424 )
(2) General Scope and Purpose of the Grant Program. The general scope and purpose. of the grant program is to provide funding for traffic law enforcement and inspection of commercial motor vehicle in conjunction therewith to reduce the number of traffic accidents, deaths, injuries, and the amount of property damage.
(3) General Terms and Conditions of the Grant. The general terms and condition's of a grant funded through Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program funds are:
(a) Funds are only available for safety inspections of commercial motor vehicles performed pursuant to traffic stops, e.g., improper lane changes, speeding, following too closely, etc.
(b) Funds are granted annually and are conditioned on approval of applicant's enforcement plan and available funds. Monies are conditioned on allocation of federal funding and satisfactory performance.
(c) Must have authority to effect traffic stops and inspect commercial motor vehicles.
(d) Funds required for match as follows: 80% GPSC 20% Local
(4) Eligible recipients of the Grant. Any state or local government enforcement agency with authority to perform traffic enforcement on commercial motor vehicles.
(5) Criteria for the award. Volume and type of commercial motor vehicle traffic; number, frequency and severity of accidents involving commercial motor vehicles; fatalities, injuries and property damage resulting from commercial vehicle accidents; objectives to be achieved through use of the funds.
(6) Directions and Deadlines for Applying. Request for funds and enforcement plans must be received no later than June 15. Requests for information on applying should be made to Georgia Public Service Commission, Attn: Lucia A. Ramey, Suite 310, 1007 Virginia Avenue, Hapeville, Georgia 30354-5702.