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State Underground Water Source Protection

Number: 66.433
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Office: Office of Water

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
66.433 State Underground Water Source Protection
Federal Agency (030):
Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency
Authorization (040):
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, Public Law 93-523; Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996, Public Law 104-182, 42 U.S.C 300; Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986, Public Law 99-339; Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, Public Law 96-502; Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, Public Law 96-63.
Objectives (050):
To foster development and implementation of underground injection control (UIC) programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The objective of the grant program is to provide financial assistance, to eligible States and Tribes, for the implementation of their UIC Program. The fundamental goal of the program, and the grants, is to ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected from endangering injection activities. Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2013: The program will fund the major components of State UIC programs which include: the development and maintenance of inventories of injection systems; the development and maintenance of databases housing compliance information on underground injection well activities; the implementation of UIC permitting activities; and the implementation of enforcement programs to ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected from underground injection activities.
Types of Assistance (060):
FORMULA GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
The funds are to be used to develop and implement an underground injection control program adequate to enforce the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Assistance agreement awards under this program may involve or relate to geospatial information. Further information regarding geospatial information may be obtained by viewing the following website: http://geodata.epa.gov. Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or government-owned vehicles, or while driving privately-owned vehicles when on official government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the government. Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to conduct initiatives of the type described in section 3(a) of the Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving Executive Order that was signed on October 1, 2009.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
States and Indian Tribes that qualify as Programs that have delegated primary Enforcement Authority pursuant to SDWA amendments of 1986.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
States and Indian Tribes.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Applications are subject to State and area wide clearinghouses review pursuant to procedures in the proposed 40 CFR Part 19. The standard application forms, as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102, must be used for this program. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The grant application must be submitted to the appropriate EPA Regional Administrator. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The standard application forms, as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102, must be used for this program. EPA requires final applications to be made on Standard Form 424. Requests for application kits must be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency, Grants and Interagency Agreements Management Division, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Mailcode (3903R), Washington, DC 20460 or through the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Applicants may be able to use http://www.grants.gov to electronically apply for certain grant opportunities under this CFDA. Additional information on the EPA grant package can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/ogd/grants/how_to_apply.htm.
Award Procedure (093):
Applications are reviewed by the appropriate EPA Regional Office and, if approved, the funds are awarded by the Regional Administrator.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Approximately 60 days.
Appeals (096):
Disputes will be resolved under 40 CFR 30.63 or 40 CFR 31.70, as applicable.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory Formula: Title Safe Drinking Water Act. This program operates under a formula which uses criteria set forth in the SDWA, Section 1443(b)(4).
Matching Requirements: Except for Indian Tribes, Federal assistance is limited to 75 percent of eligible costs, not to exceed the State allotment. The statistical factors used for allocation include: (1) population of State, based on the most recent Census Bureau data; (2) State land area, based on the most recent Census Bureau data; and (3) injection practices by State, based on data reported by States and maintained by EPA as of the most recent fiscal year prior to allocation development. For Indian Tribes, Federal assistance is limited to 90 percent of eligible costs.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
The term of the grant shall be determined at the time of grant award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The method of fund disbursement will be determined at the time of award.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
EPA includes reporting requirements for grants and cooperative agreements in the terms and conditions of the agreements. Agreements may require quarterly, interim, and final progress reports, and expenditure/financial, equipment, and invention reports. Specific reporting requirements are also identified in the Grant Regulations at 40 CFR Part 30 and 40 CFR Part 31, as applicable. Program reports are required under this program. Cash reports are required under this program. Progress reports are required under this program. Expenditure reports are required under this program. Performance monitoring is required under this program.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.
Records (113):
Financial records, including all documents which support entries on accounting records and substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts. All records must be maintained for 3 years from the date of submission of the annual financial status report, or until any audit exceptions have been resolved.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Formula Grants) FY 12 $10,852,000; FY 13 est $10,308,000; and FY 14 est $10,650,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
$13,000 to $973,000/fiscal year; $176,000/fiscal year.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Grants for State Underground Water Source Protection Programs (40 CFR 35); General Grant Regulations and Procedures (40 CFR Part 30).
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office (152):
Denny Cruz Prevention Branch, Drinking Water Protection Division
Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
Office of Water, (4606M)
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, District of Columbia 20460 Email: cruz.denny@epa.gov Phone: (202) 564-3879
Website Address (153):
http://water.epa.gov/type/groundwater/uic/grants.cfm
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
(1) Adequacy of State's annual program plan for an enforceable underground injection control program; (2) compliance with requirements of 40 CFR 30 and 35, and Executive Order No. 12367 (Revised); (3) designation of a State agency to receive the grant and be responsible for coordinating the underground water source protection program; and (4) evidence that Federal grant funds will not supplant the State's nonfederal funding committed to underground water source protection efforts. For Indian Tribes: (1) demonstration of Tribal adequacy; and (2) demonstration of the tribe's intent, adequate legal authority, and resources to implement specific program elements outlined in 40 CFR 144, 145, 146, and 148.