17.40.315 PROJECT PRIORITY LIST
(1) The project priority list is established for rating and
ranking possible projects for fund assistance.
(2) The department shall
list all potential eligible projects on the project priority list, including
projects proposed by project applicants and projects that the department
determines are needed.
(3) The project priority
list must include:
(a) a category assignment
for each project based on the type of construction anticipated;
(b) an assignment of a
numerical score for each project through use of the department's ranking
criteria and ranking system, which must rate and rank projects according to:
(i) water quality
impairment as it relates to:
(A) surface water; and
(B) ground water;
(ii) effectiveness of the
proposed project in improving water quality;
(iv) the applicant's
readiness to proceed; and
(c) a system by which
limited funds are allocated on an annual basis.
(4) The priority list must
be revised at least annually to consider new projects and changes in project
status, and to allocate available revenues from the fund for eligible uses.
History: 75-5-1105, MCA; IMP, 75-5-1112, MCA; NEW, 1990 MAR p. 1468, Eff. 7/27/90; TRANS, from DHES, 1996 MAR p. 1499; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 232, Eff. 2/14/03.