§1389b. Clean Water Fund audit

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Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

047

:
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL






Subchapter

007
:
VERMONT CLEAN WATER FUND










 

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1389b. Clean Water Fund audit

(a) On or before

January 15, 2021, the Secretary of Administration shall submit to the House and

Senate Committees on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance, the House

Committee on Ways and Means, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, the House

Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products, the Senate Committee on Natural

Resources and Energy, and the House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water

Resources a program audit of the Clean Water Fund. The report shall include:

(1) a summary of

the expenditures from the Clean Water Fund, including the water quality

projects and programs that received funding;

(2) an analysis

and summary of the efficacy of the water quality projects and programs funded

from the Clean Water Fund or implemented by the State;

(3) an

evaluation of whether water quality projects and programs funded or implemented

by the State are achieving the intended water quality benefits;

(4) an

assessment of the capacity of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets to

effectively administer and enforce agricultural water quality requirements on

farms in the State; and

(5) a

recommendation of whether the General Assembly should authorize the

continuation of the Clean Water Fund and, if so, at what funding level.

(b) The audit

required by this section shall be conducted by a qualified, independent

environmental consultant or organization with knowledge of the federal Clean

Water Act, State water quality requirements and programs, the Lake Champlain

Total Maximum Daily Load plan, and the program elements of the State clean

water initiative.

(c)

Notwithstanding provisions of section 1389 of this title to the contrary, the

Secretary of Administration shall pay for the costs of the audit required under

this section from the Clean Water Fund, established under section 1388 of this

title. (Added 2015, No. 64, § 37, eff. June 16, 2015.)
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