02 NCAC 59h  .0105         COST SHARE AND INCENTIVE PAYMENTS

(a)  Cost share and incentive payments shall be made through Cost Share Agreements between the district and the applicant.

(b)  For all practices except those eligible for CSI, the state shall provide a percentage of the average cost for BMP installation not to exceed the maximum cost share percentages shown in subdivision (4) of G.S. 143-215.74M(b),and the applicant shall contribute the remainder of the cost.  In‑kind contributions by the applicant shall be included in the applicants' cost share contribution.  In‑kind contributions shall be specified in the agreement for cost sharing and shall be approved by the district.

(c)  CSI payments shall be limited to a maximum of three years per applicant per incentive practice.

(d)  Average installation costs for each comparative area or region of the state and the amount of cost share incentive payments shall be updated and revised at least triennially by the Division for approval by the Commission.

(e)  The total annual cost share payments to an applicant shall not exceed the maximum funding authorized in subdivision (4) of G.S. 143-215.74M(b).

(f)  Cost share payments to implement BMPs under this program may be combined with other funding programs, as long as the combined cost share rate does not exceed the amount and percentages set forth in Paragraphs (b) and (e) of this Rule. Community Conservation Assistance Program funding shall not exceed the maximum cost share percentages shown in subdivision (4) of G.S. 143-215.74M(b).

(g)  Use of cost share payments is restricted to land located within the county approved for funding by the Commission.  However, in the situation where an applicant's land is not located solely within a county, the entire tract, if contiguous, is eligible for cost share payments.

(h)  The district Board of Supervisors may approve Cost Share Agreements with cost share percentages or cost sharing amounts less than the maximum allowable in subdivision (4) of G.S. 143-215.74M(b) if:

(1)           The Commission allocates insufficient cost share BMP funding to the district to enable it to award funding to all applicants; or

(2)           The district establishes other criteria in its annual strategy plan for cost sharing percentages or cost sharing amounts less than those allowable in subdivision (4) of G.S. 143-215.74M(b).

(i)  For purposes of determining eligible payments under practice-specific caps described in the detailed implementation plan, all business entities with which the applicant is associated by ownership or partnership interest, including those in other counties, shall be considered the same applicant for purposes of calculating caps.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-840; 106-860; 139‑4; 139‑8;

Eff. December 1, 2007;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 06I .0105 Eff. May 1, 2012.