FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 22, 2015) — The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) and the Division of Water (DOW) of the Energy and Environment Cabinet are hosting a public meeting to present and solicit comments on the draft 2016 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (CWSRF IUP) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
The meeting will be held Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Conference Room at 1024 Capital Plaza Drive, Suite 340, Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky’s draft 2016 Clean Water Intended Use Plan (IUP), including the Project Priority List, is available for public review and comment through June 15, 2015.
KIA will have approximately $85,000,000 available for low-interest loans for projects to prevent and control water pollution in Kentucky.
The funds are part of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), a low-interest loan program created by the Clean Water Act Amendments of 1987 to provide a perpetual low-cost source of funding for a wide range of efforts to protect or improve water quality. Construction loans carry a 20-year repayment period while loans for planning and design carry shorter repayment periods. Thirty-year repayment terms are available to disadvantaged communities.
To be considered eligible to receive a CWSRF loan, a project must be identified on the Project Priority List, which is attached to the IUP. A public comment period is required prior to finalizing the plan.
KIA and DOW will hold a public meeting to present the draft 2016 CWSRF IUP to the public and solicit their comments. The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in the KIA Board Room located at 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340, Frankfort, Ky.
The IUP identifies the goals of the CWSRF and describes how the money will be used to achieve those goals. The IUP was prepared jointly by KIA, an agency in the Governor’s Office, and DOW.
Kentucky’s draft IUP for the 2016 CWSRF, including the Project Priority List, may be viewed online at water.ky.gov or kia.ky.gov. Copies of the plan and the priority list may also be viewed at the following locations:
Division of Water Kentucky Infrastructure Authority
200 Fair Oaks Lane, 4th Floor 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340
Frankfort, Kentucky Frankfort, Kentucky
or at any Division of Water field office or Area Development District office.
Comments should be provided in writing to Jeff Abshire, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, by June 15, 2015, at the address given above. For questions, please contact Jeff Abshire at 502-573-0260.