Green InfrastructureProjects Examples of eligible green infrastructure Installation of porous pavement, green roofs and other approaches to managing wet weather run-off Street tree and urban forestry programs Installation of riparian buffers and wetlands Downspout disconnection programs to eliminate storm water from combined sewer systems Installation of water meters Purchase of leak detection equipment Energy efficiency – retrofits and upgrades to pumps and treatment processes Installation of water efficient fixtures, fittings, equipment and appliances
Types of Specific Practices Agricultural BMPs: BMPs in NRCS Technical Manual Urban Runoff: BMPs in DEP Stormwater Best Practice Manual (Limited to “Developed” areas identified in County Comprehensive Plan) AMD & Brownfields: Specific lists of BMPs in the Preliminary Program Design manual
Non-Point Source in Parks Low Impact Storm Water Strategies Best Management Practices Pervious Asphalt Bio retention/Rain Gardens Emergent Plantings Tree Plantings Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Lewisburg / East Buffalo Township / Kelly Township – Multi-Generation Park
Nutrient Trading Nitrogen and Phosphorus Credits Chesapeake Bay Only Determined by DEP based upon water quality impacts Auctions Conducted by PENNVEST Value determined by auction process PENNVEST Provides security to both buyer and seller
Eligible Applicants Municipalities Municipal Authorities County Conservation Districts Watershed Organizations Nonprofit Organizations Other Private Entities
Partnering with state agencies PENNVEST has a history of working with other state and local entities to maximize resources and improve water quality. DCNR, DEP, and DCED are a strong partner in the development of traditional and alternative solutions to water quality issues impacting local communities.
Technical requirements Design completion Identified problem with alternatives that have been analyzed – so that it is clear that the proposed project is the best use of funds and will work! Site specific plans – consult with PENNVEST and PADEP for what is appropriate for various types of projects Plan and profile drawings Clear description of WHAT is being done and HOW. Implementation plan Clear construction schedule Permits in hand before application Plans for inspections during and after construction Operation and maintenance provisions Environmental review Requirements vary – consult with PADEP
PADEP carries out project analysis Water Quality 40% Compliance 10% Planning25% Benefit-to-cost20% Safety 5%
Funding Summary Projects Approved:Projects Approved: 3,1593, Drinking Water976 Drinking Water 1,480 Waste Water1,480 Waste Water 15 Brownfield15 Brownfield 3 Acid Mine Drainage3 Acid Mine Drainage 115 Storm Water115 Storm Water 468 On-Lot468 On-Lot 102 Non Point Source102 Non Point Source Total Funding approved to Date:Total Funding approved to Date: $7.1 Billion$7.1 Billion
Projected Fiscal Year Funding Budget (and beyond?) Total: $335 million Loans: $300 million Grants: $35.4 million Growing Greener Federal SRF’s Marcellus impact fee (Act 13) Minerals extraction royalties (Act 147)
NPS – Financial Capability Criteria Based upon the land owner / benefactor capacity Factors considered: Private For Profit – Revenues, available funds and the impact of debt service Governmental and Not For Profit – Unrestricted cash and investments, operating expenses and cash flow as related to debt service.
How to apply Contact the PENNVEST Project Specialist for your area of the state Participate in a planning consultation meeting with PENNVEST and DEP Submit application through PENNVEST website:
PENNVEST CONTACTS PV Region 1 – Dave Henning ; ; Northwest and North Central Pennsylvania Northwest and North Central Pennsylvania PV Region 2 – Larry Gasparato ; ; Southwest Pennsylvania Southwest Pennsylvania PV Region 3 – Tess Schlupp ; ; South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania PV Region 4 – Rebecca Kennedy ; ; Northeastern Pennsylvania Northeastern Pennsylvania
Questions or Follow-up? Brion Johnson: PENNVEST in general: To find a Project Specialist by county, go to the homepage of our website and click on the “Regional Assistance” link under the map on the left-hand side. To find a Project Specialist by county, go to the homepage of our website and click on the “Regional Assistance” link under the map on the left-hand side.