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65-3415.Solid waste grants. (a) The secretary is authorized to assist counties, designated cities or regional solid waste management entities by administering grants to pay up to 60% of the costs of preparing and revising official plans for solid waste management systems in accordance with the requirements of this act and the rules and regulations and standards adopted pursuant to this act, and for carrying out related studies, surveys, investigations, inquiries, research and analyses.

(b) The secretary is authorized to assist counties, designated cities, municipalities, regional solid waste management entities that are part of an interlocal agreement entered into pursuant to K.S.A. 12-2901 et seq. and amendments thereto or other applicable statutes, colleges, universities, schools, state agencies or private entities, by administering competitive grants that pay up to 75% of eligible costs incurred by such a county, city, regional entity, college, university, school, state agency or private entity pursuant to an approved solid waste management plan, for any project related to the development and operation of recycling, source reduction, waste minimization and solid waste management public education programs. Such projects shall include, but not be limited to, the implementation of innovative waste processing technologies which demonstrate nontraditional methods to reduce waste volume by recovering materials or by converting the waste into usable by-products or energy through chemical or physical processes. To be eligible for competitive grants awarded pursuant to this section, a county, designated city, regional entity, college, university, school, state agency or private entity must be implementing a project which is part of a solid waste management plan approved by the secretary or implementing a project with statewide significance as determined by the secretary with the advice and counsel of the solid waste grants advisory committee.

(c) The secretary is authorized to assist counties, cities or regional solid waste management entities that are part of an interlocal agreement entered into pursuant to K.S.A. 12-2901 et seq. and amendments thereto or other applicable statutes, by administering grants that pay up to 60% of costs incurred by such a county, city or regional entity for:

(1) The development or enhancement of temporary and permanent household hazardous waste programs operated in accordance with K.S.A. 65-3460 and amendments thereto;

(2) the first year of operation following initial start-up of temporary and permanent household hazardous waste programs; and

(3) educating the public regarding changes in household hazardous waste collection program operations or services.

(d) The secretary is authorized to assist counties, cities or regional solid waste management entities that are part of an interlocal agreement entered into pursuant to K.S.A. 12-2901 et seq. and amendments thereto or other applicable statutes, by administering grants that pay up to 75% of costs incurred by such a county, city or regional entity to develop and implement temporary agricultural pesticide collection programs.

(e) The secretary is authorized to assist counties, cities or regional solid waste management entities that are part of an interlocal agreement entered into pursuant to K.S.A. 12-2901 et seq. and amendments thereto or other applicable statutes, by administering grants that pay up to 75% of costs incurred by such a county, city, or regional entity to develop and implement exempt small quantity hazardous waste generator waste collection programs, subject to the following:

(1) The aggregate amount of all such grants made for a fiscal year shall not exceed $150,000; and

(2) no grantee shall receive any such grants in an aggregate amount exceeding $50,000.

(f) (1) Failure of any public or private entity to pay solid waste tonnage fees as required pursuant to K.S.A. 65-3415b, and amendments thereto, shall bar receipt of any grant funds by such entity until fees and related penalties have been paid.

(2) Failure of a county or regional authority to perform annual solid waste plan reviews and five year public hearings, and submit appropriate notification to the secretary that such actions have been carried out pursuant to K.S.A. 65-3405, and amendments thereto, shall bar receipt of any grant funds by any entity within the jurisdiction of such county or regional authority unless the grant would support a project expected to yield benefits to counties outside the jurisdiction of such county or regional authority.

(3) A city, county, regional authority, college, university, school, state agency or private entity shall not be eligible to receive grants authorized in K.S.A. 65-3415, and amendments thereto, if the department determines that such city, county, regional authority, college, university, school, state agency or private entity is operating in substantial violation of applicable solid and hazardous waste laws or rules and regulations.

(4) The secretary may establish additional minimum requirements for grant eligibility.

(g) If the secretary determines that a grant recipient has utilized grant moneys for purposes not authorized in the grant contract, the secretary may order the repayment of such moneys and cancel any remaining department commitments under the grant. If the grant recipient fails to comply with the secretary's order, the secretary may initiate a civil action in district court to recover any unapproved expenditures, including administrative and legal expenses incurred to pursue such action. Recovered grant moneys or expenses shall be remitted to the state treasurer, who shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury and credit it to the solid waste management fund.

(h) All grants shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts from moneys in the solid waste management fund created by K.S.A. 65-3415a and amendments thereto.

(i) Local match requirements for all solid waste grant programs may be met by in-kind contributions.

History: L. 1970, ch. 264, § 15; L. 1974, ch. 352, § 168; L. 1992, ch. 316, § 6; L. 1995, ch. 221, § 2; L. 1997, ch. 140, § 8; L. 2000, ch. 96, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 127, § 5; July 1.



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