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Title 24 : Municipal and County Government

Chapter 120 : SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTAL REVOLVING FUND

Subchapter 002 : MUNICIPAL LOANS

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 4763b)
  • § 4763b. Loans to individuals for failed wastewater systems and failed potable water supplies

    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, when the wastewater system or potable water supply serving only one single-family residence on its own lot meets the definition of a failed supply or system, the Secretary of Natural Resources may lend monies to the owner of the residence from the Vermont Wastewater and Potable Water Revolving Loan Fund established in section 4753 of this title. In such cases, the following conditions shall apply:

    (1) loans may only be made to households with an income equal to or less than 200 percent of the State average median household income;

    (2) loans may only be made to households where the recipient of the loan resides in the residence on a year-round basis;

    (3) loans may only be made if the owner of the residence has been denied financing for the repair, replacement, or construction due to involuntary disconnection by at least one other financing entity;

    (4) no construction loan shall be made to an individual under this subsection, nor shall any part of any revolving loan made under this subsection be expended, until all of the following take place:

    (A) the Secretary of Natural Resources determines that if a wastewater system and potable water supply permit is necessary for the design and construction of the project to be financed by the loan, the permit has been issued to the owner of the failed system or supply; and

    (B) the individual applying for the loan certifies to the Secretary of Natural Resources that the proposed project has secured all State and federal permits, licenses, and approvals necessary to construct and operate the project to be financed by the loan;

    (5) all funds from the repayment of loans made under this section shall be deposited into the Vermont Wastewater and Potable Water Revolving Loan Fund.

    (b) The Secretary of Natural Resources shall establish standards, policies, and procedures as necessary for the implementation of this section. The Secretary may establish criteria to extend the payment period of a loan or to waive all or a portion of the loan amount. (Added 2011, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 14; amended 2013, No. 51, § 42, eff. May 29, 2013.)