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R990. Workforce Services, Housing and Community Development.

Rule R990-8. Permanent Community Impact Fund Board Review and Approval of Applications for Funding Assistance.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R990-8-1. Purpose.

The Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (the Board) provides loans and/or grants to State agencies and subdivisions of the State which are or may be socially or economically impacted, directly or indirectly, by mineral resource development. Authorization for the Board is contained in Section 35A-8-301 et seq.

R990-8-2. Eligibility.

Only those applications for funding assistance which are submitted by an eligible applicant for an eligible project shall be funded by the Board.

Eligible projects include: a) planning; b) the construction and maintenance of public facilities; and c) the provision of public services. "Public Facilities and Services" means public infrastructure or services traditionally provided by local governmental entities.

Eligible applicants include state agencies and subdivisions of the state and Interlocal agencies as defined in Subsection 35A-8-302, which are or may be socially or economically impacted, directly or indirectly, by mineral resource development.

R990-8-3. Application Requirements.

A. Applicants shall submit their funding requests on the Board's most current application form, furnished by the Housing and Community Development Division (HCD). Applicants submitting incomplete applications will be notified of deficiencies and their request for funding assistance will be held by the Board's staff pending submission of the required information by the applicant.

Complete applications which have been accepted for processing will be placed one of the Trimester's upcoming "Application Review Meeting" agendas.

B. Additional general information not specifically covered by the application form should also be furnished to the Board and its staff when such information would be helpful to the Board in appraising the merits of the project.

C. For proposed drinking water and sewer projects, sufficient technical information must be provided to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to permit their review. The Board will not act on any drinking water or sewer project unless they receive such review from DEQ.

D. Planning grants and studies normally require a fifty percent cash contribution by the applicant. Planning assistance requests shall be reviewed and/or provided by the Rural Planning Group.

E. The Board requires all applicants to have a vigorous public participation effort. All applicants shall hold at least one formal public hearing to solicit comment concerning the size, scope and nature of any funding request prior to its submission to the Board. In that public hearing, the public shall be advised the financing may be in the form of a loan, even if the application requests a grant.

Complete and detailed information shall be given to the public regarding the proposed project and its financing. The information shall include the expected financial impact including potential repayment terms and the costs to the public as user fees, special assessments, or property taxes if the financing is in the form of a loan. The Board may require additional public hearings if determines the applicant did not adequately disclose to the public the impact of the financial assistance during the initial public hearing.

When the Board offers the applicant a financial package that is substantially different in the amounts, terms or conditions initially requested by an applicant, the Board may require additional public hearings to solicit public comment on the modified funding package.

A copy of the public notice and transcript or minutes of the hearing shall be attached to the funding request. Public opinion polls may be submitted in addition to the transcript or minutes.

F. Letters of comment outlining specific benefits (or problems) to the community and State may be submitted with the application.

G. All applicants are required to notify in writing the applicable Association of Governments of their intention to submit a funding request to the Board. A copy of any comments made by the Association of Governments shall be attached to the funding request. It is the intent of the Board to encourage regional review and prioritization of funding requests to help ensure the timely consideration of all worthwhile projects.

H. Section 9-8-404 requires all state agencies before they expend any state funds or approves any undertaking to take into account the effect of the undertaking on any district, site, building structure or specimen that is included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places or the State Register and to allow the state historic preservation officer (SHPO) a reasonable opportunity to comment on the undertaking or expenditure. In order to comply with that duty, the Board requires all applicants provide the Board's staff with a detailed description of the proposed project attached to the application. The Board's staff will provide SHPO with descriptions of applications which may have potential historic preservation concerns for SHPO's review and comment in compliance with the CIB/SHPO Programmatic Agreement. SHPO comments on individual applications will be provided to the Board as part of the review process outline in R990-8-4. Additionally the Board requires that if during the construction of the project the applicant discovers any cultural/paleontological resources, the applicant shall cease project activities which may affect or impact the cultural/paleontological resource, notify the Board and SHPO of the discovery, allow the Board to take into account the effects of the project on cultural/paleontological resources, and not proceed until further approval is given by the Board.

I. All applicants must provide evidence and arguments to the Board as to how the proposed funding assistance provides for planning, the construction and maintenance of public facilities or the provision of public services.

J. All applicants must demonstrate that the facilities or services provided will be available and open to the general public and that the proposed funding assistance is not merely a device to pass along low interest government financing to the private sector.

K. All applicants must demonstrate that any arrangement with a lessee of the proposed project will constitute a true lease, and not a disguised financing arrangement. The lessee must be required to pay a reasonable market rental for the use of the facility. In addition, the applicant shall have no arrangement with the lessee to sell the facility to the lessee, unless fair market value is received.

L. Each applicant must submit evidence and legal opinion that it has the authority to construct, own and lease the proposed project. In the case of a request for an interest bearing loan, the applicant must provide an opinion of nationally-recognized bond counsel that the interest will not be subject to federal income taxes.

M. All applicants shall certify to the Board that they will comply with the provisions of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC 2000e), as amended, which prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment or any applicant or recipient of services, on the basis of race, religion, color, or national origin; and further agree to abide by Executive Order No. 11246, as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; 45 CFR 90, as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 28 CFR 35, as amended, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disabilities; Utah Anti-Discrimination Act, Section 34A-5-101 et seq., which prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, or handicap, and to certify compliance with the ADA to the Board on an annual basis and upon completion of the project.

R990-8-4. Board Review Procedures.

A. The Board will review applications and authorize funding assistance on a "Trimester" basis. The initial meetings of each "Trimester" are "Project Review Meetings". The final meeting of each "Trimester" is the "Project Funding Meeting". Board meetings shall be held monthly on the 1st Thursday of each month, unless rescheduled or cancelled by the chairman or by formal motion of the board. The Trimesters shall be as follows:

1. 1st Trimester: application deadline, June 1st; Project Review Meetings, July, August, September; Project Funding Meeting October.

2. 2nd Trimester: application deadline, October 1st; Project Review Meetings, November, December, January; Project Funding Meeting, February.

3. 3rd Trimester: application deadline, February 1st; Project Review Meetings, March April, May; Project Funding Meeting, June.

B. The process for review of new applications for funding assistance shall be as follows:

1. Submission of an application, on or before the applicable deadline to the Board's staff for technical review and analysis.

2. Incomplete applications will be held by the Board's staff pending submission of required information.

3. Complete applications accepted for processing will be placed on one of the Trimester's upcoming "Project Review Meeting" agendas.

4. At the "Project Review Meeting" the Board may either:

a. deny the application;

b. place the application on the "Pending List" for consideration at a future "Project Review Meeting" after additional review, options analysis and funding coordination by the applicant and the Board's staff;

c. place the application on the "Priority List" for consideration at the next "Project Funding Meeting".

C. Applicants and their representatives shall be informed of any "Project Review Meeting" at which their applications will be considered. Applicants shall make formal presentations to the Board and respond to the Board's questions during the "Project Review Meetings". If an applicant or its representatives are not present to make a presentation, the board may either:

1. deny the application;

2. place the application on the "Pending List" for consideration at a future "Project Review Meeting".

D. No funds shall be committed by the Board at the "Project Review Meetings", with the exception of circumstances described in Subsection F.

E. Applications for funding assistance which have been placed on the "Priority List" will be considered at the "Project Funding Meeting" for that Trimester. At the "Project Funding Meeting' the Board may either:

1. deny the application;

2. place the application on the "Pending List" for consideration at a future "Project Review Meeting".

3. authorize funding the application in the amount and terms as determined by the Board.

F. In instances of bona fide public safety or health emergencies or for other compelling reasons, the Board may suspend the provisions of this section and accept, process, review and authorize funding of an application on an expedited basis.

R990-8-5. Local Capital Improvement Lists.

A. A consolidated list of the anticipated capital needs for eligible entities shall be submitted from each county area, or in the case of state agencies, from HCD. This list shall be produced as a cooperative venture of all the eligible entities within each county area.

B. The list shall contain a short term (one year) and a medium term (five year) component.

C. The list shall contain the following items: jurisdiction, summary description, project time frame, anticipated time of submission to the Board, projected overall cost of project, anticipated funding sources, the individual applicant's priority for their own projects, and the county area priority for each project. The county area priority for each project shall be developed as a cooperative venture of all eligible entities within a county area.

D. Projects not identified in a county area's or HCD's list, will not be funded by the Board, unless they address a bona fide public safety or health emergency or for other compelling reasons.

E. An up-dated list shall be submitted to the Board no later than April 1st of each year. The up- dated list shall be submitted in the uniform format required by the Board.

F. If the consolidated list from a county area does not contain the information required in R990-8-5-C, or is not in the uniform format required in R990-8-5-E, all applications from the affected county area will be held by the Board's staff until a future Trimester pending submission of the required information in the uniform format.

G. The Board has authorized its staff to hold any application that does not appear on the applicable local capital improvement list. Such applications will be held until a future Trimester to allow the applicant time to pursue amending the local capital improvement list.

H. The amendment to include an additional project must follow the process used for the original list, and it must contain the required information and be submitted in the uniform format, particularly the applicant and county area prioritization.

I. The regional Association of Governments are the compilers of the capital improvement lists. The AOG cannot simply add additional applications to any given list without the applicant meeting the process requirements outlined in Subsection C.

J. Not withstanding Subsection I, allowing an applicant to add a project to the capital improvement list just prior to the application deadline subverts the intent of the capital improvement list process. Such applications will be held by the Board's staff until the next Trimester.

R990-8-6. Modification or Alteration of Approved Projects.

A recipient of PCIFB grant funds may not, for a period of ten years from the approval of funding by the Board, change or alter the use, intended use, ownership or scope of a project without the prior approval of the Board. A recipient of PCIFB loan funds may not, for the term of the loan, change or alter the use, intended use, ownership or scope of a project without the prior approval of the Board. The recipient shall submit a written request for such approval and provide such information as requested by the Board or its staff, including at a minimum a description of the modified project sufficient for the Board to determine whether the modified project is an eligible use of PCIFB funds.

The Board may place such conditions on the proposed modifications or modified project as it deems appropriate, including but not limited to modifying or changing the financial terms, requiring additional project actions or participants, or requiring purchase or other satisfaction of all or a portion of the Board's interests in the approved project. Approval shall only be granted if the modified project, use or ownership is also an eligible us of PCIFB funds, unless the recipient purchases or otherwise satisfies in full the Board's interest in the previously approved or the proposed project.

R990-8-7. Procedures for Electronic Meetings.

A. These provisions govern any meeting at which one or more members of the Board or one or more applicant agencies appear telephonically or electronically pursuant to Section 52-4-7.8.

B. If one or more members of the Board or one or more applicant agencies may participate electronically or telephonically, public notices of the meeting shall so indicate. In addition, the notice shall specify the anchor location where the members of the CIB not participating electronically or telephonically will be meeting and where interested persons and the public may attend, monitor, and participate in the open portions of the meeting.

C. Notice of the meeting and the agenda shall be posted at the anchor location. Written or electronic notice shall also be provided to at least one newspaper of general circulation within the state and to a local media correspondent. These notices shall be provided at least 24 hours before the meetings.

D. Notice of the possibility of an electronic meeting shall be given to the members of the Board and applicant agencies at least 24 hours before the meeting. In addition, the notice shall describe how the members of the Board and applicant agencies may participate in the meeting electronically or telephonically.

E. When notice is given of the possibility of a member of the Board appearing electronically or telephonically, any member of the Board may do so and shall be counted as present for purposes of a quorum and may fully participate and vote on any matter coming before the Board. At the commencement of the meeting, or at such time as any member of the Board initially appears electronically or telephonically, the Chair shall identify for the record all those who are appearing telephonically or electronically. Votes by members of the Board who are not at the physical location of the meeting shall be confirmed by the Chair.

F. The anchor location shall be designated in the notice. The anchor location is the physical location from which the electronic meeting originates or from which the participants are connected. In addition, the anchor location has space and facilities so that interested persons and the public may attend, monitor, and participate in the open portions of the meeting.

R990-8-8. Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund.

A. Creation of Fund

1. There is hereby created within the Permanent Community Impact Fund the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund.

2. The Purpose of this Fund is to allow the Board to participate and fund major transportation and other significant infrastructure studies and projects where the Board participation may exceed five million dollars ($5,000,000).

B. Transfer of Monies to the Fund

1. At each funding meeting, after action is taken on all projects on the prioritization list, the Board shall consider whether to transfer any money in the Permanent Community Impact Fund to the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund. The Board may transfer such amounts as it deems appropriate, in its discretion, based on motion and a majority vote of the Board.

2. When money is transferred to the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund the Board shall identify whether the money being transferred is Bonus or Mineral Lease money. The status of the money as Bonus monies or Mineral Lease monies shall continue while the monies are in the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund and may only be granted or loaned in accordance with that status.

3. The Division shall maintain an accounting of the funds in the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund as bonus funds or mineral lease funds and shall separately identify the status of the money in the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund in its briefings to the Board.

C. Use of the Fund

1. Money in the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund may only be used to fund major transportation and other significant infrastructure studies and projects. These projects would include pipelines, roadways, rail lines, and other major infrastructure activities where the cost may exceed five million dollars ($5,000,000) and where the project is within the purposes for the creation and use of the Fund. The Board, on motion and majority vote, shall designate and allow the use of the money from the Fund, specifying whether the money comes from the Bonus or Mineral Lease monies in the Fund.

2. Repayment on any loans from the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund shall be credited to and placed in the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund. Payments on Bonus money loans shall maintain their status as Bonus monies. The Division shall maintain a separate accounting of all loan payments in the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund.

D. Reconversion of Monies from the Fund

1. The Board may, at any time on motion and majority vote, reconvert and transfer funds from the Major Infrastructure Set Aside Fund back to the general Permanent Community Impact Fund. The motion and action of the Board shall specify if the money being transferred back to the general Permanent Community Impact Fund is Bonus or Mineral Lease money, and that status of the money shall continue in the general Permanent Community Impact Fund.

KEY

grants

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

March 10, 2015

Notice of Continuation

July 6, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

35A-8-305(1)(a), (b), and (c); 35A-8-306; 35A-8-307(1)(a)


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R990, please contact the promulgating agency (Workforce Services, Housing and Community Development). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.