Summary of Meeting Held June 25, 2020
The Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (“MCEQ”) convened at 9:00 a.m. on June 25, 2020. This meeting was held through a telephone conference call. The public was invited to listen to the deliberations of the Commission on the conference phone line. The Commission first approved minutes from the previous meeting held on May 28, 2020, 2020. Then, following a prepared agenda, the Commission considered items as follows:
Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund (WPCRLF) Program Loan Interest Rate Reduction and Subsidy Eligibility Threshold Adjustment
The staff briefed the Commission on a planned reduction of the WPCRLF loan interest rates and adjustment of the subsidy eligibility thresholds for projects awarded in fiscal years FY-19, FY-20, and FY-21. These adjustments are intended 1) to help ease the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities needing to proceed with wastewater infrastructure projects, 2) to stimulate demand for WPCRLF loans due to the currently significant funds availability, and 3) to ensure that WPCRLF interest rates stay “below market rate” as required by federal and state law.
Certifications Approved since the last report
|Asbestos Certifications||102 certifications|
|Lead Paint Certifications||31 certifications|
|Administrative Orders||24 Administrative Orders|
The next Commission meeting will be held on August 27, 2020, at 9 a.m.
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