H121 - Clarify Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Funding/Dredging Cost-Share. (SL 2021-108)
Session Year 2021
OVERVIEW: S.L. 2021-108 does all of the following:
- Excludes Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) grants from a 50% match limitation on nonfederal funds for water resource development grants for specific appropriations.
- Clarifies that a single project consists of all landowners and other participants under a project design contract approved by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) under the EQIP program along a continuous stretch of stream.
- Exempts dredging projects for ferry channels maintained by the Department of Transportation (DOT) that are located in tier one areas from Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging and Aquatic Weed Fund cost-share requirements.
- Extended authorization for the Hatteras-Ocracoke passenger ferry lease through September 12, 2021, and authorized funds for associated costs.
This act became effective August 16, 2021.