1. ATTACHMENT
      1. APPLICATION FOR ACT 537 SEWAGE FACILITIES PLANNING ASSISTANCE
      2. The completed application must be submitted to:
      3. Division of Wastewater Management
      4. th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building
      5. P.O. Box 8774
      6. Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774
      7. APPLICATION FOR ACT 537 SEWAGE FACILITIES PLANNING ASSISTANCE

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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Bureau of Water Supply and Wastewater Management
DOCUMENT ID:
362-5512-002
TITLE:
Act 537 Sewage Facilities Planning Grants
EFFECTIVE DATE
: December 17, 1997
Minor revisions were made throughout on July 31, 2001
AUTHORITY:
Act 537 of 1966, the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (as amended), Title 25
Pa. Code Chapter 71
POLICY:
The Department will administer the Act 537 Sewage Facilities Planning Grants
Program in such a manner the municipalities complying with the terms of
Act 537, with reasonable, documented costs for the preparation of an official
plans and revisions for sewage systems receive a grant for one-half of the cost
of plan preparation.
PURPOSE:
To administer grants to counties, municipalities and authorities to assist them in
preparing official plans and revisions to official plans for sewage systems
required by the Act. In addition, the Department may pay grants to these same
agencies to carry out related studies, surveys, inve stigations, inquiries, research
and analyses to the extent of the appropriations made by the General Assembly
for that purpose.
APPLICABILITY:
This guidance will assist Act 537 program staff in the review of eligible
expenditures of a municipality for the preparation of official plan or revision.
DISCLAIMER:
The policies and procedures outlined in this guidance are intended to
supplement existing requirements. Nothing in the policies or procedures shall
affect regulatory requirements.
The policies and procedures herein are not an adjudication or a regulation.
There is no intent on the part of DEP to give the rules in these policies that
weight or deference. This document establishes the framework within which
DEP will exercise its administrative discretion in the future. DEP reserves the
discretion to deviate from this policy statement if circumstances warrant.
PAGE LENGTH:
4 pages
LOCATION:
Volume 33, Tab 55

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The Department will administer grants to municipalities, counties and aut horities for preparing
update revisions and special studies in accordance with the following procedures:
1.
The applicant municipality submits the adopted sewage facilities plan update to the
regional office.
2.
Upon approval of the sewage facility plan update, the Water Management Program
Manager sends an approval letter to the applicant municipality along with a Grant
Application for Act 537 Sewage Facilities Planning Assistance (3800-FM-WSWM0009)
(see attached). This document is available electronically on the web at
www.dep.state.pa.us directLINK “wastewater”.
3.
The applicant municipality submits a completed Grant Application along with the
supporting invoices, proof of payment, plan approval letter, a copy of the plan, the
resolution indicating plan adoption and planning agency comments to the Division of
Wastewater Management, Sewage Facilities and Biosolids Section.
4.
The appropriate staff in the Sewage Facilities and Biosolids Section ensures the
documentation submitted is in accordance with Title 25 Pa. Code Subsection 71.43
Approval of Grants. This regulation is available electronically on the web at
www.pacode.com .
5.
If deficiencies are noted, the reviewer writes a letter to the applicant indicating the
additional information required. The applicant shall provide required information. When
the application with supporting documentation is complete, the grant amount is approved.
6.
A general invoice is prepared by the Division of Wastewater Management and
transmitted to the Comptroller’s Office.
7.
The Comptroller’s Office processes invoice for payment and forwards the check request
to the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury. Treasury issues a check and transmits it to
the Comptroller. The Comptroller then forwards the check to the originating Division.
8.
The Division of Wastewater Management mails the check along with a transmittal letter
to the applicant municipality.

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ATTACHMENT
3800-FM-WSWM0009 Rev. 5/2001
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Instructions
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
BUREAU OF WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
APPLICATION FOR ACT 537 SEWAGE FACILITIES PLANNING ASSISTANCE
A completed application for sewage facilities planning assistance consists of:
A.
Two (2) copies of this form completed by the lead agency or municipality.
B.
One (1) copy of the following administrative action documents:
1. Resolutions adopting the Plan by all participating municipalities.
2. Comments by the Planning Commission with areawide jurisdiction of the Plan.
3. DEP's letter approving the Plan.
4. When the applicant for a planning grant is not a municipality, written proof that the municipality has
authorized the applicant to receive the grant shall be submitted with the application.
C.
One (1) copy of:
1. The Official Plan
2. DEP's approved Task Activity Report (T/AR) or Plan or Study (POS).
3. Invoices documenting the cost of the Plan
4. Proof of payment in the form of cancelled checks.
The completed application must be submitted to:
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Supply and Wastewater Management
Division of Wastewater Management
11
th
Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building
P.O. Box 8774
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774

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3800-FM-WSWM0009 Rev. 5/2001
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
BUREAU OF WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
APPLICATION FOR ACT 537 SEWAGE FACILITIES PLANNING ASSISTANCE
1. APPLICANT
TELEPHONE
FEDERAL E.I.N. No.
2. ADDRESS
CITY
ZIP
COUNTY
DEPARTMENT USE ONLY
3. OFFICIAL OF APPLICANT
TITLE
Reveiw Initials and Approval Dates
Central Office ____
___/___/___
____
___/___/___
PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION
1. NAME OF PLANNING AGENCY
TELEPHONE
2. ADDRESS
CITY
ZIP
COUNTY
Paid
V.T. #
Check No.
Date of Check
3. CHAIRMA N OF AGENCY
POLITICAL SUBDIVISON SERVED:
IF THE PLAN SUBMITTED IS A JOINT EFFORT LIST THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS AND PLANNING AREAS
FOR APPLICANT USE
4. NAME OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISION
PLANNING AREA
5. THE OFFICIAL PLAN IS:
A new plan
A revision of existing plan
A part of a comprehensive plan
6. DATE PLANNING STARTED:
7. DATE OFFICIAL PLAN COMPLETE:
10. NAME OF PLANNING CONSULTANT SUBDIVISION
11. ADDRESS OF PLANNING CONSULTANT
8. DATE OFFICIAL PLAN ADOPTED:
TELEPHONE:
9. DATE OFFICIAL PLAN APPROVED
BY DEP:
PLANNING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
AFFIDAVIT
COST OF OFFICIAL PLAN ATTACH INVOICES
$
FUNDS PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED FROM THIS
DEPARTMENT OR OTHER AGENCIES
AGENCY:
$
DATE:
AGENCY:
$
DATE:
AGENCY:
$
DATE:
TOTAL RECEIVED
$
APPLICANT’S SHARE OF COST
$
AMOUNT REQUESTED - EQUAL TO ½ OF
APPLICANT’S SHARE
$
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
COUNTY OF:
I, _________________________________________ being
duly sworn according to law depose and say that I am an official
of the applicant and that the information included in this
application and documents attached as a part of the application
are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this ____________ day of
________________________ 19 ___ .
Signature of Notary Public
Signature of Applicant’s Official
MY COMMISSION EXPIRES:
TITLE
SEAL
DATE SUBMITTED:

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