Texas Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 394.008
Grant Procedures


(a)

The commission shall establish procedures for:

(1)

awarding grants under this chapter to reimburse eligible costs;

(2)

streamlining the grant application, contracting, reimbursement, and reporting process for qualifying natural gas vehicle purchases or repowers; and

(3)

preapproving the award of grants to applicants who propose to purchase and replace motor vehicles described by Section 394.005 (Eligibility for Grants)(b)(2)(B).

(b)

Procedures established under this section must:

(1)

provide for the commission to compile and regularly update a listing of potentially eligible natural gas vehicles and natural gas engines that are certified to the appropriate current federal emissions standards as determined by the commission;

(2)

provide a method to calculate the reduction in emissions of nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and sulfur compounds for each replacement or repowering;

(3)

assign a standardized grant amount for each qualifying vehicle or engine repower under Section 394.007 (Amount of Grant);

(4)

allow for processing applications on an ongoing first-come, first-served basis;

(5)

require grant applicants to identify natural gas fueling stations that are available to fuel the qualifying vehicle in the area of its use;

(6)

provide for payment not later than the 30th day after the date the request for reimbursement for an approved grant is received;

(7)

provide for application submission and application status checks using procedures established by the commission, which may include application submission and status checks to be made over the Internet; and

(8)

consolidate, simplify, and reduce the administrative work for applicants and the commission associated with grant application, contracting, reimbursement, and reporting requirements.

(c)

The commission, or its designee, shall oversee the grant process and is responsible for final approval of any grant.

(d)

Grant recipients are responsible for meeting all grant conditions, including reporting and monitoring as required by the commission through the grant contract.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 892 (S.B. 385), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 755 (S.B. 1731), Sec. 8(q-2), eff. August 30, 2017.
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