Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council. FY 2008/2009 Solid Waste Funding Plan Public Meeting. Introduction & Goals of Program.
Solid Waste Funding Plan
As directed in the Texas Health & Safety Code, one half of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) fee revenue collected by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is allocated to the 24 planning regions under a formula that accounts for population, area, solid waste fee generation and public health needs. These funds are dedicated to grants to support regional programs and local projects consistent with the regional solid waste management plans prepared by the Councils of Government. Grants will be provided on a two-year (biennial) basis, beginning September 1, 2007, and ending August 31, 2009.
Goal 1) Reduce waste generation/disposal and develop responsible waste disposal practices.
Goal 2) Plan for and provide adequate regional waste disposal capacity.
Arturo Guajardo, Chairman
Carlos J. Moreno
Mayor David Winstead
Heil of Texas
Weslaco Scrap Metal
Dr. Jude A. Benavides
Port Of Brownsville
Healthy Communities of Brownsville
Keep McAllen Beautiful
Non-Voting MemberLRGVDC Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)
Total Fiscal Year State Allocation:$814,190.
FY 2008: $407,095.
FY 2009: $407,095.
Program Budget Allocation:
1) FY 2008 Closed Landfill Inventory Budget 5% of Total: $20,355.
FY 2008 Regional Plan Amendment Budget 5% of Total: $20,355.
FY 2008 Regional Coordination Program Budget: 20% of Total: $81,419.
FY 2008 Implementation Projects Budget: 70% of Total: $284,966.
2) FY 2009 Closed Landfill Inventory Budget 5% of Total: $20,355.
FY 2009 Regional Plan Amendment Budget 5% of Total: $20,355.
FY 2009 Regional Coordination Program Budget: 20% of Total: $81,419.
FY 2009 Implementation Projects Budget: 70% of Total: $284,966.
Solid Waste Landfill
The LRGVDC has now completed the required inventories of closed municipal solid waste landfills, and those inventories have been submitted to the TCEQ. The LRGVDC will notify land owner(s) and county clerks of property that has been identified as a former landfill unit if the exact boundaries are known. The notice requirements do not apply if the exact boundaries of a former landfill unit are not known. The LRGVDC will also distribute the closed landfill inventory to the TCEQ and to the chief planning official of each municipality and county in which a landfill unit is located. The LRGVDC Staff will maintain the closed landfill inventory and respond to public inquiries. The inventory will be made available to the public by the LRGVDC and each local planning official.
Category Funding Limits:
Local Enforcement 30% - $85,490
Waste Reduction & Recycling Programs; 70% - $199,476
Citizen Collection Stations; Education & Training;
Littler & Illegal Dumping Cleanup and Community
Collection Events; Household Hazardous Waste
Total 100% - $284,966
Grant Award Funding Caps:
Local Enforcement – $30,000
Waste Reduction & Recycling - $30,000
Citizen Collection Stations – $30,000
Education & Training – $10,000
Request for Applications (RFA)
LRGVDC Staff members are available to assist interested parties during the application process, but please contact staff early, so that we may help. Don’t wait until the week that the application is due.
Marcie Oviedo Ludy Saenz Brenda Salinas
(956)682-3481 (956)682-3481 (956)682-3481
Ext. 161 Ext. 153 Ext. 123
Each application can receive a total of 100 points. There are four categories, each worth different amount of points.
The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC) has a total of twenty-nine (29) Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) members, which includes twenty-five (25) voting members and four (4) non-voting members. Representation for the voting members includes members from the tri-county region (Cameron, Hidalgo & Willacy Counties) and is composed of 12% county representatives, 12% large city representatives, 12% medium city representatives, 12% small city representatives, 20% private sector group, 12% educational group, 12% environmental group and 8% private citizen group. Private sector representation on the SWAC currently includes representatives from the following companies: Weslaco Scrap Metal, BFI, Wal – Mart and Heil of Texas. Within the LRGVDC region many local governments coordinate services and work with the private sector. Over the past years the LRGVDC has not received any appeals on proposed projects or requests to increase the level of representation on the SWAC.
Marcie Oviedo, Program Administrator
311 N. 15th Street, McAllen, Texas
(956) 682-3481, Fax (956) 682-3295