Amendment #3 to S.2021

Technical Assistance Grants

Ms. Peake of Provincetown move that the bill be amended in Section 2A by striking out item 2200-0135 and inserting in place thereof the following:

2200-0135 For planning or technical assistance grants under section 31 of Chapter 21 of the General Laws: provided, that funds may be expended through June 30, 2015; provided further, that the department shall develop a watershed permitting approach, to address and optimize nitrogen management measures intended to restore water quality to meet applicable water quality standards, in watersheds included in an approved area wide nitrogen management plan developed pursuant to section 208 of the federal Clean Water Act; and shall report to the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture by March 1, 2015 on any statutory changes it deems necessary to fully implement said watershed permitting approach........$1,800,000