For the purposes of these rules additional definitions may be found in Procedural Rules, OAR 123-001. As used in this division of administrative rules, the following terms shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"DEQ" means the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
"Facilities" means something that is built or installed to perform some particular function.
"Fund" means the water fund created by ORS 285B.563.
"Grant" means an award to a municipality of monies that can be used to reimburse eligible project costs. Grant funds are not required to be repaid when contract conditions are met.
"Non-compliance" means the municipality has received a notice of non-compliance with:
Drinking water quality standards administered by the Oregon Health Authority Drinking Water Services; or
Water quality statutes, rules, orders, or permits administered by DEQ or the Environmental Quality Commission.
"Project" means only a project for constructing or improving a drinking water system, or a project for constructing or improving a system for waste water collection or treatment, including storm drainage systems as defined in ORS 285B.560(4) and (5).
"System" means the interconnected facilities that are required or useful for performing the required function.
"Technical Assistance" means preliminary engineering or planning; legal, financial, and economic investigations, reports and studies to determine the feasibility of a Project. Technical Assistance also means required Water Master Plans or Wastewater Facilities Plans needed to allow communities to properly plan for the future.[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]