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March 28, 2014
Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations, Ambient Air Quality Standards (Vermont)

The ambient air quality standards are based on the national ambient air quality standards. The Vermont standards are classified as primary and secondary standards and judged adequate to protect public health and welfare. The standards apply to sulfur oxides, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and lead.

March 28, 2014
Vermont 504 Loan Program (Vermont)

The Vermont 504 Loan Program makes SBA 504 loans to eligible borrowers whose business net worth is no more than $15 million and whose average net profit after taxes does not exceed $5 million for two prior years. The program uses proceeds of SBA debentures to finance borrowers’ business needs. SBA 504 loans are made in conjunction other third party lenders that normally finance 50% of the Project. The Vermont 504 Corporation’s SBA 504 loan lends up to 40% of the Project amount in a lien position that is junior to the third party lender.

March 28, 2014
Venture Capital Program (North Dakota)

The Venture Capital Program, provided by the ND Department of Commerce, is an innovative financial program that provides flexible financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding businesses in the state of North Dakota. The New Venture Capital Program will invest up to $300,000 in varying forms of debt and equity for eligible businesses.

March 28, 2014
Utility Regulation (Indiana)

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission enforces regulations in this legislation that apply to all individuals, corporations, companies, and partnerships that may own, operate, manage, or control any equipment for the production, transmission, delivery, or furnishing of heat, light, water, or power; or collection, treatment, purification, and disposal in a sanitary manner of liquid and solid waste, sewage, night soil, and industrial waste.

March 28, 2014
Utility Power Plant Construction (Indiana)

This statute requires a certificate of necessity from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for the construction, purchase, or lease of an electricity generation facility by a public utility.

March 28, 2014
Utility Lines and Facilities (Montana)

These regulations apply to the construction of utility and power lines and facilities. They address the use of public right-of-ways for such construction, underground power lines, and construction and relocation standards.

March 28, 2014
Utility Facility Siting and Environmental Protection Act (South Carolina)

This legislation applies to electric generating plants and associated facilities designed for or capable of operation at a capacity of more than 75 MW. A certificate from the Public Service Commission is required prior to the construction of such facilities. Some exemptions, including for hydroelectric generating facilities licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, apply.

March 28, 2014
Utility Easements (Indiana)

A permit is required from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for the construction of a utility upon a state park, a state forest, a state game preserve, land acquired by the state and set aside as a scenic or historic place, or the portion of a public highway passing through one of the aforementioned types of places.

March 28, 2014
Urban and Industrial Sites Reinvestment Tax Credit Program (Connecticut)

The Urban and Industrial Sites Reinvestment Tax Credit Program provides up to $100 million in tax credits over a ten-year period to support projects that create jobs and capital investment in under-served areas. An Urban Site Investment Project is eligible if it creates significant economic activity and if it is located in a designated community. Eligible Industrial Site Investment Projects must have made an investment in or improvement to real property that has been subject to environmental contamination.

March 28, 2014
Urban Enterprise Zone Program (New Jersey)

New Jersey's Urban Enterprise (UEZ) Program operates under the Department of Community Affairs. The UEZ Program exists to foster an economic climate that revitalizes designated urban communities and stimulates their growth by encouraging businesses to develop and create private sector jobs through public and private investment. Applicant businesses must be registered, located in one of the designated zones, be in tax compliance with the state, and certified by the Program.