M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 9/11/2018 - Ordinance No. 23367-09-2018

DATE: 9/11/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28836 LOG NAME: 23TCEQ FY2019 COMPLIANCE GRANT
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Acceptance and Execution of a Grant Agreement (TCEQ Contract #582-19-90043) between the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in an Amount Not to Exceed $1,300,932.00 for the Air Quality Compliance Investigation Program, Authorize Matching Funds in the Amount of $640,758.00, Apply Indirect Costs at the Approved Percentage Rate, and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)


RECOMMENDATION:

  It is recommended that the City Council:

1.  Authorize the acceptance and  execution of a grant agreement (TCEQ contract #582-19-90043) between the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an amount not to exceed $1,300,932.00;

2.  Authorize a cash match of $640,758.00 from the Environmental Operating Fund budget;

3.  Apply an indirect cost rate of up to 16.99 percent in accordance with the terms of the TCEQ grant agreement; and

4.  Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance Increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Operating Grant Fund (21002) in an amount not to exceed $1,941,690.00.

 
DISCUSSION:

Since Fiscal Year 1991, the City of Fort Worth has entered into periodic agreements with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for the City to perform compliance investigations within the City of Fort Worth. The services provided include:  complaint investigation; air permit review and comment; annual investigation of major sources; biennial/triennial investigation of gasoline dispensing facilities; and recurrent investigation of all other TCEQ permitted and regulated sources.              

This agreement is on a reimbursement basis and the contract term is from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2022 with a maximum reimbursement amount of $1,300,932.00 over the four (4) year period.  The City must provide matching funds of $640,758.00 that will start in Fiscal Year 2019 and consist of four equal installments out of the Environmental Operating Fund budget.

Indirect costs will be applied at a rate up to 16.99 percent in accordance with the terms of the TCEQ grant agreement.

This project is located in ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.       

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations, and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds will be available in the Operating Grants Fund.  Funds will be on a reimbursement basis from the Grantor after receipt of expenses as outlined in the executed grant agreement.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Valerie Washington (6199)
Originating Department Head:
Brandon Bennett (6345)
Additional Information Contact:
Cody Whittenburg (5455)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  23TCEQ FY19 COMPLIANCE GRANT AO18.docx