Sec. 6914. Grants for discarded tire disposal
The Administrator shall make available grants equal to 5 percent
of the purchase price of tire shredders (including portable
shredders attached to tire collection trucks) to those eligible
applicants best meeting criteria promulgated under this section.
An eligible applicant may be any private purchaser, public body, or
public-private joint venture. Criteria for receiving grants shall
be promulgated under this section and shall include the policy to
offer any private purchaser the first option to receive a grant,
the policy to develop widespread geographic distribution of tire
shredding facilities, the need for such facilities within a
geographic area, and the projected risk and viability of any such
venture. In the case of an application under this section from a
public body, the Administrator shall first make a determination
that there are no private purchasers interested in making an
application before approving a grant to a public body.
Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated $750,000 for each of the
fiscal years 1978 and 1979 to carry out this section.