(a) “Administrative costs” means costs incurred by the applicant for processing and managing the design and construction of the project. Examples include administrative services, utilities, and supplies.
(b) “Applicant” means any firm, corporation, partnership, joint venture, municipality, agency, person or persons whom WSSC has authorized to design and construct a qualified project eligible for SDC credit or whom WSSC has required to provide eligible private funding of the Commission’s costs to design and construct such a project.
(c) “Credit voucher” means the document (Attachment B), executed by the applicant, which serves as the instrument to obtain SDC credit associated with an application for permit to install plumbing fixtures. Each credit voucher may apply only to a single application for plumbing permit and shall:
(1) Identify the qualified project from which credit is derived; and
(2) Specify the qualified property for which the credit is requested; and
(3) Be signed by the applicant or its authorized agent, be duly notarized; and
(4) Show the amount to be credited in lieu of SDC payment.
(d) “Eligible private funding” means payment required by and made to WSSC by an applicant to cover WSSC costs to design and construct a CIP project needed to accommodate growth.
(e) “Memorandum of understanding (MOU)” means a written agreement made between the WSSC and an applicant which covers the applicant’s design and construction of a CIP project and which identifies the estimated total applicant costs eligible for SDC credit and/or reimbursement. A qualified project built without a signed MOU is not eligible for SDC applicant credits or reimbursement.
(f) “Qualified project” means any CIP facility, CIP line, sewer main 15 inches or greater, or water main 16 inches or greater in diameter necessary to serve the applicant’s property, which is designed and constructed by and at the sole expense of an applicant pursuant to an MOU or SEP or other agreement. Also, any CIP project which is constructed by WSSC that the applicant is required to provide eligible private funding of WSSC design and construction costs.
(g) “Qualified project scope” means the specific scope of the qualified project. For pipelines built under an SEP, the specific scope will be included with the SDC credit agreement and will include pipeline lengths and diameters, valves, vaults and any other appurtenant structures. For facility projects, the specific scope of work will be included with the MOU.
(h) “Qualified properties” means the specific properties located within the geographic area which WSSC identifies as served by the qualified project, as defined in WSSC 5.95.030(c).
(i) “SDC credit” means a dollar value which is credited to an applicant against SDC payable in connection with qualified properties and which equals the total eligible costs as defined in WSSC 5.95.030(f) incurred by the applicant in the applicant’s design and construction of a qualified project or the amount of eligible private funding made by the applicant to cover WSSC costs to design and construct a qualified project. An applicant who designs a qualified project must also construct that project in order to be eligible to receive SDC credits.
(j) “SDC credit agreement” means an agreement that summarizes the eligible costs considered for SDC credit (as described in WSSC 5.95.030(f)). The SDC credit agreement is appended to an SEP. The credit agreement is included in the MOU as Attachment A.
(k) “SDC ledger” means the record of SDC credit authorized for an applicant and the amount(s) of SDC credit issued or reimbursed to the applicant for fixtures covered by plumbing permits obtained in the course of developing qualified properties associated with a qualified project.
(l) “System development charge (SDC)” means a fee paid to the WSSC at the time of application for a plumbing permit intended to cover the cost of building CIP projects needed to accommodate growth.
(m) “System extension permit (SEP)” means a permit/agreement made between the WSSC and an applicant pursuant to the Development Services Code or any subsequently adopted revisions. A qualified project built under a system extension permit issued without a signed accompanying SDC credit agreement is not eligible for SDC applicant credits or reimbursement.
(n) “Wet weather project” means proposed developments connecting into or upstream of CIP size trunk sewer stretches that have projected sanitary sewer overflows based on existing dry weather flow (including ground water) and rainfall dependent infiltration and inflow from a two-year design storm (specified by WSSC).
All other proposed developments projected to generate flows over 100,000 gallons per day (gpd) connecting into or upstream of CIP size trunk sewer stretches that have projected sanitary sewer overflows based on existing dry weather flow (including ground water) and rainfall dependent infiltration and inflow from a 10-year design storm (specified by WSSC). (Document dated July 1, 2020)