EARMARK DECLARATION; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 33
(Extensions of Remarks - February 25, 2009)

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                          EARMARK DECLARATION

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                       HON. STEVEN C. LaTOURETTE

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, February 25, 2009

  Mr. LaTOURETTE. Madam Speaker, pursuant to the House Republican 
standards on earmarks, I am submitting the following information 
regarding earmarks I received as part of H.R. 1105, the Omnibus 
Appropriations Act.


                Great Lakes Water Education STEM Project

  Account: NOAA--Operations, Research and Facilities
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Great Lakes Science Center
  Address of Requesting Entity: 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 
44114 USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $500,000 for the 
development, hosting, and educational programming for Water: H2O Equals 
Life to provide STEM education to K-12 school children. The program 
will provide overnight educational camp-ins, teacher professional 
development, outreach, and quarterly day-camps that teach global water 
policy. Approximately, $250,000 is for the development of the Water 
Exhibition partnership at the Great Lakes Science Center; $250,000 is 
for design and content development. The Great Lakes Science Center is 
committed to contributing $250,000 to this project.


         Ohio Environmental Infrastructure, Austinburg Township

  Account: Corps of Engineers--Construction
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Ashtabula County Department of 
Environmental Services
  Address of Requesting Entity: 25 West Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio 
44047 USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $700,000 for 
construction of a wastewater collection system in central Austinburg 
Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, extending north, south, east and west 
from the intersection of SR 307 and SR 45. The Ohio EPA ordered the 
township to construct a public sanitary sewer collection system to 
eliminate unsanitary conditions followed by a County Health Department 
study that revealed numerous failed sewage disposal systems and high 
concentrations of fecal coli form bacteria in storm drains that flow 
into the Grand River, a major watershed of Lake Erie. Approximately, 
$10,500 is for wetland delineation; $616,000 is for installation of the 
collection system; $70,000 is for construction management, and $3,500 
is for environmental review.


               Ohio Environmental Infrastructure, Madison

  Account: Corps of Engineers--Construction
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Madison Township
  Address of Requesting Entity: 2065 Hubbard Road, Madison, Ohio 44057 
USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $200,000 to extend a 
primary water line to replace wells that have water quality issues. The 
service area currently runs seasonably dry. Approximately, $200,000 is 
for construction of the water line at McMackin Road. Local resident 
assessments are committed to a 25 percent match.


      Ohio Environmental Infrastructure, Thompson Sewerage Project

  Account: Corps of Engineers--Construction
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Geauga County Department of Water 
Resource
  Address of Requesting Entity: 470 Center Street, Building 3, Chardon, 
Ohio 44024 USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $300,000 for collecting 
and transporting generated waste water to a waste water treatment 
plant. The project was prompted by failing septic systems that are 
posing health risk to residents and violating environmental laws 
stemming from the Clean Water Act. The project is supported by the Ohio 
EPA. Approximately, $145,000 is for engineering and $155,000 is for 
construction.


                   Hattie Larlham Research Institute

  Account: Elementary and Secondary Education
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Hattie Larlham Autism Preschool
  Address of Requesting Entity: 9772 Diagonal Road, Mantua, Ohio 44255 
USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $238,000 for evidence-
based services for preschool-aged children with a primary diagnosis of 
autism. The intensive, early intervention services aim to provide 
personal independence and social responsibility for autistic children 
to enable a successful transition to kindergarten with minimal support 
needs. Support services are strained in the State as 1 out of every 150 
American children is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, 
according to 2007 data by the CDC. Approximately, $198,000 is for 
occupational and speech therapy services; $40,000 is for equipment, 
classroom space and teaching supplies.


    Lakeland Community College Regional Health Workforce Development

  Account: Higher Education
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Lakeland Community College
  Address of Requesting Entity: 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, Ohio 
44094 USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $333,000 for supporting 
construction of new classrooms and labs, equipment, and development of 
a Health Information Technology Associates Degree program. This project 
will have a positive impact on workforce development and healthcare 
cost-containment in Lake and surrounding counties by creating a 
pipeline of new skilled workers in nursing and allied health students 
with a focus on emerging technologies that train new and existing

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healthcare workers to use health state-of-the-art medical technologies. 
Approximately, $276,000 is for nursing and paramedic lab and classroom 
space and $57,000 is for equipment. Lakeland Community College will 
contribute a 1:1 nonfederal dollar match.


                    Glenbeigh Hospital of Rock Creek

  Account: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration--
Substance Abuse Treatment
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Glenbeigh Hospital of Rock Creek
  Address of Requesting Entity: 2863 Route 45, Rock Creek, Ohio 44084 
USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $190,000 for expanding 
the capacity for extended care at the Rock Creek campus. Current 
program spaces for this counseling-based model that provides patients 
with the opportunity to regain independent living skills while 
continuing to benefit from counseling and recovery programs, is very 
limited. Approximately, $190,000 is for doubling the capacity in both 
the men's and women's residential recovery programs.


  Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor Overhead Crossing of Norfolk and 
                           Southern Railroad

  Account: Surface Transportation Priorities
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Lake Metroparks
  Address of Requesting Entity: 11211 Spear Road, Concord Township, 
Ohio 44077 USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $570,000 for 
constructing an overhead crossing over the Norfolk & Southern Railroad 
tracks located west of Liberty Street in Painesville, OH. The crossing 
will create a safer and more appropriately linked trail facility which 
in turn will increase usage of this section of the facility given its 
proximity to new schools in the City of Painesville. Approximately, 
$500,000 is for construction; $60,000 is for engineering and design, 
and $10,000 is for right of way permits.


 Pedestrian and Roadway Improvements to the North, Mill, and Cleveland 
                            Streets Corridor

  Account: Surface Transportation Priorities
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Village of Chagrin Falls
  Address of Requesting Entity: 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin 
Falls, Ohio 44022 USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $380,000 for pedestrian 
and roadway improvements to the North Street, Mill Street, and 
Cleveland Street corridor. This roadway network will connect the north 
and south sides of the Village, providing safe access and links to 
existing public sidewalks to the public schools, businesses, churches 
and nature preserve. Approximately, $380,000 is for construction, 
including repair and resurfacing of existing asphalt pavement; repair 
and/or replacement of existing brick roadway; alignment of a storm 
drainage system, and construction of new sidewalks as needed.


                Traffic Signal Preemption System (TSPS)

  Account: Surface Transportation Priorities
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of Willoughby
  Address of Requesting Entity: 37000 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 
44094 USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $85,500 for providing 
intersection right-of-way to authorized emergency vehicles. The current 
TSPS are so outdated that equipment is not available to make repairs. 
The requested TSPS locations are all located on major routes to a large 
acute care hospital, LakeWest Hospital. Approximately, $45,500 is for 
equipment and $40,000 is for installation.


              Metroparks Serving Summit County, Akron, OH

  Account: Economic Development Initiatives
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Metro Parks Serving Summit County
  Address of Requesting Entity: 975 Treaty Line Road, Akron, Ohio 44313 
USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $142,500 for purchasing 
the 54-acre Summit Bike and Hike Trail Preserve. The property is 
approximately 30% wetlands. It is bordered by Silver Springs Park and a 
20-acre wetland complex, both owned by the City of Stow. Acquisition of 
the Summit Bike and Hike Trail Preserve will create a 354-acre block of 
publicly owned land to conserve and manage natural resources and 
provide the public with safe, outdoor recreational and educational 
opportunities, while improving water quality within the Cuyahoga River 
watershed. The project meets the goals of Ohio's Draft Coastal & 
Estuarine Land Conservation Program. Approximately, $142,500 is for 
acquiring fee title to the property.


                   Geauga Park District, Chardon, OH

  Account: Economic Development Initiatives
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Geauga Park District
  Address of Requesting Entity: 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024 
USA
  Description of Request: Provide an earmark of $285,000 for acquiring 
the 237-acre Orchard Hills property located in Chester Township, Geauga 
County, and the City of Kirtland. The western portion of the property 
contains 4,500 linear feet of Caves Creek, which the Ohio EPA has 
designated as high quality coldwater habitat. Preserving this property 
will help maintain the water quality of this Chagrin River tributary, 
part of the Lake Erie Basin. The Chagrin River is a State-designated 
Scenic River. Approximately, $285,000 is to acquire fee title to the 
property.

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