1997 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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DEQ - Chesapeake Bay Clean up

Item 411 #1c

Item 411 #1c

First Year - FY1997 Second Year - FY1998
Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of FY1997 $0 FY1998 $10,000,000 GF

Page 268, line 21, strike "$40,540,862" and insert "$50,540,862".
Page 269, after line 36, insert:
"F.  Out of the amounts for Environmental Technical and Financial Assistance $10,000,000 the second year from the general fund shall be deposited to the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund established under the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Act of 1997.  The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality shall make a grant of $291,962 to Stafford County for 50 percent of the cost of biological nutrient removal facilities that have already been installed at the Aquia Sewage Treatment Plant, and $365,500 to the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority and $1,387,500 to Fairfax County for 50 percent of the local assessments for the installation of biological nutrient reduction facilities at the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Facility."

(This amendment provides $10,000,000 from the general fund for point source pollution control activities authorized under the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Act. It is the General Assembly's intent that the funds be used as "match" to encourage public wastewater treatment plants to upgrade their facilities with the latest technologies, including biological nutrient removal technology. The purpose of this funding is to reduce the amount of nutrients entering into Virginia's waters.)