1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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WQIA Point Source Projects (language only)

Item 427 #3s

Item 427 #3s

Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of

Page 256, after line 22, insert:  "F.  The Department of Environmental Quality shall distribute its portion of the state revenue surplus and unexpended agency balances directed to the Water Quality Improvement Act on July 1, 1998, and July 1, 1999, among grant projects on the James, York, and Rappahannock Rivers to implement Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategies adopted for nutrient reduction on those rivers.  Even if the state does not adopt tributary strategies by July 1, 1998, for the James and the York, and by January 1, 1999, for the Rappahannock, projects designed to reduce nutrients in these rivers will still be eligible for Water Quality Improvement grants.".

(This amendment ensures that point source nutrient reduction projects on the James, York, and Rappahannock Rivers will be eligible for funding under the Water Quality Improvement Act. Beginning in FY 1999, moneys deposited to the fund under § 10.1-2128 of the Code of Virginia would be targeted to these capital projects, irrespective of the status of the river basins' tributary strategies.)