1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Monitoring Chesapeake Bay Agreement (language only)

Item 422 #2c

Item 422 #2c

Natural Resources
Natural Resources, Secretary of

Page 253, line 8, insert "A." before "The".
Page 253, after line 11, insert:
"B.  The Secretary of Natural Resources shall report to the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Finance and Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources, and the House Committees on Appropriations and Conservation and Natural Resources, by November 4 of each year on the progress made in achieving the Commonwealth's commitment to reduce by 40 percent the amount of nutrients entering the Chesapeake Bay.  The report shall include and address the progress and costs of point source and nonpoint source pollution strategies.  The report shall include, but not be limited to, information on levels of dissolved oxygen, acres of submerged aquatic vegetation, computer modeling, variety and numbers of living resources, and other relevant measures for the General Assembly to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of the tributary strategies."

(This amendment directs the Secretary of Natural Resources to report to the General Assembly on the progress made by the Commonwealth in achieving a 40 percent reduction of nutrients into the Chesapeake Bay.)