1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Volunteer water monitoring program (language only)

Item 427 #11c

Item 427 #11c

Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of

Page 256, after line 22, insert:
"F. The Department of Environmental Quality, in consultation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, shall examine the feasibility of establishing a competitive grant program to assist volunteer water quality monitoring efforts.  The study shall review the history and extent of volunteer water quality monitoring efforts in the Commonwealth, whether such efforts complement state water quality programs, the amount of funding from all sources currently available for volunteer water quality monitoring, the appropriateness of a state funding program, and the proper organizational placement for any such program.  The Department shall report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Senate Committees on Finance and Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, by October 15, 1998."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)