2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Item 358 #4s

Item 358 #4s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2007 $1,500,000 FY2008 $1,500,000 GF
FY2007 $500,000 FY2008 $500,000 NGF

Page 314, line 14, strike "$25,856,846" and insert "$27,856,846".
Page 314, line 14, strike "$25,556,846" and insert "$27,556,846".
Page 315, line 47, strike "$500,000" and insert "$2,000,000".
Page 315, line 48, strike "$500,000" and insert "$2,000,000".
Page 315, line 48, after "fund", insert "and $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from interest earned on the nonpoint source portion of deposits made and balances in the Water Quality Improvement Fund".
Page 315, line 50, after "for", insert "direct delivery of nonpoint source pollution control activities."  and strike the remainder of the line.
Page 315, strike lines 51 through 54 and insert: "The funding will be used to provide for the employment of district conservation specialists in the Chesapeake Bay and Southern Rivers watershed and shall be distributed with priority given to those districts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed who rank highest in base and priority agricultural best management practice workload, and to the districts in the Southern Rivers watershed with the greatest number and extent of water bodies designated as impaired under Section 303(d) of the United States Clean Water Act and attributed to agricultural nonpoint source pollution."

(This amendment provides an additional $3.0 million of general fund support and $1.0 million nongeneral fund support for the Soil and Water Conservation Districts to work with the agricultural community in carrying out best management practices. Budget language authorizes the use of interest earned on Water Quality Improvement Funds to support the districts.)