2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Item 358 #3c

Item 358 #3c

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Natural Resources
Department Of Conservation And Recreation FY2007 $1,500,000 FY2008 $1,500,000 GF

Page 314, line 14, strike "$25,856,846" and insert "$27,356,846".
Page 314, line 14, strike "$25,556,846" and insert "$27,056,846".
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 50, after "for", strike the remainder of the line and insert:
"direct delivery of nonpoint source pollution control activities."  
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 for the Soil and Water Conservation Districts to work with the agricultural community in carrying out best management practices.)