2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Augusta Correctional Center Waste Water Plant (language only)

Item C-78 #1s

Item C-78 #1s

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 441, strike lines  29-46 and insert:
"A. The Commonwealth shall construct and operate a wastewater treatment plant at Augusta Correctional Center to provide wastewater treatment for that facility.  The plant shall also have sufficient capacity to serve the Town of Craigsville, provided that prior to March 15, 2011 the town does the following: (1) notifies the Department of Corrections in writing that it elects to have its wastewater treated by the department at the department's new plant; (2) deeds to the Commonwealth that land previously deeded by the Commonwealth to the town for the construction of the town's currently existing wastewater treatment plant; and (3) relinquishes the town's current treated wastewater discharge permit to provide for the transfer of the permit from the town to the Department of Corrections by the Department of Environmental Quality.  As a further condition of this arrangement between the department and the town, the town shall continue to treat the wastewater from Augusta Correctional Center under its current contract with the department until such time as the department's new wastewater treatment plant is operational.  In return the department shall treat the town's wastewater at no cost for the first 36 months after the plant becomes operational and thereafter shall treat the town's wastewater at rates essentially the same, local conditions being considered, as the rates charged other municipalities for which it provides wastewater treatment."

(This amendment provides a policy framework for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at Augusta Correctional Center, with sufficient capacity to serve the needs of the Town of Craigsville. A companion amendment to Item C-85.10 provides $11,500,000 in bond authorization through the Virginia Public Building Authority for this project.)