2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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South River Dam #10A Rehabilitation (language only)

Item 360 #6h

Item 360 #6h

Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of

Page 268, line 41, after "F", insert "1."
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"2.  Notwithstanding § 10.1-603.19, Code of Virginia, the Director, Department of Conservation and Recreation, in consultation with the Virginia Resources Authority, is authorized to provide financial or other assistance from the Dam Safety, Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund, including the provision of a grant to a locality of up to $408,402, or 25  percent, of the costs of modifying a high hazard dam operating under a conditional certificate extension and that has received approval as of November 30, 2010 for federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service for at least 65 percent of the cost of repairing the locally-owned dam.  The local government shall contribute 10 percent of the total costs of modifying this high hazard dam."

(This amendment provides for the rehabilitation of the South River 10 A dam, which is owned by Augusta County. The locality has received notice from the Natural Resources Conservation Service that a federal grant of at least 65 percent of the costs of rehabilitating this dam will be provided. Originally, this dam was built by the local soil and water conservation district pursuant to the urging and guidance of the Natural Resources Conservation Service's predecessor agency. The Natural Resources Conservation Service has provided funding for rehabilitating other Virginia dams still owned by soil and water conservation districts. However, if no action is taken on improving the dam, the Natural Resources Conservation Service has indicated that the funding will be removed and spent in other states. Augusta County is expected to provide 10 percent of the rehabilitation cost. Given a total project cost of $1,632,168, the federal government will be providing about $1.1 million and Augusta County will be providing $163,217.)