2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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Waste Management Fees (language only)

Item 360 #1s

Item 360 #1s

Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of

Page 303, line 39, before "It" insert "A."
Page 303, after line 41, insert:
"B.1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-1232 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Waste Management Board shall adopt regulations adjusting the registration fees collected pursuant to § 10.1-1232.A.5 of the Code of Virginia.  All of the fees adopted pursuant to this section shall be adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index.
2.  The regulations adopted by the Virginia Waste Management Board to initially implement the provisions of this item shall be exempt from Chapter 40 of Title 2.2, Code of Virginia, except that the Department of Environmental Quality shall utilize a regulatory advisory panel to assist in the development of necessary regulations and shall provide an opportunity for public comment on all regulations.  Such regulations shall become effective no later than July 1, 2014.  Thereafter, any amendments to the fee schedule described by these acts shall not be exempted from Chapter 40 of Title 2.2, Code of Virginia."

(This amendment authorizes the Waste Management Board to adopt fees necessary to cover program expenses and directs that the fees shall be adjusted based on the CPI in the future.)