2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saslaw
State Share of Alexandria CSO (language only)

Item 370 #1s

Item 370 #1s

Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality


Page 368, following line 40, insert:

"J. It is the intent of the General Assembly that if legislation is approved by the 2016 General Assembly requiring the owner of any combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfall that discharges into the Potomac River Watershed be brought into compliance with the Presumption Approach described in the CSO Control Policy adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 59 F.R. 18688, then any costs of compliance incurred at a level greater than the Demonstration Approach shall be borne by the Commonwealth of Virginia and not by the owner.".


(This amendment directs the Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Department of Environmental Quality, assume responsibility for any costs incurred above EPA minimum requirements for CSO outfalls on the Potomac River.)