2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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SWCD Settlement Fund Reporting (language only)

Item 362 #3s

Item 362 #3s

Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation


Page 323, following line 39, insert:

"3. As part of the semi-annual report, the department shall assess the impact of settlement agreements with the Commonwealth entered into between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, on achieving an effective level of Soil and Water Conservation District technical assistance funding and the implementation of agricultural best management practices pursuant to § 10.1-546.1., Code of Virginia. In assessing this impact, the department shall include any amounts from the settlements in calculating the remaining annual funding amount, including: 1) estimation of the timeline and amount for each fiscal year to implement agricultural best management practices; and 2) estimation of the timeline and amount for each fiscal year of additional technical assistance provided as a result of the additional funding from the settlements."


(This amendment requires the Soil and Water Conservation District semi-annual report to include an assessment of the costs and projects undertaken with mitigation money as well as any additional administrative overhead funds and technical assistance costs.)