2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Deeds
Sample Testing of Class B Biosolids

Item 292 #2s

Item 292 #2s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2019 $50,000 FY2020 $0 GF

Page 246, line 44, strike "$270,476,216" and insert "$270,526,216".

Page 249, after line 14, insert:

"G. Out of this appropriation, $50,000 the first year from the general fund shall be used for the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to perform sample testing of Class B biosolids that are land applied in Virginia to determine their pathogen content.  VDH should use test results to inform its epidemiological pilot study and assessment of aerosol infection risks."


(This amendment provides $50,000 for the Virginia Department of Health to test Class B biosolids that are applied in Virginia for pathogen content. This is a recommendation from a 2017 JLARC report, Land Application of Biosolids and Industrial Residuals.)