2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Nutrient Removal Grants (language only)

Item 377 #5c

Item 377 #5c

Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality


Page 380, after line 44, insert:

"I. The Department shall assess alternative reimbursement models and reimbursement amounts for nutrient removal grants provided to projects serving a locality or localities with: (i) high fiscal stress as defined by the Composite Fiscal Stress Index; (ii) median household incomes below the Commonwealth's average; and (iii) the capacity of ratepayers to absorb the additional costs of financing nutrient removal projects. The Department shall provide a report detailing its findings and recommendations to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees no later than December 15, 2020."


(This amendment directs the Department of Environmental Quality to assess alternative matching policies for nutrient removal grants for projects serving localities with high fiscal stress.)