2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Orphan Drainage Outfalls (language only)

Item 430 #3s

Item 430 #3s

Secretary of Transportation


Page 425, following line 48, insert:
"L. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Natural Resources, in consultation with the Chairs of the House Appropriations; Senate Finance and Appropriations; House Transportation; Senate Transportation; House Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources; and Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources Committees, as well as counties containing subject outfalls, shall evaluate the scope of drainage outfalls across the Commonwealth originating from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintained roads with no assigned maintaining entity, and recommend cost-effective solutions and means by which to fund maintenance of such outfalls. The Secretaries shall provide a report of their findings to the aforementioned committee chairs no later than December 11, 2020."


(This amendment directs the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Natural Resources to study and report on the extent of orphaned drainage outfalls and recommend solutions to fix them. Since the issues involve both road maintenance and stormwater runoff, the combined expertise of engineers from both agencies should be utilized.)