2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morrissey
Co-Patron(s): Chase, Lucas, Marsden
Nutrient Removal Grant Program (language only)

Item 377 #1s

Item 377 #1s

Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality


Page 380, Line 34, strike "F." and insert "F.1."

Page 380, following line 33, insert:

"2. For nutrient removal projects in the Upper /Middle James River Basin, where such projects have a permitted wasteload allocation of at least 350,000 pounds per year for total nitrogen and at least 28,000 pounds per year for total phosphorus, and serve a locality or localities whose individual or collective Composite Fiscal Stress Index exceeds the Commonwealth's standard for Median Household Income, the Department shall take into consideration such fiscal stress factors and may award a grant of up to 90 percent of total project costs."


(This amendment directs the DEQ to take into account local fiscal stress factors when awarding nutrient removal grants for projects in the James River Basin and allows grant awards to cover up to 90 percent of eligible costs.)