2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Conference Report)

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Modify Water Quality Enhancement Fee Language (language only)

Item 377 #1c

Item 377 #1c

Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality


Page 179, after line 48, insert:

"L. The Department shall convene a workgroup of affected stakeholders, including representatives from the regulated industry, local governments and members of the public, to produce recommendations for the Governor and General Assembly to improve the long-term sustainability of the Virginia Stormwater Management Fund  established by § 62.1-44.15:29 and Department oversight of nutrient credit use in the Commonwealth. Such recommendations shall be provided to the Governor and General Assembly by November 1, 2020.

2.  The provisions of 9VAC25-900, Virginia Administrative Code, shall be considered to have satisfied the conditions of § 62.1-44.15:35, Code of Virginia, for the establishment of an application fee schedule in accordance with § 62.1-44.19:20, Code of Virginia."

Page 179, strike lines 49 through 57.

Page 180, strike lines 1 through 3.


(This amendment modifies language proposed by the Governor in House Bill 5005 to establish a workgroup to review the long-term sustainability of the water quality enhancement fee; and to provide recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by November 1, 2020.)