2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5015 (Committee Approved)

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Nutrient Credit Fees (language only)

Item 377 #1s

Item 377 #1s

Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality


Page 179, strike line 49 through line 57 and 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 regarding the water quality enhancement fee that pursuant to § 62.1-44.15:35 is no longer required to be paid as of September 1, 2020 and Department oversight of nutrient credit use in the Commonwealth. Such recommendations shall be provided to the Governor and General Assembly by December 1, 2020.”.


(This amendment removes the Governor's proposed continuation of the water quality enhancement fee that expires on September 1, 2020 and directs the creation of a workgroup to provide recommendations for consideration of DEQ programmatic funding needs prior to the 2021 Regular Session.)