2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hodges
Elevated Septic System Pilot Project in Rural Coastal Virginia

Item 114 #8h

Item 114 #8h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development FY2021 $100,000 FY2022 $20,000 GF

Page 110, line 42, strike "$129,138,362" and insert "$129,238,362".
Page 110, line 42, strike "$128,538,362" and insert "$128,558,362".

Page 114, after line 46, insert:

"O. Of the amounts in this item, $100,000 in the first year and $20,000 in the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission for the purpose of designing and constructing a pilot elevated septic system to enhance commercial development opportunities in rural coastal Virginia. The department will monitor its ability to protect public health and as a potential strategy for resiliency of recurrent tidal flooding."


(This amendment provides $120,000 over the biennium from the general fund to fund an elevated specific system pilot program at the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission. Septic systems in coastal Virginia suffer from a constant threat of sea level rise, storm surges, and chronic flooding which can cause catostrophic failures of in ground septic systems due to water inundation.)