2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bloxom
Coastal Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Inundation Study (language only)

Item 446 #1h

Item 446 #1h

Department of Transportation


Page 530, after line 27, insert:

"F. The Department of Transportation shall report annually on the status of the Coastal Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Inundation Study. The report will be submitted no later than December 1 of each year to the Chairs of the House Appropriation and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees, Chairs of the House and Senate Transportation Committees, Chair of the Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding and Adaptation, and the Secretaries of Transportation and Natural Resources. The report shall include at a minimum: (1) an up-to-date report identifying the at-risk rural, suburban and urban infrastructure, and planning and options to mitigate or eliminate the identified risks; (2) status of coordination and consultation with eight coastal Planning District Commissions; (3) the status of coordination with other involved state agencies or institutions; (4) status and coordination with potentially impacted environmental justice communities; and (5) a timeframe for completion of its work."


(This amendment includes language requiring VDOT to report annually on the status of what transportation infrastructure in the Coastal Shore region is at risk to inundation from sea-level rise and what is being done to address the concerns) .