2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Erosion & Sediment Control Program: SB 1258

Item 377 #4c

Item 377 #4c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality FY2021 $0 FY2022 $230,000 GF
FY2021 0.00 FY2022 2.00 FTE

Page 455, line 31, strike "$52,900,649" and insert "$53,130,649".

Page 457, after line 41, insert:

"M. The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality shall convene a working group for the purpose of developing an annual or project-based fee schedule for the review of erosion and sediment control plans related to solar energy project applications. The working group shall include representatives of (i) private sector companies that own or operate solar energy facilities, (ii) local governments that permit solar facilities, and (iii) other stakeholders determined by the Department to be necessary to the development of the fee schedule."


(This amendment provides the funding for staffing dedicated to the erosion and sediment control program to review for solar project permitting and provide this service to projects upon the request of a locality pursuant to the provisions of Senate Bill 1258 of the 2021 General Assembly.)