2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Study of Harmful Algal Blooms at Smith Mountain Lake

Item 365 #2h

Item 365 #2h

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Natural and Historic Resources
Department of Environmental Quality FY2025 $75,000 FY2026 $0 GF

Page 423, line 1, strike "$161,281,448" and insert "$161,356,448".

Page 424, after line 51, insert:

"L. Out of the amounts in this item, $75,000 the first year from the general fund is provided to Virginia Tech to support, in collaboration with the Department and the Smith Mountain Lake Association, a study of harmful algal blooms occurring at Smith Mountain Lake. The study shall include, but not be limited to, evaluations of conditions that have lead to the appearance of harmful algal blooms, and recommendations for the prevention of further harmful algal bloom outbreaks."


(This amendment provides $75,000 the first year from the general fund to support a study of harmful algal blooms at Smith Mountain Lake.)