2024 Session

Budget Amendments - SB29 (Floor Approved)

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Clarifying Language for ARPA Funded Wastewater Projects (language only)

Item 486 #1s

Item 486 #1s

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations


Page 194, after line 31, insert:

"13) American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds authorized in paragraph A.2.f. 12)a) and b), Item 486, of Chapter 1, 2023 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I, and paragraph B.2.k.4), Item 479.20 of Chapter 1, 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session II, which have been authorized by Department of Environmental Quality prior to January 1, 2024, to individual facilities listed in the Enhanced Nutrient Removal Certainty Program under § 62.1 - 44.19:14, Code of Virginia, may be used to reimburse such facilities for costs incurred for nutrient removal and other wastewater treatment facility improvements approved by the Department of Environmental Quality as within the allowed scope of infrastructure projects under ARPA and applicable federal implementing regulations."


(This amendment provides the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) the flexibility to apply previously authorized ARPA funds to nutrient reduction and other treatment facility improvements that DEQ would otherwise find acceptable or critical uses.)