1997 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Introduced)

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Department of Environmental Quality

Item 407

Item 407

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Administrative and Support Services (51900)$8,966,217$8,966,217
General Management and Direction (51901)FY1997 $1,787,245FY1998 $1,787,245
Computer Services (51902)FY1997 $1,594,495FY1998 $1,594,495
Accounting and Budgeting Services (51903)FY1997 $810,610FY1998 $810,610
Personnel Services (51914)FY1997 $708,844FY1998 $708,844
Procurement and Distribution Services (51918)FY1997 $4,065,023FY1998 $4,065,023
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1997 $7,267,085FY1998 $7,267,085
Dedicated Special RevenueFY1997 $103,000FY1998 $103,000
Federal TrustFY1997 $1,596,132FY1998 $1,596,132

Authority: Title 10.1, Chapters 11.1, 13 and 14, and Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, Code of Virginia.

A. The Department shall pay the expenses related to co-location of its regional offices, reorganization, and downsizing from such general and nongeneral funds as may be available for expenditure by the agency. The Department of Planning and Budget shall increase the Department's nongeneral fund appropriations as required for this purpose.

B. Included in this item is approximately $60,000 in federal funds in the first year and approximately $60,000 in federal funds in the second year which represent revenues received from federal lands located in the Commonwealth to be distributed to the localities in which the revenues were generated.

C. Included in this item is up to $60,000 the first year from the general fund to carry out the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution 270, 1995 Session of the General Assembly. The Department, in cooperation with Virginia universities, shall develop standardized protocols for conducting bioassessments in watersheds.

D. The Department shall provide quarterly reports to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations, and Conservation and Natural Resources and the Senate Committees on Finance, and Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources on its progress in implementing the pilot program of agency-specific compensation, classification, and performance evaluation. The Department shall submit an evaluation of the pilot program and its recommendation for expanding the program to include the entire agency workforce by November 15, 1997.

E. The Department may privatize or outsource activities performed by agency personnel when such actions produce savings and improved performance. By November 15, 1996, the Department shall submit to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees the criteria and analysis used to determine whether any existing activity should be privatized or outsourced. No activity affected by this policy may be privatized or outsourced without specific authorization by the General Assembly as provided in this act. An activity shall be defined as an item or the components of an item identified in the Department's activity-based budget for the 1996-98 biennium. This provision shall not apply to activities: (i) under contract for privatization or outsourcing prior to January 1, 1996; (ii) requiring new contracts to replace expiring contracts with the same or a new vendor; or (iii) partially privatized or outsourced prior to January 1, 1996 for which the agency is seeking contracts to increase private sector involvement.

F. The Department shall not expend any funds in fiscal year 1996-97 on the issuance of any certificate, permit or any other method, that allows for the discharge of tributyltin at any level exceeding 50 parts per trillion.