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1998 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Environmental Quality

Item 427

Item 427

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Environmental Technical and Financial Assistance (51500)$88,648,069$40,419,900
Litter Control and Recycling Activities (51501)FY1999 $2,138,281FY2000 $2,139,450
Financial Assistance for Environmental Resources Management (51502)FY1999 $1,329,354FY2000 $1,329,354
Construction Assistance Loans and Grants (51503)FY1999 $81,746,880FY2000 $33,511,587
Financial Assistance for Water Quality (51504)FY1999 $471,864FY2000 $472,163
Construction Assistance (51505)FY1999 $843,658FY2000 $849,314
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator and Management Assistance (51506)FY1999 $204,938FY2000 $204,938
Financial Assistance for Coastal Resources Management (51507)FY1999 $1,752,853FY2000 $1,752,853
Prevention of and Response to Chemical Emergencies (51508)FY1999 $160,241FY2000 $160,241
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1999 $54,000,586FY2000 $5,765,293
SpecialFY1999 $15,300FY2000 $15,300
Dedicated Special RevenueFY1999 $4,106,312FY2000 $4,113,137
Federal TrustFY1999 $30,525,871FY2000 $30,526,170

Authority: Title 10.1, Chapters 11, 14 and 15, Title 44, Chapter 3.5, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, 22, 24, and 25, Code of Virginia.


A. The June 30, 1998 and June 30, 1999 unexpended balances for Construction Assistance are hereby reappropriated.


B. The Department of Environmental Quality, as part of its regular water testing program, shall provide $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the second year from the general fund to the Smith Mountain Lake Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Project. The funds will be used to take samples from the lake to test water quality and chemical content.


C. The Department of Environmental Quality, as part of its regular water testing program, shall provide $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the second year from the general fund to the Virginia Division of the Izaak Walton League of America to train and assist in maintaining a statewide program of volunteer citizen water quality monitors.


D.1. Out of the amounts for Environmental Technical and Financial Assistance, $43,100,000 the first year from the general fund shall be deposited to the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund established under the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Act of 1997, Title 10.1, Chapter 21.1, Code of Virginia. Of this amount, $23,230,000 is estimated as the fiscal year 1999 allocation for point source projects and $19,870,000 is estimated as the allocation for fiscal year 2000.


2. Beginning on January 1, 2000, the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to make a grant from the Fund, not to exceed $3,500,000, for operational improvements at the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Facility, provided that the nutrient reductions thereby achieved are credited to the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Chesapeake Bay Program.


E. Out of the amounts for Environmental Technical and Financial Assistance, $7,000,000 the first year from the general fund shall be deposited to the Combined Sewer Overflow Matching Fund pursuant to Title 62.1, § 241.12, Code of Virginia. From this Fund, the City of Richmond shall receive $3,500,000 in the first year, and the City of Lynchburg shall receive $3,500,000 in the first year.