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2000 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Department of Environmental Quality

Item 424

Item 424 (Not set out)

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Environmental Resources Management (51200)$23,927,539$26,059,995
Groundwater Management (51202)FY1999 $506,326FY2000 $528,380
Water Discharge Permit Management (51204)FY1999 $6,173,199FY2000 $6,226,265
Water Discharge Pretreatment Management (51208)FY1999 $190,096FY2000 $191,604
Permit Assistance and Operations Coordination (51212)FY1999 $2,407,393FY2000 $2,427,033
Water Resources Enforcement (51213)FY1999 $1,223,449FY2000 $1,232,760
Air Quality Stationary Source Regulation Enforcement (51214)FY1999 $7,122,941FY2000 $7,197,906
Air Quality Mobile Source Regulation Enforcement (51215)FY1999 $1,619,023FY2000 $1,624,558
Waste Permit Management (51216)FY1999 $2,460,106FY2000 $2,473,272
Waste Inspection Management (51217)FY1999 $1,751,132FY2000 $3,683,383
Waste Enforcement (51218)FY1999 $473,874FY2000 $474,834
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1999 $12,078,684FY2000 $13,473,662
SpecialFY1999 $48,118FY2000 $48,118
EnterpriseFY1999 $4,075,924FY2000 $4,137,220
Trust and AgencyFY1999 $72,362FY2000 $72,362
Dedicated Special RevenueFY1999 $3,202,267FY2000 $3,857,802
Federal TrustFY1999 $4,450,184FY2000 $4,470,831

Authority: Title 10.1, Chapters 11.1, 13 and 14; Title 44, Chapter 3.5; Title 46.2; §§ 46.2-1176 through 46.2-1187.3; and Title 62.1, Chapters 3.1, 20, 24 and 25, Code of Virginia.


A. The Department shall waive fees for Water Protection Permits required for maintenance dredging and the placement of dredged materials by the United States Corps of Engineers in Accomack County.


B. The Department of Environmental Quality shall provide quarterly reports to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and on Conservation and Natural Resources and the Senate Committees on Finance and on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, on its progress in implementing an air pollution operating permit program pursuant to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act.


C. The Auditor of Public Accounts shall examine the current and projected revenues and expenses of the Department of Environmental Quality to determine if permitting, licensing, and other fees provide sufficient resources to fund related operations and, if not, the feasibility of whether such fees can fund all related operations. If these activities are not self-sustaining, the Auditor will determine the extent to which these operations depend on general fund resources. This review shall include both current and future operating costs to consider whether the Department should maintain working capital reserves and, if necessary, propose methods to calculate and maintain these reserves. The Auditor of Public Accounts shall complete his work and report his findings 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, by December 1, 1998.


D. This Item includes $20,000 the second year from the general fund to match nonstate dollars for a cooperative program to identify critical water supplies in the Northern Neck.


E. This Item includes $650,000 the second year from special funds for eight solid waste inspectors. Funds are also provided for two positions to manage the Virginia Solid Waste Environmental Stewardship Fund and to conduct risk assessments of solid waste landfills. This appropriation is contingent upon the enactment of legislation in the 1999 Session of the General Assembly establishing the Virginia Solid Waste Environmental Stewardship Fund.