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Department of Environmental Quality

Item 415

Item 415

First Year - FY2001Second Year - FY2002
Environmental Technical and Financial Assistance (51500)$60,728,468$40,529,440
Litter Control and Recycling Activities (51501)FY2001 $2,117,671FY2002 $2,117,781
Financial Assistance for Environmental Resources Management (51502)FY2001 $1,402,479FY2002 $1,402,479
Construction Assistance Loans and Grants (51503)FY2001 $53,562,126FY2002 $33,562,126
Financial Assistance for Water Quality (51504)FY2001 $702,163FY2002 $502,163
Construction Assistance (51505)FY2001 $938,666FY2002 $939,345
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator and Management Assistance (51506)FY2001 $177,454FY2002 $177,539
Financial Assistance for Coastal Resources Management (51507)FY2001 $1,752,853FY2002 $1,752,853
Prevention of and Response to Chemical Emergencies (51508)FY2001 $75,056FY2002 $75,154
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2001 $25,882,623FY2002 $5,682,764
SpecialFY2001 $15,300FY2002 $15,300
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2001 $4,343,515FY2002 $4,344,346
Federal TrustFY2001 $30,487,030FY2002 $30,487,030

Authority: Title 10.1, Chapters 11, 14 15, and 21.1; Title 44, Chapter 3.5; Title 62.1, Chapters 3.1, 22, 24 and 25, Code of Virginia.


A. The June 30, 2000, June 30, 2001, and June 30, 2002 unexpended balances for Construction Assistance are hereby reappropriated.


B.1. Out of the amounts for Environmental Technical and Financial Assistance, $20,000,000 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, $17,159,797 is estimated as the FY 2001 allocation, and $2,840,203 is estimated as the allocation for FY 2002.


2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 10.1, Chapter 21.1, Code of Virginia, out of the amount deposited to the Water Quality Improvement Fund, the Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to expend $667,285 from the FY 2001 allocation and $703,174 from the FY 2002 allocation for implementation of a poultry litter management program as required by Chapter 1 of the Acts of Assembly of 1999. Included is authorization to fund the costs associated with 11 positions.


3. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 10.1, Chapter 21.1, Code of Virginia, out of the amount deposited to the Water Quality Improvement Fund, the Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to expend $2,619,974 from the FY 2001 allocation and $804,505 from the FY 2002 allocation for development, coordination, and implementation of the total maximum daily load program. Included is authorization to fund the costs associated with 16 positions.


4. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 10.1, Chapter 21.1, Code of Virginia, out of the amount deposited to the Water Quality Improvement Fund, the Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to expend $310,800 from the FY 2001 allocation and $310,800 from the FY 2002 allocation for additional fish tissue contaminant analysis and assessment.


5. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 10.1, Chapter 21.1, Code of Virginia, out of the amount deposited to the Water Quality Improvement Fund, the Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to expend $315,260 from the FY 2001 allocation and $450,824 from the FY 2002 allocation for the Chesapeake Bay tributary strategies program. Included is authorization to fund the costs associated with three positions.


6. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 10.1, Chapter 21.1, Code of Virginia, out of the amount deposited to the Water Quality Improvement Fund, the Department of Environmental Quality shall transfer $8,000,000 from the FY 2001 allocation to the Combined Sewer Overflow Matching Fund, as established in Title 62.1, § 241.12, Code of Virginia. From the Combined Sewer Overflow Matching Fund, the City of Richmond shall receive $4,000,000 in the first year, and the City of Lynchburg shall receive $4,000,000 in the first year.


7. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 10.1, Chapter 21.1, Code of Virginia, out of the amount deposited to the Water Quality Improvement Fund, the Department of Environmental Quality shall transfer $216,000 from the FY 2001 allocation and $570,900 from the FY 2002 allocation to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Game Protection Fund for the development, coordination, and implementation of a wetlands restoration program pursuant to a recommendation of the Citizens Wetlands Advisory Committee to restore 20,000 acres of wetlands by 2010. Included is authorization for the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to fund the costs associated with one position.


8. The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to make a grant from prior year deposits to the Fund, not to exceed $3,350,000, 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.


C. The amounts for Environmental Technical and Financial Assistance include $200,000 in the first year from the general fund as the state share of a feasibility investigation by the United States Army Corps of Engineers on sediment remediation and wetlands restoration in the Elizabeth River.