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2008 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Department of Environmental Quality

Item 362

Item 362 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Water Protection (51200)$42,056,871$44,307,430
Water Protection Permitting (51225)FY2007 $8,675,349FY2008 $8,823,201
Water Protection Compliance and Enforcement (51226)FY2007 $15,877,900FY2008 $17,092,207
Water Protection Outreach (51227)FY2007 $2,224,811FY2008 $3,120,598
Water Protection Planning and Policy (51228)FY2007 $6,311,156FY2008 $6,542,245
Water Protection Monitoring and Assessment (51229)FY2007 $8,967,655FY2008 $8,729,179
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2007 $19,864,580FY2008 $20,991,843
SpecialFY2007 $152,336FY2008 $987,305
Trust and AgencyFY2007 $8,704,649FY2008 $8,704,649
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2007 $4,182,298FY2008 $4,045,822
Federal TrustFY2007 $9,153,008FY2008 $9,577,811

Authority: Title 5.1, Chapter 1; Title 10.1, Chapter 11.1; and Title 62.1, Chapters 2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 5, 6, 20, 22, 24, and 25, Code of Virginia.


A. The Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to commit resources necessary to qualify for in-kind match for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir, Virginia and North Carolina Feasibility Study, to be conducted in accordance with § 216 of the River and Harbors Flood Control Act of 1970.


B. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 10.1, Chapter 25, Code of Virginia, the Department is authorized to expend up to $226,476 the first year and $90,000 the second year from the balances in the Virginia Environmental Emergency Response Fund to enhance water quality monitoring in the Elizabeth and Shenandoah Rivers.


C. Out of the amounts for this Item shall be provided $170,000 the first year from the general fund and $100,000 the second year from the Virginia Environmental Emergency Response Fund to investigate the potential factors resulting in fish lesions and mortality in the Shenandoah River.


D. The appropriation includes annual membership dues for the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the second year, from the general fund.


E. The appropriation includes annual membership dues for the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, $44,900 the first year and $44,900 the second year, from the general fund.


F. Out of the amounts for this Item shall be paid $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year from the general fund to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to support Chesapeake Bay education field studies.


G. Out of the amounts appropriated in this item, $730,000 the second year in nongeneral funds is provided for the Department to site, permit, enforce and monitor the application of biosolids on farm and pasture lands. This appropriation is contingent upon passage of House Bill 2802 and Senate Bill 1339 of the 2007 Session of the General Assembly.