2011 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Chapter 890)

Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Item 111

Item 111

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Resource Management Research, Planning, and Coordination (50700)$2,443,898
Energy Conservation and Alternative Energy Supply Programs (50705)FY2011 $2,443,898
FY2012 $2,443,898
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2011 $666,852
FY2012 $666,852
SpecialFY2011 $80,255FY2012 $95,978
Federal TrustFY2011 $1,777,046FY2012 $1,777,046

Authority: Title 45.1, Chapter 26, Code of Virginia.

A. Out of this appropriation, $38,362 the first year and $38,362 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for dues and expenses for the Southern States Energy Board.

B. Out of this appropriation, $924,934 the first year from the general fund shall be provided for transfer to the following nonstate entities: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, Virginia International Terminals, Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, the Virginia Commonwealth University Real Estate Foundation, and the District 19 Community Services Board.  These funds reimburse a portion of the Virginia Dominion Power rebate that was included in the state rebate directed to the general fund.

C. Out of this appropriation, $74,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for deposit to the Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Incentive Grant Fund, established under § 45.1-392, Code of Virginia.  These funds are to be used to provide a grant in accordance with the calendar year 2010 production of a solar-panel facility located in the City of Danville.  The amount of the grant is based on the watts of rated capacity of solar panels sold by the producer in the calendar year.

D. Up to $500,000 the second year from the amounts provided for the Governor's Development Opportunity Fund in Item 96 of this Act may be used by the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority to assist in efforts to secure the location of the proposed National Offshore Wind Technology Center in Virginia.

E. To defray the costs of implementing the Virginia Energy Management Program, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is authorized to have included in state fuel oil, natural gas and similar energy contracts a provision for suppliers to collect from using agencies and remit to the department an administrative surcharge. The surcharge shall reflect the department's actual costs to administer the program. Additionally, the department is authorized, consistent with federal funding rules, to distribute energy-related federal funds as grants or as loans to other state or nonstate agencies for use in financing energy-related projects, and to recover from the recipient an administrative service charge to recover the department's costs of administering such grant or loan programs.