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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Department of Environmental Quality

Item 355

Item 355

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Water Protection (51200)$44,738,907$44,544,690
Water Protection Permitting (51225)FY2011 $8,519,292FY2012 $8,519,292
Water Protection Compliance and Enforcement (51226)FY2011 $19,162,883FY2012 $19,162,883
Water Protection Outreach (51227)FY2011 $4,667,360FY2012 $4,667,360
Water Protection Planning and Policy (51228)FY2011 $4,846,927FY2012 $4,846,927
Water Protection Monitoring and Assessment (51229)FY2011 $7,542,445FY2012 $7,348,228
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $16,494,290FY2012 $16,300,073
SpecialFY2011 $558,516FY2012 $558,516
Trust and AgencyFY2011 $10,809,054FY2012 $10,809,054
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2011 $7,247,198FY2012 $7,247,198
Federal TrustFY2011 $9,629,849FY2012 $9,629,849

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. The appropriation includes annual membership dues for the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, $156,000 the first year and $156,000 the second year from the general fund. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Commonwealth remain a full participating member of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.


C. The appropriation includes annual membership dues for the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, $51,500 the first year and $51,500 the second year from the general fund.


D. Out of the amounts for this Item shall be paid $80,000 the first year and $80,000 the second year from the general fund to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to support Chesapeake Bay education field studies.


E. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 62.1-44.15, Code of Virginia, the Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to implement an inspection schedule for confined animal feeding operations using risk-based criteria.


F.1. The permit fee regulations adopted by the State Water Control Board pursuant to paragraphs B.1. and B.2. of § 62.1-44.15:6, Code of Virginia, shall be set at an amount representing not more than 50 percent of the direct costs for the administration, compliance and enforcement of Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and Virginia Pollution Abatement permits.


2. The regulations adopted by the State Water Control Board to initially implement the provisions of this item shall be exempt from Article 2 (§ 2.2-4006, et seq.) of Chapter 40 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia and shall become effective no later than July 1, 2010.  Thereafter, any amendments to the fee schedule described by these acts shall not be exempted from Article 2 (§ 2.2-4006, et seq.) of Chapter 40 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia.