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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 732)

Department of Transportation

Item 442

Item 442

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation (51400)$13,251,385$12,534,800
$13,170,831
Environmental Monitoring and Compliance for Highway Projects (51408)FY2015 $10,813,010FY2016 $10,211,305
$10,588,817
Environmental Monitoring Program Management and Direction (51409)FY2015 $2,438,375FY2016 $2,323,495
$2,582,014
Fund Sources: 
Commonwealth TransportationFY2015 $13,251,385FY2016 $12,534,800
$13,170,831

Authority: Title 33.1, Code of Virginia.


A. Included in the amounts for Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation is $187,443 in the first year and $55,717 in the second year to establish baseline air quality measures of nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter at the terminus of the I-395 express lane at Turkeycock Run. Funding shall be used for a two-phased study including a six-month baseline monitoring commencing as soon after July 1, 2014 as practicable, prior to the opening of the ramp, and twelve-month monitoring upon completion of the project; provided, however, that nothing required herein shall delay the opening of the ramp or the project or affect the continuing operation of the 95 Express lanes project. The study shall be conducted by the Department of Environmental Quality pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Transportation.