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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Enrolled)

Department of Environmental Quality

Item 361

Item 361 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Water Protection (51200)$40,225,873$40,287,331
Water Protection Permitting (51225)FY2015 $9,467,933FY2016 $9,529,391
Water Protection Compliance and Enforcement (51226)FY2015 $9,609,642FY2016 $9,609,642
Water Protection Outreach (51227)FY2015 $1,994,648FY2016 $1,994,648
Water Protection Planning and Policy (51228)FY2015 $4,396,771FY2016 $4,396,771
Water Protection Monitoring and Assessment (51229)FY2015 $6,916,239FY2016 $6,916,239
Water Protection Stormwater Management (51230)FY2015 $7,840,640FY2016 $7,840,640
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $19,201,554FY2016 $19,263,012
SpecialFY2015 $2,354,313FY2016 $2,354,313
Trust and AgencyFY2015 $25,500FY2016 $25,500
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2015 $10,091,040FY2016 $10,091,040
Federal TrustFY2015 $8,553,466FY2016 $8,553,466

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. Out of this appropriation, $51,500 the first year and $51,500 the second year from the general fund is designated for annual membership dues for the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.


B.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, 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, Code of Virginia.


C. Out of the appropriation for this item, $151,500 the first year and $151,500 the second year from the general fund is designated for the annual membership dues for the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.


D.1. Notwithstanding § 62.1-44.15:56, Code of Virginia, public institutions of higher education, including community colleges, colleges, and universities, shall be subject to project review and compliance for state erosion and sediment control requirements by the local program authority of the locality within which the land disturbing activity is located, unless such institution submits annual specifications to the Department of Environmental Quality, in accordance with § 62.1-44.15:56 A (i), Code of Virginia.


2. The State Water Control Board is authorized to amend the Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations (9 VAC 25-840 et seq.) to conform such regulations with this project review requirement and to clarify the process.  These amendments shall be exempt from Article 2 (§2.2-4006 et seq.) of the Administrative Process Act.


E. Beginning October 1, 2015, there shall be a $3.75 fee imposed on each dry ton of exceptional quality biosolids cake sewage sludge that is land applied  pursuant to § 62.1-44.19:3P, Code of Virginia, until such fee is altered, amended or rescinded by the State Water Control Board.