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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Reenrolled)

Department of Environmental Quality

Item 369

Item 369

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Air Protection (51300)$18,347,767$18,347,767
Air Protection Permitting (51325)FY2017 $6,069,469FY2018 $6,069,469
Air Protection Compliance and Enforcement (51326)FY2017 $6,641,946FY2018 $6,641,946
Air Protection Outreach (51327)FY2017 $205,587FY2018 $205,587
Air Protection Planning and Policy (51328)FY2017 $2,327,437FY2018 $2,327,437
Air Protection Monitoring and Assessment (51329)FY2017 $3,103,328FY2018 $3,103,328
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2017 $2,333,542FY2018 $2,333,542
EnterpriseFY2017 $9,613,520FY2018 $9,613,520
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2017 $2,437,796FY2018 $2,437,796
Federal TrustFY2017 $3,962,909FY2018 $3,962,909

Authority: Title 10.1, Chapters 11.1 and 13; and Title 46.2, Chapter 10, Code of Virginia.


A. The Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to use up to $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the second year from the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Fund to implement the provisions of Chapter 710, Acts of Assembly of 2002, which authorizes the department to operate a program to subsidize repairs of vehicles that fail to meet emissions standards established by the Air Pollution Control Board when the owner of the vehicle is financially unable to have the vehicle repaired.


B.1. All of the permit program emissions fees collected by the State Air Pollution Control Board pursuant to § 10.1-1322, Code of Virginia, shall be assessed and collected on an annual basis notwithstanding the provisions of that section. The State Air Pollution Control Board shall adopt regulations adjusting permit program emissions fees collected pursuant to § 10.1-1322, Code of Virginia, and establish permit application processing fees and permit maintenance fees sufficient to ensure that the revenues collected from fees cover the total direct and indirect costs of the program consistent with the requirements of Title V of the Clean Air Act, except that the initial adjustment to permit program emissions fees shall not be increased by more than 30 percent over current rates. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-1322, Code of Virginia, the permit application fees collected pursuant to this paragraph shall not be credited towards the amount of annual fees owed pursuant to § 10.1-1322, Code of Virginia. All of the fees adopted pursuant to this section shall be adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index.


2. The regulations adopted by the State Air Pollution Control Board to initially implement the provisions of this item shall be exempt from Chapter 40 of Title 2.2, Code of Virginia, and shall become effective no later than July 1, 2012. Thereafter, any amendments to the fee schedule described by these acts shall not be exempted from Chapter 40 of Title 2.2, Code of Virginia.


C. Funding provided in this item is contingent upon no amount contained herein being used to prepare or submit to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a state implementation plan, or other document with respect to the Environmental Protection Agency's “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,” 80 Fed. Reg. 64,662 (October 23, 2015), unless the stay issued by the United States Supreme Court is released pending disposition of the applicants' petitions for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and disposition of the applicants' petition for a writ of certiorari, if such writ is sought.