2022 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB29 (Enrolled)

Department of Health

Item 304

Item 304

First Year - FY2021Second Year - FY2022
Drinking Water Improvement (50800)$33,122,627$33,898,623
Drinking Water Regulation (50801)FY2021 $10,608,553FY2022 $10,884,549
Drinking Water Construction Financing (50802)FY2021 $22,046,134FY2022 $22,546,134
Public Health Toxicology (50805)FY2021 $467,940FY2022 $467,940
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2021 $4,928,849FY2022 $5,204,845
SpecialFY2021 $6,131,045FY2022 $6,131,045
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2021 $18,903,934FY2022 $19,403,934
Federal TrustFY2021 $3,158,799FY2022 $3,158,799

Authority: §§ 32.1-163 through 32.1-176.7, 32.1-246, 32.1-246.1, and 62.1-44.18 through 62.1-44.19:9, Code of Virginia; and P.L. 92-500, P.L. 93-523 and P.L. 95-217, Federal Code.

A. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Department of Health be the agency designated to receive and manage general and nongeneral funds appropriated pursuant to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996.

B. The fee schedule for charges to community waterworks shall be adjusted to the level necessary to cover the cost of operating the Waterworks Technical Assistance Program, consistent with § 32.1-171.1, Code of Virginia, and shall not exceed $3.00 per connection to all community waterworks.

C. Any positions necessary for the Office of Drinking Water to perform regulatory functions in dispersing federal State and Local Recovery Funds (SLRF) pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) for drinking water infrastructure shall be restricted positions and shall expire at the end of the grant period.