2024 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Environmental Quality

Item 362

Item 362

First Year - FY2025Second Year - FY2026
Land Protection (50900)$32,107,409$32,107,409
Land Protection Permitting (50925)FY2025 $5,144,191FY2026 $5,144,191
Land Protection Compliance and Enforcement (50926)FY2025 $23,877,626FY2026 $23,877,626
Land Protection Outreach (50927)FY2025 $1,893,134FY2026 $1,893,134
Land Protection Planning and Policy (50928)FY2025 $1,192,458FY2026 $1,192,458
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2025 $3,049,408FY2026 $3,049,408
SpecialFY2025 $1,787,049FY2026 $1,787,049
Trust and AgencyFY2025 $12,415,471FY2026 $12,415,471
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2025 $8,072,094FY2026 $8,072,094
Federal TrustFY2025 $6,783,387FY2026 $6,783,387

Authority: Title 10.1, Chapters 11.1, 11.2, 12.1, 14, and 25; Title 44, Chapter 3.5, Code of Virginia.

A. It is the intent of the General Assembly that balances in the Virginia Environmental Emergency Response Fund be used to meet match requirements for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund State Support Contracts.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-1422.3, Code of Virginia, $1,807,575 in the first year and $1,807,575 in the second year from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, and $250,000 in the first year and $250,000 in the second year from the Hazardous Waste Management Permit Fund within the Department of Environmental Quality shall be used for the costs associated with the Department's land protection and water programs. Such funds may be used for the purposes set forth in § 10.1-1422.3, Code of Virginia, at the Director's discretion and only as available after funding other land protection and water programs.

C. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-1424.3, Code of Virginia, the phased prohibition on the use of polystyrene containers shall be delayed until July 1, 2028 and July 1, 2030 respectively.