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Waters of the State, Ports and Harbors


P HB552

Regional water supply plans. Allows a town to enter into a regional water supply plan with an adjacent county.
Patron - Saxman

P HB1150

Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Waters Clean-up and Oversight Act. Requires the Secretary of Natural Resources to develop a clean-up plan for the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia waters that have been designated as impaired. The plan will include measurable objectives, a description of the strategies to meet the plan's objectives, time frames for accomplishing the objectives, and a plan for disbursing funds for point and nonpoint pollution projects. The plan will also include an analysis of alternative funding mechanisms. The Secretary is to submit the plan by January 1, 2007, and is to submit a progress report on the clean-up semiannually.
Patron - Lingamfelter

P HB1457

Impaired waters. Allows an aggrieved party to conduct a use attainability analysis in order to demonstrate that the attainment of the designated use for an impaired water body is not feasible. This analysis would be submitted to, and reviewed by, the State Water Control Board. The Board would then determine whether the development or implementation of the total maximum daily load should be delayed.
Patron - Ware, R.L.

P SB106

Local consent to State Water Control Board permits. Requires an application for a new or modified individual Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit or a new or modified coverage under a general Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, authorizing direct or indirect discharge of stormwater runoff from a new municipal solid waste landfill into a local watershed protection district established and designated as such by city ordinance prior to January 1, 2006, to contain a certification from the local governing body of the city in which the discharge is to take place, that the discharge is consistent with the city's ordinance establishing and designating the local watershed protection district in order to be considered complete. The bill does not apply to any municipal solid waste landfill in operation on or before January 1, 2006. This bill expires on July 1, 2026.
Patron - Blevins

P SB173

Virginia Port Authority police. Allows the Authority to enter into agreements with private terminal operators to permit special police officers to provide and enforce safety and security on the operator's property.
Patron - Quayle

Carried Over

C HB1496

Nontidal wetlands permits. Eliminates the requirements of having to obtain permits from both the state and federal governments for impacts to nontidal wetlands. The person would only have to obtain either the State Programmatic General Permit or a federal permit depending on the type of project.
Patron - Cosgrove


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