Landfills; DEQ to develop policies & procedures to allow burning of vegetative waste. (HB554)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Burn pits. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to develop the policies and procedures necessary to allow the burning of vegetative waste at landfills that have ceased accepting waste but have not been released from postclosure care requirements. The policies and procedures are to include measures that will protect public health and the environment. Read the Bill »


02/23/2006: signed by governor


01/09/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 069303496
01/09/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2006Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (17-Y 5-N)
01/19/2006Read first time
01/20/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB554)
01/20/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2006Read third time and passed House (72-Y 26-N)
01/23/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 26-N)
01/23/2006Communicated to Senate
01/24/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2006Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Read third time
02/08/2006Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB554ER)
02/15/2006Signed by Speaker
02/15/2006Signed by President
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB554ER)
02/23/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 19 (effective 7/1/06)
03/27/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0019)