Sewage sludge; requires local government certify that site thereof in compliance with ordinances. (HB2801)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston), Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), Sen. Charles Hawkins (R-Chatham), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Land application of sewage sludge. Requires that the local government certify as part of the state permit application to land apply sewage sludge that the site of the proposed spreading of sewage sludge is in compliance with all local ordinances. The bill also gives localities the authority to adopt an ordinance that reasonably restricts the land application of sewage sludge to certain areas or parcels based on public health, welfare, or safety criteria. The Department of Environmental Quality or the Department of Health permit application filled out by the person applying the sewage sludge is not considered complete until there is such local certification. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072434256
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2007Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture (Orrock)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1313.


Lorraine Potter writes:

What in the world does "reasonably restrict"
mean? Sounds like the kind of loophole you could drive a sludge truck through.