Air emissions; operators of major stationary sources of air pollution to comply with NAAQS. (HB643)

Introduced By

Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Air emissions from major stationary sources. Requires operators of major stationary sources of air pollution that have facilities (i) whose stacks do not meet good engineering practices and (ii) emit one or more of the criteria pollutants, to demonstrate compliance with all National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) by December 31, 2008. If this deadline is not met, then by July 1, 2009, the Department of Environmental Quality shall issue only a permit that ensures modeled compliance with all NAAQS. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2008Committee
01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087084536
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/17/2008Assigned ACNRsub: #2 Natural Resource
02/12/2008Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Comments

Joy Lorien writes:

Was wondering if this bill addresses those companies outside the Commonwealth. I live in the Shenandoah Valley and work in the Shenandoah National Park for over 20 years and the health and well being of the citizens and the environment are being extremely adversely affected by the toxins of these companies. How do we address this problem affecting our citizens, land, water, air now and for future generations. A site below.
http://www.npca.org/turningpoint/