Environmental Quality, Department of; authority of citizen boards. (HB650)

Introduced By

Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Environmental Quality; authority of citizen boards. Provides that the Air Pollution Control Board and the State Water Control Board may delegate their authority to make permitting decisions to the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the authority to issue permits related to waste management is already vested with the Director). Either Board has the discretion to make a final permitting decision if it finds significant public interest in the permit, substantial and disputed issues within the scope of the Board's statutory authority, and that the time required for a public hearing and decision by the Board would not create an unreasonable delay. The membership of all three citizen environmental boards would also be reconfigured so that the membership of each boardthe Air Pollution Control Board, the State Water Control Board, and the Virginia Waste Management Boardincludes at least one member from the other two boards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083243536
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/17/2008Assigned ACNRsub: #2 Natural Resource
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB650)
02/06/2008Tabled in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Va. Conservation Network, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Citizens - Support - Alternative to HB1332