Waste Management Board; permit issuance process. (HB2469)

Introduced By

Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Waste Management Board; permit issuance process. Makes the process of permit issuance for solid waste management uniform with that of the two other pollution control boards, the Air Pollution Control Board and the State Water Control Board. Under certain circumstances, the Virginia Waste Management Board (the "Board") will make permit decisionscurrently, only the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality may make permit decisions.

After issuing a public notice of a pending permit action, if at least 25 individuals have requested a public hearing and the Director finds that the issues raised are germane to the permit action and are not inconsistent with state or federal laws, a public hearing will be held. The Director or the Board may convene a meeting under an expedited schedule to reconsider the decision of the Director to grant a public hearing. The meeting may be held electronically if one public forum is available. The Board is required to act on the permit within 90 days of the close of the comment period unless the applicant agrees to an extension of the time period. Persons who commented during the public hearing may address the Board at the meeting where final action on the permit will occur. The Board's decision shall contain a written basis for its decision.

The qualifications of membership for the Board is changed to require that an appointee is not employed by persons subject to permits of the Board or enforcement orders of the Director and does not receive a significant portion of his income, whether directly or indirectly, from persons subject to permits of the Board or enforcement orders of the Director. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2009Committee
01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093053652
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/21/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2469)
01/28/2009Stricken from docket by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources