Sewage sludge; Water Control Board to notify owners of land of proposed land application site. (HB508)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Land application of sewage sludge. Requires the State Water Control Board to adopt a regulation that establishes procedures for notifying health sensitive individuals who live within two miles of the site where sewage sludge is going to be land applied. The land application cannot occur until the Department of Environmental Quality has established those conditions that will ensure that these individuals are not exposed to the sewage sludge. Such conditions could include the requirement for a buffer area between the site where the application will take place and a health sensitive individual's residence. The bill also requires the Board to adopt regulations that protect sensitive environmental features from the impacts of land application of sewage sludge. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101791D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/20/2010Assigned ACNRsub: #1 Agriculture
02/01/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
02/03/2010Continued to 2011 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Cindy Patterson writes:

Thank you, Delegate Gilbert, for introducing this bill, HB508.

Please, pass HB508.

Sewage sludge is a health hazard. We need to burn it for fueling our vehicles instead of spread the heavy metals and pharmaceuticals the is contains onto our public lands.

Thank you for protecting our quality of life.

Cindy Patterson