Aboveground liquid fertilizer storage tanks; requires localities to adopt ordinance that regulates. (SB198)

Introduced By

Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Aboveground liquid fertilizer storage tanks.  Requires localities in which an aboveground liquid fertilizer storage tank (ALFST) with a capacity of 100,000 gallons or more is located to adopt an ordinance that regulates the installation, operation, retrofitting, maintenance, repair, abandonment, and removal of such tanks. The locality is authorized to establish a fee schedule for registration of these tanks. The ordinance would require the owner or operator of the tank to develop a discharge contingency plan that ensures a discharge from any regulated tank will be properly contained, mitigated, and cleaned up. While the bill provides a framework for the ordinance, it allows the locality to enact an ordinance that is more restrictive or more extensive in scope than is required by the Code. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100045D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/19/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB198)
02/09/2010Stricken at request of Patron in Local Government (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB206.