Nutrient Offset Fund; established. (SB708)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Water Quality Improvement Fund; nutrient offsets.  Creates the Nutrient Offset Fund as a subfund of the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund to be administered by the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality for the purchase of nutrient reductions certified under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Nutrient Credit Exchange Program. Using moneys from the subfund, the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality may enter into long-term contracts with producers of nutrient offsets to purchase such offsets. Priority shall be given to nutrient offsets produced from facilities that generate electricity from animal waste. The nutrient offsets purchased with moneys from the subfund will be available for sale to owners or operators of new or expanded facilities required to offset nutrient loads through the watershed general permit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/22/2010Presented and ordered printed 10104190D
01/22/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/01/2010Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Read second time
02/03/2010Reading of amendments waived
02/03/2010Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB708E
02/03/2010Printed as engrossed 10104190D-E
02/04/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2010Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
03/14/2010Left in Appropriations