HB1739: Municipal separate storm sewer facilities; right of entry of operators to certain properties.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1739
Offered January 12, 2011
Prefiled January 10, 2011
A BILL to amend and reenact § 10.1-603.12:1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to right of entry of any operator of a muncipal separate storm sewer system facility.
Patron-- Bulova

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 10.1-603.12:1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 10.1-603.12:1. Right of entry.

The Department, the permit issuing authority, or any duly authorized agent of the Department or permit issuing authority, or any locality that is the operator of a regulated municipal separate storm sewer system may, at reasonable times and under reasonable circumstances, enter any establishment or upon any property, public or private, for the purpose of obtaining information or conducting surveys or investigations necessary in the enforcement of the provisions of this article. For operators of municipal separate storm sewer system, this authority shall apply only to those properties from which a discharge enters their municipal separate storm sewer system.