Coal surface mining operations; authority to issue pollutant discharge elimination permits. (HB2123)

Introduced By

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)

Progress

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

Description

  Coal surface mining operations; national pollutant discharge elimination system permits.  Clarifies that the authority to issue pollutant discharge elimination system permits for coal surface mining operations has been delegated by the State Water Control Board to the Director of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. The Director shall examine all available and relevant data to determine whether a discharge may cause or contribute to an in-stream excursion above the narrative or numeric criteria of a water quality standard. Any total maximum daily load (TMDL) that has been established for the receiving body of water shall control the determination. If no TMDL has been established, the Director may consider biological monitoring, chemical monitoring, and whole effluent toxicity testing. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2011Committee
01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102778D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2123)
01/26/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Committee substitute printed 11104656D-H1
01/27/2011Read first time
01/28/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2123H1)
01/28/2011Read second time
01/28/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104656D-H1
01/28/2011Amendment by Delegate Bulova agreed to
01/28/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2123EH1
01/28/2011Printed as engrossed 11104656D-EH1
01/31/2011Read third time and passed House (79-Y 17-N)
01/31/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2123EH1)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Enrolled
02/22/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2123ER)
02/22/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2123ER)
02/22/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
03/18/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 252 (effective 7/1/11)
03/18/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0252)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 12 minutes.

Comments

Mrs. Cynthia Patterson writes:

No to HB 2123.

The State Water Control Board will make sure that business does not pollute our water ways.

We need them to examine all available and relevant data to determine whether a discharge may cause or contribute to an in-stream excursion above the narrative or numeric criteria of a water quality standard.

We need public hearings to be able to let everyone know what is happening to our water ways.

ONe person should not be responsible for our water ways.

Thank you for voting No on HB2123