Aboveground storage tanks; Water Control Board to develop performance standards for certain tanks. (SB843)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Aboveground storage tanks; retrofitted tanks; allocation of proceeds from civil penalties.  Requires the State Water Control Board to develop standards for facilities with aboveground storage tanks having an aggregate capacity of one million gallons or greater to upgrade to meet best practices standards for new or retrofitted tanks. The tanks have to meet these performance standards by July 1, 2021. The bill also provides that civil penalties assessed and collected for petroleum spills shall be first allocated to immediate corrective actions to contain or mitigate the effects of any release of petroleum into the environment from such violation before being paid into the Virginia Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101721D
01/07/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/27/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB843)
01/31/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Committee substitute printed 11104900D-S1
02/01/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB843S1)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Read second time
02/02/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104900D-S1
02/02/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB843S1
02/03/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB843S1)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/09/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Read second time
02/11/2011Read third time
02/11/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2011Engrossed by House as amended
02/11/2011Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/11/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB843ER)
02/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB843ER)
02/18/2011Signed by Speaker
02/21/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (17-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Communicated to Governor
04/29/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 884 (effective 7/1/11)
04/29/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0884)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.