Nutrient Offset Fund; priority for funding for certain facilities. (SB402)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nutrient Offset Fund.  Establishes as a priority for funding from the Nutrient Offset Fund those nutrient offsets that are produced from facilities that generate electrical or heat energy, steam, or hot water using animal waste as a fuel source. The initial priority for funding will be the oxygen-starved gasification of up to 75,000 tons of animal waste per year that has been generated on poultry or dairy farms in Augusta, Page, Rockingham, and Shenandoah Counties. The nutrient offsets purchased with moneys from the Fund will be available for sale to owners or operators of new or expanded facilities required to offset nutrient loads through the watershed general permit. The bill requires the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Conservation and Recreation to conduct a 12-month assessment of the success of the operation of the first gasification facility to receive initial priority. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103708D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/01/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB402)
02/02/2012Continued to 2013 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


This bill mentions Augusta, Shenandoah River, Shenandoah.