Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP); DCR to utilize storm-based approach in order to derive PMP. (HB1006)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Update of the Probably Maximum Precipitation level. Directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to utilize a storm-based approach in order to derive the Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) level for locations in the Commonwealth. By updating the PMP, it is anticipated that dam owners will have significant cost savings in spillway construction and remediation efforts. The bill contains a contingency clause indicating that it will not take effect unless funding is available to carry out the purpose of the legislation. The bill also allows owners of impoundment structures regulated under Virginia's Impounding Structure Regulations (4VAC50-20) to apply for a provisional license from the Department of Conservation and Recreation that shall allow impoundment structures to continue to function with no upgrades until the storm-based analysis has been completed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102322D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1006)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1006)
01/29/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Committee substitute printed 14104504D-H1
01/29/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1006H1)
02/03/2014Assigned App. sub: Agriculture, Commerce, Technology and Natural Resources
02/05/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104923D-H2
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources substitute rejected 14104504D-H1
02/10/2014Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 14104923D-H2
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1006H2
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1006H2)
02/27/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2014Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2014Emergency clause added
03/04/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2014Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Placed on Calendar
03/05/2014Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1006ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
03/11/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1006ER)
04/01/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 475 (effective 4/1/14)
04/01/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0475)


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 3 minutes.