HB1829: Toxic substances; changes time frame.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 62.1-44.17:3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to submission of toxic substances report.
[H 1829]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 62.1-44.17:3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 62.1-44.17:3. Toxic substances reduction in state waters; report required.

A. The Board shall (i) conduct ongoing assessments of the amounts of toxics in Virginia's waters and (ii) develop and implement a plan for the reduction of toxics in Virginia's waters.

B. The status of the Board's efforts to reduce the level of toxic substances in state waters shall be reported annually biennially, no later than January 1 in each odd-numbered year, to the House Committees Committee on Conservation Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources and Chesapeake and Its Tributaries, and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources. The initial report shall be submitted no later than January 1, 1998, and shall include data from the previous five years on the trends of the reduction and monitoring of toxics in state waters. The initial report and each subsequent annual The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:

1. Compliance data on permits that have limits for toxics;

2. The number of new permits or reissued permits that have toxic limits and the location of each permitted facility;

3. The location and number of monitoring stations and the period of time that monitoring has occurred at each location;

4. A summary of pollution prevention and pollution control activities for the reduction of toxics in state waters;

5. The sampling results from the monitoring stations for the previous year two years;

6. The Board's plan for continued reduction of the discharge of toxics, which shall include, but not be limited to, additional monitoring activities, a work plan for the pollution prevention program, and any pilot projects established for the use of innovative technologies to reduce the discharge of toxics;

7. The identification of any segments for which the Board or the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality has made a decision to conduct additional evaluation or monitoring. Information regarding these segments shall include, at a minimum, the geographic location of the stream segment within a named county or city; and

8. The identification of any segments that are designated as toxic impaired waters as defined in § 62.1-44.19:4 and any plans to address the impairment.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1829

Offered January 14, 2015
Prefiled January 13, 2015
A BILL to amend and reenact § 62.1-44.17:3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to submission of toxic substances report.
Patron-- Plum

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 62.1-44.17:3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 62.1-44.17:3. Toxic substances reduction in state waters; report required.

A. The Board shall (i) conduct ongoing assessments of the amounts of toxics in Virginia's waters and (ii) develop and implement a plan for the reduction of toxics in Virginia's waters.

B. The status of the Board's efforts to reduce the level of toxic substances in state waters shall be reported annually biennially, no later than January 1 in each odd-numbered year, to the House Committees Committee on Conservation Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources and Chesapeake and Its Tributaries, and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources. The initial report shall be submitted no later than January 1, 1998, and shall include data from the previous five years on the trends of the reduction and monitoring of toxics in state waters. The initial report and each subsequent annual The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:

1. Compliance data on permits that have limits for toxics;

2. The number of new permits or reissued permits that have toxic limits and the location of each permitted facility;

3. The location and number of monitoring stations and the period of time that monitoring has occurred at each location;

4. A summary of pollution prevention and pollution control activities for the reduction of toxics in state waters;

5. The sampling results from the monitoring stations for the previous year two years;

6. The Board's plan for continued reduction of the discharge of toxics, which shall include, but not be limited to, additional monitoring activities, a work plan for the pollution prevention program, and any pilot projects established for the use of innovative technologies to reduce the discharge of toxics;

7. The identification of any segments for which the Board or the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality has made a decision to conduct additional evaluation or monitoring. Information regarding these segments shall include, at a minimum, the geographic location of the stream segment within a named county or city; and

8. The identification of any segments that are designated as toxic impaired waters as defined in § 62.1-44.19:4 and any plans to address the impairment.