HB466: Environmental permits; issuance to businesses near greenways.


Offered January 13, 2016
Prefiled January 8, 2016
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 10.1-1186.6, relating to environmental permits issued to businesses.
Patron-- Head

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 10.1-1184.1 as follows:

§ 10.1-1186.6. Environmental permits and certificates issued for businesses near greenways.

A. No person holding a permit or certificate from the State Air Pollution Control Board, State Water Control Board, or Virginia Waste Management Board shall be subject to a review of or change in the conditions of his permit or certificate solely due the proximity of the permitted operation to a public greenway.

B. As used in this section, "public greenway" means any system of hiking, biking, or horseback trails established by a locality or  other political subdivision of the Commonwealth.