Aboveground storage tanks; State Water Control Board to regulate, civil and criminal penalties. (HB1860)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Aboveground storage tanks; fund; civil and criminal penalties. Directs the State Water Control Board (the Board) to regulate aboveground storage tanks that measure more than 5,000 gallons in capacity and are used to contain dangerous substances other than oil. The bill directs the Board to adopt regulations that establish construction standards, requirements for registration, certification, and inspection, and other requirements of tank owners and establish a schedule of fees. The bill authorizes the Board to require the owner to undertake corrective action, or to undertake its own corrective action, in the event of a release of a regulated substance. The bill requires tank owners to register their tanks, develop release response plans, upgrade certain older tanks, install containment infrastructure for certain tanks, notify certain parties in the event of a release of a regulated substance, and demonstrate their financial responsibility. The bill also creates the Aboveground Storage Tank Fund and provides for civil and criminal penalties for violations of requirements of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103615D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/12/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1860)
01/16/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1860)
01/18/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources