State Water Control Board regulations; regional water resource planning. (HB1185)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), and Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regional water resource planning; State Water Control Board regulations. Directs the State Water Control Board (the Board) to predict the risk that each locality and region in the Commonwealth will experience water supply shortfalls, to encourage the development of cross-jurisdictional water supply projects, and to adopt regulations designating regional planning areas based primarily on river basin. Each locality in a particular regional planning area shall participate in cross-jurisdictional, coordinated water resource planning, and all localities in each area shall together develop and submit a single regional water supply plan. The bill directs the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to facilitate the creation of the regional water plans by ensuring sufficient coordination among localities, providing planning and other assistance, and ensuring that each regional plan identifies risks and proposes cost-effective strategies in response. The bill directs that the Board and the Department prioritize the allocation of funds to localities that sufficiently participate in regional planning. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102409D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/02/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #3
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 4-N)
02/13/2018Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources