Coal combustion residuals unit; closure by 2022. (HB182)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Coal combustion residuals unit; closure by 2022. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to require the closure by July 1, 2022, of any coal combustion residuals (CCR) surface impoundment located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The bill requires that such closure include the removal of all coal combustion residuals for disposal in a permitted landfill that meets federal criteria and that the impoundment site be reclaimed in a manner consistent with federal mine reclamation standards. The bill allows an investor-owned public electric utility to recover the costs of closure from customers. Finally, the bill suspends the issuance of any permit to close a CCR surface impoundment in the Chesapeake Bay watershed between May 1, 2018, and July 1, 2018. Read the Bill »


12/24/2017: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee


  • 12/24/2017 Committee
  • 12/24/2017 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102657D
  • 12/24/2017 Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 01/12/2018 Impact statement from DPB (HB182)


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