Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund; publicly owned treatment works, nutrient reduction. (SB340)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


The Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund; publicly owned treatment works; nutrient reduction. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to issue grants from the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund for water quality improvements, including cost effective technologies to reduce loads of total phosphorus, total nitrogen, or nitrogen-containing ammonia, in order to meet certain requirements of ammonia-related regulations that are more stringent than those adopted by the State Water Control Board (the Board). The bill also requires the Department to prepare a preliminary estimate of the amount and timing of Water Quality Improvement Grants required to fund projects to reduce loads of nitrogen-containing ammonia at certain levels based on an estimate of the anticipated range of costs for all publicly owned treatment works if the Board were to adopt the 2013 Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This bill is identical to HB 1608. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103170D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/11/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read second time
01/16/2018Reading of amendments waived
01/16/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/16/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB340E
01/16/2018Printed as engrossed 18103170D-E
01/17/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB340E)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/28/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Read second time
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB340ER)
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB340ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 610 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0610)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 38 seconds.