Coal combustion residuals unit; DEQ to require closure. (SB708)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Coal combustion residuals unit; closure. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to require the closure 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 »


02/07/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103348D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB708)
02/01/2018Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/07/2018Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB807-Surovell) (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)