Coal combustion residuals and other units; permits, request for proposals. (SB807)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; coal combustion residuals units; beneficial use projects. Directs the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality to suspend, delay, or defer the issuance of any permit to provide for the closure of any coal combustion residuals (CCRs) surface impoundment or other CCRs unit that no longer receives CCRs, located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, until July 1, 2019. These limits do not apply to a permit required for an impoundment where CCRs have already been removed and placed in another impoundment on site, are being removed from an impoundment, or are being processed in connection with a recycling or beneficial use project. The measure also requires the owner or operator of such a CCRs surface impoundment or unit to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for entities to conduct recycling or beneficial use projects for the CCRs at such impoundment or unit. The RFP shall require responding entities to provide information from which the owner or operator is able to determine, among other things, the cost of the recycling or beneficial use of the CCRs. The owner or operator is required by November 15, 2018, to transmit to the Governor and certain committees and agencies a business plan that compiles the information collected through the RFP process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2018Presented and ordered printed 18101730D
01/11/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB807)
02/07/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106946D-S1
02/07/2018Incorporates SB708 (Chase)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106946D-S1
02/12/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB807S1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/20/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
02/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB807S1)
02/27/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
03/01/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107307D-H1
03/05/2018Read second time
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107307D-H1
03/06/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB807H1
03/06/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Title replaced 18107307D-H1
03/09/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB807ER)
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB807ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 632 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0632)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.