Landfills; waste disposal fee, deposits into the Greenhouse Gas Fund. (HB2391)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Landfills; waste disposal fee; Greenhouse Gas Fund. Requires any person owning or operating a permitted solid waste management facility to collect from each person disposing waste at such facility a fee of $1 for every 500 pounds of waste, or fraction thereof in excess of 500 pounds, that is accepted. The bill allows the facility's owner or operator to retain 10 percent of the fees collected for administrative expenses and requires the facility's owner or operator to remit the remainder on a quarterly basis to the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) for deposition in the Greenhouse Gas Fund (the Fund), created by the bill. The bill provides that the Director of the Department shall, after considering recommendations from the Solid Waste Management Board (the Board), expend moneys in the Fund on promoting the reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases in the Commonwealth, including methane and other gases that are emitted from landfills, and on supporting efforts to counter the effects of climate change. The bill provides that five percent of the Fund may be spent on administrative expenses and authorizes the Board to promulgate and enforce regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of the bill. Amends § 10.1-1402, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102536D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #2

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