Coal ash ponds; flaws in closure plans, delay of permit. (SB767)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Coal ash ponds; flaws in closure plans; delay of permit. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Director) to delay the issuance of a permit for the closure of a coal ash pond if the Department of Environmental Quality determines that the closure plan shows any insufficiency or flaw, including a failure to account for the possibility of leakage. The bill authorizes the Director to mandate corrective actions and decline to issue the permit until such actions are complied with. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104724D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB767)
02/01/2018Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/07/2018Continued to 2019 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Commerce and Labor

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