Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area; provisional surface water withdrawal permit. (HB1674)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna) with support from co-patron Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area; provisional surface water withdrawal permit. Authorizes the State Water Control Board to issue a provisional surface water withdrawal permit within the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area to an applicant that has not identified an end user for the water. Such permit shall not allow the withdrawal of water until an end user has been identified and the permittee has provided a report containing information on the need for and proposed use of the surface water, a description of the raw water intake, and other information. The bill provides that once the Department of Environmental Quality approves the report, the permittee shall request a permit modification. Finally, the bill provides that no potential withdrawal amount of any provisional permit shall be used in the calculation of available water when assessing a subsequent surface water withdrawal application in the affected stream reach if the provisional permit has not been modified to reflect an end user, the Department and the subsequent applicant have found the provisional withdrawal to be inappropriate, and the provisional permit holder has failed to state that an end user will be secured within 12 months. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104857D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/20/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/27/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20106885D-H1
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106885D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1674H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (94-Y 4-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1674H1)
02/25/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20109068D-S1
02/25/2020Continued to 2021 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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 3 minutes.