Environmental permits; community and environmental justice outreach. (HB2221)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Environmental permits; community and environmental justice outreach. Requires the applicant for any (i) new or major modified stationary air pollution source, (ii) new landfill or transfer station, (iii) certification of site approval for a hazardous waste facility, (iv) new individual Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, (v) new individual Virginia Water Protection permit, (vi) new individual Virginia Stormwater Management Program permit, (vii) new individual Virginia Pollution Abatement permit, or (viii) individual ground water withdrawal permit for a new ground water withdrawal to complete certain public notice requirements, including (a) holding a public hearing; (b) publishing notices in English and Spanish in a newspaper, on social media, and on signage at the site location at least 60 days prior to such public meeting; (c) mailing notices to interested parties; (d) accepting written comments; (e) transcribing meeting information; and (f) responding to community concerns to the satisfaction of the Department of Environmental Quality. The bill removes an exemption for applicants for a permit to operate a new captive industrial landfill or a new construction-demolition-debris landfill from certain provisions relating to new landfills or transfer stations. The bill also removes an exemption from certain public notice requirements granted to local government or public authority applicants for a permit to operate a landfill or transfer station. Read the Bill »

Status

07/23/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

History

DateAction
01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102944D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2221)
01/22/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/27/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/03/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104396D-H1
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104396D-H1
02/04/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2221H1
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House (56-Y 43-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2221H1)
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2021Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

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