Natural gas pipelines; stop work orders. (SB1265)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)

Progress

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

Description

Natural gas pipelines; stop work orders. Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to conduct inspections of the land-disturbing activities related to construction of any natural gas transmission pipeline equal to or greater than 24 inches inside diameter. Current law authorizes such inspections only if such inside diameter is greater than 36 inches. The bill also specifies certain instances that may give rise to such inspection and authorizes the Department to issue a stop work order for every work area in Virginia in the event that adverse impacts or likely adverse impacts are found on a repeated, frequent, and widespread basis. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101609D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1265)

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