Dams; negotiated settlement agreements. (SB1280)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


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Dams; negotiated settlement agreements. Authorizes the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board to enter into a negotiated settlement with the owners of certain impounding structures who have allegedly violated or failed, neglected, or refused to obey any permit condition, provision of the Dam Safety Act, or Board regulation or order. The settlement shall require the dam owner to correct deficiencies at the dam structure and to pay civil charges for past alleged violations instead of any appropriate civil penalty that could be imposed. Such civil charges shall be suspended upon compliance with the settlement agreement. Read the Bill »


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


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102055D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources committee on 01/19/2021. It meets on Thursday, 1/2 hour after adjournment—Senate Room B.

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