Hazardous Substance Aboveground Storage Tank Fund; created. (SB626)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Aboveground storage tanks; Hazardous Substance Aboveground Storage Tank Fund; civil and criminal penalties. Directs the State Water Control Board to regulate aboveground storage tanks that measure more than 1,320 gallons in capacity and are used to contain hazardous substances other than oil. The bill directs the Board to adopt regulations that establish requirements for registration, certification, and inspection, and other requirements of tank owners, and that establish a schedule of fees. The bill authorizes the Board to undertake corrective action, or to require the owner to undertake corrective action, in the event of a discharge of a hazardous substance. The bill requires tank owners to register their tanks, pay certain registration fees, develop release response plans, upgrade certain older tanks, install containment infrastructure for certain aboveground storage tanks, notify certain parties in the event of a release of a regulated substance, and demonstrate their financial responsibility. The bill also creates the Hazardous Substance Aboveground Storage Tank Fund for the administration of the bill and provides for civil and criminal penalties for violations of requirements of the bill, with the moneys received to be deposited into the existing Virginia Environmental Emergency Response Fund. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104897D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/09/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB626)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20107676D-S1
02/04/2020Continued to 2021 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1192.

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