Air Pollution Control Board and State Water Control Board; transfer of authority. (SB657)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)

Progress

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

Description

Air Pollution Control Board and State Water Control Board; transfer of authority to Department of Environmental Quality. Limits the authority of the Air Pollution Control Board and the State Water Control Board to issuance of regulations and transfers the Boards' existing authority to issue permits and orders to the Department of Environmental Quality. The bill provides procedures for public comment on pending controversial permits, defined in the bill, and on regulatory changes necessary to implement the provisions of the bill. This bill incorporates SB 81. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/19/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103747D
01/19/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB657)
02/08/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22106267D-S1
02/08/2022Incorporates SB81 (Stanley)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106267D-S1
02/10/2022Passed by for the day
02/11/2022Floor substitute printed 22106534D-S2 (Mason)
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Committee substitute reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Committee substitute rejected 22106267D-S1
02/11/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2022Substitute by Senator Mason agreed to 22106534D-S2
02/11/2022Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB657S2
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB657S1)
02/14/2022Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB657S2)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/23/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Read second time
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed House (52-Y 46-N)
02/28/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/28/2022Passed House (51-Y 47-N)
02/28/2022VOTE: Passage #2 (51-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Enrolled
03/02/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB657ER)
03/02/2022Signed by Speaker
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB657ER)
03/03/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 356 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0356)

Comments

Mary V. Smith writes:

Impact
Summary: Limits the authority of the Air Pollution Control Board and the State Water Control Board to issuance of regulations and transfers the Boards' existing authority to issue permits and orders to the Department of Environmental Quality

I was raised on a farm, and have the utmost respect for farming, but times have changed. Agricultural operations have become businesses and should have to abide by the same rules as any other business. They have outputs from units that involve the air, land, and water sources. All three of these boards serve a purpose. Without them, there is no protection for neighboring homeowners. They need to be given more authority than they have to safeguard the health of others.

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