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CONSERVATION

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Administrative Process Act; removes obsolete exemptions. Amending  2.2-4002, 2.2-4006, 10.1-1308.1, 28.2-103, 28.2-1307, and 36-100. (Patron-Landes, HB 591 (Chapter 65))
Air Pollution Control Board; prohibited from requiring electric generating facilities in nonattainment area from meeting NOx and SO2 compliance obligations without purchase of allowances from in-state or out-of-state facilities. Amending  10.1-1328. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1300 (Chapter 867))
Air Pollution Control Board; regulations under Clean Air Interstate Rule. Amending  10.1-1328. (Patron-McDougle, SB 128 (Chapter 783))
Appomattox State Scenic River; increases length of portion thereof that has been designated as scenic river. Amending  10.1-409. (Patron-Ingram, HB 1281 (C))
Blackwater River; designates portion thereof as component of State Scenic Rivers System. Adding  10.1-418.6. (Patron-Tyler, HB 136 (I) See HB951; Barlow, HB 890 (I) See HB951; Jones, HB 951 (Chapter 308); Lucas, SB 17 (Chapter 139); Quayle, SB 94 (I) See SB17)
Budget process; biennial appropriations shall start on July 1 of odd-numbered years beginning with period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. Amending  2.2-1503.1, 2.2-1504, 2.2-1506, 2.2-1508, 2.2-1509, 2.2-2400, 2.2-2407, 2.2-2629, 9.1-167, 9.1-172, 10.1-1322, 10.1-1402.1, 10.1-2202.3, 10.1-2212, 10.1-2213, 16.1-309.4, 22.1-18.01, 22.1-253.13:6, 22.1-289.1, 23-9.2:3.03, 23-19, 33.1-13.02, 33.1-23.02, 46.2-1503.5, 51.1-145, 53.1-82.3, 54.1-114, 54.1-1118, 54.1-2113, 54.1-4421, 58.1-1011, 58.1-1021.04:1, and 62.1-44.15:6. (Patron-McDougle, SB 102 (C))
Business Assistance, Department of; repealed and transfers its duties to Economic Development Partnership Authority. Amending  2.2-204, 2.2-205.1, 2.2-2238.1, 2.2-2282, 2.2-2284, 2.2-2413, 2.2-2414, 2.2-2667, 3.2-201, 10.1-1425.7, 11-7.1, 15.2-4904, 23-135.7:7, 33.1-221, 36-139.6, 46.2-749.69:1, 58.1-439.6, 59.1-284.22, 63.2-601, and 63.2-610; adding  2.2-2246.1 through 2.2-2246.4; repealing  2.2-900 through 2.2-904.1. (Patron-Massie, HB 595 (F))
Carbon dioxide; prohibits Air Pollution Control Board and Department of Environmental Quality from taking any action to restrict emission thereof. Amending  10.1-1300; adding 10.1-1306.1. (Patron-Morefield, HB 1357 (C))
Carbon dioxide emissions; defers U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement of any standards or cap and trade provisions that are included in federal Clean Air Act. Adding 10.1-1306.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1319 (C))
Civil War Site Preservation Fund; established. Adding 10.1-2202.4. (Patron-Peace, HB 717 (Chapter 237); Houck, SB 614 (Chapter 479))
Comptroller; changes description in annual report of allocation of certain surplus general funds. Amending  2.2-1514, 10.1-2128, 10.1-2129, and 10.1-2133. (Patron-Stosch, SB 607 (Chapter 684))
Conservation and Recreation, Department of and VDOT; commending their collaborative efforts to develop the High Bridge Trail State Park. (Patron-Abbitt, HR 6 (P))
Constitutional amendment; forest harvesting and silvicultural activity equipment exempt from taxation (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Hurt, SJR 95 (C))
Constitutional amendment; tax exemptions for buildings, etc., constructed or designed to conserve energy and natural resources (second reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Petersen, SJR 25 (C))
Constitutional amendment; tax exemptions for buildings, etc., constructed or designed to conserve energy and natural resources (submitting to qualified voters). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Petersen, SB 113 (C))
Cooperative Marketing Fund of Tourism Authority; dedicates revenues from soft drink excise tax and litter tax thereto. Amending 2.2-2319, 10.1-1422.01, 10.1-1422.03, 58.1-1705, 58.1-1710, and third enactment of Chapter 616, 1977 Acts. (Patron-Norment, SB 525 (F))
Cultural heritage facilities and sites; Director of Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish state directory that would be composed of commemorative and historic facilities and sites. Adding  10.1-114.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 627 (Chapter 29))
Dam safety; requirements of Soil and Water Conservation Board’s Impounding Structure Regulations. Amending  10.1-605. (Patron-Houck, SB 276 (Chapter 249))
Dam safety; Soil and Water Conservation Board to establish an incremental damage analysis procedure that permits for an impounding structure. Amending  10.1-605, 10.1-607.1, and 10.1-609. (Patron-Toscano, HB 438 (Chapter 270))
Dam Safety Act; Soil and Water Conservation Board to adopt regulations that consider impact of low traffic roadways. (Patron-Watkins, SB 244 (Chapter 41))
Dam Safety, Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund; authorizes Director of Department of Conservation and Recreation, et al. to award grants to local governments and private entities for dam break analysis, etc. Amending 10.1-603.18, 10.1-603.19, and 10.1-613.5. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 1320 (Chapter 13))
Enjoyment of easement; owner of servient estate shall not cause to be present any objects of personal property, debris, or refuse upon burdened land or within 25 feet thereof. Amending 55-50.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 327 (F))
Erosion and sediment control; localities may assess civil penalty. Amending  10.1-562. (Patron-Orrock, HB 619 (Chapter 275))
Golden Age Card; Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish. Adding  10.1-202.3. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 537 (F))
Hazardous waste permit fees; Waste Management Board authorized to collect fees to ensure general funds shall not be required to cover costs related to issuance or reissuance of permits. Amending  10.1-1402 and 10.1-1402.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 234 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; VDOT to conduct a National Environmental Policy Act study prior to construction on any portion of I-95 or I-395. (Patron-Englin, HB 948 (F))
Historic preservation grants; clarifies and makes several technical and procedural changes to authority of Department of Historic Resources. Amending  10.1-2208 and 10.1-2213. (Patron-Kory, HB 1213 (Chapter 291))
Hughes River; designates portion thereof as component of State Scenic Rivers System. Adding  10.1-418.6. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 503 (Chapter 232))
Hunting and trapping; reduces penalty for violations. Amending 10.1-1157. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 940 (Chapter 8))
Income tax, corporate and individual; credit for land conservation. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 632 (C); Watkins, SB 233 (Chapter 246))
Income tax, individual and corporate; tax credit to taxpayers for granting easements to recreation authority. Adding 58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Morefield, HB 845 (C); Phillips, HB 1186 (I) See HB845)
Income tax, state; remainder of revenues shall be transferred to Land Conservation Fund for distribution. Amending  58.1-513. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 447 (Chapter 229); Whipple, SB 264 (Chapter 248))
Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking in public buildings prohibited, penalty. Amending  15.2-2820, 15.2-2824, 15.2-2826, 15.2-2829, and 15.2-2830; repealing  15.2-2823. (Patron-Hope, HB 1351 (F))
Jordan River; designates portion thereof as component of State Scenic Rivers System. Adding  10.1-418.6. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 501 (Chapter 231))
Land conservation practices; Secretaries of Agriculture and Forestry and Natural Resources shall establish and maintain a database of critical data attributes for onsite best management practices. Adding  2.2-220.3. (Patron-Hanger, SB 346 (Chapter 172))
Land preservation tax credit; Department of Conservation and Recreation to provide estimate of acres of land used for production agriculture and silviculture protected by donations of less-than-fee interests. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Hanger, SB 341 (Chapter 384))
Land preservation tax credit; nonprofit organizations that hold a conservation easement are ineligible to receive. Amending 58.1-512. (Patron-Pollard, HB 141 (Chapter 321))
Land preservation tax credit; verification of conservation value of certain donations. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Hanger, SB 661 (Chapter 265))
Land-disturbing activities; exempts certain activities from Erosion and Sediment Control Law if certain practices are followed. Amending  10.1-560. (Patron-Pollard, HB 129 (F))
Law Officers’ Retirement System; adds conservation officers as members. Amending  51.1-212. (Patron-Deeds, SB 175 (F))
Lawn fertilizers; prohibits use and application of those that contain phosphorus. Amending  10.1-104; adding  10.1-104.5. (Patron-Plum, HB 329 (C))
Littering; prohibits disposal of cigarette butts on public property. Adding  33.1-346.2. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1334 (F))
Lumpkin’s Slave Jail and Slave Burial Ground for Negroes; General Assembly encourages preservation of historic site in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom. (Patron-McQuinn, HJR 138 (P))
Mercury thermostats; Waste Management Board to adopt regulations to encourage recycling. Amending  10.1-1425.26. (Patron-Plum, HB 326 (Chapter 4))
Nonhazardous solid waste permit fees; Waste Management Board shall periodically review annual fee and permit fees. Amending 10.1-1402, 10.1-1402.1, and 10.1-1402.1:1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 235 (F))
Nutrient Offset Fund; established. Amending  62.1-44.19:15 and 62.1-44.19:18; adding  10.1-2128.2. (Patron-Hanger, SB 708 (F))
Nutrient reduction credits; nonpoint nutrient offsets will be credited against a nutrient allocation. Amending  10.1-603.8:1. (Patron-Wagner, SB 627 (Chapter 686))
Outer Continental Shelf; air pollution control regulations. Adding  10.1-1307.03. (Patron-Wagner, SB 659 (Chapter 689))
Pesticides and fertilizers; prohibits commercial providers of lawn care and landscaping services from broadly applying onto impervious surfaces such as streets and driveways. Adding 10.1-104.5. (Patron-Marsden, SB 583 (F))
Plastic bags; bans use by retailers at point of sale unless designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. Adding 10.1-1415.3. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 521 (F))
Removal of mercury switches from scrap and recycled vehicles; manufacturers to submit plans to Department of Environmental Quality. Amending  46.2-635 and third enactment of Chapters 16 and 163, 2006 Acts; adding  10.1-1425.40 through 10.1-1425.44. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 375 (F))
Russell Fork River; designates portion thereof as component of State Scenic Rivers System. Adding  10.1-411.2. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1180 (Chapter 290))
63rd Virginia Infantry/54th Virginia Infantry Descendants Association; General Assembly to recognize as State’s agent to fund and erect monument in memory of Virginia Confederate soldiers at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. (Patron-Carrico, HJR 275 (P))
State parks; expands Disabled Veteran’s Passport program to all U.S. veterans with a service-connected disability for free entry and discounted services. Amending  10.1-202.2. (Patron-Wright, HB 3 (F))
Stormwater management; common interest community who cede responsibility for repair, etc., of facility shall be immune from civil liability. Amending  10.1-603.12:3. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1100 (Chapter 853))
Stormwater management; developer of single lot to provide where substantial redevelopment of lot is proposed. Amending 15.2-2242. (Patron-Petersen, SB 123 (F))
Stormwater management regulations; changes effective date that establishes local program criteria and delegation procedures. Amending second enactment of Chapter 18, 2009 Acts. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1220 (Chapter 137); Wagner, SB 395 (Chapter 370))
Stormwater management regulations; delays for two years Department of Conservation and Recreation’s regulations governing. Amending second enactment of Chapter 18, 2009 Acts. (Patron-Dance, HB 155 (I) See HB1220)
Stormwater management regulations; extends effective date that establishes local program criteria and delegation procedures. Amending second enactment of Chapter 18, 2009 Acts. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1311 (I) See HB1220; Watkins, SB 245 (I) See SB395; Hanger, SB 677 (I) See SB395; Whipple, SB 681 (I) See SB395)
Stormwater regulation; amends current law. Amending  15.2-2114. (Patron-Jones, HB 987 (C); Quayle, SB 650 (C))
Uniform Environmental Covenants Act; established. Adding 10.1-1238 through 10.1-1250. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 686 (Chapter 691))
Water Facilities Revolving Fund; loans for stormwater runoff control best management practices. Amending  62.1-229.3; adding  62.1-229.4. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1221 (Chapter 644))
2010 Session Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/16/10