HB 2123 Coal surface mining operations; authority to issue pollutant discharge elimination permits.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Coal surface mining operations; national pollutant discharge elimination system permits. Clarifies that the authority to issue pollutant discharge elimination system permits for coal surface mining operations has been delegated by the State Water Control Board to the Director of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. The Director, by examining the available and relevant data, shall determine whether a discharge may cause or contribute to an instream excursion above the narrative or numeric criteria of a water quality standard. If a total maximum daily load ("TMDL") has been established for the receiving water body, it shall be considered in the reasonable potential determination. If the receiving water body does not have a TMDL established, the Director may consider biological monitoring, chemical monitoring, and whole effluent toxicity testing. The Director may require whole effluent toxicity testing if he determines that the discharge adversely affects the biological condition of the receiving water body. This bill is identical to SB 1025 (Puckett).

Full text:
01/12/11  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102778D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/11  House: Committee substitute printed 11104656D-H1  pdf | impact statement
01/28/11  House: Printed as engrossed 11104656D-EH1  pdf | impact statement
02/22/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2123ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/18/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0252)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/12/11  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102778D
01/12/11  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/26/11  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (17-Y 5-N)
01/26/11  House: Committee substitute printed 11104656D-H1
01/27/11  House: Read first time
01/28/11  House: Read second time
01/28/11  House: Committee substitute agreed to 11104656D-H1
01/28/11  House: Amendment by Delegate Bulova agreed to
01/28/11  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2123EH1
01/28/11  House: Printed as engrossed 11104656D-EH1
01/31/11  House: Read third time and passed House (79-Y 17-N)
01/31/11  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 17-N)
02/01/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/11  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/11  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N)
02/15/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/11  Senate: Read third time
02/16/11  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/22/11  House: Enrolled
02/22/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2123ER)
02/22/11  House: Signed by Speaker
02/23/11  Senate: Signed by President
03/18/11  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 252 (effective 7/1/11)
03/18/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0252)