HB 2368 Supplemental environmental projects; Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish.
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Summary as introduced:
Supplemental environmental projects.  Authorizes the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and courts to provide for the undertaking of supplemental environmental projects through orders. A "supplemental environmental project" is an environmentally beneficial project undertaken as partial settlement of a civil enforcement action that is not otherwise required by law. The project must have a reasonable geographic nexus to the violation or, if no such project is available, advance objectives of the law or regulation violated. Categories of qualifying projects are listed in the bill, as are factors to be considered in determining the appropriateness and value of a project. The project must be agreed to by the person who is subject to the order and is enforceable as is any other provision of the order. A board, agency, or court decision to agree to a project is not subject to appeal. A similar authority was granted to the Department of Environmental Quality in 1997.

Full text:
01/12/11  House: Presented and ordered printed 11101350D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/11  House: Introduced bill reprinted 11101350D  pdf | impact statement
03/03/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2368ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/24/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0505)  pdf

Status:
01/12/11  House: Presented and ordered printed 11101350D
01/12/11  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/26/11  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
01/26/11  House: Introduced bill reprinted 11101350D
01/27/11  House: Read first time
01/28/11  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/31/11  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/11  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/11  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/21/11  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
02/22/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/11  Senate: Read third time
02/23/11  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/11  House: Enrolled
03/03/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2368ER)
03/03/11  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/11  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/11  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 505 (effective 7/1/11)
03/24/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0505)