HB 176 Nutrient credit certification; regulations, Nutrient Trading Act is established, penalty.
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Summary as passed House:

Nutrient Trading Act; penalty.  Directs the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board to adopt regulations governing the certification of certain nutrient credits. Referring to Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), the legislation sets out certain requirements of the regulations, directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish an online registry of certified credits, and provides for enforcement and appeals. The bill provides that an operator of a credit-generating facility found to be in violation of the Nutrient Trading Act or any attendant regulations shall be subject to a civil penalty not exceeding $10,000. This bill is identical to SB 77.


Summary as introduced:

Regulation of nutrient credit certification.  Directs the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board to adopt regulations governing the certification of certain nutrient credits. Referring to the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), the legislation sets out certain requirements of the regulations, permits the Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish an online registry of certified credits, and allows municipal separate storm sewer systems to acquire and use credits under certain conditions.