HJ 129 TMDL; Attorney General to explore challenge to constitutionality of regulations by USEPA.
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Summary as introduced:
Resolution; requesting the Attorney General to explore a challenge to the constitutionality of federal TMDL regulations; report.  Requests the Attorney General of Virginia to explore a challenge to the constitutionality of certain Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) regulations adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Chesapeake Bay. The resolution asserts that the TMDL regulations, which are binding upon Virginia localities releasing storm waters and treated waste waters into tributaries of the Bay, essentially constitute an unfunded mandate in violation of the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Full text:
01/11/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102670D  pdf

Status:
01/11/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102670D
01/11/12  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/12  House: Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
01/26/12  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/14/12  House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources