HB 1860 Aboveground storage tanks; State Water Control Board to regulate, civil and criminal penalties.
Alfonso H. Lopez | all patrons    ...    notes
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Summary as introduced:
Aboveground storage tanks; fund; civil and criminal penalties. Directs the State Water Control Board (the Board) to regulate aboveground storage tanks that measure more than 5,000 gallons in capacity and are used to contain dangerous substances other than oil. The bill directs the Board to adopt regulations that establish construction standards, requirements for registration, certification, and inspection, and other requirements of tank owners and establish a schedule of fees. The bill authorizes the Board to require the owner to undertake corrective action, or to undertake its own corrective action, in the event of a release of a regulated substance. The bill requires tank owners to register their tanks, develop release response plans, upgrade certain older tanks, install containment infrastructure for certain tanks, notify certain parties in the event of a release of a regulated substance, and demonstrate their financial responsibility. The bill also creates the Aboveground Storage Tank Fund and provides for civil and criminal penalties for violations of requirements of the bill.

Full text:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103615D  pdf | impact statements

Status:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103615D
01/10/17  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/17  House: Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/18/17  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/07/17  House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources