HB 2557 Solid waste management.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Solid waste management. Makes numerous changes to Virginia’s laws regulating solid waste. The bill expands the required review and determinations that must be made by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) when it considers permit applications related to solid waste management facilities and the siting of new landfills, including prohibiting new landfills in seven types of environmentally or geologically sensitive areas. The Virginia Landfill Clean-up and Closure Fund is created to make grants to local governments and political subdivisions which exist to provide solid waste management services (public service authorities and sanitary districts) for proper closure of landfills without adequate liner and leachate control systems, whether owned by the local government or political subdivision or abandoned in their jurisdiction. The source of funds for the Fund is the general fund. The bill also requires the development of regulations governing truck transport of municipal solid waste; provides for the incorporation into permits of guarantees for municipal solid waste disposal capacity for Virginia localities in accordance with solid waste management plans; requires agreements between host localities and applicants for new or expanded landfill operations; requires certification by waste transporters that waste is suitable for disposal at a facility before the facility may accept it; requires DEQ to extend post-closure monitoring and maintenance and financial assurance requirements when necessary to protect human health and the environment; and imposes a one-year moratorium on permit issuance for new landfills except for those permits for which a notice of intent was filed before January 1, 1999. DEQ is also directed to conduct a comprehensive study of waste management practices and needs. There are also technical amendments. This bill is identical to SB 1309 and SB 865.

This bill is also identical to HB 1748 except with regard to the Landfill Clean-up and Closure Fund. The purpose for which the funds may be used are identical in all four bills except that HB 1748 also allows use of the Fund for Fund-related administrative costs and for solid waste inspection, monitoring and enforcement programs of DEQ. (Item 424 #2c of the budget allocates $650,000 and 10 positions, contingent on creation of the HB 1748 Fund, for these later purposes.) Other differences lie in the fund name and the creation of a tonnage based assessment to capitalize the Fund in HB 1748. In addition, SB 865, SB 1309 and this bill, in subsection C of 10.1-1413.2, grant the DEQ Director access to the Fund for up to $100,000 per "occurrence" without the Governor's approval. HB 1748 uses the term "grant" instead of "occurrence" to parallel the terminology used in the section.

Full text:
01/21/99  House: Presented & ordered printed 999271811  pdf
02/04/99  House: Committee substitute printed 999293106-H1  pdf
02/06/99  House: Substitute bill reprinted 999293106-H1  pdf
02/08/99  House: Floor substitute printed 994382376-H2 (Murphy)  pdf
03/09/99  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2557ER)  pdf
04/05/99  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/21/99  House: Presented & ordered printed 999271811
01/21/99  House: Referred to Committee on Conservation and Natural Resources
01/27/99  House: Assigned to C. N. R. sub-committee: 1
02/03/99  House: Reported from Cons. & Nat. Res. w/sub. (21-Y 0-N)
02/04/99  House: Committee substitute printed 999293106-H1
02/04/99  House: Read first time
02/05/99  House: Passed by for the day
02/06/99  House: Passed by for the day
02/06/99  House: Substitute bill reprinted 999293106-H1
02/07/99  House: Passed by for the day
02/08/99  House: Read second time
02/08/99  House: Pending question ordered
02/08/99  House: Committee substitute agreed to 999293106-H1 (51-Y 41-N)
02/08/99  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (51-Y 41-N 1-A)
02/08/99  House: No action taken on Mr. Murphy floor sub. 994382376-H2
02/08/99  House: Floor substitute printed 994382376-H2 (Murphy)
02/08/99  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. 999293106-H1
02/09/99  House: Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/99  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/09/99  House: Communicated to Senate
02/10/99  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/99  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/99  Senate: Assigned to A. C. & N. R. sub-committee: Solid Waste
02/22/99  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. w/amds. (14-Y 0-N)
02/23/99  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/99  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/99  Senate: Read third time
02/23/99  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/23/99  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/23/99  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/99  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/23/99  Senate: VOTE: (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/23/99  Senate: Rec. of Sen. passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/99  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/99  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/23/99  Senate: VOTE: (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/24/99  House: Placed on Calendar
02/25/99  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/25/99  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/09/99  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2557ER)
03/15/99  House: Enrolled
03/16/99  Senate: Signed by President
03/18/99  House: Signed by Speaker
03/27/99  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 613 (effective 7/1/99)
04/05/99  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)