Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; certain conditions for owner of sewage facility. (HB1135)

Introduced By

Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Wastewater discharge permits.  Establishes procedures that the State Water Control Board should follow in determining whether to issue a Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination permit for a treatment facility that is proposing to discharge sewage, industrial wastes, or other wastes of 40,000 gallons or less per day into waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In the case of these proposed small wastewater facilities, for a permit application to be considered complete, it has to include an economic and environmental analysis of various alternatives to the construction of a new facility, such as land application, connection to existing facility, or "pump and haul." If the State Water Control Board determines that the various alternatives are not feasible, then the Board may issue a permit. However, if an alternative to constructing a facility is found to be effective in handling the waste stream, the Board would not issue a permit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100403D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/03/2010Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Committee substitute printed 10104882D-H1
02/04/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Read second time
02/08/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104882D-H1
02/08/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1135H1
02/09/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1135H1)
02/10/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/22/2010Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Read third time
02/24/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1135ER)
03/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1135ER)
03/02/2010Signed by Speaker
03/03/2010Signed by President
04/08/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 288 (effective 7/1/10)
04/08/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.