Aboveground storage tanks; regulation of tanks. (HB899)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Aboveground storage tanks; Hazardous Substance Aboveground Storage Tank Fund; civil penalties. Directs the State Water Control Board to regulate aboveground storage tanks that measure more than 250 gallons in capacity and are used to contain hazardous substances other than oil. The bill directs the Board to adopt regulations that establish requirements for registration, and other requirements of tank owners, and that establish a schedule of registration and renewal fees. The bill authorizes the Board to undertake corrective action in the event of a discharge of a hazardous substance. The bill requires tank owners notify certain parties in the event of a release of a regulated substance. The bill also creates the Hazardous Substance Aboveground Storage Tank Fund, with moneys from the Fund to be used solely for the administration of the bill, and provides for civil penalties for violations of requirements of the bill, with such moneys received to be deposited into the existing Virginia Environmental Emergency Response Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103807D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/21/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/31/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N)
02/15/2022Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Carolyn Caywood writes:

Imagine you lived near something like this. http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/fertilizer-tank-collapse-leads-virginia-to-consider-regulation?news=838975 This was 2008 and of course nothing was done.