Acquisition of Nutrient Offset Credits
Purpose of legislation
This legislation allows a new or expanding facility registered under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed General VPDES Permit to acquire nutrient offset credits, on land owned or controlled by the facility located in the same tributary as the facility, on which best management practices have been implemented that would achieve reductions greater than those currently required by federal or state law or the Chesapeake Bay TMDL Watershed Implementation Plan. The legislation also allows the acquisition of credits or the allocation of credits under the general permit for a period longer than the current five-year restriction.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 377 (2016) Chap 137 (2016)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
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