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Mandate 1325

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Coal ash landfill storage; provision of public water supply.
Purpose of legislation
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 10.1-1402.05, relating to permit for coal ash landfill storage; provision of public water supply. The 2023 General Assembly amended the Virginia Waste Management Act (Act) under Chapter 14 of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia. Chapter 503 of the 2023 Acts of Assembly requires the owner or operator of a proposed coal ash landfill in Planning District 8, if the facility boundary is located within one mile of an existing residential area that is not served by municipal water supply, to offer to provide, at its expense, municipal water supply service for such residential areas and any requested service connections for residential properties in existence at the time of permit application. DEQ cannot approve the landfill permit application if the owner or operator does not provide written offers and coordinate with the municipal water authority. Based on this action by the General Assembly, a regulatory action is required to amend the Virginia Solid Waste Management Regulations to comport with the Chapter 503 of the 2023 Acts of Assembly.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 503 (2023)
VAC chapters to be amended
9 vac 20 - 81 : Solid Waste Management Regulations
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 6309: Amendment in response to Chapter 503 of the 2023 Virginia Acts of Assembly and Citation Update
Latest Stage: Final
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