Virginia - SB1398 - 2017

Relating to coal combustion residuals unit; closure permit; evaluation.

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Added On: 02-10-2017
Updated On: 01-28-2018
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Scott A. Surovell (Senate/Democratic)

Actions (31)

  • 01-11-2017 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 01-11-2017 - Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103805D
  • 02-06-2017 - Committee substitute agreed to 17104685D-S1
  • 02-06-2017 - Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1398S1
  • 02-06-2017 - Reading of substitute waived
  • 02-06-2017 - Read second time
  • 02-09-2017 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
  • 02-09-2017 - Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
  • 02-09-2017 - Read first time
  • 02-09-2017 - Placed on Calendar
  • 02-16-2017 - Read second time
  • 02-17-2017 - Passed House with substitute (96-Y 1-N 2-A)
  • 02-17-2017 - Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1398H1
  • 02-17-2017 - Committee substitute agreed to 17105506D-H1
  • 02-17-2017 - Read third time
  • 02-21-2017 - Title replaced 17105506D-H1
  • 02-24-2017 - Signed by Speaker
  • 02-24-2017 - Signed by President
  • 02-24-2017 - Enrolled
  • 02-28-2017 - Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
  • 02-28-2017 - Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
  • 03-20-2017 - Governor's recommendation received by Senate
  • 04-05-2017 - Enacted, Chapter 817 (effective - see bill)
  • 04-05-2017 - Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 04-05-2017 - Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 04-05-2017 - Reenrolled bill text (SB1398ER2)
  • 04-05-2017 - Reenrolled
  • 04-05-2017 - Governor's recommendation adopted
  • 04-05-2017 - House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 3-N 2-A)
  • 04-05-2017 - Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to
  • 04-05-2017 - House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 2-N)

Votes (10)

Sponsors (2)

News (9)

Virginia House of Delegates committee defangs coal ash bill -
Published by
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:49:15 GMT

And in the version that passed the committee Wednesday, it was replaced with language declaring that the director of the state Department of Environmental Quality “shall not suspend, delay or defer the issuance of any permit” pending the completion of ...

Environmentalists disappointed by House's coal ash bill -
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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:48:05 GMT

As passed by the Senate 29-11 on Feb. 7, SB 1398 said Dominion would have to complete the environmental assessment on a coal ash pond before getting a permit to close the facility. The director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality “shall ...

Virginia environmentalists disappointed by 'watered down' coal ash bill -
Published by
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:26:33 GMT

The House last week removed from SB 1398 a provision requiring Dominion to complete environmental assessments of its coal ash ponds before getting state permits to close them. On Tuesday, the Senate adopted the House version of the bill. “There's been ...

UPDATED: Coal ash bill clears House committee - Fauquier Times
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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:38:50 GMT

A bill intended to slow down Dominion Virginia Power's plans to bury about 5 million tons of coal ash at the edge of the Potomac River at Possum Point was dealt a blow by a House of Delegates subcommittee on agriculture Monday. Sen. Scott Surovell, D ...

GOP ushers through coal ash legislation - Chesterfield Observer
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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:03:41 GMT

State Sen. Amanda Chase led the push in the General Assembly to force Dominion Virginia Power to assess the environmental impact of closing its coal ash ponds. JAMES HASKINS With help from a powerful ally, state Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield ...

Is Recycling a Practical Solution for Coal Ash? - Bacon's Rebellion
Published by
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 02:01:43 GMT

State Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Mount Vernon, represents homeowners living near Dominion Virginia Power's Possum Point Power Station, which is in the process of disposing of millions of cubic yards of coal ash accumulated over the years. The coal ...

Proposed bill to require Dominion to examine recycling coal ash at Chesapeake Energy Center - Utility Dive
Published by
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:01:03 GMT

Virginia Sen. Scott Surovell (D) has sponsored a bill that would require Dominion Virginia Power to reconsider its approach to closing coal ash basins, putting recycling as a first option ahead of capping the waste in place. The Virginian-Pilot notes ...

Should Dominion be allowed to bury its coal ash? -
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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:22:05 GMT

Last month, the James River Association and its lawyers at the Southern Environmental Law Center told state regulators that a new round of tests they commissioned confirmed anew that pollutants such as arsenic, chromium and lead are seeping out of ...

Coal ash bill clears Senate, but faces challenges in the state House - Fauquier Times
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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:38:50 GMT

That's according to state Sen. Scott Surovell, D-36th, who is sponsoring SB 1398, the only proposed legislation that addresses Dominion Virginia Power's plans to close coal ash ponds at four power plants across the state. The bill would require the ...