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17104434D
SENATE BILL NO. 898
FLOOR AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by Senator Stuart
on January 19, 2017)
(Patrons Prior to Substitute--Senators Stuart and Surovell)
A BILL to direct compliance with regulations of certain combined sewer overflow outfalls; Potomac River Watershed.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. 1. That the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) shall identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfall that discharges into the Potomac River Watershed.

2. That DEQ shall determine what actions by the owner are necessary to bring the CSO outfall into compliance with the Presumption Approach described in the CSO Control Policy adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 59 C.F.R. 18688, unless a higher level of control is necessary to comply with a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).

3. That any owner of a CSO outfall that discharges into the Potomac River Watershed shall bring the CSO outfall into compliance with the Presumption Approach described in the EPA CSO Control Policy by July 1, 2025, unless a higher level of control is necessary to comply with a TMDL.