SB 1404 (Lewis) proposes a slight expansion of project eligibility for Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF) projects. Specifically, the bill authorizes SLAF awarded for projects related to Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load (TMDL) requirements to consider total phosphorus reductions or total nitrogen reductions. Additionally, SB 1404 authorizes grants awarded for eligible projects in localities with high or above average fiscal stress (as reported by the Commission on Local Government) to account for more than 50 percent of the costs of a project.
SB 1404 was heard and passed by the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee on February 4.
VACo supports SB 1404 and was on hand to testify in favor of this bill.
VACo Contact: Chris McDonald, Esq.