Environment – Water Quality Certifications (Pipeline and Water Protection Act of 2019)

Bill Number:  HB0669

Bill Sponsor(s):  Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo

Subject:  Economic Matters

Bill Summary:

Requiring a person seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline to apply for a certain water quality certification and pay a nonrefundable fee; requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain fee for the submission and review of a water quality certification application; specifying how the Department will determine the amount of the fee; requiring that the fee be deposited, credited, and appropriated in a certain manner; providing certain criteria for the Department’s review of certain applications; etc.

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