RD64 - Evaluation of Drainage Outfalls – Interim Report – December 2020
Chapter 1289, Item 430M, of the 2020 Virginia Acts of Assembly, directs the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Natural Resources to evaluate the scope of certain drainage outfalls across the Commonwealth, and recommend cost-effective solutions and means by which to fund maintenance of such outfalls. Specifically, Chapter 1289, Item 430M, provides that:
It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Natural Resources, in consultation with the Chairs of the House Appropriations, Senate Finance and Appropriations, House Transportation, Senate Transportation, House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, and Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committees, and counties containing subject outfalls, shall evaluate the scope of drainage outfalls across the Commonwealth originating from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintained roads with no assigned maintaining entity, and recommend cost-effective solutions and means by which to fund maintenance of such outfalls.
Consistent with the legislation, an interim report is hereby submitted to the aforementioned committee chairs. A final report shall be submitted by September 30, 2021.