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Senate Bill No. 461

(By Senators Caruth, Chafin, Tomblin (Mr. President), Browning, Edgell, Green, Helmick, Plymale, Stollings, Jenkins, Laird, Minard, Yost, Barnes, Hall, Deem, Oliverio, Williams and Fanning)


[Introduced March 5, 2009; referred to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Mining; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.]


A BILL to amend and reenact §22-11-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to extending the time for compliance with selenium effluent limits.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §22-11-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
§22-11-6. Requirement to comply with standards of water quality and effluent limitations.

All persons affected by rules establishing water quality standards and effluent limitations shall promptly comply therewith: Provided, That where necessary and proper, the chief may specify a reasonable time for persons not complying with such standards and limitations to comply therewith, and upon the expiration of any such period of time, the chief shall revoke or modify any permit previously issued which authorized the discharge of treated or untreated sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes into the waters of this state which result in reduction of the quality of such waters below the standards and limitations established therefor by rules of the board or director. For existing NPDES permits the time for achieving water quality based effluent limits for selenium discharges into waters supporting aquatic life uses is extended to July 1, 2012.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to extend the time for compliance with selenium effluent limits.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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