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Code of Virginia
Title 62.1. Waters of the State, Ports and Harbors
Chapter 3.8. Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan Initiatives
12/7/2022

Article 1. Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan.

§ 62.1-44.119. (For contingent effective date, see § 62.1-44.119:1) Target date.

In recognition of the ecological, cultural, economic, historical, and recreational value of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Commonwealth's commitment to the Chesapeake Bay Partnership and the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Agreement, the target date to achieve the water quality goals contained in Virginia's final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan shall be December 31, 2025.

2020, cc. 1185, 1186.

§ 62.1-44.119:1. Effective date.

The provisions of this chapter shall not become effective unless, on or after July 1, 2026, the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources jointly determine that the Commonwealth's commitments in the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan have not been satisfied by a combination of agricultural best management conservation practices, including the coverage of a sufficient portion of Chesapeake Bay cropland by nutrient management plans or the installation of a sufficient number of livestock stream exclusion practices.

2020, cc. 1185, 1186; 2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 401.