The 2011 Executive Budget Document
Department of Conservation and Recreation [ http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/ ]Mission Statement
The Department of Conservation and Recreation works with Virginians to conserve, protect, and enhance their lands and improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay and our rivers and streams, promotes the stewardship and enjoyment of natural, cultural and outdoor recreational resources, and ensures the safety of Virginia's dams.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 55,618,556||$ 26,062,081||$ 34,887,464|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 50,301,555||$ 26,387,019||$ 35,326,357|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 45,768,934||$ 70,647,490||$ 38,637,311|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 55,474,935||$ 75,051,344||$ 39,667,196|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 38,780,906||$ 84,043,542||$ 39,492,600|
|2011 Addenda||$ 32,410,891||$ 1,109,803||$ (251,616)|
|2011 Total||$ 71,191,797||$ 85,153,345||$ 39,240,984|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 38,780,906||$ 83,714,395||$ 39,492,600|
|2012 Addenda||$ 1,705,400||$ 1,055,000||$ (200,000)|
|2012 Total||$ 40,486,306||$ 84,769,395||$ 39,292,600|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2011 Base Budget||416.50||100.50||517.00|
|2012 Base Budget||416.50||100.50||517.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Capture vacancy savingsAchieves savings through attrition and retirements.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (251,616) $ 0
Provide a base nongeneral fund appropriation for the Land Preservation FundEstablishes a base nongeneral fund appropriation for the Land Preservation Fund. This fund is used to support the agency's activities related to the Land Preservation Tax Credit program. Revenues to this fund are transferred from the Department of Taxation from program fees collected.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 250,000 $ 250,000
Provide additional funding for land conservationIncreases the general fund appropriation for the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Virginia Land Conservation Fund by $1.0 million and appropriates an additional $1.0 million for transfer to the Department of Historic Resources for deposit to the Civil War Historic Site Preservation Fund. These monies will be used to leverage matching funds for the preservation of endangered Virginia Civil War historic sites and other critical lands.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 2,000,000
Provide general fund deposit to the Water Quality Improvement FundDeposits funding into the Water Quality Improvement Fund to be used for nonpoint source pollution prevention, reduction and control programs, with emphasis given to agricultural best management practices. These funds will be used to restore, protect and improve the quality of state waters in accordance with the Phase 1 Watershed Implementation Plan submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency on November 29, 2010.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 32,798,700 $ 0
Provide language for the deposit to the Water Quality Improvement Fund and subsequently to the Virginia Natural Resources Commitment FundClarifies that none of the $32.8 million deposited to the Water Quality Improvement Fund (WQIF) within the Department of Conservation and Recreation is to be used for administrative expenses. This language amendment also designates $14.0 million of the $32.8 million deposit for transfer to the Natural Resources Commitment Fund, a subfund of the WQIF, to be used for the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost Share Program. Of this $14.0 million deposit, eight percent is to go to Soil and Water Conservation Districts to be used for technical assistance.
Reduce information technology infrastructure and expensesCaptures savings realized from a reduction in information technology equipment use and inventory.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (65,524) $ (78,734)
Reduce non-payroll costsReduces non-payroll expenditures related to travel and training.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (15,866) $ (15,866)
Reduce state park visitor center fundingEliminates a portion of the funding provided during the 2010 General Assembly Session for state park visitor centers and facilities.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (200,000)
Remove automatic reappropriationRemoves language authorizing the automatic carryforward of June 30 general fund balances. Any such balances will remain eligible for reappropriation pursuant to criteria in Section 4-1.05 of the Appropriation Act.
Supplant general fund costs with nongeneral fund supportTransfers a land conservation position from general fund support to nongeneral fund support from fees associated with the Land Preservation Tax Credit.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (54,803) $ 0 Nongeneral Fund $ 54,803 $ 0
Provide a base nongeneral fund appropriation for the Chesapeake Bay Restoration FundEstablishes a base nongeneral fund appropriation for the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund. This appropriation is used for projects affiliated with the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee. Establishing a minimal base appropriation allows the agency, as administrator of the fund, to pay necessary administrative expenses as they are due. Administrative expenses include postage, printing, and travel related to the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 5,000 $ 5,000
Provide a base nongeneral fund appropriation for the Open Space Preservation FundEstablishes a base nongeneral fund appropriation for the Open Space Preservation Fund. This appropriation enables the agency to make statutory transfers to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) in accordance with Section 58.1-817, Code of Virginia. Starting in 2004, a $1 additional fee was imposed on every deed admitted to record in those jurisdictions in which open-space easements are held by VOF. As VOF is not a state agency, the Department of Conservation and Recreation collects these revenues and transfers them to VOF.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 700,000 $ 700,000
Provide a base nongeneral fund appropriation for the State Park Acquisition and Development FundEstablishes a base nongeneral fund appropriation for the State Park Acquisition and Development Fund. This appropriation allows the use of these funds as needed for small projects completed by park staff. Revenues from this fund are generated from the sale of surplus property.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 100,000 $ 100,000