The 2013 Executive Budget Document
Department of Conservation and Recreation [ http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/ ]Mission Statement
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) provides opportunities that encourage and enable people to enjoy, protect, and restore Virginia's natural and cultural resources.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 45,768,934||$ 70,647,490||$ 38,637,311|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 55,474,935||$ 75,051,344||$ 39,667,196|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 71,191,797||$ 85,153,345||$ 39,240,984|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 43,486,306||$ 85,081,172||$ 40,451,425|
|2013 Addenda||$ 49,264,705||$ 85,398,363||$ 41,040,265|
|2013 Addenda||$ 16,949,115||$ 0||$ 0|
|2013 Total||$ 66,213,820||$ 85,398,363||$ 41,040,265|
|2014 Addenda||$ 42,014,116||$ 78,674,944||$ 41,040,265|
|2014 Addenda||$ 269,354||$ 67,794||$ 148,470|
|2014 Total||$ 42,283,470||$ 78,742,738||$ 41,188,735|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Supplant general fund information technology costs with nongeneral fund supportTransfers information technology costs associated with nongeneral fund positions to the nongeneral fund source supporting the position costs. This strategy does not reduce information technology expenses overall.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (32,748)
Reorganize nonpoint source pollution abatement funding to achieve increased transparencyReorganizes the funding for nonpoint source pollution abatement programming and funding distributed to the state's 47 Soil and Water Conservation Districts to reflect greater transparency. This request includes the creation of a new service area to show the Virginia Agricultural Cost Share program appropriations and shifts $1.9 million of general fund appropriation from the Stormwater Management service area to the newly created Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost Share Assistance service area. This amendment does not include any additional funding.
Provide the mandatory deposit to the Water Quality Improvement FundProvides the mandatory deposit to the Water Quality Improvement Fund from 2012 year-end surplus balances. Designates $2.3 million for use in developing local stormwater management programs and $14.6 million for deposit to the Natural Resources Commitment Fund for cost-share grants to achieve agricultural best management practices. Since the full deposit is designated for nonpoint source pollution abatement efforts, this amendment also provides language to override the statute in the Code of Virginia that directs 70 percent of the deposit for nonpoint source pollution abatement and 30 percent for point source pollution abatement. A separate amendment under the Secretary of Natural Resources overrides the requirement that 15 percent of the deposit to the Water Quality Improvement Fund go into the Fund’s reserve.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 16,949,115 $ 0
Accept the reorganizational transfer of environmental education programmingThis amendment implements reorganizations approved by the General Assembly through Chapters 803 and 835 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 292,299 Authorized Positions 0.00 4.00
Provide assistance for the general fund portion of agency Line of Duty Act costsProvides additional funding to cover the general fund share of Line of Duty Act costs for state agencies.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 26,994
Merge the Virginia Scenic River Board into the Board of Conservation and RecreationThis amendment implements reorganizations approved by the General Assembly through Chapters 803 and 835 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (6,884)
Reduce certification training and conference expensesReduces the number of trainings provided to department staff.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (12,000)
Fund establishment of a mountain bike trail at Pocahontas State ParkProvides funding to enhance the Pocahontas trail system to progress towards recognition of Pocahontas State Park as an International Mountain Bicycling Association Ride Center.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 50,000
Reduce information technology expenses associated with eliminated positionsEliminates the information technology (IT) costs associated with the two positions recommended for elimination in separate agency reduction strategies. Cost savings for this strategy are calculated at $1,800 in IT savings per position eliminated.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (3,600)
Merge the Chippokes Plantation Farm Foundation into the Department of Conservation and RecreationThis amendment implements reorganizations approved by the General Assembly through Chapters 803 and 835 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 112,847 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 67,794 Authorized Positions 0.00 2.00
Eliminate vacant capital project management positionCaptures funding and a vacant position that will no longer be needed as capital projects from a 2002 bond issuance come to a close.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (80,000) Authorized Positions 0.00 (1.00)
Realize administrative efficienciesEliminates a vacant administrative position and streamlines the position duties within existing staff resources.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (45,554) Authorized Positions 0.00 (1.00)
Reduce funding for maintenance of Natural Area PreservesReduces available funding for the maintenance of Virginia's Natural Area Preserves.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (10,000)
Adjust funding for changes in methodology for Oracle related chargesAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of the impact of VITA charges resulting from a planned change in the rates methodology as applied to Oracle specific costs effective July 1, 2013. Under the new methodology, Oracle costs will be charged directly to those few agencies with Oracle licenses rather than sharing the costs via standard server rates among the many agencies using the servers on which the Oracle software resides as is currently done.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (3,725)
Reduce wage grant administration supportReduces general fund-supported wage staff that assist with the development of the Virginia Outdoors Plan. Responsibilities associated with the eliminated wage positions will be absorbed by full-time staff or contracted through use of procured grants or other nongeneral funds.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (18,275)