For more information, click on underlined meeting dates. Click here for the Commonwealth Calendar listing of all government meetings open to the public, and here for the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall listing of all government meetings of a regulatory nature.
For other, non-governmental, events, please see the Water Central News Grouper post, Quick Guide to Virginia Water-related Events.
REGULAR MEETINGS OF STATEWIDE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
12/2/14, 10 a.m.: Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals and Geologists. At the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.
12/8/14, 10 a.m.: Air Pollution Control Board. In House Room C of the General Assembly Building in Richmond.
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MEETINGS OF LEGISLATIVE BODIES
For meetings of legislative committees and commissions during General Assembly sessions (regular and special), see http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?142+oth+MTG; use the drop-down menu on the left to pick the session of interest (current or past). Links to information about General Assembly commissions, councils, and special interim committees coordinated by the Division of Legislative Services is available online at http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions.html.
12/1/14, 11 a.m.: Joint Commission on Technology and Science’s Higher Education Equipment Advisory Committee. In the 3rd Floor East Conference Room of the General Assembly Building in Richmond. On 12/3/14, 10 a.m., the full commission meets in House Room D of the General Assembly Building.
12/3/14, 9:30 a.m.: Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee. In the 4th Floor East and 4th Floor West Conference Rooms of the General Assembly Building in Richmond.
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MEETINGS ABOUT TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS (or TMDLs) for IMPAIRED WATERS
For more information about TMDLs in Virginia, click here for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality TMDL Web site; click on “Public Notices” in the menu to the left to access upcoming meetings and public-comment periods. A search tool to find approved TMDL reports is available at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLDevelopment/ApprovedTMDLReports.aspx.
None during this period.
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
Biosolids (Treated Sewage Sludge) Land-application Permit Requests
12/3/14, 6 p.m.: On the permit application by the Maury Service Authority to land-apply biosolids to an additional 327 acres in Rockbridge County. 3831 acres in Caroline County. At Rockbridge County High School Auditorium, 143 Greenhouse Road in Lexington.
11/24/14, 10 a.m.: Joint Subcommittee to Formulate Recommendations to Address Recurrent Flooding. In House Room D of the General Assembly Building in Richmond. The subcommittee was created by the 2014 Virginia General Assembly (HJR 16 and SJR 3) to make recommendations for a comprehensive planning effort to address recurrent flooding in Virginia’s Tidewater and Eastern Shore, particularly as climate change is expected to increase extreme weather events. Information on the work of this subcommittee is available from the Division of Legislative Services, online at http://dls.virginia.gov/interim_studies_flooding.html; and in a July 23, 2014, news release from the chair of the subcommittee, Del. Chris Stolle (R-83rd) of Virginia Beach, online at http://chrisstolle.com/chris-stolle-elected-as-chair-of-general-assembly-joint-subcommittee-on-recurrent-flooding.
Energy – Nuclear
12/4/14, 9 a.m.: Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority Board. At Virginia Commonwealth University’s East Engineering Hall, Room E3210, 401 W Main Street in Richmond.
River Basin Advisory Committees and Commissions
12/3/14, 1 p.m.: Rappahannock River Basin Commission. In House Room C of the General Assembly Building in Richmond. The Commission was established by the Virginia General Assembly (see Va. Code section 62.1-69.27 to “provide guidance for the stewardship and enhancement of the water quality and natural resources of the Rappahannock River Basin.” More information on the work of the Commission is available online at http://rappriverbasin.org/.
12/8/14, 6 p.m.: Breaks Interstate Park Master Plan public meeting. At Breaks Conference Center, 627 Commission Circle in Breaks (Dickenson County).
Water Quality Regulations and Standards
12/8/14, 9:30 a.m.: Advisory Group on the Virginia Water Protection Permit (VWP) Regulation and associated VWP General Permit Regulations. At the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen. The advisory group is assisting the DEQ and State Water Control Board in development of possible amendments to these regulations, specifically the following Virginia Administrative Code sections and subjects 9 VAC 25-210: Virginia Water Protection Permit Regulation; 9 VAC 25-660: General Permit for Impacts Less Than One-Half Acre; 9 VAC 25-670: General Permit for Facilities and Activities of Utility and Public Service Companies Regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or the State Corporation Commission and Other Utility Line Activities; 9 VAC 25-680: General Permit for Linear Transportation Projects; 9 VAC 25-690: General Permit for Impacts from Development Activities. The Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) was published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on June 2, 2014. More information about the proposed regulatory actions is available online at http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewchapter.cfm?chapterid=1893.