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.
3/18/14, 10 a.m.: Outdoors Foundation Board. Location yet to be determined, as of 3/7/14.
3/18/14, 4:30 p.m.: Gas and Oil Board. At the Russell County Office Building, 139 Highland Drive in Lebanon.
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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. A search tool to find approved TMDL reports is available at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLDevelopment/ApprovedTMDLReports.aspx.
3/11/14, 3:30 p.m., at the Samuels Public Library, 330 E. Criser Road in Front Royal, on the TMDL study of aquatic life (benthic and dissolved oxygen) and bacterial impairments in Crooked Run and tributaries (Stephens Run, West Run, Happy Creek, Manassas Run, Willow Brook, Borden Marsh Run, and Long Branch), in the Shenandoah River watershed in Clarke, Frederick, and Warren counties.
3/13/14, 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall, 100 East Main Street in Christiansburg, on the TMDL implementation plan for aquatic life (streambed sediment) and bacteria impairments in Crab Creek, in the New River watershed in Montgomery County.
3/14/14, 10:30 a.m., at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road in Norge, on the TMDL study of PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) impairments in the lower tidal James River, Elizabeth River, and several tributaries of each, in several localities between Charles City/Surry counties and Hampton Roads. This meeting will be repeated on 3/25/14, 10 a.m., at the Department of Environmental Quality’s Tidewater Regional Office, 5636 Southern Boulevard in Virginia Beach.
3/18/14, 2 p.m., at the public library, 11800 Centre Street in Chester, on the TMDL study of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) impairments in the James River and several tributaries in the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Henrico, Prince George, and Surry, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond. The meeting will be repeated 3/18/14, 6 p.m., at the Chester Library, 11800 Centre Street in Chester. (Both meetings are rescheduled from 3/4/14.)
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
3/24/14, 8:30 a.m. (continues through 3/25/14): Virginia Agricultural Council. At the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center, 24 South Market Street in Staunton. At this two-day meeting, the Council will hear and act upon agricultural-project proposals for financial assistance. More information on the Virginia Agricultural Council is available online at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/about/boards.shtml.
Chesapeake Bay Multi-state Agreement
3/11/14, 2 p.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) listening session on the Chesapeake Bay Program’s draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. At the DEQ’s Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen; also available via Webcast. The federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program is coordinating an update of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, first signed in 1983 by Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and the U.S. EPA. A new draft agreement was released on January 29, 2014, for public comment through March 17, 2014. The new agreement would also include Delaware, New York, and West Virginia. The public comment period Details on the draft agreement and on providing comment on the draft are available online at http://www.chesapeakebay.net/chesapeakebaywatershedagreement/page.
3/17/14, 1:30 p.m.: Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (full board meeting). At the Patrick Henry Building, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.
3/10/14, 4 p.m.: Catoctin Creek Scenic River Advisory Board. At the Lovettsville Library, 12 North Light Street in Lovettsville.
Solid or Hazardous Waste Management
3/19/14, 6 p.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on a draft permit modification for the Nottoway County Sanitary Landfill, located north of Blackstone, regarding changes to the landfill’s liner, cap, and side slopes. At the Nottoway County Health Department, 207 West Courthouse Road in Nottoway. The public comment period ends 4/3/14.
3/13/14, 6 p.m.: Department of Conservation and Recreation update on the James River State Park Master Plan. At James River State Park Visitor Center, 104 Green Hill Drive in Gladstone (Nelson County).
3/19/14, 6 p.m.: Department of Conservation and Recreation update on the Staunton River State Park Master Plan. At the Staunton River State Park Visitor Center, 1170 Staunton Trail in Scottsburg (Halifax County).