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
8/26/14, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.
9/5/14, 10 a.m.: Air Pollution Control Board. At House Room C in the General Assembly Building, 9th & Broad Streets 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).
8/28/14, 10 a.m.: Joint Commission on Technology and Science’s Education and Technology Advisory Committee. At House Room C in the General Assembly Building, 9th & Broad Streets 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.
8/26/14, 10 a.m., on the TMDL study of aquatic life (benthic) impairments in Accotink Creek and Long Branch (Potomac River watershed) in Fairfax County. At Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce Street in Springfield.
8/27/14, 1 p.m., Steering Committee meeting on the TMDL implementation plan for aquatic life (streambed sediment) and bacteria impairments in Crab Creek, in the New River watershed in Montgomery County. At Christiansburg Town Hall, 100 East Main Street in Christiansburg.
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
8/26/14, 9 a.m.: Virginia Agricultural Council. At the George Washington Hotel, 103 East Piccadilly Street in Winchester. The Virginia Agricultural Council was established by the General Assembly in 1966 to assist in financing agricultural research, education, and services. More information about the Council is available online at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/about/boards.shtml.
Biosolids (Treated Sewage Sludge) Land-application Permit Requests
9/3/14, 5 p.m.: On the permit application by Bio-Nomic Services, Inc., of Charlotte, N.C., to modify a Virginia Pollution Abatement permit for applying biosolids to 3145 acres in Franklin County. At Town Hall, 117 Butler Street in Bowling Green.
Energy – Fossil Fuels
8/27/14, 9 a.m.: Gas and Oil Regulatory Advisory Panel. At the Russell County Office Building, 139 Highland Drive in Lebanon. This panel, which first met on June 4, 2014, is assisting the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) in its regulation of practices and ingredients used in gas and oil well stimulation and completion. This includes the practices of hydraulic fracturing, in which fluids are added to gas/oil formations to facilitate remove of the gas or oil, and of horizontal drilling. The pertinent section of the Virginia Administrative Code is 4 VAC 25 -150. More information about this proposed regulatory action is available online at http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewAction.cfm?actionid=4117 and http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewStage.cfm?stageid=6829 (see, particularly, the “Agency Statement” PDF at the latter link). The DMME’s main Web site for Virginia gas and oil regulations is http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DMME/LawsRegs.shtml#gasoil.
Mining and Mined Land Reclamation
8/25/14, 9 a.m.: Eleven Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) assessment conferences on civil penalties for notices of violation or cessation orders. At the DMME office at 135 Highland Drive in Lebanon. Click on the numbers below to go to Regulatory Town Hall information for a particular conference:
1—On Notice of Violation JRJ0001491 for Virginia Fuel Corporation. The mine site is located 2.4 miles west of Keokee on Little Bundy Creek in Lee County, in the Powell River/Upper Tennessee River basin.
2—On Cessation Order WAC0009500 for Baden Reclamation Company. The mine site is located 0.2 mile northeast of Baden on Georges Fork in Dickenson County, in the Pound River/Big Sandy River basin.
3—On Notice of Violation Notice of Violation LJJ0001002 for A & G Coal Corporation. The mine site is located 3 miles northeast of Appalachia on Mill Branch in Wise County, in the Powell River/Upper Tennessee River basin.
4—On Notice of Violation Notice of Violation CEV0008858 for A & G Coal Corporation. The mine site is located 0.5 mile west of Roda on Black Mountain in Wise County, in the Powell River/Upper Tennessee River basin.
5—On Notice of Violation RDS0010442 for A & G Coal Corporation. The mine site is located 1 mile northwest of Roda on Black Mountain in Wise County, in the Powell River/Upper Tennessee River basin.
6—On Notice of Violation Notice of Violation CEV0009197 for A & G Coal Corporation. The mine site is located 0.5 mile west of Roda on Black Mountain in Wise County, in the Powell River/Upper Tennessee River basin.
7—On Cessation Order CEV0009159 for A & G Coal Corporation. The mine site is located 0.5 mile west of Roda on Black Mountain in Wise County, in the Powell River/Upper Tennessee River basin.
8—On Notice of Violation LJJ0001158 for Cane Patch Mining Company, Inc. The mine site is located 5.5 miles northeast of Appalachia on Roaring Fork in Wise County, in the Powell River/Upper Tennessee River basin.
9—On Notice of Violation TMM0008825 for Chestnut Land Holdings, LLC. The mine site is located 2 miles west of Routes 641 & 16 intersection in Tazewell County, in the Big Sandy River basin.
10—On Notice of Violation TMM0008822 for Justice Low-Seam Mining, Inc. The mine site is located 0.6 mile northwest of the intersection of Virginia Route 16 and West Virginia Route 161 near Bishop in Tazewell County, in the Tug Fork/Big Sandy River basin.
11—On Notice of Violation LJJ0001169 for MegLynn Land Company, Inc. The mine site is located 0.3 mile northeast of Roaring Fork in Wise County, in the Powell River/Upper Tennessee River basin.
9/4/14, 6 p.m.: Department of Conservation and Recreation public meeting on the Kiptopeke State Park Master Plan. At Kiptopeke Elementary School, 24023 Fairview Road in Cape Charles (Northampton County). Information on Virginia’s state parks is available online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/.
Water Quality Regulations and Standards
8/25/14, 9:30 a.m.: Advisory Group on the Virginia Water Protection Permit (VWP) Regulation and VWP General Permit Regulations. At the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), 2nd Floor Training Room, 629 East Main Street in Richmond. The advisory groups 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.
8/28/14, 9:30 a.m.: Department of Health Regulatory Advisory Panel meeting on development of possible amendments to the Waterworks Regulations (Section 12 VAC 5-590 in the Virginia Administrative Code). At English Inn, 2000 Morton Drive in Charlottesville.