For more information, click on the meeting dates. Click here for the Commonwealth Calendar listing of all government meetings open to the public, here for the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall listing of all government meetings of a regulatory nature, and here for Virginia General Assembly legislative committee and commission meetings.
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.
5/21/13, 9 a.m.: Gas and Oil Board. At the Russell County Office Building, 139 Highland Drive in Lebanon.
5/21/13, 10 a.m.: Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals (informal fact-finding conference on a disciplinary matter). At the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.
5/21/13, 10 a.m.: Board of Game and Inland Fisheries’ Education, Planning, and Outreach Committee. At 4000 West Broad Street in Richmond. On 5/21/13 at 1 p.m., at the same location, the full Board will hold a workshop to discuss legislative ideas.
5/23/13, 9 a.m.: Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services. At the Virginia Capitol Building, Senate Room 3, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond. Among other topics, the Board will be considering for final approval the following regulations: 2 VAC 5-321, Regulation of the Harvest of Ginseng; and an amendment to 2 VAC 5-685, Regulations Governing Pesticide Applicator Certification.
5/23/13, 10 a.m.: Board for Waste Management Facility Operators. At the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond
5/23/13, 10 a.m.: Offshore Wind Development Authority. At the Virginia Housing Center, 4224 Cox Road in Glen Allen.
5/28/13, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.
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.
5/22/13, 7 p.m., at Massies Mill Ruritan Hall, 5439 Patrick Henry Highway in Roseland, on the TMDL study of bacterial impairments in the Tye River and three tributaries (Hat Creek, Piney River, and Rucker Run) in Nelson and Amherst Counties.
MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS (listed alphabetically)
Biosolids (Treated Sewage Sludge) Land-application Permit Requests
6/3/13, 5 p.m.: On the permit application by Nutri-Blend, Inc., to land-apply biosolids to about 4444 acres in Appomattox County. At the Appomattox Community Center, 220 Community Lane in Appomattox.
Mined Land Reclamation
5/22/13, 9:30 a.m.: Abandoned Mine Land Advisory Committee. At the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy office, 3405 Mountain Empire Road in Big Stone Gap (Wise County).
5/20/13, 10 a.m.: Department of Conservation and Recreation public hearing on the general permit for construction activities. The relevant section in the Virginia Administrative Code is 4 VAC 50-60-1100 et seq., Part XIV. At the Roanoke County Government Offices, 5204 Bernard Drive in Roanoke.
5/21/13, 10 a.m.: Nutrient Credit Certification Regulatory Advisory Panel. At the Department of Environmental Quality Central Office, 629 E. Main Street in Richmond. The 2012 Virginia General Assembly passed the Nutrient Trading Act (HB 176 and SB 77), which requires the Soil and Water Conservation Board to adopt regulations related to certification of nutrient credits from non-point sources, including credits generated from agricultural and urban stormwater best management practices, incineration or management of manures, land use conversion, stream or wetlands restoration, shellfish aquaculture, algal harvesting, and other methods of nutrient control or removal. More information about Virginia’s nutrient credit trading program is available online at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/PermittingCompliance/PollutionDischargeElimination/NutrientTrading.aspx