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
10/27/16, 9 a.m.: Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals. At the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.
11/1/16, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.
11/2/16, 10 a.m.: Board of Conservation and Recreation. At Murphy Hall, Westmoreland State Park in Montross (Westmoreland County).
11/3/16, 10:30 a.m.: Virginia Land Conservation Foundation Board of Trustees’ working group on the Foundation’s grant manual and scoring. At the Department of Conservation and Recreation, 600 East Main Street in Richmond.
11/10/16, 9:30 a.m.: Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects/Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Section. At the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.
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VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WATER-RELATED MEETINGS
For meetings of legislative committees and commissions, see http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+oth+MTG. Links to information about General Assembly commissions, councils, and special interim committees coordinated by the Division of Legislative Services are available online at http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions.html.
None during this period.
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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.
10/27/16, 6 p.m., on the TMDL implementation plan for bacterial impairments in the Clinch River and tributaries North Fork Clinch River, Blackwater Creek, Copper Creek, Cove Creek, Moll Creek, Stock Creek, and Valley Creek, all segments located in Upper Tennessee River basin in Lee, Russell, and Scott counties. At the Crooked Road Tech Center, 372 Technology Trail Lane in Duffield (Scott County).
11/1/16, 6:30 p.m., on the TMDL implementation plan for aquatic life (benthic) impairments in the Little Calfpasture River, located in the James River basin in Rockbridge County. The meetings, which is of working group on agriculture, is at the Goshen Volunteer Fire Hall, 140 Main Street in Goshen.
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
Biosolids (Treated Sewage Sludge) Land-application Permit Requests
11/2/16, 6 p.m.: On the permit-modification application by Recyc Systems, Inc., of Remington, Va., to land-apply biosolids to about 497 acres in Clarke County. At the Clarke County Government Main Meeting Room, 101 Chalmers Court in Berryville.
Energy – Climate Change
10/31/16, 1 p.m.: Executive Order 57 Working Group. At 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond. This group, established by Executive Order 57, issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on June 28, 2016, is to evaluate options under existing authority for the Commonwealth to reduce carbon emissions from the energy sector. Executive Order 57 is available online at https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=15762.
Energy – Wind
11/10/16, 10 a.m.: Offshore Wind Development Authority. At the Capitol Building, House Room 1, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond. According to the Authority’s Web site, http://wind.jmu.edu/offshore/vowda/index.html, the 2010 Virginia General Assembly (companion bills HB 389 and SB 577) created this Authority to “facilitate, coordinate, and support development of the offshore wind energy industry, offshore wind energy projects, and supply chain vendors….”
11/7/16, 6 p.m.: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) informal conference on the application for renewal of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for Paramont Coal Corporation VA LLC. At Haysi Town Hall, 332 Main Street in Haysi. The proposed permit area is located 1.8 miles northeast of Haysi on Route 608 in Dickenson County (in the Russell Fork/Big Sandy River basin).
11/14/16, 5 p.m.: Virginia Port Authority Executive Committee. At 600 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street in Norfolk. The online notice for this meeting states that most of the meeting will be held in closed session. Also on that day at the same location, the Port Authority’s Growth and Operations Committee will meet at 2 p.m., the Finance and Audit Committee will meet at 3:45 p.m.
11/10/16, 6 p.m.: Department of Conservation and Recreation public meeting on an update to the Mason Neck State Park Master Plan. At Mason Neck State Park Visitor Center, 7301 High Point Road in Lorton (Fairfax County).
10/31/16, 10 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Stormwater Stakeholder Advisory Group on Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program fees. At the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County). According to the Regulatory Town Hall notice about this meeting, “Item 8 of Chapters 68 and 758 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly directs DEQ to evaluate fees related to the consolidated Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program (VESMP) in order to determine whether the program can be funded adequately under the current fee structure. The legislation [HB 1250 and SB 673] provided that Virginia Stormwater Management Program Authorities and Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program Authorities were to submit information to DEQ by August 1, 2016, and directed DEQ to conduct its evaluation based on revenues and resource needs from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016. DEQ is convening a Stakeholders Advisory Group (SAG) to review the Department’s evaluation and consider the need to establish revised fees to fund the consolidated VESMP.” The DEQ’s Web page for the Virginia Stormwater Management Program is http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/StormwaterManagement.aspx.
Virginia Outdoors Plan
10/27/16, 10 a.m.: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) public meeting on the Virginia Outdoors Plan. At Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 West Third Street in Farmville (Prince Edward County). In August 2016 the DCR began a series of public meetings on the Outdoors Plan. The DCR is working with Virginia’s planning district commissions and regional councils to review outdoor recreation and land conservation initiatives related to the Outdoors Plan, which is a comprehensive blueprint for acquisition, development, and management of outdoor recreation and open space resources. The first plan was developed in 1966; the most recent update, the 11th, was done in 2013). More information on the Outdoors Plan is available online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/recreational_planning/vop.shtml.
The DCR intends to hold public meetings in every region.
Other upcoming meetings are the following (according to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall, as of 9/12/16):
11/17/16, 10 a.m., at Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, 420 Southridge Parkway in Culpeper.
12/6/16, 10 a.m., at Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, 125 Bowden Street in Saluda (Middlesex County).
Previous meetings included the following:
8/30/16, 10 a.m., at the Northern Neck Enterprise Center, 483 Main Street in Warsaw (Richmond County).
9/6/16, 10:30 a.m., at Tabb Library 100 Long Green Boulevard in Yorktown (York County).
9/7/16, 10 a.m., at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, 3040 Williams Drive in Fairfax.
9/8/16, 1:30 p.m., at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 723 Woodlake Drive in Chesapeake.
9/26/16, 10 a.m., at the West Piedmont Planning District Commission, 1100 Madison Street in Martinsville.
9/27/16, 10 a.m., at New River Valley Regional Commission, 6580 Valley Center Drive in Radford.
9/27/16, 2:45 p.m., at Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission, 224 Clydesway Drive, Lebanon (Russell County).
9/28/16, 10 a.m., at Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, 1021 Terrace Drive in Marion (Smyth County).
9/29/16, 9:30 a.m., at Lenowisco Planning District Commission, 372 Technology Trail Lane, Duffield (Scott County).
9/30/16, 10 a.m., at Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, Virginia Horse Center, 487 Maury River Road in Lexington.
10/4/16, 10 a.m.: At Southside Planning District Commission, 200 South Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill (Mecklenburg County).
10/6/16, 1 p.m., at Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, 9211 Forest Hill Avenue in Richmond.
10/12/16, 12 p.m., at Crater Planning District Commission, 1964 Wakefield Street in Petersburg.
10/13/16, 2 p.m., at George Washington Regional Commission, 406 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg.
10/18/16, 10 a.m., at Region 2000 Local Government Council, 828 Main Street in Lynchburg.
10/18/16, 3 p.m., at Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, 313 Luck Avenue, SW, in Roanoke.
10/25/16, 2 p.m., at Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, 400-E Kendrick Lane in Front Royal (Warren County).
10/26/16, 2 p.m., at Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, 407 East Water Street in Charlottesville.
Waste Management – Solid Waste
11/9/16, 7 p.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on a draft permit modification for the King George County Sanitary Landfill and Recycling Facility, regarding increasing the landfill’s elevation and capacity. At the King George High School Auditorium, 10100 Foxes Way in King George. The public comment period runs 10/5/16 to 11/30/16.