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
6/22/17, 9:30 a.m.: Air Pollution Control Board. At the Department of Environmental Quality Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County).
6/22/17, 10 a.m.: Outdoors Foundation Board of Trustees. At the public library on Caroline Street in Fredericksburg.
6/27/17, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.
6/29/17, 1 p.m.: Land Conservation Foundation Grant Workshop. At the Virginia Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources Drive in Charlottesville.
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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?171+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.
6/22/17, 6 p.m., on the TMDL study of bacterial impairments in the Rappahannock River and several tributaries (Baylors Creek, Elmwood Creek and an unamed tributary to Elmwood Creek, Jetts Creek, Mill Creek, Peedee Creek and an unnamed tributary to Peedee Creek, Portobago Creek, and Stillwater Creek), located in the Chesapeake Bay basin in Essex, Caroline, King George, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties. At Westmoreland Fire Department, 52 Rectory Road in Montross.
6/27/17, 1 p.m., on the TMDL study of aquatic life (dissolved oxygen) and bacterial impairments in the Rudee Inlet watershed (including Lake Rudee, Lake Wesley, and Owl Creek, located in the Atlantic Ocean basin in the City of Virginia Beach. At the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, 717 General Booth Boulevard in Virginia Beach.
6/28/17, on the TMDL study of aquatic life (benthic) impairments in Accotink Creek and Long Branch (Potomac River watershed) in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. At Kings Park Library Meeting Room, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke.
6/29/17, 2 p.m., on the TMDL modification process for aquatic life (benthic) and bacterial impairments in Blacks Run and Cooks Creek, located in the Shenandoah River/Potomac River wateshed in Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg. At the Department of Environmental Quality Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road in Harrisonburg.
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
6/26/17, 6:30 p.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on a draft permit modification for air emissions from Perdue Grain and Oilseed, LLC, in Chesapeake. At the South Norfolk Memorial Library Meeting Room, 801 Poindexter Street in Chesapeake. The permit covers natural gas and diesel fuel emissions of volatile organic compounds, particulates, nitrous oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide.
6/23/17, 9 a.m.: Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Fee Regulatory Advisory Panel. At the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services office, 102 Governor Street in Richmond. The panel is advising the board and department on possible amendments to adjust the fees established in the Virginia Administrative Code Section 2 VAC 5-675 et seq.
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
6/27/17, 10 a.m.: Board of Soil and Water Conservation’s District Audit Subcommitee. At the Virginia Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources Drive in Charlottesville.
6/29/17, 3 p.m.: Natural Bridge State Park Master Plan Advisory Committee. At Natural Bridge Hotel, 15 Appledore Lane in Natural Bridge (Rockbridge County).
Water Quality Regulations and Standards
6/22/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) technical advisory committee on proposed amendments to the general Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit for concrete products facilities. At the Virginia Department of Fire Programs Training Room, 1005 Technology Park Drive in Glen Allen (Henrico County). The relevant section of the Virginia Administrative Code is 9 VAC 25-193.
6/28/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public meeting on proposed amendments to the Water Quality Management Planning Regulation for the James River Basin nitrogen and phosphorus waste load allocations to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers (Section 9 VAC 25-720-60 C in the Virginia Administrative Code). At the DEQ main office, 629 Main Street in Richmond. More information on this regulatory process is available online at http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewNotice.cfm?gnid=712. According to the notice at that Web site, “[t]he amendments that are the subject of this notice…would reduce the existing Total Nitrogen waste load allocation for the Dominion-Chesterfield Plant…by 80,000 pounds and would add a Total Nitrogen waste load allocation of 80,000 pounds to the Tranlin, Inc./Vastly Facility…. These amendments…are needed to reflect the transfer of nitrogen allocation from the Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) to Tranlin, Inc. (Vastly) as identified in a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties dated the 5th day of April 2017.