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 events, please see the “Announcements” posts at the Virginia Water Monitoring Council Web site, http://www.vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/.
REGULAR MEETINGS OF STATEWIDE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
7/24/18, 9 a.m.: Department of Health’s Waterworks Advisory Committee. At Sydnor Hydro, Inc., 2111 Magnolia Street in Richmond.
7/24/18, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.
7/24/18, 2 p.m.: Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services. At the Historic Rural Retreat Depot Museum and Event Center, 105 West Railroad Avenue in Rural Retreat (Wythe County).
7/26/18, 9:30 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. The Board’s Education and Training Committee meets that day at 9 a.m. at the same location.
7/31/18, 9:30 a.m.: Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects/Land Surveyor Apprenticeship Committee. At the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.
8/2/18, 10 a.m.: Board for Waste Management Facility Operators. 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?181+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.
7/23/18, 3 p.m.: Stakeholder meeting for the Commonwealth Regional Council on Phase III of the Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL (which was published in December 2010). At 1 Mill Street in Farmville (Prince Edward County). The Commonwealth Regional Council is Virginia’s planning district #14, covering the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, and Prince Edward.
7/24/18, 6 p.m., and 7/31/18, 4:30 p.m., on the TMDL implementation plan for bacterial impairments in the Mattaponi River and the following tributaries: Brock Run, Chapel Creek, Doctors Creek, Glady Run, Maracossic Creek, Mat River, Matta River, Mattaponi River, Motto River, Po River, Polecat Creek, Poni River, Reedy Creek, and Root Swamp, all located in the York River watershed in Caroline, King and Queen, King William, Orange, and Spotsylvania Counties. The July 24 meeting is at the C. Melvin Snow Memorial Library, 8740 Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania; the July 31 meeting is at Bowling Green Town Hall, 117 Butler Street in Bowling Green (Caroline County).
7/31/18, 9 a.m.: Stakeholder meeting for the Central Shenandoah Planning District on Phase III of the Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL (which was published in December 2010). At Brite Transit Facility, 51 Ivy Ridge Lane in Fishersville (Augusta County). The Central Planning District covers the counties of Augusta, Bath, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Highland, and the cities of Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro.
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
7/19/18, 9:30 a.m.: Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Districts Dam Owner Workgroup. At the Augusta County Government Center, 75 Government Center Lane in Verona.
Energy – All
June-August 2018: Virginia Energy Plan public listening sessions and facilitate stakeholder discussions. In summer 2018, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) is holding a series of public-comment sessions and facilitated stakeholder discussions regarding the 2018 update of Virginia Energy Plan, which was first developed in 2010 and updated in 2014. DMME is to submit the updated plan to the governor, State Corporation Commission, and Virginia General Assembly by October 1, 2018. More information on the state energy plan is available online at https://www.dmme.virginia.gov/de/VirginiaEnergyPlan.shtml.
Public listening sessions are as follows:
6/25/18, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., on the stakeholder process; at the Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street in Richmond.
7/23/18, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., on energy storage; at the State Capitol, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond.
7/25/18, 12 p.m.-2 p.m., on offshore wind energy; atChris opher Newport University, Gaines Theatre, University Place in Newport News.
7/30/18, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., on general energy issues; at the Roanoke Higher Education Center, Room 212, 108 North Jefferson Street in Roanoke.
7/31/18,5 p.m.-7 p.m., on general energy issues; at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Room CR 103/104, One Partnership Circle in Abingdon.
Facilitated stakeholder discussions are as follows:
7/10/18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., on solar and wind; at Virginia Commonwealth University, Academic Learning Commons, Room 1201, 1000 Floyd Avenue in Richmond.
7/18/18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., on energy efficiency; at the Patrick Henry Building, East Reading Room, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.
7/18/18, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., on electric vehicles; at the Patrick Henry Building, East Reading Room, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.
8/22/18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., on solar and wind; at Virginia Commonwealth University, Academic Learning Commons, Room 1201, 1000 Floyd Avenue in Richmond.
Energy – Coal Ash Management
7/19/18, 7 p.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing concerning the solid-waste permitting processes associated with the closure of the closure of Pond A at the Celanese Acetate Plant in Narrows (Giles County). At the Giles County Technical Center, 1827 Wenonah Avenue in Pearisburg. According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, the “proposed permit was prepared in accordance with and includes requirements of the Virginia Solid Waste Management Regulations. This pond is approximately 7.2 acres and was used for the management of coal combustion by-products. It will be closed in place and covered with a geomembrane cap, synthetic drainage layer, and vegetated soil layer.” The public comment period runs 6/13/18 to 8/3/18.
Energy – Solar
7/23/18, 12 p.m.: Virginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority. At the State Capitol, House Room 1, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond. The 2015 General Assembly (SB 1099) created this Authority to facilitate, coordinate, and support the development of the solar energy industry and solar-powered electric energy facilities in the Commonwealth. The 2017 General Assembly (SB 1258) changed its name to add “energy storage” and added to its purposes to position the Commonwealth as a leader in energy-storage technology.
7/19/18, 9 a.m.: HB1186 Groundwater Human Consumption Work Group. At the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Central Office, 1111 East Main Street in Richmond. According to the Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, this work group was “established by the Department of Environmental Quality to evaluate issues raised by House Bill 1186 during the 2018 General Assembly Session, specifically to consider developing options for prioritizing human consumptive water use through the groundwater withdrawal permit process. A major focus of the group will be the development of stakeholder positions regarding alterative human consumption proposals and the development of any additional concepts through brainstorming by the group.”
Mining and Mined Land Reclamation
7/24/18, 8 a.m.: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) formal hearing to review the Show Cause Order of 07/24/17 (modified 02/08/18) for A& G Coal Corporation, Permit No. 1101914. At the DMME Office, 3405 Mountain Empire Road in Big Stone Gap (Wise County). According to the Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, the proceeding is to determine whether or not a pattern of violations exists and whether grounds exist for suspension or revocation of the corporation’s right to mine under Permit Number 1101914.
7/24/18, 8 a.m.: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) formal hearing to review the Show Cause Order of 12/07/17 for Baden Reclamation Co, Inc., Permit Number 1101953. At the DMME Office, 3405 Mountain Empire Road in Big Stone Gap (Wise County). According to the Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, the proceeding is to determine whether or not a pattern of violations exists and whether grounds exist for suspension or revocation of the corporation’s right to mine under Permit Number 1101953.
7/23/18 and 7/24/18: Virginia Port Authority meetings. 7/23/18, 1 p.m.: Nominating Committee; 7/23/18, 2 p.m.: Growth and Operations Committee; 7/23/18, 3:45 p.m.: Finance and Audit Committee; 7/23/18, 5 p.m.: Executive Committee; 7/24/18, 9 a.m.: Board of Commissioners. All meetings at 600 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street in Norfolk.
7/19/18, 12 p.m.: Historic Falls of the James Scenic River Advisory Board. At Richmond City Hall, 900 East Broad Street in Richmond.
Water Quality Regulations and Standards
7/19/18, 10 a.m.: Technical Advisory Committee meeting on amendment and reissuance of the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity. At the Department of Environmental Quality Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County). The relevant section of the Virginia Administrative Code is 9 VAC 25-151. The Notice of Intended Regulatory Action on this rulemaking was published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on February 19, 2018. More information on this regulatory process is available online at http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewchapter.cfm?chapterid=1809.