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, https://www.vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/announcements/.
REGULAR MEETINGS OF STATEWIDE AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES
11/15/19, 10 a.m.: Aquaculture Advisory Board. At Newport News Marriott Center, 740 Town Center Drive in Melfa (Accomack County).
11/19/19, 9 a.m.: Gas and Oil Board. At the Russell County Office Building, 139 Highland Drive in Lebanon.
11/19/19, 10 a.m.: Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists. At the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.
11/22/19, 10 a.m.: Land Conservation Foundation Board of Trustees. At the Patrick Henry Building, East Reading Room, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.
11/26/19, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 380 Fenwick Road in Ft. Monroe (adjacent to the City of Hampton).
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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?191+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. The Virginia General Assembly Web site is https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/.
11/18/19, 12 p.m.: General Assembly reconvenes 2019 Special Session I. At the Capitol, 1000 Bank Street 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. TMDL reports are available at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLDevelopment/ApprovedTMDLReports.aspx.
None during this period.
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
Agriculture and Forestry
11/20/19, 9:30 a.m.: Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-share Program Technical Advisory Committee. At the Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane in Verona.
11/21/19, 10:00 a.m.: Air Pollution Control Board subcommittee on public engagement. At the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Room LL1, 1201 Caroline Street in Fredericksburg.
11/19/19, 10 a.m.: Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee. At the Pocahontas Builidng, 300-A Subcommittee Room, 900 East Main Street in Richmond. The Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee advises the General Assembly on use of money received in the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund from special Bay license plates. More information on the Committee is available online at http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions/cbr.htm.
Energy – Solar
11/15/19, 9:30 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Regulatory Advisory Panel Meeting on the Small Renewable Energy (Solar) Permit by Rule. At the Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1111 East Main Street in Richmond. According to the Regulatory Town Hall notice for the August 15 meeting, this panel “will assist the Department of Environmental Quality in development of amendments to the regulation to address issues such as but not limited to permit fees, compliance and enforcement, and public participation procedures.” The relevant section of the Virginia Administrative Code is 9 VAC 15-60.
11/20/19, 2 p.m.: Council on Environmental Justice’s Outdoor Access Subcommittee. At the Patrick Henry Building, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond. The Council was established by Gov. Ralph Northam on January 22, 2019. That action followed the establishment of an advisory council to the Secretary of Natural Resources by then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe in October 2017. More information on the Council is available online at https://www.naturalresources.virginia.gov/initiatives/environmental-justice/.
11/21/19, 1 p.m.: Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees. At Paradise Cove Club, 490 Fenwick Road in Fort Monroe (adjacent to the City of Hampton). In 2011, the Virginia General Assembly (Senate Bill 1400) established the Fort Monroe Authority to manage the historic areas of Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort—at the confluence of Hampton Roads with the Chesapeake Bay—after the federal government closed its military facilities there. Fort Monroe had been a U.S. military base since 1836. In 2011, the area was designated as Fort Monroe National Monument (http://www.nps.gov/fomr/index.htm). More information about Fort Monroe and the Authority is available online at http://www.fmauthority.com/.
11/15/19, 9 a.m.: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) 3rd Annual Groundwater Stakeholder Forum for the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area and Eastern Shore Groundwater Management Area. At the James Room, Fountain Plaza III, 700 Town Center Drive in Newport News. According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, “[p]resentations and discussion topics are expected to include [the following]: (i) an overview of the annual model simulations of the current use and total permitted use status of the aquifers of the Coastal Plain Aquifer systems in both Groundwater Management Areas; (ii) presentations on model improvements over the last year and anticipated future model maintenance; (iii) an update on the status of collaborative work with the United States Geological Survey on an updated hydrogeologic framework for the [Eastern Shore Groundwater Management Area]; and, (iv) an opportunity for discussion of alternative water sources and development projects, and the activities of the groundwater banking and trading workgroup.”
Land and Watershed Management
11/21/19, 9:30 a.m.: Salt Management Strategy (SaMS) – Water Quality Monitoring and Research Workgroup. At Fairfax Water, 8570 Executive Park Avenue in Fairfax. According to the Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, “[a] chloride TMDL has been developed for the Accotink Creek watershed located in Fairfax County. Additionally, water quality patterns throughout the Northern Virginia region show that the chloride pollution issues observed in the Accotink Creek watershed are not isolated to that watershed, but instead widespread throughout the region. Therefore, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in partnership with a broad coalition of stakeholders that make up the SaMS Stakeholder Advisory Committee have begun the development of a comprehensive strategy that aims to provide recommendations for more efficient and effective use of salts during winter weather management.”
11/19/19, 9 a.m.: Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners. At 101 West Main Street, Suite 600, in Norfolk. On 11/18/19 at the same location, the board’s Growth and Operations Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, and Executive Committee meet at 2 p.m., 3:45 p.m., and 5 p.m., respectively.
11/19/19, 12 p.m.: Goose Creek Scenic River Advisory Committee. At the Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg.
11/20/19, 10 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Regulatory Advisory Panel on Consolidation of Erosion/Sediment Control Regulations and Stormwater Management Regulations. At the DEQ’s Piedmont Regional Office, 4949 Cox Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County). According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, the panel is to “assist the Department of Environmental Quality in the development of regulations to consolidate the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program and the Virginia Stormwater Management Program and create the Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program. Chapters 758 and 68 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly (House Bill 1250 and Senate Bill 673) combine the existing Virginia Stormwater Management Act and Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law to create the Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Act. The Department is required to initiate a regulatory action in order for this legislation to become effective.”
Virginia Outdoors Plan
10/10/19 through 12/5/19 – In October, November, and December 2019, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is holding a series of public meetings on the Virginia 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 was done in 2018. 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 planning district or region. The 2019 meeting schedule is as follows (meeting dates are hyperlinked to Virginia Regulatory Town Hall information):
10/10/19, 12 p.m., at the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, 400-E Kendrick Lane in Front Royal (Warren County).
10/14/19, 12 p.m., at the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, 407 East Water Street in Charlottesville.
10/15/19, 10 a.m., at the Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission, 224 Clydesway Drive, Lebanon (Russell County).
10/16/19, 10 a.m., at the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, 125 Bowden Street in Saluda (Middlesex County).
10/21/19, 3 p.m., for the Commonwealth Regional Council, at Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 West 3rd Street in Farmville.
10/22/19, 10 a.m., at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, 3040 Williams Drive in Fairfax.
10/29/19, 10 a.m., at the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, 457 Main Street in Warsaw (Richmond County).
10/30/19, 2 p.m., at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, 313 Luck Avenue, SW, in Roanoke.
10/31/19, 10 a.m., for the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, at 1 Franklin Street in Hampton.
11/4/19, 10 a.m., at the West Piedmont Planning District Commission, 1100 Madison Street in Martinsville.
11/5/19, 1 p.m., at the Lenowisco Planning District Commission, 372 Technology Trail Lane, Duffield (Scott County).
11/5/19, 2 p.m., at the Central Virginia Planning District Commission, 828 Main Street in Lynchburg.
11/6/19, 10 a.m., at New River Valley Regional Commission, 6580 Valley Center Drive in Fairlawn (Pulaski County).
11/7/19, 10 a.m., for the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, at the BRITE Transit Facility, 51 Ivy Ridge Lane in Fishersville (Augusta County).
11/12/19, 11 a.m., at the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, 9211 Forest Hill Avenue in Richmond.
11/13/19, 12 p.m., at the Crater Planning District Commission, 1964 Wakefield Street in Petersburg.
11/14/19, 10 a.m., for the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, at Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Seaside Hall, 39 Atlantic Avenue in Wachapreague (Accomack County).
11/14/19, 10 a.m., at the George Washington Regional Commission, 406 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg.
11/20/19, 10 a.m., at the Southside Planning District Commission, 200 South Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill (Mecklenburg County).
11/21/19, 2 p.m., at the Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, 1021 Terrace Drive in Marion (Smyth County).
12/5/19, 10 a.m., at the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, 420 Southridge Parkway, #106, in Culpeper (Culpeper County).