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
5/23/19, 9 a.m.: Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services. At the Patrick Henry Building, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.
5/23/19, 1 p.m.: Outdoors Foundation’s Energy and Infrastructure Committee. At 600 East Main Street in Richmond.
5/28/19, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 380 Fenwick Road in Ft. Monroe (adjacent to the City of Hampton).
5/29/19, 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.
5/29/19, 10 a.m.: Board of Game and Inland Fisheries/Boat and Law Enforcement Committee; 5/29/19, 1 p.m.: Finance, Audit and Compliance Committee; 5/29/19, 3 p.m.: Education, Planning and Outreach Committee; 5/30/19, 9 a.m.: full Board. All meetings at the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, 7870 Villa Park Drive in Henrico County.
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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. TMDL reports are available at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLDevelopment/ApprovedTMDLReports.aspx.
5/29/19, 10: 30 a.m., on the TDML implementation plan for chloride impairments in Accotink Creek, located in the Potomac River watershed, in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. At Griffith Water Treatment Plant, 9600 Ox Road in Lorton. According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for the 5/29/19 meeting, “This is a notice for the third meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for development of the Salt Management Strategy (SaMS). Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for chloride associated with salt application from snow and ice management have been developed for the Accotink Creek watershed, located in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. These TMDLs were approved 5/23/18. The SaMS is intended to assist in the implementation of the Accotink Creek chloride TMDLs. The SaMS aims to prepare a strategy that is capable of achieving the target chloride (salt) loads identified in the Accotink Creek TMDLs and that proactively addresses salt application in the broader surrounding region. The project area for the SaMS includes Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and the cities of Alexandria, Manassas, Manassas Park, Falls Church, and Fairfax.”
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
Agriculture or Forestry
5/28/19, 10 a.m.: Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-share Program Technical Advisory Committee/Animal Waste Subcommittee. At the Virginia Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources Drive in Charlottesville. On 6/5/19, the Programmatic Subcommittee meets at the Monacan Soil and Water Conservation District office, 2478 Dogtown Road in Goochland (Goochland County).
5/23/19, 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 – Fossil Fuels
5/29/19, 10 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) ad hoc work group on methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure. At the Bank of America Building, 1111 East Main Street in Richmond. This group was established to discuss approaches for addressing methane from leakage from natural gas infrastructure. More information is available on the DEQ’s “Greenhouse Gases” Web page, https://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/GreenhouseGasPlan.aspx.
Land and Watershed Management
5/30/19, 10 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission public comment meeting regarding SJR 309 and submerged fiber optic cable protection. At 380 Fenwick Road in Ft. Monroe (adjacent to the City of Hampton). According to the Virginia Legislative Information System (LIS), Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 309, passed by the 2019 Virginia General Assembly, requests the Commission to “study the feasibility of creating protection zones for submerged fiber optic cables located along Virginia’s shores.” LIS Information on the joint resolution is available online at http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?191+sum+SJ309.
Waste Management – Hazardous Waste
5/30/19, 9:30 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Webinar on making hazardous waste determinations. On 5/30/19, 1 p.m., DEQ will hold a Webinar on such determinations for health care facilities. More information is available online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/LandProtectionRevitalization/SolidHazardousWasteRegulatoryPrograms/HazardousWaste/HazardousWasteTrainingandEducationOpportunities.aspx.
Waste Management – Solid Waste
6/5/19, 6 p.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on a draft permit modification for the New River Resource Authority (NRRA) Regional Solid Waste Management Facility. At the New River Resource Authority Administration Building, (Asbury Starnes room), 7100 Cloyd’s Mountain Road in Dublin (Pulaski County). The proposed modification would allow an increase in landfill capacity from 14,036,005 cubic yards to 16,156,338.