Please note: The Water Central News Grouper will be on vacation in May 2018. This will be the last government meetings post until the first week of June 2018.
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
5/8/18, 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. On 5/8/18 at 11 a.m.: Land Surveyors Exam Workshop, at the same location.
5/8/18, 6 p.m.: Marine Resources Commission’s Fisheries Management Advisory Committee. At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.
5/10/18, 10 a.m.: Board of Conservation and Recreation. At Shenandoah River State Park in Bentonville (Warren County).
5/11/18, 10 a.m.: Department of Health’s Sewage Handling and Disposal Advisory Committee. At the James Madison Building, 5th Floor Main Conference Room, 109 Governor Street in Richmond.
5/11/18, 10 a.m.: Department of Health’s Radiation Advisory Board. At the Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond. This meeting will include discussion of the 2018 Virginia General Assembly’s House Bill 1534, which calls for a radon study by the Health Department.
5/14/18, 7 p.m.: Marine Resources Commission’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Board. At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.
5/15/18, 2 p.m.: Marine Products Board. At the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Watermen’s Hall , 1375 Greate Road in Gloucester Point (Gloucester 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; 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.
5/3/18, 10 a.m.: Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) public input meeting on Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan/Agricultural Sector for the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), published in December 2010. At Powhatan Hall, Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield (Chesterfield County). According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, DCR is soliciting input from its partners within the Chesapeake Bay watershed for the development of the agricultural component of the Phase III Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP III). These meetings are the first round of discussions to determine how best to meet the revised WIP III nutrient reduction goals for agriculture by the year 2025. Other sectors will hold similar meetings at other dates and/or locations. Other meetings on the agricultural sector are as follows:
5/9/18, 10 a.m., at the Tidewater AREC, 6321 Holland Road in Suffolk;
5/16/18, 10 a.m., at the Augusta County Government Center, 75 Government Center Lane in Verona;
5/22/18, 10 a.m., at the Culpeper Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center in Culpeper (Culpeper County).
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
5/3/18, 1 p.m., at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C.; and 5/4/18, 8 a.m., at the Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, in Washington [link to PDF of agenda]: Chesapeake Bay Commission. According to the Commission’s Web site (http://www.chesbay.us/about.htm), the Commission “is a tri-state legislative commission created in 1980 to advise the members of the General Assemblies of Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on matters of Bay-wide concern. The Commission serves as the legislative arm of the multi-jurisdictional Chesapeake Bay Program (http://www.chesapeakebay.net/), and acts in an advisory capacity to [the states’] General Assemblies.” The Commission has 21 members, including 15 from the legislatures of the three states, the three state natural-resource cabinet secretaries, and three citizen representatives. The next regular meeting will be September 6-7, 2018, in Woodbridge, Va.
Energy – Fossil Fuels
5/14/18, 6:30 p.m.: Air Pollution Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on a draft amendment to a Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit for Virginia Electric and Power Company (a Dominion Virginia Power subsidiary) at the Greensville County Power Station. At the Greensville County Board Room, 1781 Greensville County Circle in Emporia. The draft permit amendment considers emissions of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, particulates, and volatile organic compounds. The public comment period on the draft permit runs 4/11/18 to 5/29/18.
5/16/18, 7 p.m.: Air Pollution Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on a draft major source construction permit for Norcraft Companies LLC in Lynchburg. At the Forest Public Library, 15583 Forest Road in Forest (Bedford County). The draft permit amendment considers emissions of particulates and volatile organic compounds. The public comment period on the draft permit runs 4/12/18 to 5/31/18.
5/12/18, 4:30 p.m.: Catoctin Creek Scenic River Advisory Committee. At Lovettsville Library, 12 North Light Street in Lovettsville (Loudoun County).
Water Quality Regulations and Standards
5/9/18, 9 a.m., : Department of Health (VDH) public comment meeting on Regulations for Alternative Onsite Sewage Systems, 12 VAC 5-613 in the Virginia Administrative Code. At the Fire and Rescue Training Center, 16600 Courage Court in Leesburg (Loudoun County). VDH is soliciting public comments prior to considering proposed amendments and revisions to the Alternative Onsite Sewage System Regulations. Other public comment meetings are as follows:
5/10/18, 10 a.m., at the Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane in Verona;
5/14/18, 1:30 p.m., at the Perimeter Center, Board Room 4, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond;
5/22/18, 1:30 p.m., at Training Room A, 135 Hall Avenue in Suffolk.
Previous meetings were as follows:
5/2/18 in Wytheville (Wythe County).