Public Comment Opportunities on Virginia Clean Water Funds (deadline 11/14/13) and Virginia Construction-related Stormwater Regulations (deadline 11/20/13)

1) Public Comment Opportunity on 2014 Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund Priority List.  The State Water Control Board has presented its draft list of targeted FY 2014 loan recipients for public review and comment.  The public-comment period runs October 11, 2013 until the public meeting on November 14, 2013 (2 p.m. in Richmond).  To learn more or to view the current draft priority list for fiscal year 2014, visit http://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewNotice.cfm?GNID=477.  For more information or to submit comments, contact Walter Gills at walter.gills@deq.virginia.gov or (804) 698-4133.

2) Public Comment Opportunity on Proposed General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activity.  The State Water Control Board is considering the amendment of a regulation on stormwater discharges from construction activities.  This rule-making is proposed in order to reissue the general permit, which expires on June 30, 2014.  The comment period ends November 20, 2013.  For more information, contact Drew Hammond at andrew.hammond@deq.virginia.gov or 804-698-4037 or see http://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewNotice.cfm?GNID=478.

These announcements were provided by the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC)For more information about the VWMC, please visit http://vwrrc.vt.edu/vwmc/default.aspThe VWMC is able to provide these and other because of grants from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Citizen Monitoring Grant Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Virginia Department of Health.

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