Virginia State Water Commission Meeting of August 24, 2016, in Richmond; Agenda Includes Statewide Study of Water Resources Planning and Management; Eastern Virginia Groundwater; and Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Virginia’s State Water Commission met August 24, 2016, at 10 a.m., in House Room C of the General Assembly Building, 201 North 9th Street in Richmond.  More information on the meeting is available online at http://studies.virginiageneralassembly.gov/meetings/365, or from the Virginia House of Delegates’ Clerk’s Office/Committee Operations, phone (804) 698-1540.

The agenda for the August 24 meeting included the following topics:
*Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission’s Study of Water Resource Planning and Management;
*Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee;
*Virginia’s Approach to Meeting Chesapeake Bay Restoration Goals;
*Chesapeake Bay Restoration Regional Progess.

According to the Division of Legislative Service’s Web page on the Commission, at http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions/swc.htm, the Virginia General Assembly created the Commission to “study all aspects of water supply and allocation problems in the Commonwealth, whether these problems are of a quantitative or qualitative nature; and coordinate the legislative recommendations of all other state entities having responsibilities with respect to water supply and allocation issues.”  The Commission includes mostly members of the General Assembly plus two citizens.

The current members of the Commission at the time were as follows:
Del. Thomas C. Wright, Jr., Chair
Del. David L. Bulova
Del. T. Scott Garrett
Del. Barry D. Knight
Del. Daniel W. Marshall, III
Del. John M. O’Bannon, III
Del. Luke E. Torian
Del. R. Lee Ware, Jr.
Sen. Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.
Sen. Frank M. Ruff, Jr.
Sen. William M. Stanley, Jr.
Sen. Richard H. Stuart
Sen. Frank W. Wagner
Mr. Lamont W. Curtis
Mr. Richard A. Street

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