From January to at least November 2017, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) scheduled public outreach meetings on Phase III of the Commonwealth’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) under the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollution-prevention plan, which was published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December 2010. According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall, the meetings provide information on the status of on-going efforts to clean up the Bay, improvements in Bay water quality, expectations and roles for the Phase III WIP, and timelines.
As of November 8, 2017, the next scheduled meeting was the following (date is linked to Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice):
11/16/17, 1 p.m, at the Miller Center Auditorium, 301 Grove Street in Lynchburg.
Previous meetings were the following:
1/30/17, in Woodbridge (Prince William County), specifically for localities that administer municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s);
1/30/17, in Woodbridge, specifically for localities that do not administer MS4s;
2/16/17, in Harrisonburg, specifically for staff of local governments and of soil and water conservation districts;
2/21/17, in Woodbridge, specifically for elected officials;
3/6/17, in Harrisonburg, specifically for elected officials;
4/17/17, in Glen Allen (Henrico County), specifically for elected officials;
5/4/17, in St. Stephens Church (King & Queen County);
6/1/17 in Chesapeake;
8/17/17 in Accomac (Accomack County).
More information from the DEQ on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL is available online at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/ChesapeakeBay/ChesapeakeBayTMDL.aspx.
More information from the EPA on the Bay TMDL is available online at https://www.epa.gov/chesapeake-bay-tmdl.