Va. DEQ Outreach Meetings on Chesapeake Bay TMDL Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan in 2017

From January to at least May 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 April 26, 2017, the next scheduled meeting was the following (date is linked to Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice):
5/4/17, 1 p.m.,  at King & Queen County Branch Library, 396 Newtown Road in St. Stephens Church.

Previous meetings were the following:
1/30/17, at the DEQ Northern Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court in Woodbridge, specifically for localities that administer municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).
1/30/17, at the DEQ Northern Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court in Woodbridge, specifically for localities that do not administer MS4s.
2/16/17, at the DEQ Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road in Harrisonburg, specifically for staff of local governments and of soil and water conservation districts.
2/21/17, at the DEQ Northern Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court in Woodbridge, specifically for elected officials.
3/6/17, at the DEQ’s Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road in Harrisonburg, specifically for elected officials.
4/17/17, at the DEQ’s Piedmont Regional Office, 4949A Cox Road in Glen Allen, specifically for elected officials.

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.

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