Virginia Water-related Government Meetings for July 13-July 26, 2017

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, non-governmental, events, please see the Water Central News Grouper post, Quick Guide to Virginia Water-related Events.


7/18/17, 9 a.m.: Gas and Oil Board.  At the Russell County Office Building, 139 Highland Drive in Lebanon.

7/19/17, 9:30 a.m.: State Water Control Board.  At the Department of Environmental Quality, Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County).

7/19/17, 4 p.m.: Marine Resources Commission’s Shellfish Management Advisory Committee.  At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.

7/25/17, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission.  At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.

7/26/17, 1 p.m.: Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  At the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street in Alexandria.

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For meetings of legislative committees and commissions, see  Links to information about General Assembly commissions, councils, and special interim committees coordinated by the Division of Legislative Services are available online at

None during this period.

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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

None during this period.

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(topics listed alphabetically)

Coastal Zone Management
7/18/17, 1 p.m.: Virginia Coastal Zone Management Policies Advisory Group.  At the Department of Environmental Quality Main Office, 629 East Main Street in Richmond.  This group is advising the DEQ on the development by the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (located at the College of William and Mary; online at of documents for potential coastal zone management program change submissions.

Energy – Fossil Fuels/Groundwater
7/21/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) listening session  on the Virginia Petroleum Storage Tank Fund (VPSTF) Reimbursement Guidance Manual and Usual and Customary Rate (UCR) Schedule.  At the DEQ Main Office, 629 East Main Street in Richmond.  According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, the DEQ is updating the Reimbursement Guidance Manual and the Usual and Customary Rate schedule.   Some preliminary goals of the guidance manual update are to adjust individual time and material codes to better reflect the actual expenses incurred; apply appropriate cost adjustments to the UCR schedule; and add and remove time and material codes from the UCR schedule as needed.

Land and Watershed Management
7/25/17, 7 p.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on proposed runway extension and development project at Stafford Regional Airport.  At Stafford Regional Airport, 95 Aviation Way in Fredericksburg.  According to the DEQ’s notice for this public comment opportunity (online at, the “DEQ is reviewing an Environmental Assessment for a proposed runway extension and other improvements as a component of the airport’s License Modification Application.  The purpose of the Environmental Assessment is to determine if a runway extension and additional development at the Airport would significantly impact socioeconomic and environmental resources within the proposed project area.”  The public comment period on the proposal runs 6/16/17 through 8/4/17.

7/13/17, 2 p.m.: GO Virginia Region 3 Agriculture and Natural Resources Group Roundtable.  The July 13 meeting is at the Institute for Advanced Learning, 150 Slayton Avenue in Danville; the July 14 meeting is at Longwood University’s Environmental Education Center, 1000 Cormier Drive in Farmville (Prince Edward  County).  Several GO Virginia other meetings will be held in July; a list is available online at  GO Virginia, online at, is the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Oppportunity in Each Region.  It’s a coalition of businesses, higher education, and community leaders seeking to stimulate economic growth and jobs across Virginia.  The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s (Va. DHCD) GO Virginia Web page is  An introduction to the program is available in the DHCD’s introductory packet for the 2017 GO Virginia Orientation Conference, available online (as a PDF) at  According to that document, “The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region (GO Virginia) was initiated in 2015 by Virginia’s senior business leadership to foster private-sector growth and job creation through state incentives for regional collaboration by business, education, and government.”

7/24/17 and 7/25/17 – Virginia Port Authority meetings: 7/24/17, 1:30 p.m.-Nominating Committee7/24/17, 2 p.m.Growth and Operations Committee; 7/24/17, 3:35 p.m.Finance and Audit Committee; 7/24/17, 5 p.m.Executive Committee; 7/25/17, 9 a.m.Board of Commissioners and annual meeting.  All at 600 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street in Norfolk.

Scenic Rivers
7/20/17, 12 p.m.: Historic Falls of the James Scenic River Advisory Board.  At City Hall in Richmond.

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