Virginia Water-related Government Meetings for Sep. 14-Sep. 27, 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.

REGULAR MEETINGS OF STATEWIDE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

9/14/17, 9:30 a.m.: Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects.  At the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.

9/19/17, 10:30 a.m.: Land Conservation Foundation Board of Trustees.  At the Patrick Henry Building, East Reading Room, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.

9/21/17, 9:30 a.m.: Air Pollution Control Board.  At the Department of Environmental Quality Main Office, 629 East Main Street in Richmond.

9/21/17, 10 a.m.: Board of Conservation and Recreation.  In the Water’s Edge Meeting Facility at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin (Pulaski County).

9/21/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Health’s Waterworks Advisory Committee.  At Sydnor Hydro, Inc., 2111 Magnolia Street in Richmond.

9/22/17, 10 a.m.: Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority.  In House Room 1 of the Capitol Building, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond.

9/26/17, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission.  At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.

9/26/17, 11 a.m.: Soil and Water Conservation Board.  At Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, 4201 Dominion Boulevard in Glen Allen (Henrico County).

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VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WATER-RELATED MEETINGS

For meetings of legislative committees and commissions, see http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+oth+MTG.  Links to information about General Assembly commissions, councils, and special interim committees coordinated by the Division of Legislative Services are available online at http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions.html.

9/19/17, 10 a.m.: Joint Commission on Technology and Science.  At Denbigh Aviation Academy Work Group, E300-A Conference Room, Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street in Richmond.

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MEETINGS ABOUT TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS (or TMDLs) for IMPAIRED WATERS

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 http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLDevelopment/ApprovedTMDLReports.aspx.

9/19/17, 1:30 p.m., on the watershed plan related to aquatic life (benthic) impairment in Cunningham Creek and its tributaries plus bacterial impairment in Middle Ford Cunningham Creek, all located in the James River basin in Fluvanna County.  At the Fluvanna County Public Library, 214 Commons Boulevard in Palmyra.  These waterways were the subject of a TMDL study that began in February 2016, but in May 2017 the TMDL study was suspended and a watershed plan will be developed instead.

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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)

Agriculture/Forestry
9/27/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pollinator Protection Advisory Committee.  In House Room 1 of the Capitol Building, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond.

Air-Water Connections
9/20/17, 2 p.m.: Air Pollution Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on a draft new source review permit for Fareva Richmond, Inc.  At the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County).  This permit would replace an existing state operating permit for two aerosol can filling lines.  The public comment period runs 8/9/17 to 9/20/17.

Biosolids (Treated Sewage Sludge) Land-application Permit Requests
9/21/17, 6 p.m.: On the permit application by Houff’s Feed & Fertilizer Co., Inc., of Weyers Cave, Va., to land-apply biosolids to about 858 additional acres in Rockbridge County.  At the Rockbridge County Administration Building-Cooperative Extension Office, 150 South Main Street in Lexington.

Coastal Flooding
9/25/17, 1 p.m.: Joint Subcommittee to Formulate Recommendations to Address Recurrent Flooding.  In Room W011 of the Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street in Richmond.  The subcommittee was created by the 2014 Virginia General Assembly (HJR 16 and SJR 3) to make recommendations for a comprehensive planning effort to address recurrent flooding in Virginia’s Tidewater and Eastern Shore, particularly as climate change is expected to increase extreme weather events.  Information on the work of this subcommittee is available from the Division of Legislative Services, online at http://dls.virginia.gov/interim_studies_flooding.html; and in a July 23, 2014, news release from the chair of the subcommittee, Del. Chris Stolle (R-83rd) of Virginia Beach, online at http://chrisstolle.com/chris-stolle-elected-as-chair-of-general-assembly-joint-subcommittee-on-recurrent-flooding.

Fort Monroe
9/14/17, 1 p.m.: Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee.  At Building 83, 20 Ingalls Road in Fort Monroe (adjacent to the City of Hampton).  In 2011, the Virginia General Assembly (Senate Bill 1400) established the Fort Monroe Authority to manage the historic areas of Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort—at the confluence of Hampton Roads with the Chesapeake Bay—after the federal government closed its military facilities there.  Fort Monroe had been a U.S. military base since 1836.  In 2011, the area was designated as Fort Monroe National Monument (http://www.nps.gov/fomr/index.htm).  More information about Fort Monroe and the Authority is available online at http://www.fmauthority.com/.

Land and Watershed Management
9/14/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Taxation’s Land Evaluation Advisory Council.  At the Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources in Charlottesville.  According to the Virginia Code, Sec. 58.1-3829, the “Advisory Council shall determine and publish a range of suggested values for each of the several soil conservation service land capability classifications for agricultural, horticultural, forest and open space uses in the various areas of the Commonwealth….”  Those values are used in assessing properties that qualify for use-value taxation in those land classifications.

Ports
9/25/17 and 9/26/17 – Virginia Port Authority meetings.  9/25/17, 1 p.m.: Investment Committee;  9/25/17, 2 p.m.: Growth and Operations Committee; 9/25/17, 4 p.m.: Finance and Audit Committee; 9/25/17, 5 p.m.: Executive Committee; 9/26/17, 9 a.m.: Board of Commissioners.  All at 600 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street in Norfolk.

Resource Management Mapping and Planning
9/15/17, 1 p.m.: Soil and Water Conservation Board’s Resource Management Plan Implementation Stakeholder Advisory Group.  At the Patrick Henry Building, East Reading Room, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.  According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, “Item 364 Q of the 2017 Appropriations Act requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation [DCR] to establish a stakeholder group to examine the funding, training, and resource needs, as well as explore new incentives, for additional implementation of Resource Management Plans.”  DCR information on resource management planning is available online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/rmp.  For more information about the advisory group, contact Christine Watlington, DCR Senior Policy and Planning Analyst, 600 East Main Street, 24th Floor, Richmond, 23219; phone (804)786-3319; e-mail: christine.watlington@dcr.virginia.gov.

River Basin Advisory Committees and Commissions
9/27/17, 1 p.m.:: Rappahannock River Basin Commission.  At Lake of the Woods Clubhouse, 205 Lakeview Parkway in Locust Grove (Orange County).  The Commission was established by the Virginia General Assembly (see Va. Code section 62.1-69.27) to “provide guidance for the stewardship and enhancement of the water quality and natural resources of the Rappahannock River Basin.”  More information on the work of the Commission is available online at https://rrbcnews.wordpress.com/.

Scenic Rivers
9/21/17, 12 p.m.: Historic Falls of the James Scenic River Advisory Board.  At City Hall in Richmond.

Water Quality Regulations and Standards
9/15/17, 10 a.m.: Soil and Water Conservation Board’s Water Quality Improvement Fund Stabilization Stakeholder Advisory Group.  At the Patrick Henry Building, East Reading Room, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.  According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, “Item 364 of the 2017 Appropriations Act requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation [DCR] to establish a stakeholder group to make recommendations on [the following]: (i) increasing the portion of any deposit to the WQIF reserve; (ii) limiting the portion of WQIF reserve that may be utilized; (iii) evaluating combined revenues available from the WQIF and the Natural Resources Commitment Fund in a given fiscal year; (iv) distributing funds to be deposited across a biennial period; and (v) considering the impacts on the staffing and technical assistance needs of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts.”  Virginia Code information on the Water Quality Improvement Act (which created the WQIF) is available online at http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title10.1/chapter21.1/.  For more information about the advisory group, contact Christine Watlington, DCR Senior Policy and Planning Analyst, 600 East Main Street, 24th Floor, Richmond, 23219; phone (804)786-3319; e-mail: christine.watlington@dcr.virginia.gov.

9/20/17, 9 a.m.: Department of Health’s Sewage Handling and Disposal Advisory Committee/Periodic Review Subcommittee.  At the James Monroe Building, 15th Floor Training Room, 101 North 14th Street in Richmond.  As part of a periodic review, the subcommittee is considering proposed amendments and revisions to the Alternative Onsite Sewage System Regulations, Section 12 VAC 5-613 in the Virginia Administrative Code.

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