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 events, please see the “Announcements” posts at the Virginia Water Monitoring Council Web site, http://www.vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/.
REGULAR MEETINGS OF STATEWIDE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
6/19/18, 9 a.m.: Gas and Oil Board. At the Russell County Office Building, 139 Highland Drive in Lebanon.
6/19/18, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.
6/20/18, 9 a.m.: Sewage Handling and Disposal Appeals Review Board. At the Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.
6/20/18, 10 a.m.: Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists. At the Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.
6/21/18, 10 a.m.: Outdoors Foundation Board of Trustees. At 600 East Main Street in Richmond.
6/28/18, 9 a.m.: Soil and Water Conservation Board. At Swift Creek Dining Hall, Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield (Chesterfield 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?181+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.
None during this period.
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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.
6/20/18, 5:30 p.m., on the TMDL study of bacterial impairments in the Rappahannock River and several tributaries (Baylors Creek, Elmwood Creek and an unnamed tributary to Elmwood Creek, Jetts Creek, Mill Creek, Peedee Creek and an unnamed tributary to Peedee Creek, Portobago Creek, and Stillwater Creek), located in the Chesapeake Bay basin in Essex, Caroline, King George, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties. At Westmoreland Fire Department, 52 Rectory Road in Montross.
6/21/18, 6 p.m., on the TMDL study of aquatic life (benthic) impairment in Catawba Creek and of bacterial impairment in the James River and tributaries Barbours Creek, Craig Creek, Catawba Creek, Lapsley Run, Little Patterson Creek, and Sinking Creek, all in the James River basin in Botetourt and Craig counties. At Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative, 26198 Craig Creek Road in New Castle (Craig County).
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
6/19/18, 6:30 p.m.: Air Pollution Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on a draft Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permit for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Danville. At the RCATT Building, Room 115, Danville Community College, 121 Slayton Avenue in Danville. The public comment period runs 5/18/18 to 7/5/18. According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, “[The] current application for amendment does not include any new or modified emissions units, nor does it change any allowed emission limits at the facility. The 2014 PSD permit, as amended in 2017, was subject to major new source review for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) for which there is no increment. The current application does request refinement of two provisions to the current permit language. First, the current amendment adds a parallel, equivalent, concentration-based statement of performance to the permitted destruction efficiency for the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) to address acceptable operation of that air pollution control device during expected periods of low inlet pollutant loading. Second, the current amendment replaces the single, historic, composite, plant-wide emission limit on VOC from the application of refresher solvent with two subset emissions limits on the same emissions. Each subset is a function of one of the two types of tires produced at the facility (that is, aircraft tires or truck tires). …No adverse impact on air quality near the facility is expected from the implementation of these two refinements.”
6/20/18, 1 p.m.: Joint Subcommittee to Formulate Recommendations to Address Recurrent Flooding. House Room 1, The Capitol, 1000 Bank 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.
Energy – Fossil Fuels
6/26/18, 6 p.m.: Air Pollution Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality public hearing on a draft permit modification for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit by Doswell Limited Partnership for the Doswell Energy Center in Ashland (Hanover County). At the Ashland Branch Library, 201 South Railroad Avenue in Ashland. The partnership has applied to revise its permit to combine the natural gas limit for several units and will include revisions to include tune up, startup, shutdown and malfunction changes. The draft permit considers emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, Acrolein, and formaldehyde. The public comment period closes 7/26/18.
Land and Watershed Management
6/19/18, 12 noon: Recreational Facilities Authority. At the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center at Explore Park, 56 Roanoke River Parkway Road in Roanoke. Virginia Code information about the Authority is available online at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/authorities/virginia-recreational-facilities-authority-act/.
6/18/18, 10 a.m.: State Water Commission. At the Capitol Building, House Room 1, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond. For meeting agenda and minutes, please see http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions/swc.htm?x=mtg. The State Water Commission was established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1990. Its purpose, according to Virginia Code section 30-187, is 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….” More information about the Commission is available online at http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions/swc.htm.
Mining and Mined Land Reclamation
6/19/18, 9 a.m.: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) informal hearings on Cessation Orders JLB0000187, JLB0000204, and JLB0000206 for Revelation Energy LLC (Permit numbers 1102080, 1102137, and 1102135, respectively). At the DMME Office, 3405 Mountain Empire Road in Big Stone Gap (Wise County).
6/20/18, 1 p.m.: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) informal conference regarding the renewal permit application for Harold Keene Coal Co, Inc., application 1010195. At Richlands Town Hall, 200 Washington Square in Richlands (Tazewell County). The proposed permit area is located 0.5 miles north of Raven, Va., on the Russell-Tazewell county line, in the Clinch River/Upper Tennessee River watershed.
River Basin Advisory Committees and Commissions
6/20/18, 1 p.m.: Rappahannock River Basin Commission. At Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville (Middlesex 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 http://rappriverbasin.org/.
6/21/18, 12 p.m.: Historic Falls of the James Scenic River Advisory Board. At City Hall, 900 East Broad Street in Richmond.
6/25/18, 9:30 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) technical advisory committee on proposed amendments to the general Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit for discharges of stormwater from construction activities. At the Department of Environmental Quality Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County). The relevant section of the Virginia Administrative Code is 9 VAC 25-880. The notice of intended regulatory action was published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on October 16, 2017. More information on this regulatory action is available online at http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewchapter.cfm?chapterid=2869.