Click on underlined meeting dates or times for more information. 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, https://www.vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/announcements/.
REGULAR MEETINGS OF AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, AND COUNCILS
7/27/21, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 380 Fenwick Rd in Ft. Monroe (adjacent to the City of Hampton).
7/28/21, 10 a.m.: Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Invasive Species Work Group. At Powhatan Banquet Hall, Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road in Chesterfield (Chesterfield County).
8/3/21, 10 a.m.: Board for Waste Management Facility Operators. At the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Perimeter Center, Second Floor, Board Room 4, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.
8/5/21, 10 a.m.: Council on Environmental Justice. At the East Reading Room, 1111 East Broad Street
in Richmond. Electronic access at https://governor.virginia.gov/i/vcej8521, or dial in to (866) 692-4530, event code: 185 112 4819.
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VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WATER-RELATED MEETINGS
For meetings of the General Assembly, legislative committees, and legislative commissions, see https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+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. The Virginia General Assembly Web site is https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/.
8/2/21 – Special session of the General Assembly opens. On June 23, 2021, Gov. Ralph Northam issued a proclamation calling the General Assembly into special session, starting August 2, 2021, to fill judicial vacancies and allocate more than $4.3 billion in federal relief funding. A news release on the proclamation is available online at https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2021/june/headline-898041-en.html.
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MEETINGS ABOUT TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS (or TMDLs) for IMPAIRED WATERS
For more information about TMDLs in Virginia, visit the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality TMDL Development Web site. There are links at that site to search for draft and approved TMDLs.
None during this period.
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MEETINGS ON SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
Meetings of the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-share Program Technical Advisory Committee:
7/28/21, 9:30 a.m.: Stream Protection and Forestry Subcommittee. At the Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane in Verona.
8/3/21, 10 a.m.: Animal Waste Subcommittee. At the Virginia Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources Drive in Charlottesville.
8/4/21, 9:30 a.m.: Programmatic Subcommittee. At the Virginia Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources Drive in Charlottesville.
8/6/21, 10 a.m.: Cover Crop and Nutrient Management Subcommittee. At the Town of Orange
Public Works Building, 235 Warren Street in Orange (Orange County).
Flooding – Coastal
Meetings of the Secretary of Natural Resources’ Technical Advisory Committee on the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Planning Framework.
7/26/21, 10 a.m.: Finance Subcommittee. At the Virginia Resources Authority, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1920, in Richmond. Click on the meeting date for electronic access information.
7/27/21, 6 p.m.: Outreach Meeting. At Germanna Community College, 10000 Germanna Point Drive in Fredericksburg.
7/28/21, 6 p.m.: Outreach Meeting. At 9211 Forest Hill Avenue in Richmond.
7/29/21, 6 p.m.: Outreach Meeting. At Chesterfield County Government Complex, 10001 Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield.
8/3/21, 6 p.m.: Outreach Meeting. At Rappahannock Community College, 12745 College Drive in Saluda (Middlesex County).
8/4/21, 6 p.m.: Outreach Meeting. At the Northern Neck Planning District Commission Office, 457 Main Street in Warsaw (Richmond County).
8/5/21, 6 p.m.: Outreach Meeting. At the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission Office, 723 Woodlake Drive in Chesapeake.
7/28/21, 8 a.m.: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) formal hearing to review the issuance of Bond Forfeiture Order to Black River Coal, LLC Permit #1402094 in Tazewell County. At the DMME office, 3405 Mountain Empire Road in Big Stone Gap (Wise County).
7/29/21, 8 a.m.: DMME formal hearing to review complaints by complainant Larry Bush in regards to JMAC Leasing, Inc. Permit #1102325 in Wise County and Permit # 1102287 in Lee County. At the DMME office, 3405 Mountain Empire Road in Big Stone Gap (Wise County).
7/26/21 and 7/27/21: Virginia Port Authority (VPA) meetings:
7/26/21, 1:30 p.m.: Nominating Committee;
7/26/21, 2 p.m.: Growth and Operations Committee;
7/26/21, 4 p.m.: Finance and Audit Committee;
7/26/21, 5 p.m.: Executive Committee;
7/27/21, 9 a.m.: Board of Commissioners (annual and regular meeting).
All meetings at the VPA offices, 101 West Main Street in Norfolk.
Professional and Occupational Licensing and Regulation
7/28/21, 10:30 a.m.: Board of Contractors/Department of Professional Occupation and Regulation (DPOR) public hearing on proposed amendment to regulations on the Backflow Vocational Training Requirement. At the DPOR Office, Perimeter Center—Suite 200, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond. More information on the proposed regulatory action is available online at https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewaction.cfm?actionid=5559&display=stages. According to that site, “the Board for Contractors seeks to lower the current vocational training requirement for Certified Backflow Prevention Device Workers who have less than seven years of experience in water distribution systems.”
Waste Management – Solid Waste
7/30/21, 9:30 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Nonhazardous Solid Waste Fee Study Working Group. At the DEQ’s Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County). In 2021, the Virginia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1210, which calls for working groups to assist the DEQ in “developing recommendations for annual fee schedules for nonhazardous solid waste management facilities and annual maintenance fees for certain water withdrawal permits to replace the current annual fee schedules” (according to the Virginia Legislative Information System summary of Senate Bill 1210).
8/4/21, 6 p.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public meeting on a proposed corrective action remedy decision and draft permit for AdvanSix Resins & Chemicals LLC’s facility in the City of Hopewell. The facility has applied for a reissued permit to continue to conduct corrective action measures, including capping in selected areas, performance of long-term groundwater and outfall monitoring, and implementation of engineering and institutional controls. The public comment period is July 12—August 26, 2021.
Waterworks/Drinking Water Regulations
7/27/21, 1 p.m.: Department Of Health (VDH) Workgroup on PFAS Contamination in Drinking Water. The Policy and Regulation Subgroup meets 7/27/21, 3 p.m. Both meetings at the VDH, Upper Basement Room 11, 109 Governor Street in Richmond. Click on the meeting dates for information about electronic access to the meetings. The 2020 Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 586, which called for a work group to develop a course of action to determine current levels of PFAS contamination in public drinking water in the Commonwealth, identify possible sources of such contamination, and evaluate approaches to regulate PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in drinking water. Following is the Virginia Legislative Information System summary of HB 586: “Direct the Commissioner of Health to convene a work group to study the occurrence of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorobutyrate (PFBA), perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), and other perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), as deemed necessary, in the Commonwealth’s public drinking water and to develop recommendations for specific maximum contaminant levels for PFOA, PFOS, PFBA, PFHpA, PFHxS, PFNA, and other PFAS, as deemed necessary, for inclusion in regulations of the Board of Health applicable to waterworks.”