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
5/3/22, 10:30 a.m.: Offshore Wind Development Authority. At Glen Allen Branch Library, 10501 Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County).
5/4/22, 9:30 a.m.: Sewage Handling and Disposal Appeal Review Board. At the Perimeter Center, Hearing Room 3 & Hearing Room 5, 9960 Mayland Drive in Henrico County.
5/11/22, 10 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.
5/12/22, 10 a.m.: Board of Conservation and Recreation. At Natural Tunnel State Park, 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway in Duffield (Scott County).
5/12/22, 1:30 p.m.: Waterworks Advisory Committee/Subgroup on Fee Regulations. Electronic meeting; access online at https://vdhoep.webex.com/vdhoep/j.php?MTID=mc67b3a93c4f6321c3841f224f8a37bd6, aaccess code: 2630 806 0792, password: VejituTx257; or join by phone at (844) 992-4726. The pertinent section of the Virginia Administrative Code is 12VAC 5-600.
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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?222+oth+MTG (as of 3-29-22). 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/.
Started January 12, 2022: Virginia General Assembly, Richmond. Current status is available online at this link. The 2022 General Assembly convened on January 12 and adjourned on March 12. On March 23, Gov. Glenn Younkin called back the Assembly for a special session to begin on April 4 for the purpose of passing a biennial state budget for fiscal years 2023 and 2024; the governor’s proclamation calling back the Assembly is online at this link. A reconvened (“veto”) session, for the purpose of considering vetoes or recommendations from the governor, was held on April 27, 2022. More information about the Assembly’s normal schedule and duration is available in “About the General Assembly,” online at this link. The General Assembly’s main Web page, http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/index.php, offers several useful features, including member lists, session calendars, live video of floor sessions, and information on legislative processes. The Legislative Information System (LIS) Web site, http://lis.virginia.gov/lis.htm, provides lists and summaries of all bills, searchable by topic, member, committee, etc.
Video streams of sessions and meetings for both the House of Delegates and the Senate, including committees, are available online at https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/virginiaLegislature.php?secid=20&activesec=2# (click on the + icon at the center top of that page), as of 12-28-21.
To express an opinion on legislation, citizens are requested to contact their respective delegate of senator. If you do not know your representatives or their contact information, you can use the online “Who’s My Legislator” service, available at http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/.
You can find members’ contact information at these links:
House of Delegates, at http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php;
State Senate, at https://apps.senate.virginia.gov/Senator/.
The Lobbyist-In-A-Box subscriber service also offers free tracking for up to five bills, and it offers tracking of more than five bills for a fee; visit http://lis.virginia.gov/h015.htm. For more information or assistance, phone Legislative Automated Systems at (804) 786-9631 or Virginia Interactive at (804) 318-4133).
The organization Open Virginia’s Richmond Sunlight Web site, at https://www.richmondsunlight.com/, also offers tools for following the General Assembly and for learning about Virginia law.
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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.
5/9/22, 10 a.m., on the watershed clean-up plan (TMDL study and subsequent implementation plan) for aquatic life (benthic) impairments in several James River tributaries, located in Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George counties and the cities of Petersburg and Hopewell: Bailey Creek, Nuttree Branch, Oldtown Creek, Proctors Creek, Rohoic Creek, and Swift Creek. At Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive in Midlothian (Chesterfield County).
5/10/22, 1:30 p.m., on the TMDL study of aquatic life (benthic) impairments in Beaverdam Creek, Fryingpan Creek, Pigg River, and Poplar Branch in Bedford, Franklin, and Pittsylvania counties, in the Roanoke River watershed. At Franklin County Public Library, 355 Franklin Street in Rocky Mount.
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
Biosolids (Treated Wastewater Sludge) Land-application Permit Requests
5/5/22, 6 p.m.: On the permit application by Recyc Systems, Inc., of Remington, Va., to land-apply biosolids to 3551 acres (including about 1404 acres of new land) in Clarke County. At the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center, 101 Chalmers Court in Berryville.
5/5/22 and 5/6/22: Chesapeake Bay Commission. At Cork Factory Hotel, 480 New Holland Avenue, #3000, in Lancaster, Penn. Agenda online (as a PDF) at https://lis.virginia.gov/221/oth/Agenda.CBC.0505-0622.pdf. The next regular meeting is scheduled for September 8-9, 2022, in Charlottesville, Va. The Commission is a tri-state legislative commission created in the 1980s to advise the members of the General Assemblies of Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on matters of Bay-wide concern. The Commission has 21 members, including 15 from the legislatures of the three states, the three state natural-resource cabinet secretaries, and three citizen representatives. More information on the Chesapeake Bay Commission is available online at http://www.chesbay.us/.
5/11/22, 10 a.m.: Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee. At the Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1111 East Main Street in Richmond. The 2015 Virginia General Assembly passed HB 1924 and SB 1341, companion bills that established this Advisory Committee to assist the State Water Commission and the DEQ in developing, revising, and implementing a management strategy for groundwater in the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area. The Committee was reestablished by SB 679 in the 2020 General Assembly. More information about the Advisory Committee is available online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity/advisory-committees/eastern-virginia-groundwater-management-advisory-committee.