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
3/24/15, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.
3/26/15, 10 a.m.: Outdoors Foundation Board of Trustees. At Lord Fairfax Community College, 6480 College Street in Warrenton.
3/30/15, 10 a.m.: State Water Control Board. At the General Assembly Building, House Room C, 9th and Broad Streets in Richmond.
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MEETINGS OF LEGISLATIVE BODIES
For meetings of legislative committees and commissions, see http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+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.
3/25/15, 3 p.m., on the TMDL study of aquatic life (benthic) impairments in Long Meadow Run and Turley Creek, located in the North Fork Shenandoah River watershed in Rockingham County. At the Massanutten Regional Library Downtown Branch, 174 South Main Street in Harrisonburg.
3/26/15, 6 p.m., on the TMDL study of bacterial impairments in Dry Run, Laurel Creek, and Wolf Creek, located in the New River watershed in Bland, Giles, and Tazewell counties. At Bland County High School Room 111A, 176 Eagles Road in Rocky Gap.
3/31/15, 2 p.m., on the TMDL implementation plan for bacteria impairments in the Rapidan River and several tributaries (Beautiful Run, Blue Run, Marsh Run, Poplar Run, Rippin Run, and unnamed tributaries), in the Rappahannock River watershed in Albemarle, Greene, Madison, and Orange counties. At the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office, 2 South Main Street in Madison.
3/31/15, 6:30 p.m., on the TMDL implementation plan for bacteria impairments in the Hardware River and North Fork Hardware River, located in the James River watershed in Albemarle and Fluvanna Counties. At Victory Hall, 401 Valley Street in Scottsville.
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
3/30/15: Virginia Agricultural Council. At the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center, 24 South Market Street in Staunton. The Council hear and act upon agricultural project proposals for financial assistance. The Council was established by the General Assembly in 1966 to assist in financing agricultural research, education, and services. More information about the Council is available online at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/about/boards.shtml.
Biosolids (Treated Sewage Sludge) Land-application Permit Requests
3/31/15, 6 p.m.: On the permit application by Synagro Central, LLC, of Champlain, Va., to land-apply biosolids to 1,143.5 acres in Clarke County. At the Clarke County Offices, 101 Chalmers Court in Berryville.
4/2/15, 6 p.m.: On the permit application by Agri-Sludge, Inc., of Shreve, Ohio, to land-apply biosolids to 4,768.7 acres in Rockingham County. At the Department of Environmental Quality’s Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road in Harrisonburg.
Energy – Fossil Fuels
3/30/15, 10 a.m.: Air Pollution Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality public hearing on a draft permit amendment for Virginia Electric and Power Company’s (VEPCO) Southampton Power Station located in Franklin. At Paul D. Camp Community College, Room 129, 100 North College Drive in Franklin. The facility proposes to change provisions of the permit granted when the facility converted from coal to biomass as its principal fuel, particularly to expand the use of No. 2 fuel oil from use during startup only to use during startup, shutdown, and during regular operation for flame stabilization. The public comment period is 2/27/15 to 4/14/15.
3/31/15, 6:30 p.m.: Air Pollution Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality public hearing on a draft permit amendment for Virginia Electric and Power Company’s (VEPCO) Altavista Power Station located in Altavista. At Altavista Town Council Chambers, 510 Seventh Street in Altavista. The facility proposes to change provisions of the permit granted when the facility converted from coal to biomass as its principal fuel, particularly to expand the use of No. 2 fuel oil from use during startup only to use during startup, shutdown, and during regular operation for flame stabilization. The applicant proposes to use approximately 800,000 tons/year of woody biomass, up to 60,000 gallons/year of No. 2 fuel oil, and a certain amount of natural gas. The public comment period is 2/25/15 to 4/15/15.
Mining and Mined Land Reclamation
4/1/15, 10:30 a.m.: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) informal conference on Bond Release Application 1009446 for Paramont Coal Corporation. At the mine site in Buchanan County, 3.0 miles northeast of Prater, off State Route 604.
3/23/15, 5 p.m.: Virginia Port Authority Executive Committee. At 600 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street in Norfolk. The online notice for this meeting states that most of the meeting will be held in closed session. Also on that day at the same location, the Port Authority’s Growth and Operations Committee will meet at 2 p.m., the Finance and Audit Committee will meet at about 3:45 p.m.
3/24/15, 9 a.m.: Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners. At 600 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street in Norfolk.