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
5/18/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Health’s Waterworks Advisory Committee. At Sydnor Hydro, Inc., 2111 Magnolia Street in Richmond.
5/23/17, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission. At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.
5/23/17, 9:30 a.m.: Soil and Water Conservation Board. At Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, Dominion Boulevard in Glen Allen (Henrico County). Also on 5/23/17, 9 a.m., the Board’s District Audit Sub-committee meets at the same location.
5/23/17, 1 p.m.: Board of Game and Inland Fisheries/Finance, Audit, and Compliance Committee. At the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries office, 7870 Villa Park Drive in Henrico. On 5/24/17, 9 a.m., the full Board meets at the same location.
5/24/17, all day but start time not indicated: Board of Forestry. At 12580 West Creek Parkway in Richmond.
5/24/17, 10:30 a.m.: Land Conservation Foundation Board of Trustees. At Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rice Center, 3701 John Tyler Memorial Highway in Charles City (Charles City County).
5/25/17, 9 a.m.: Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services. At the Patrick Henry Building, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.
5/31/17, 9 a.m.: Department of Health’s Sewage Handling and Disposal Appeals Review Board. At the Perimeter Center, Training Room 1A, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.
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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.
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.
5/18/17, 6 p.m., on the TMDL implementation plan for aquatic life and bacterial impairments in Butcher Fork, North Fork Powell River, South Fork Powell River, Powell River, and other Powell River tributaries, located in the Upper Tennessee River basin in Lee and Wise Counties. At the Daniel Boone Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 32637 Main Street in Jonesville (Lee County). (This is the second of two duplicate meetings; the first was 5/16/17 in Appalachia in Wise County.) On 5/22/17, 3 p.m., the Industrial Working Group for this TMDL meets at the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Office, 3405 Mountain Empire Road in Big Stone Gap (Wise County). The Residential Working Group for this TMDL will hold duplicate meetings on 5/23/17, 6 p.m., at the Town Hall Gymnasium, 505 East 5th Street South in Big Stone Gap, and on 5/25/17, 6 p.m., at Pennington Gap Community Center, 41670 West Morgan Avenue in Pennington Gap (Lee County).
5/18/17, 7 p.m., on the TMDL implementation plan for aquatic life (benthic) impairments in the Little Calfpasture River, located in the James River basin in Rockbridge County. At Goshen Volunteer Fire Hall, 140 Main Street in Goshen.
5/25/17, 1 p.m., on the TMDL implementation plan for bacterial impairments in Upper Goose Creek, Cromwells Run, and Little River Watersheds, located in the Potomac River basin in Fauquier County. At Tri County Feeds, 7408 John Marshall Highway in Marshall.
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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)
5/22/17, 1 p.m.: Virginia Port Authority Finance and Audit Committee. 5/22/17, 2 p.m.: Growth and Operations Committee. 5/22/17, 3:30 p.m.: Executive Committee. 5/23/17, 9 a.m.: Board of Commissioners. All at 600 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street in Norfolk.
Resource Management Mapping and Planning
5/25/17, 10 a.m.: Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) Advisory Board. At the Department of Conservation and Recreation, 600 East Main Street in Richmond. VGIN was established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1997 to help support the creation, development, and use of geographic information and related technology for state and local government agencies, colleges and universities, and other Commonwealth users of maps and geographic information. It’s coordinated by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). More information is available online at http://www.vita.virginia.gov/isp/default.aspx?id=8482.
5/18/17, 12 p.m.: Historic Falls of the James Scenic River Advisory Board. At City Hall in Richmond.
5/18/17, 4 p.m.: Catoctin Creek Scenic River Advisory Committee. At Lovettsville Library, 12 North Light Street in Lovettsville (Loudoun County).
Water Quality Regulations and Standards
5/22/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public meeting on proposed amendments to the Water Quality Management Planning Regulation for the Roanoke River Basin non-TMDL waste load allocation (WLA). At the DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office, 3019 Peters Creek Road in Roanoke. According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, “The specific effluent limits needed to meet…water quality goals [in the basin] are discretionary. The proposed amendments are to [Virginia Administrative Code section] 9 VAC 25-720-80B and would modify the existing waste load allocation for the South Hill Wastewater Treatment Plan (VA0069337)….”
5/24/17, 10:30 a.m.: Department of Health’s Sewage Handling and Disposal Advisory Committee/Periodic Review Subcommittee. At the James Madison Building, Room 535, 109 Governor Street in Richmond. As part of a periodic review, the subcommittee will consider proposed amendments and revisions to the Alternative Onsite Sewage System Regulations, Section 12 VAC 5-613 in the Virginia Administrative Code.