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Archive for the ‘Department of Conservation and Recreation’ Category

State Review of General Construction Permit Regulations Underway

Last week, the Regulatory Advisory Panel (RAP) appointed to review the state’s current requirements for its General VSMP Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities met for the first time. As a member of this advisory panel, I, for one, am interested in seeing how these regulations will be revised to account for the […]

 

State Grants Assist Development of Local Stormwater Programs

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) recently issued an RFP to solicit proposals to establish grant agreements for the development of Virginia Locality Stormwater Programs. State grant applications are available here. These local programs must be developed and implemented by all localities in Virginia* no later than July 1, 2014. Local Stormwater Programs […]

 

EPA review of Virginia Final Phase II WIP finds progress, but still work to be done.

On May 30, 2012, the EPA forwarded its Evaluation of Virginia’s Final Phase  II Watershed Implementation Plan and 2012-2013 Milestone to Douglas Domenech, Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Easy or Not, the Development of Local Stormwater Programs Charges Forth

Local stormwater management programs will soon be coming to a locality near you, namely, to all of them. As the state’s new stormwater permitting regime for construction projects shifts to the local level, the many different components of these programs, from the ordinances that will establish them, to the staff that will administer and enforce […]

 

23rd Annual Environment Virginia Symposium Concludes

This week, I had the pleasure of attending the 23rd Annual Environment Virginia Symposium, hosted by the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics. As in years past, the symposium was topical, thought-provoking, and included a wealth of information on a variety of environmental topics.

 

Virginia’s Phase II WIP submitted to EPA, will its local input satisfy the Feds?

On March 30, 2012, Virginia submitted its final Phase II Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) to officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Submission of the Final Plan follows a draft Phase II WIP previously submitted on December 15, 2011.