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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 […]

 

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.

 

Stormwater Regulations Still Unsettled

If you attended our webinars over the last six weeks, you will know that the state’s new stormwater requirements are still generating a lot of discussion and questions. From how to implement local programs, to how these programs are expected to help meet the state’s waste load allocations under the Virginia Watershed Implementation Plan, for […]

 

Swimming in the Murky Stormwaters

On Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m., I will join presenters from Joyce Engineering plus present and past state environmental leaders for the first of two 2-hour online sessions covering the current Stormwater regulatory environment and what it means to Virginia localities in required improvements and potential expenses. We invite our readers to take the […]

 

Is $7 Billion Enough To Clean Up The Bay?

This month, the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council met in Richmond to discuss, among things, progress being made on efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Data released that same day indicates that Virginia is on target to meet interim cleanup goals set in 2009.

 

At Long Last, Virginia’s Stormwater Regulations are Approved

On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board unanimously approved the state’s final Stormwater Regulations. The Regulations will fundamentally alter the way stormwater from construction activities is regulated in Virginia. The changes include new technical criteria limiting the quality and quantity of discharges for new development and for redevelopment. The changes […]