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Posts Tagged ‘Chesapeake Bay’

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 [...]

 

Great News! Virginia is the Biggest Loser…

…of pollution loads that is. Governor McDonnell just announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3 has awarded Virginia their “Biggest Loser” for ranking first in the region and second in the nation for reducing nitrogen pollution as reported through the Clean Water Act nonpoint source program. This means Virginia has prevented 2.5 million [...]

 

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.

 

Bay Clean Up Plan Open To The Public This Month

Virginia’s Phase II Watershed Improvement Plan was submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 30, 2012, as discussed here and here. The formal public comment period on the plan will conclude on May 31.

 

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 [...]