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Posts Tagged ‘water quality’

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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.

 

2012 General Assembly Actions Consolidate and Provide Credits for Stormwater Management

While social issues may have grabbed the headlines during 2012 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, some significant changes were also made on the environmental front – particularly with regard to stormwater regulation. In fact, once signed into law, these changes will alter the process through which water quality regulations are administered in Virginia at […]

 

Virginia’s present to EPA this year? A Draft Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan

It may not have the same bling as five golden rings, but to EPA, Virginia’s draft Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (“WIP”) should be just what it wanted. In accordance with EPA’s designated schedule, Virginia presented the agency with its Draft Plan on December 15, 2011.