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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 2, 2018

    Contact: Ann Regn
    (804) 698-4442
    ann.regn@deq.virginia.gov

    RICHMOND, VA. - Prior to construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will submit a report to the State Water Control Board (Board) on DEQ's approval of the final erosion and sediment control and stormwater plans, the annual standards and specifications, and the Supplemental Karst Evaluation Plan.

    "Because of the depth of citizen concerns and to assure transparency, we plan to follow the same notification procedures for MVP as required for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline," said Director David Paylor. "DEQ will provide a report to the Board and the public as soon as they are finalized and approved." Last month at its deliberations of the upland Section 401 water quality certification for Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Board required DEQ to report on the adequacy of these plans.

    DEQ has required each pipeline developer to submit detailed, project-specific erosion and sedimentation control and stormwater plans for every foot of land disturbance related to pipeline construction to protect surface water quality during and after construction completion. These plans must be approved by certified planners before any construction can begin.

    These programs-- erosion and sediment control, stormwater management and upland certification give DEQ a variety of regulatory tools to protect water quality across the range of pipeline activities, not just temporary construction impacts to streams and wetlands. "DEQ will hold the developers to the highest standards for which they are accountable and take appropriate action for any problems that occur," Paylor said.
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 2, 2018

    Contact: Ann Regn
    (804) 698-4442
    ann.regn@deq.virginia.gov

    RICHMOND, VA. – Prior to construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will submit a report to the State Water Control Board (Board) on DEQ’s approval of the final erosion and sediment control and stormwater plans, the annual standards and specifications, and the Supplemental Karst Evaluation Plan. "Because of the depth of citizen concerns and to assure transparency, we plan to follow the same notification procedures for MVP as required for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline," said Director David Paylor. "DEQ will provide a report to the Board and the public as soon as they are finalized and approved." Last month at its deliberations of the upland Section 401 water quality certification for Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Board required DEQ to report on the adequacy of these plans.
    DEQ has required each pipeline developer to submit detailed, project-specific erosion and sedimentation control and stormwater plans for every foot of land disturbance related to pipeline construction to protect surface water quality during and after construction completion. These plans must be approved by certified planners before any construction can
    begin.
    These programs—erosion and sediment control, stormwater management and upland certification give DEQ a variety of regulatory tools to protect water quality across the range of pipeline activities, not just temporary construction impacts to streams and wetlands. "DEQ will hold the developers to the highest standards for which they are accountable and take appropriate action for any problems that occur," Paylor said.
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    November 13, 2017

    Contact: Bill Hayden
    (804) 698-4447
    william.hayden@deq.virginia.gov

    RICHMOND, VA. -- The central office of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will begin moving its downtown Richmond operations to a new Main Street location on November 17, 2017.

    The lease for DEQ's current location at 629 East Main Street has expired. DEQ employees will move out of this building, which has headquartered DEQ for more than 20 years, in stages. The Virginia Department of General Services has overseen the selection of the new location in the Bank of America Building.

    As the DEQ staff relocates it will be consolidated onto four floors covering more than 81,000 square feet. In addition to cost savings in rent over the 10-year lease, the new space also includes energy-saving features such as lighting sensors, high-efficiency appliances and utility savings.

    The move will be completed December 22, 2017. Between now and then, the DEQ street address will remain unchanged. On December 23, 2017, the street address will change to 1111 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23219. The post office box mailing address will not change, and DEQ phone numbers will remain the same.

    During the move period -- November 17 through December 22 -- visitors should report to 629 East Main Street for information on meeting with DEQ staff.


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Aaron GilmanRepresentatives from the USDA and EPA announced the first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50% reduction by 2030.In order to reach this goal, the federal government will partner with private and public organizations, the private sector, and other local governments to reduce food waste. The aim of the goal is to improve food security, con- serve natural res ...
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VWIA News from your Chapter Manager, Bob Kania

Are you getting the most value from your NWRA/VWIA membership? Many members view their membership as annual attendance at a couple of social events, chapter meetings and golf outings, spending time with other industry leaders and building relationships with prospective customers. While these are very good reasons for membership, there are many additional benefits that can be realized and you shoul ...
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National Waste & Recycling Association
1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804
Arlington, VA 22202
T: 800-424-2869 T: 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824