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COVID-19 Updates in Virginia

Environmental Justice (EJ) Survey Closes July 6

The deadline to complete the EJ survey is midnight, July 6. The survey and webinar, hosted by DEQ contractors, Skeo Solutions and Metropolitan Group, is part of a study about EJ into DEQ’s operations. For more information, please visit the EJ page.

More Time for Vehicle Emissions Inspections

Drivers who are required to obtain an emissions inspection through the Air Check program to renew their vehicle registration may have up to an additional 90 days to complete inspections for those due to expire on or before July 31, 2020.

The State Water Control Board Approves Permit

On June 29, the Board approved a groundwater withdrawal permit for Chickahominy Power Plant, as well as several amendments to Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit. See news release for a summary. Presentations and a recording of the meeting is available on the Board's meeting information page.

DEQ Releases Annual Report on Solid Waste Management in Virginia

DEQ has released its annual report on solid waste management in Virginia. The report provides the amount of solid waste managed in Virginia in 2019, as well as the types and sources of solid waste generated from outside the commonwealth. Read [more].


The State Air Pollution Control Board Meets Virtually on June 18

The Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board met online for a regular meeting on June 18. See news release for a summary of the meeting. A recording of the meeting is also available on the Board's meeting information page.

Public Comment for Water Quality Assessment Open until July 9

DEQ's Draft 2020 305(b)/303(d) Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report is open June 8 – July 9 for public comment. Findings in this report, which summarizes water quality conditions in Virginia from 2013 through 2018, will be presented via webinar on June 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the report page.

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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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