State Water Control Board Regular Meeting

The SWCB will meet to review a variety of proposed new regulations, draft regulations and enforcement actions on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at Pocahontas Building, First Floor House Committee Room, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219. See agenda for details and documents.  

Tropical Depression Florence in Virginia

Visit the National Weather Service for forecasts, including river forecasts. Alerts are available on the web, Twitter (@VDEM) or on Facebook (@vaemergency).

fuel oil tanks and other concerns on our hurricane page.

Stabilization Continues on Mountain Valley Pipeline

Construction activity is focused on stabilization of the right-of-way, and maintenance and enhancement of erosion controls. Earlier this week, DEQ directed EQT to focus all Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) work on slope stabilization and erosion control enhancements in anticipation of heavy rains from Hurricane Florence.

Some work, specifically in the Bent Mountain and Blue Ridge Parkway areas, may appear to be extensive. Formerly approved through a stabilization plan from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), work in these areas should not be mistaken for new construction.

"Whether you call it new construction, active construction, or stabilization and erosion control measures, all parties, including DEQ staff and EQT engineers, agreed it was important to get the pipe off the slope and into the ground," said DEQ Director David Paylor. [more]

Public Comments for Buckingham Compressor Station Due by Sept. 21

The public comment period closes Sept. 21. For more information or a copy of the draft permit and public notice, see Air Permit Public Notice #21599.

Applications Update

The following applications have been restored:

The following applications are not yet functional. Thank you for your patience.

  • Solid Waste Information and Assessment (SWIA) Reporting
  • Virginia Environmental Excellence Program (VEEP) Reporting



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