State Air Pollution Control Board Approves BCS Permit

On Jan. 8 the State Air Pollution Control Board approved the air permit that will limit air pollution from the Buckingham Compressor Station. The permit sets a tough national standard that future compressor stations will have to meet.  

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Virginia Waste Management Board Approves Regulations to Streamline Voluntary Remediation Program

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State Water Control Board to Hold Hearing to Consider Virginia's Upland 401 Water Quality Certification for Mountain Valley Pipeline

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Governor Northam Proposes Major Investments to Protect Virginia's Water Quality and Accelerate Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

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AG Mark Herring and DEQ File Lawsuit Over Repeated Environmental Violations During Construction Of Mountain Valley Pipeline

The complaint, filed in Henrico County Circuit Court on Dec. 7, 2018, cites numerous instances in which MVP failed to adequately control erosion, sediment, and stormwater runoff in violation of state environmental laws and regulations and the project’s Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification. Read full news release.

Virginia Celebrates Recycling Success

DEQ has issued Virginia's 2017 Recycling Summary Report just in time to celebrate 'America Recycles Day.' Based on data from 117 local governments across the commonwealth, the state recycling rate is 42.8 percent, which continues the positive, steady trend in Virginia's recycling efforts. Read the full recycling news release.

Agreement to Regulate Coal Combustion Residuals at Chesapeake Energy Center

Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has reached an agreement to ensure that coal combustion residuals (CCR or “coal ash”) at a major dump site in Chesapeake will not threaten water quality or public health. The Northam Administration, through DEQ, has executed a Memorandum of Agreement with Dominion Energy dealing with coal ash at Dominion’s Chesapeake Energy Center (CEC). See news release.

Attorney General Herring and DEQ Announce Lawsuit Over Waste Management Violations at Tri City Regional Landfill

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Applications Update

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



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