DEQ Information Briefing on the Eastern Shore

DEQ recently released for public comment draft consent special orders for 57 poultry facilities on the Eastern Shore. Due to the large number of draft orders, DEQ will hold an info briefing on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Arcadia High School.

DEQ Requires MVP to Stabilize Soils and Improve Erosion Control Measures During FERC Work Stoppage 

DEQ will work with FERC to ensure appropriate erosion and sediment control measures are in place, installed properly and maintained throughout the stop work period. See letter to FERC. The public is welcome to email complaints, submit pollution reports online, or call (804) 698-4003. A summary of complaint investigations and weekly site inspections is available on the DEQ pipeline inspections page.

Public Comment Period to Open for Buckingham Compressor Station

The public comment period for the draft air permit for the Buckingham Compressor Station runs August 8 through September 11, 2018.  The public hearing is September 11, 2018 at 5 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. or until all comments are received, whichever occurs first. The hearing will be held in the Cafeteria at the Buckingham County Middle School in Buckingham, VA. For more information or a copy of the draft permit and public notice, see Air Permit Public Notice #21599.

DEQ Releases 2017 Fish Tissue Monitoring Results; Data to be evaluated by VDH

The results of DEQ’s 2017 monitoring of fish and sediments is now available.  These data will be evaluated by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and could result in the lifting of current fish consumption advisories or in the issuing of new ones. This marks the first year since 2008 that new data was collected in multiple basins across the state. For more information, see DEQ [News Releases].

Funding Opportunities for Local Governments to Control Stormwater

Applications for Stormwater Local Assistance Fund for FY2019 projects are now being accepted. DEQ will award $20 million in matching grant funds to local governments. Deadline: October 12, 2018.


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
  • Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Public Notices
  • Virginia Environmental Excellence Program (VEEP) Reporting



Resources & Tools

Report Pollution
Report air, water and waste pollution incidents  

Air Quality Forecasting
Daily Ozone levels

Air Check Virginia
Northern Virginia's Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

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

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