Updates

Rain Floods Region Surrounding Mountain Valley Pipeline

Many areas near Roanoke received three to seven inches of rain in the last 24 hours from Hurricane Michael. Due to the large amount rain and the unprecedented amount of rain that has occurred during the past several weeks, flooding and high water is widespread in counties along the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) route. Many timber mats used for wetland crossings were displaced and will be retrieved and replaced by MVP.

On October 5, 2018, the Army Corps of Engineers suspended permitted construction in streams and wetlands so no new construction is currently permitted in streams and wetlands. However, maintenance and re-establishment of controls is essential and is allowed.

Landowner concerns
The MVP team will work directly with landowners to address any individual or specific situations. Call (844) MVP-TALK or email: mail@mountainvalleypipeline.info.
Other problems can be reported by using our online reporting form, calling the DEQ hotline (804) 698-4003 or emailing MountainValleyPipeline@DEQ.Virginia.gov.

Harmful Algae Bloom Advisory Continues on Lake Anna

DEQ conducted another round of Harmful Algae Bloom sampling on September 25. Based on the results, on Oct.1, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) updated and expanded the advisory. There is a No-Swimming Advisory for the two upper branches of the lake (Pamunkey and North Anna) to include the beach at Lake Anna State Park. Also posted is Harmful Algae Detected Be Aware of Blooms advisory for several areas near the Route 522 Bridge. See advisory and map for specific locations. Scum observations can be reported online to VDH.

State Air Pollution Control Board  to Consider Re-Proposed Regulation to Control Carbon Emissions

The State Air Pollution Control Board will meet on Oct. 29 to review a revised proposal by DEQ to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) from electric power facilities in Virginia.  The revised proposal, public comments received on the original proposal and DEQ’s response to public comments will be considered. More than 7,100 public comments have been received on the original proposal and are available to review along with the revised proposed regulation. Visit DEQ's Greenhouse Gas Plan page for details, including additional public comments. If approved, an additional public comment period and Executive Review are required before the Board takes a vote on the proposed regulation at a meeting to be determined in 2019.

State Water Control Board Recap 

At the State Water Control Board (Board) meeting held on Sept. 20, a variety of amendments to regulations and enforcement actions were considered and approved. The Board heard a Mountain Valley Pipeline project presentation on Sept. 21 that described DEQ's activities to address issues raised at the August board meeting. The next meeting of the Board is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 13. 

 

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

 

 

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


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