Atantic Coast Pipeline Erosion & Sediment, Stormwater, and Karst Protection Plans Approved

The Erosion and Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, and Karst Protection plans for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). These detailed protection plans specify engineering designs that will protect water quality during and after pipeline construction along the 300-mile project that stretches from Highland County to Greensville County [see news release].  Visit www.deq.virginia.gov/acp for regulatory information.

Applications for Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Open

DEQ is accepting applications until Dec. 6, 2018 for the Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards. These awards recognize successful and innovative efforts that focus on the following priority areas: clean water, clean air, clean energy, resilience to climate change, environmental justice and sustainable resource use and access. Winners will be announced at the 30th annual Environment Virginia Symposium Virginia Military Institute in April 2019.

Maintenance Continues on Mountain Valley Pipeline

On Oct. 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 erosion controls is essential and is allowed. The MVP team is working 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.

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



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