State Water Control Board to Discuss Mountain Valley Pipeline 401 Certification at Special Board Meeting

A special meeting to discuss the Board's action to conduct a hearing on MVP certification has been scheduled for Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel located at 1021 Koger Center Blvd., in Richmond. See Town Hall for agenda.

DEQ Awards $82,500 to Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission

DEQ has awarded the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission $82,500 to address pollution from septic tanks on the Eastern Shore's Bay side of Northampton County. The Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project is contributing an additional $13,400 to this new project.

DEQ to Host Solar Energy Development Conference in April

A conference, “Brightfields 2019 — Virginia,” is scheduled for April 9-10 at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture in Richmond. The interactive event will help landowners, property managers, and communities learn about land-based solar power production. A "brightfields marketplace” will give people an opportunity to explore project options and suitability with solar energy vendors in an open, no-pressure atmosphere.

Draft 2018 Integrated Water Quality Report Available for Public Comment

DEQ’s draft report summarizing water quality in Virginia over the last six years is now available for public comment.  Comments should be submitted by Feb. 21, 2019. Interested persons can register for a webinar on Feb. 13 to learn more about the findings in the report.

DEQ Issues Solar Permit in Prince George

On January 15 DEQ issued a permit by rule (PBR) New Energy Ventures, Inc./Rives Road Solar, LLC for a 19.7-megawatt (MW) small renewable energy project to be located in Prince George County. A total of 29 PBRs have been issued representing approximately 910 MW of power. Three PBR applications totaling 132 MW are in active review. For more information, visit [more]

State Water Control Board Hearing on Mountain Valley Pipeline 401 Certification 

More information, including a date and location, is forthcoming. Read more

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.

Virginia Waste Management Board Approves Regulations to Streamline Voluntary Remediation Program 

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

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.

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



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