Updates

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.

Buckingham Compressor Station To Be Considered

The State Air Pollution Control Board will meet on Dec. 10 to resume consideration of the Buckingham Compressor Station permit. Presentations from Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 and additional information can be found on the BCS webpage. See news release

Updated Advisory - Harmful Algae Bloom on Lake Anna

The Virginia Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force has issued a "No-Swimming Advisory"  for Lake Anna in eight areas in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties where potentially harmful algae may present a moderate to high risk for human health effects. Signage has been placed in marinas and private lots to inform the public. Check out the Harmful Algal Bloom map to view advisories.

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

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Re-Proposed Regulation to Control Carbon Emissions Moves Forward

On Oct. 29, the State Air Pollution Control Board approved a re-proposal by DEQ to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel electric power facilities in Virginia. Visit DEQ's Greenhouse Gas Plan page for details. An additional public comment period and Executive Review are now required before the Board takes a vote on the proposed regulation at a meeting in Spring 2019.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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


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