Citizen Boards

Three regulatory boards – the Air Pollution Control Board, the State Water Control Board and the Waste Management Board – composed of Virginia citizens appointed by the Governor, are responsible for adopting many of Virginia's environmental regulations.  DEQ administers the regulations as approved by the boards.

The boards have statutory authority to promulgate regulations and to approve certain permits. Before promulgating regulations required by environmental statutes, the boards seek information from the public, the regulated community and advisory committees. The boards also become involved in permitting by conducting public hearings and approving certain types of permits. In cases where environmental laws or permit conditions are violated, the boards may impose administrative sanctions and initiate legal action. 

Board Meetings

The agendas and minutes for board meetings are posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website as they become available. You may choose the air, water or waste board in the drop-down menu at the top of these web pages:

The dates and times of future board meetings are also posted on DEQ's public calendar.

Regulations and Guidance Documents

Regulations and guidance documents are posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website as they become available. Once on the site you may choose the air, water or waste board, or DEQ. On the board or department page you will then be able to look at all the regulations or click on a tab to go directly to the pages for guidance documents, meetings or general notices.

Air Pollution Control Board

Member Address Term Expires*
Richard D. Langford, Chair 1106 Horseshoe Lane
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
 6/30/2021
Samuel A. Bleicher Arlington, Virginia
Mailing address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
 6/30/2018
William H. Ferguson Newport News, Virginia
Mailing address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
 6/30/2020
Roy A. Hoagland Midlothian, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2021
 Ignacia S. Moreno McLean, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
 6/30/2020
 Nicole M. Rovner Richmond, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2019
Rebecca R. Rubin Fredericksburg, Virginia
Mailing address: c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2018

*Term expires on the above date or upon appointment of a replacement, whichever is later. 

E-mail the Air Pollution Control Board

 

State Water Control Board

Member Address
Robert Dunn, Chair Chester, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2018
Lou Ann Jessee-Wallace St. Paul, Virginia
Mailing address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2021
Timothy G. Hayes Bruington, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2021
Roberta A. Kellam P.O. Box 205
Franktown, Virginia 23354
6/30/2018
G. Nissa Dean Midlothian, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2019
Heather Wood, Vice-Chair Norfolk, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2019
 Robert H. Wayland, III White Stone, Virginia
Mailing address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2020

*Term expires on the above date or upon appointment of a replacement, whichever is later. 

E-mail the State Water Control Board

Waste Management Board

Member Address
EJ Scott, Chair Manassas, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Dept of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2020
Michael Benedetto Virginia Beach, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Dept of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2018
Jeffrey T. Crate, PG Montgomery County, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Dept of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2018
Eric A. DeGroff Virginia Beach, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Dept of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2017
Amarjit Singh Riat 5373 Walkerton Court
Haymarket, Virginia 20169
6/30/2017

Eric K. Wallace

McLean, Virginia
Mailing Address:
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
Dept of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
6/30/2018
Steven J. Yob P.O. Box 90775
Henrico, Virginia 23273-0775
6/30/2020

*Term expires on the above date or upon appointment of a replacement, whichever is later. 

E-mail the Waste Management Board

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


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