Virginia CZM Program: 2015 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

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Project Title:

Support for Local Implementation of Chesapeake Bay TMDL Requirements

Project Description:

Meeting the local nutrient reduction requirements for credits and off-sets to address the Chesapeake Bay TMDL will require local governments to make difficult decisions.   This project will employ case studies in interested localities to analyze options for meeting these requirements in a cost-effective manner.  The Virginia Assessment Scenario Tool (VAST) and local GIS data will be used to evaluate different scenarios of BMPs in order to meet Chesapeake Bay TMDL requirements. The results will then be used to develop specific enforceable policy recommendations for local planning commissions, boards, and councils to consider for adoption.

A more detailed contract will then be submitted for approval as more information becomes available about anticipated changes to state water quality regulations.  A stakeholder advisory group is scheduled to make recommendations in September, 2015 to the Virginia General Assembly for changes that could affect regulations for stormwater management, erosion and sediment control and Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas.  These recommendations will help determine the most important areas to focus on in this project.

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Project Status:

10/1/15 - 9/30/16; Project Proposed

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Project Summary:


Disclaimer: This project summary provides the federal dollars initially awarded to the grantee. Due to underexpenditure or reprogramming of grant funds, this figure may change. For more information on the allocation of coastal grant funds, please contact Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Program Manager, at 804.698.4323 or

A more detailed Scope of Work for this project is available. Please direct your request for a copy to


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

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