Reduction of Toxics in State Waters Report - January 2017

From 1997 through 2015, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), on behalf of the State Water Control Board, submitted the annual Toxics Reduction in State Waters (TRISW) Report to the Governor and General Assembly of the Commonwealth on January 1st of each year, in accordance with Virginia Code § 62.1-44.17:3. That Code section requires the State Water Control Board to conduct ongoing assessments of the amounts of toxics in Virginia's waters, develop and implement a plan for the reduction of toxics in Virginia's waters, and report on those efforts to the General Assembly. In 2015 the General Assembly amended the code such that the Report is now required biennially. This Report is the first under the new reporting schedule.

The primary objective of the TRISW Report is to document the Commonwealth’s progress toward reducing toxics in state waters and consequently improving water quality. The Department’s efforts to reduce toxics include three principal types of activities: (1) the prevention of contamination of the Commonwealth’s waters by toxics, (2) the continued monitoring of those waters for the presence of toxics and (3) the implementation of remedial measures to reduce and/or eliminate toxics found in the Commonwealth’s waters.

Reports from previous years are available on CD. To obtain a copy, contact Donald H. Smith via email at Donald.Smith@deq.virginia.gov or phone at (804) 698-4429.

All files are in Excel format unless otherwise noted.

Complete Text: 2016 Toxics Reduction in State Waters Report (PDF)

Folder 3.2.1.1 - Historical Dissolved Metals in Surface Waters

Folder 3.2.1.2 - Historical Total Metals in Surface Waters

Folder 3.2.1.3 Historical Total Metals in Sediment

Folder 3.2.1.5.1 Historical Organo-Chlorine Pesticides in Sediment

Folder 3.2.1.5.2 - Historical Organo-Phosphorus Pesticides in Sediment

Folder 3.2.1.5.3 - Historical Herbicides in Sediment

Folder 3.2.1.5.4 - Historical PAHs in Sediment

Folder 3.2.1.5.5.1 - Historical Semi-Volatiles in Sediment

Appendices

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


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