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Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission (RRBBC)

The Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission was established as a bi-state commission composed of members from the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina. 

Legislation establishing the commission.

The purpose of the commission is to:

  • Provide guidance, conduct joint meetings, and make recommendations to local, state, and federal legislative and administrative bodies, and to others as it deems necessary and appropriate, regarding the use, stewardship, and enhancement of the Basin's water and other natural resources;
  • Provide a forum for discussion of issues affecting the Basin's water quantity, water quality, and other natural resources;
  • Promote communication, coordination, and education among stakeholders within the Basin;
  • Identify Basin-related problems and recommend appropriate solutions; and
  • Undertake studies and prepare, publish, and disseminate information through reports, and other communications related to water quantity, water quality, and other natural resources of the Basin.

RRBBC Members


  • Senator David Suetterlein
  • Senator Frank M. Ruff
  • Delegate James Edmunds, II
  • Delegate Charles D. Poindexter
  • Delegate Thomas C. Wright, Jr.
  • Delegate Sam Rasoul
  • Jerry Lovelace
  • Haywood J. Hamlet
  • Billy Martin

North Carolina

  • Representative Susan Martin
  • Senator Angela Bryant
  • Representative Bert Jones
  • Representative Kyle Hall
  • Senator Joyce Krawiec
  • Senator Shirley Randleman
  • Nate Hall
  • Representative Larry Yarborough
  • Chuck Peoples

For Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission Annual Reports prior to 2018, meeting minutes, and presentation documents, please contact Scott Kudlas by email or by calling 804-698-4456.

RRBBC Annual Reports



RRBBC Meeting Minutes

  • June 29, 2017
  • October 14, 2015
  • December 18, 2014
  • April 21, 2014
  • August 27, 2012
  • August 27, 2012 RRBBC Resolution on Uranium Mining - Signed by VA and NC
  • July 25, 2012
  • March 20, 2012 
  • May 23, 2011 
  • August 18, 2010 
  • March 31, 2010 
  • December 3, 2009 
  • August 21, 2009 
  • June 12, 2009 
  • March 27, 2009 

Presentations to the RRBBC

  • Dan River Coal Ash Spill Enforcement Updated (October 14, 2015)
  • KLRWS Interbasin Transfer Request Update (October 14, 2015)
  • Kerr 216 Study (August 27, 2012)
  • Lower Basin IBT Coalition - Gene Addesso 
  • Virginia Beach Uranium Mining Study - Tom Leahy, Director of Public Utilities 
  • Virginia Beach Uranium Mining Expert Panel List 
  • Water Allocation Ad Hoc Committee Report - Tom Fransen, NC DENR and Scott Kudlas, VA DEQ 
  • Water Allocation Ad Hoc Committee Presentation - Tom Fransen, NC DENR 
  • Interstate Commission of the Potomac River Basin - Jason Ericson, VA DEQ 
  • Kerr Lake IBT Update and Jordan Lake Allocation - Tom Fransen, NC DENR 
  • Water Allocation Ad Hoc Committee Status Report 
  • Kerr Lake Regional Water System IBT Update - Tom Fransen, NC DENR 
  • Kerr Lake Water Supply Allocation Status - US Army Corps of Engineers 
  • Raw Water Intake - Dan River 
  • North Carolina Interbasin Transfer by Tom Fransen, NC Division of Water Resources 

Notice of Upcoming Meeting

Meeting Notice for the VRRBAC and RRBBC:

No meetings are currently scheduled for the VRRBAC or RRBBC.

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

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