State Water Supply Plan Advisory Committee

  • During the 2010 Session, the Virginia General Assembly established the State Water Supply Plan Advisory Committee.  The enabling legislation reads as follows:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 62.1-44.38:2 as follows:

§ 62.1-44.38:2. State Water Supply Plan Advisory Committee established.

A. The State Water Supply Plan Advisory Committee (the Committee) is hereby established as an advisory committee to assist the Department of Environmental Quality in developing, revising, and implementing the state water resources plan.  The Committee shall be appointed by the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality and shall be composed of nonlegislative citizen members representing industrial and municipal water users; public and private water providers; agricultural, conservation, and environmental organizations; state and federal agencies; and university faculty with expertise in water resources-related issues.  The Committee shall meet at least twice each calendar year.  Members of the Committee shall receive no compensation for their service and shall not be entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. 

B. The Committee shall examine: (i) procedures for incorporating local and regional water supply plans into the state water resources plan and minimizing potential conflicts among various submitted plans; (ii) the development of methodologies for calculating actual and anticipated future water demand; (iii) the funding necessary to ensure that the needed technical data for development of a statewide planning process; (iv) the effectiveness of the planning process in encouraging the aggregation of users into common planning areas based on watershed or geographic boundaries; (v) the impact of consumptive use and reuse on water resources; (vi) opportunities for use of alternative water sources, including water reuse and rainwater harvesting; (vii) environmental flows necessary for the protection of instream beneficial use of water for fish and wildlife habitat; (viii) the role of the State Water Control Board in complying with the state water resources plan; and (ix) other policies and procedures that the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality determines may enhance the effectiveness of water supply and water resources planning in Virginia.

2. That this act shall expire on December 31, 2012

The inaugural meeting of the Committee was held August 31, 2010.

Final Report

At its meeting on December 12, 2012, the WSPAC accepted the Final Report.

Anyone with questions about this Committee or interested in obtaining Committee documents should contact Sara Jordan at 540-574-7901 or by email at sara.jordan@deq.virginia.gov.

Members

Mark Bennett, USGS, Virginia
Tom Botkins, MeadWestvaco
Kevin Byrd, New River Valley Planning District Commission
John Carlock, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Dr. William Cox, Virginia Tech
Larry Dame, New Kent County (Mike Lang, alternate)
Susan Douglas/Barry Matthews, VA Department of Health
Judy Dunscomb, The Nature Conservancy
Katie Frazier/Blair Krusz, VA Agribusiness
Michael Lawless, Draper Aden Associates
Rick Linker, Dominion Virginia Power
Mark Mansfield, Norfolk District, USACE
Rob McClintock, VA Economic Development Partnership
Chuck Murray, Fairfax Water (Traci Goldberg, alternate)
John O'Dell, Water Well Association
Art Petrini, Henrico County
Tom Roberts, Smurfit Stone (Andrea Wortzel, alternate)
Scott Smith, VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
John Staelin, Clark County Board of Supervisors
Ed Tankard, Tankard Nurseries
Bob White, Region 2000
Beate Wright, VA AWWA

DEQ Staff

  • Scott Kudlas, Director, Office of Water Supply
  • Tammy Stephenson, Program Coordinator
  • Sara Jordan, Senior Water Supply Planner

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


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