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Update on Vanadium ACL

Since the Alternate Concentration Limit (ACL) update effective March 1, 2011, DEQ has received numerous requests to establish a Groundwater Protection Standard (GPS) for vanadium based on background. After reviewing many of these requests, it has become apparent that the quantitation limits (QL) achieved by the laboratories used by Solid Waste facilities in Virginia vary considerably and are, for the most part, higher than the ACL of 1.1 ug/L.
In order to maintain consistency, DEQ is establishing a common 'baseline' QL of 10 ug/L that we will expect labs to meet across the state. Consistent with existing policy, DEQ will then allow facilities to substitute the QL for the ACL when it comes to recognizing a GPS exceedance. This baseline QL will be effective on July 1, 2011 and will apply to all sampling events undertaken during the 3rd and 4th quarters of this year. If an owner/operator is notified by his/her laboratory that a 10 ug/L QL for vanadium cannot be achieved, DEQ should be notified as soon as possible to discuss options.

From: Jeff Steers

Sent: July 05, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Upcoming Solid Waste Permitting Workshop for Consultants

From: Jeff Steers

Sent: May 10, 2011 at 9:38 am

Land Protection Director's Listening Session- Deadline to Register

A reminder to interested parties, that if you are interested, I will be hosting the first of quarterly listening session on stakeholder issues of importance in the Division of Land Protection and Revitalization on April 27th in our Piedmont Regional Office. THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NEXT FRIDAY APRIL 15TH. Please visit our division's home page (http://www.deq.virginia.gov/waste/homepage.html )for more details.

Jeff Steers

From: Jeff Steers

Sent: April 08, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Upcoming Division of Land Protection Listening Stakeholder Meeting

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We continue to explore opportunities to improve our efficiencies and to the extent allowed by our operating statutes and regulations, use sensible risk based decision-making. Please take a moment to download my most recent presentation, Managing Risk Through Focused Priorities the Future State of Solid Waste in Virginia- http://www.deq.virginia.gov/export/sites/default/waste/documents/swana7e.ppt . We have many opportunities and I am committed to using available tools and out of the box thinking to achieve these objectives. Stakeholder input is critical to our success. Beginning this spring, my staff and I will be holding listening sessions across the Commonwealth. Our first session is currently scheduled for April 27th in our Piedmont Regional Office. The meeting is scheduled from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm . Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. If you are interested in attending, please register via email to Cynthia Houchens at Cynthia.houchens@deq.virginia.gov . If you haven't yet had the opportunity to do so,please download our Interest Form- http://www.deq.virginia.gov/export/sites/default/waste/documents/vswtif.doc to complete an interest form regarding future stakeholder involvement. This will help us gauge your interest in participating in future sessions as well as soliciting ideas on issues of importance. It is my hope that your ideas can be categorized and used as discussion topics at future meetings. By completing the form, you are not obligated to attend meetings nor are you signing on to any long term commitment. However, your thoughts will help me plan future meetings. Thank you for your interest in the Division of Land Protection & Revitalization.

Jeff Steers

From: Jeff Steers

Sent: February 28, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Upcoming Brownfield Conference Announcement

From: Jeff Steers

Sent: February 16, 2011 at 9:58 am