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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2018

VIRGINIA CELEBRATES RECYCLING SUCCESS
DEQ releases positive recycling report on 'America Recycles Day'

RICHMOND, VA. - Just in time to celebrate "America Recycles Day," the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued the Commonwealth of Virginia's 2017 Recycling Summary Report. Based on data from 117 local governments across the commonwealth, the state recycling rate is 42.8 percent, which continues the positive trend in Virginia's recycling efforts.

America Recycles Day is a national effort that recognizes the economic, environmental and social benefits of recycling, and helps raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling every day. Visit www.americarecyclesday.org for more information.

"The trend for Virginia continues to move in a steady, positive direction," said DEQ Land Protection and Renewal Division Director Justin Williams. "For example, four years ago the rate was 41 percent, which was well above the state mandated rate of 25 percent. Today, we have nine local planning units reporting amounts that are near 50 percent or higher."

More than 100 Virginia cities, counties and towns, which are organized into 17 solid waste planning units, are required by law to achieve and maintain a minimum rate of 25 percent. For calendar year 2017, the planning units reported the disposal of more than four tons of municipal solid waste and nearly 3.6 million tons of recycled materials. Recycled materials included 2.6 million tons of recyclables such as paper and glass and nearly 1 million tons of other types of waste.

DEQ works closely with local and regional litter prevention and recycling programs to maintain mandated recycling rates. DEQ's Office of Pollution Prevention and the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program also work directly with businesses and agencies to encourage recycling and source reduction statewide.

For more information, visit www.DEQ.Virginia.gov.
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VIRGINIA CELEBRATES RECYCLING SUCCESS

November 15, 2018

VIRGINIA CELEBRATES RECYCLING SUCCESS
DEQ releases positive recycling report on 'America Recycles Day'

RICHMOND, VA. - Just in time to celebrate "America Recycles Day," the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued the Commonwealth of Virginia's 2017 Recycling Summary Report. Based on data from 117 local governments across the commonwealth, the state recycling rate is 42.8 percent, which continues the positive trend in Virginia's recycling efforts.

America Recycles Day is a national effort that recognizes the economic, environmental and social benefits of recycling, and helps raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling every day. Visit www.americarecyclesday.org for more information.
"Although the increase may not seem extraordinary, the overall amount that was recycled last year is up and that's very encouraging," said DEQ Land Protection and Renewal Division Director Justin Williams. "The trend for Virginia continues to move in a steady, positive direction. For example, four years ago the rate was 41 percent, which was well above the state mandated rate of 25 percent. Today, we have nine local planning units reporting amounts that are near 50 percent or higher."
More than 100 Virginia cities, counties and towns, which are organized into 17 solid waste planning units, are required by law to achieve and maintain a minimum rate of 25 percent. For calendar year 2017, they reported disposing more than 4 tons of municipal solid wastes and recycling nearly 3.6 million tons of materials. Materials "recycled" included 2.6 m tons of recyclables such as paper and glass and nearly 1 million tons of other types of wastes reused.
DEQ works closely with local and regional litter prevention and recycling programs to help them maintain their mandated recycling rates. DEQ's Office of Pollution Prevention and the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program also work directly with businesses and agencies to encourage recycling and source reduction statewide.
To learn more about Virginia's recycling efforts, visit DEQ's website.
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From: Ann Regn

Sent: November 15, 2018 at 10:27 am

VIRGINIA STATE AIR POLLUTION BOARD DEFERS ACTION ON PROPOSED AIR PERMIT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Greg Bilyeu
(804) 698-4107
Gregory.Bilyeu@DEQ.Virginia.gov

Nov. 9, 2018

VIRGINIA STATE AIR POLLUTION BOARD DEFERS ACTION ON PROPOSED AIR PERMIT
Atlantic Coast Pipeline's Buckingham Compressor Station to be considered in December

RICHMOND, VA - Today, at its meeting in Richmond, the State Air Pollution Control Board (Board) deferred taking further action on the Buckingham Compressor Station air permit.

Today's motion to defer followed a presentation from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), which included an overview of the permit and a response to comments. The Board also heard a presentation from the applicant, Dominion Energy, and a full day of public comments from meeting attendees.

The Board indicated they would continue to consider the information already provided by the agency, the public, and the applicant to this point. There will be no additional solicitation or acceptance of public comment on the draft permit. The Board will resume discussions on the matter at its next meeting on Dec. 10.

"The board determined they needed extra time to evaluate all of the comments and concerns received from the public before a final decision is made," said DEQ Director David Paylor.

The proposed air permit will govern air pollution emissions for the proposed Buckingham air compressor station facility associated with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Buckingham County.

For more information and updates, visit www.DEQ.Virginia.gov.


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Sent: November 09, 2018 at 5:00 pm