Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2012 Update has been
prepared collaboratively with the participating localities, regional hazard
mitigation steering committee, and the state agencies. The 2012 update is to
the 2007 Hazard Mitigation Plan. This 2012 Plan update fulfills the FEMA Hazard
Mitigation Planning mandates for localities to remain eligible for disaster
relief funding. This Draft Plan update is currently being reviewed by the
Virginia Department of Emergency Management and upon acceptance, will be
advanced to FEMA for approval. Once FEMA-approved, the localities will
consider the Plan update for public comment and formal adoption later this
information contact Jill Keihn at NSVregion.org
update was prepared under VDEM funding through HMGP-DR-1874-1 grant funding.
Stay tuned for more information on the NSVemergecy.org webpage, currently under
State Submits Bay TMDL Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP II) to EPA
On March 30, 2012 Virginia submitted the Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP II) for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL Program to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To view the documents, click a link below: Virginia Phase II WIP Submission
There will be a public comment period on the above WIP
from April 1-May 31, 2012. Comments or questions
on the draft Phase II WIP should be sent to email@example.com.
Written comments and inquiries should include the name, address, and telephone
number of the person submitting the comments. For additional questions contact
(i) James Davis-Martin, Department of Conservation and Recreation, 900 East
Main Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 786-1795, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or (ii) Russ Baxter, Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street,
Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 698-4382, or email email@example.com.
For more info please go to the following links:
February 1, 2012 the NSVRC submitted to the Department of Conservation & Recreation
(DCR) a five-county response to the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load
(TMDL). DCR considered the regional input (as well as input received
from other Bay localities) as they developed the Virginia Phase II Watershed
Implementation Plan (WIP), submitted to U.S. EPA on March 30,
Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional County WIP II will be followed by multiple opportunities to update, provide input into
this process, and revise TMDL information. There will be annual reports
to DCR from localities on their progress of meeting the targeted pollutant
goals. There will also be biannual forecasting reports listing how a
locality plans to continue to meet the 2025 goals For example, after the
submittal of the Phase II WIP to EPA, the State plans to meet with localities to help them forecast and document best
management practices in their 2014 / 2015 report. If you are
interested in more information on the Bay TMDL program or wish to be placed on
a TMDL distribution list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read more about the TMDL implementation CLICK HERE.
access local pollutant goal data CLICK HERE.(A word of warning: This is a large data file that can take several minutes to download. Patience and a broadband connection are strongly advised) This excel workbook includes the raw data as well as the data
summary tables. Choose the geographic extent of the data you want
displayed by using the drop down boxes at the top of the pages.
Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is the measurement standard the EPA will apply in the attempt to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. The standards will affect localities throughout the massive 64,000 square mile watershed where impacts will be felt in the areas of water, waste water and storm water management.